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  1. So is a PCIE SATA 3 not going to gain any real speed over an on-board SATA 2? Or is that speed increase lost via having multiple drives?
  2. Do you think it'd be beneficial to move the parity drive to a SATA III port on a PCIE card?
  3. I'm a little out of my depth here... but since migrating to the new server I've started looking at drive speeds more closely. Especially since that's now more of a problem for me than basically all the other stuff. What I've got: SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ SPECS With dual E5-2690 v2 @ 3.00GHz 128GB of DDR3 All my drives are SATA III (mostly 5k RPM) So... I'm wondering if I get a PCIE (3.0 on this board) SATA III controller if that'd be faster disk access to my drives than the onboard SATA II or SCU SATA II that I've got today. This board only has 2 SATA III ports so I'm presently using them for my SSD Cache drives. I mean, SATA II is 3.0 GPS and and PCIE 3.0 is roughly 7.88 Gbps right? So in theory it'd be faster unless ALL the drives on that card were running at the same time? Or am I way off here?
  4. So.. upgraded unraid from 6.6.7 to 6.7.0 and got the following 12 hours later I've got a WD Black M2 drive that sits on a PCIE adapter (unassigned device). I shut the server down, re-seated the drive on the adapter and then moved PCIE slots and it came back... Because I changed 2 things at once (in interest of getting it back online fast) ... I'm not sure which thing fixed it. I'd guess re-seating the drive on the adapter. It's just odd, because the box has been running fine for weeks with no changes prior. And that M2 drive / adapter had been fine for over a year, even transferred it to this server a few months ago. It also gives me temp warnings on that drive now. What does that error tell you, if anything?
  5. OK, stupid question... How do I edit the file?? It doesn't seem like nano / vim work in the console. I tried viewing the files via Krusader but the Netdata folder in appdata is empty?
  6. Thanks for the replies! I am probably making this out to be more scary than it really is.
  7. OK, I can see what you're saying on the VMs. And I honestly expected trouble there but I think I can handle that. Should I worry at all about dockers? Most of what I do with this box is in dockers. I've just never done this before, I've setup a few unraid servers but never migrated hardware. I'm afraid of moving it, turning it on and having strange breakages.
  8. Is there any concerns to having a total change in system... MB / CPU / Mem / NIC? Like, if I plug my unraid flash into this new server will everything work OK or will it have "built" based on incorrect system info / drivers / etc?
  9. Presently I have my array running on a i7-3770 I've finally gotten through testing my new SuperMicro build, and I'm ready to migrate my setup to the new server. My plan was to: Back up my flash drive My thought on doing this was to set the array to not start on boot Shut it down Move the drives / flash Boot and if that goes well, start the array Are there things I should consider aside from that? Is this the right way to go, is it really that simple and I'm making it more scary than I need to?
  10. OK... that docker is AWESOME... I feel like I should delete my above post out of embarrassment.... 😳 So, I've over complicated my effort to look for throttling ... check. And... it wasn't an accurate measurement.... Told you I'm a n00b... Here's the results having another go at it. CPU stayed at 65C too... I'd say that's adequate cooling. Check. THANK YOU FOR THAT RESPONSE To all other n00bs that might find this: https://github.com/netdata/netdata/wiki
  11. I guess I'm just trying to get a sense if this is totally normal and I should calm my OCD... or am I doing it wrong? The other thing I've contemplated is water cooling, but I have no experience with it. Is that viable for a server / system that is on 24/7? I could install those SM fans, but they run at 4,000 RPM which means they're probably super loud... And this is in my office about 3' from my desk.
  12. I've got 2 e5-2660 v2 procs on a SuperMicro MB and I'm testing things out before moving from my old server I'm wanting to make sure I've got adequate cooling. So I've done a little load testing. The data was pulled using a script with these commands (5 second sampling intervals): ipmitool sensor | grep -E 'RPM|CPU.* Temp' | cut -d '|' -f 2 | awk '{$1=$1};1' | awk '{print}' ORS=" " lscpu | grep 'CPU MHz:' | cut -d ':' -f 2 | awk '{$1=$1};1' This is what it looks like for roughly 10 minutes with the system at complete idle: CPU clock pulled from lscpu, left scale CPU temps right scale Fan speeds left scale Average 2637.53 And this is what it looks like for roughly 10 minutes under a load, on 1 of the processors. To create load, I used a docker of Handbrake assigned it to all CPU2 via pinning and then launched the transcode of a 4K HVEC video to 720p. Average 1865.39 So my questions are: 1 - Is the output from lscpu the best way to get clock rate on dual Xeon? Because I can only assume this changes for both in unison? 2 - This is obviously thermal throttling right? 3 - Does this represent horribly bad thermal throttling, or is this fairly standard? 4 - I don't plan to have this sort load regularly, I put 1 CPU to 100% for this time to simulate a worst case scenario. Is this adequate cooling in your opinion? 5 - FanB seems to wobble in speed about 75 RPM delta from FanA. Might that be because it's "behind" FanA in term of airflow? 6 - Am I being OCD here? hehe These are the CPU coolers I have: https://noctua.at/en/nh-d9dx-i4-3u
  13. Hrmm... so just now messing with this again. I guess the issue I have is that FANA/B for CPUs based on CPU temp is based on the temp of just 1 CPU... So if I ended up having 1 CPU get really hot, and that wasn't the one being monitored... then that could be a real issue.... I guess I could do one zone for 1 CPU and the other zone for the other CPU... but then that would leave the drive & case fans to be done via my dedicated controller... Which is what I have today. So maybe I'm to let SM BMC control the CPU fans, my dedicated controller to case & drive fans (it does have a probe) ... and I just use the IPMI plugin for monitoring and alerting. Thoughts?
  14. I've read this like 4 times now... Thanks, that is VERY helpful. SO... if I read you correctly. I could: Use one zone (FANA/B) to run CPU fans - basing the controls and thresholds on the CPU temp sensors Also use another zone (FAN1234) - referencing the highest HD temp to control case fans ? That... sounds... AWESOME I'm just so nervous to mess this up and cause a meltdown. Part of my trepidation is I'm running e5-2690v2 procs which are 130w TDP ... I'm actually on round 2 of Noctua coolers (NH-D9DX i4 3U). I'm worried they won't keep pace under load. In my limited testing it appears I'm getting some level of thermal throttling under load presently with fans at 77%. However, they don't seem to ramp to 100% unless I set it that way in the BMC. This is all with the standard fan control in BMC, not through the plugin. It's not likely that I'll hit such high sustained loads regularly, but I also want to build it so that I don't have to ever worry about it. Do you think it's best to manage fans via the BMC or the IPMI plugin?
  15. OK, thanks for that info on the thresholds. But my question is more surrounding if it's referencing the hard drive temp instead of the CPU... minimum threshold isn't going to help me. I'm thinking the plugin might be the way I monitor it and issue alerts, but CPU fan control might need to be done via BMC / BIOS on the SM board. I've since switched it to "standard" via the SM IPMI: And it seems to hold the fans at a nice low speed and temps are stable (at idle) And when I'm loading it up (one processor doing a video conversion via handbrake) it kicks the fans up appropriately and holds acceptable temps. Although it seems I might be getting a bit of thermal throttling, but I need to do more testing on that. I guess at this point I'm most interested in knowing if I can manage the fans referencing the CPU temp instead of a HD temp which makes no sense to me... so I had assumed I'm doing something incorrectly. Which wouldn't be the first time.