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  1. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    With all the changing of cables and installing a hot swap bay and HBA I dislodged a stick of ram thus running normal at 20% of 16GB would equal 40%+ of and 8GB stick go figure🤐
  2. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    Yep not sure when it started I guessed it was from adding the HBA but I have very little experience with linux and networking stuff I've been winging it and got away with it for some time but sometimes it catches up to me, I'll figure it out sooner or later appreciate your help don't think I would have found the "tools, new config, preserve current assignments without a few more days and allot more reading sometime information overload gets ahold of me, thanks again!
  3. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    It was as high as 50% but has come down a bit:
  4. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    Just an update and a thank you all went well I did a new configuration to put the drives in the order I wanted them in and went to bed while it ran the parity check all is good no errors and all data and drives appear correctly, I do have one question though I noticed my ram is hovering around 40% from a previous 20% is that because I added 3 new drives to the array
  5. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    Sure will and post if issues arise
  6. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    Yes I added afterwards and all is running good thanks for the help not going to worry about sata port assignment just going to add drives accordingly
  7. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    Thanks Trurl I have brought down parity2 and put it into the array as disk5 and all is good Now I can add 3 new disks and reassign sata ports maintaining parity1 position? I purposely left parity1 as the seagate drive since its the only one I have to make it easily identifiable
  8. mrbilky

    10GB pci-e card recommendations

    Nope sorry have a dual port card in my sever a a single in each of my 2 rigs must of mis-read what you were trying to do
  9. mrbilky

    10GB pci-e card recommendations

    If you don't need to pass through a switch I set mine up peer to peer with 2 mellanox cards
  10. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    I read this and added that i wanted to add some drives as well just to make sure i don't mess anything up so i don't need to format the second parity? I thought i had to format it with UD http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ#Can_I_reorder_my_drives_within_my_array.3F
  11. mrbilky

    Just to confirm

    So I've read the FAQ on moving/adding disks to the array seems simple enough I currently have dual parity which I want to reduce to a single parity drive so should I take down the 2nd parity disk add/move drives to my liking then what format the 2nd parity drive so it can be added as a data disk in the array then do a parity check? And while I have your ear is there any performance loss/gain by using an HBA over native SATA ports on the mother board I have an LSI 9211-8i P20 and have 8 data drives and 1 parity and 2 Cache ssd's is there a preferred configuration I should shoot for? as always appreciate any input before I blow something up oh and I have one of those cheap HBA's with 2 sata ports I believe it is a marvel chipset and have read issues about them being flaky could the ssd's run on it without issue
  12. mrbilky

    HBA question

    Good deal thank you!
  13. mrbilky

    HBA question

    Is this a good choice for a first time user of an HBA looks like it meets the requirements any advice appreciated Dell H200 6Gbps SAS HBA w/ LSI 9211-8i P20 IT Mode for ZFS FreeNAS unRAID Listed for sale are what were originally Dell H200 RAID SAS controller cards that I modified for use with ZFS. They have been cross-flashed to Avago / LSI 9211-8i IT (Initiator Target) firmware version P20 (specifically 20.00.07.00). I also flashed the LSI/Avago MPTSAS2 BIOS ROM version 07.39.02.00 and UEFI 07.27.01.01 so that it is easier to access the controller's ROM without booting an OS. In addition, I replaced the full profile PCI bracket with a ventilated one to improve airflow over the heatsink. This is a full / standard profile card. LSI Avago IT mode firmware version P20 (20.00.07.00) MPTSAS2 BIOS ROM flashed version 07.39.02.00 MPTSAS2 UEFI ROM flashed version 07.27.01.01 Original SAS address preserved Ventilated PCI bracket These are based on the LSI SAS2008 SAS controller chipset and support PCI-E 2.0 specifications with x8 lanes. The controller has 2 SFF-8087 connectors, each carrying 4 SAS lanes. You will need a compatible cable to connect these to your hard drives or a backplane. You will need a compatible cable to connect these to your hard drives or a backplane. These cards are fully tested in my Supermicro server running ZFS on Linux (ZoL), but this setup is also ideal for other ZFS setups, FreeNAS, unRAID, Proxmox VE, etc. I have fully tested them using all 8 SAS lanes. Not exactly the HBA / IT mode adapter you were looking for? Check out the HBA section at my ebay store here. Feel free to ask any questions.
  14. mrbilky

    Trouble with install.

    Actually not really other folks may have had same issues and since you've achieved some success from some of the posted advice it will help others with the same issues
  15. Just curious I don't see the driver in your screen shot as it shows in mine? Is that normal 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s] (rev b0) Subsystem: Mellanox Technologies HP 10 GbE PCI-e G2 Dual-Port NIC (rev C1) Kernel driver in use: mlx4_core Kernel modules: mlx4_core