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  1. Why isn't there a beta or unstable branch? Just got the USW-24-POE-BETA and have to setup a controller on a different system. If the beta branch would be too much work, then I totally understand. Just curious.
  2. Hi everyone, I setup my new GPU (GTX 1660) and have added it to my Plex docker. When I enable hardware transcoding, I can see it is using the GPU to encode properly. I then tried the script here - Unraid Decode Script - and it appears to work correctly. I can see the patch in the container, as well as the new "Plex Transcoder" file (which has both h264 and hevc in the allowed codecs). The output from running the script says it applied successfully. But, when I try to transcode any h264 files, I still only see the hw for encoding and the CPU starts ramping up do to the decode. I also used top during a transcode and I see Plex Transcoder is being used, not Plex Transcoder2 (original). I've tried restarting the container, force updating the container and running the script again, reboot unraid server, etc but no luck. Any idea where I am going wrong? *Correction* Running nvidia-smi dmon -s u shows dec being used, but I do not see the decode hw in the Plex monitoring. Is that normal? Also, is CPU usage still supposed to be high? Thanks!
  3. Thank you, I'll post there. I do have to say the reason I didn't post there originally is because I couldn't find it, even doing forum/Google searches.
  4. And where would I create said topic that asks for help about a specific script that only applies to this plugin?
  5. Hi everyone, I know it was mentioned to not discuss the nvidia decode scripts here, but I don't see another topic that covers this. I setup my new GPU (GTX 1660) and have added it to my Plex docker. When I enable hardware transcoding, I can see it is using the GPU to encode properly. I then tried the script here - Unraid Decode Script - and it appears to work correctly. I can see the patch in the container, as well as the new "Plex Transcoder" file (which has both h264 and hevc in the allowed codecs). The output from running the script says it applied successfully. But, when I try to transcode any h264 files, I still only see the hw for encoding and the CPU starts ramping up do to the decode. I also used top during a transcode and I see Plex Transcoder is being used, not Plex Transcoder2 (original). I've tried restarting the container, force updating the container and running the script again, reboot unraid server, etc but no luck. Any idea where I am going wrong? *Correction* Running nvidia-smi dmon -s u shows dec being used, but I do not see the decode hw in the Plex monitoring. Is that normal? Also, is CPU usage still supposed to be high? Thanks!
  6. Thanks for the response. I do have Turbo Write on, but that seems to only affect going into the array. It did not improve disk to disk, as you mentioned. That's sad to know about the disk to disk speed, but I guess it makes sense. What benefit is the Unbalance plugin then and any idea why it only transferred the folders? Anyway, I moved enough data off my original drive so it is no longer in a warning state. Forgot to include disk details, which are below. Next additions are another parity disk and another cache disk. Parity - 10TB Array - 2x 10TB, 3x 8TB Cache - 1x 500GB SSD
  7. Hi everyone, Rebuilt my unRAID server after not having used it for some time. Currently I am using a Dell R720XD for my server, with the below disk configuration. The server backplane is connected to a LSI 9207-8i for disk passthrough. Precleared all disks before adding to array and no issues or slow speeds found. Also running Tips and Tweaks as well as Fix Common Problems. Transfers from external to array or from cache to array work great, speeds are as expected. But internal transfers between disks start great then drop down to either stalling or very low kb/s, before picking back up then slowing down again. Trying to transfer some data off my original drive which is a bit full. I tried using the Unbalance plugin and it said I needed to run the Docker New Safe Permissions tool. I did that but Unbalance only transfers the folders, even though it says it's moved like 1.5TB. Next I tried using the basic Linux copy or move commands. While it completed OK, it still took almost 14 hours, which is a bit longer than I expected. After this, I've been testing with the Dolphin docker and same experience, starts great, slows down, picks up, slows down, etc. Throughout all this, I've been transferring data by using /mnt/disk1 to /mnt/disk2 or similar. Is this the correct method to transfer? If so, any idea what could be causing my issues? Thanks in advance for looking!
  8. So I played around with this and got it working, though ESXi doesn't list the full details of the UHD P630 iGPU. I'm using the Xeon E-2146G with the X11SCA-F on BIOS 1.0b. I set graphics to PCI and enabled Internal Graphics. Once in ESXi, I enabled Passthrough on the Intel Display Controller (doesn't show details) and added it to an Ubuntu 18.04 server. In Ubuntu, it again does not show up as the Intel UHD P630, even with drivers. I had to remove the SVGA that ESXi adds (losing console access) but only the display controller remains. Tested Plex hardware transcoding and it works! I also installed intel-gpu-tools so I could run intel_gpu_top and see the performance of the iGPU. I mostly followed this guide - https://elatov.github.io/2018/04/esxi-65-passthrough-video-card-to-plex-vm/. Got everything working beautifully and really enjoying this CPU with motherboard. It's been a major hassle getting it right, but now I am very pleased with it and the iGPU allows decoding and encoding of almost every media type. -MandalorePatriot
  9. Hi @rinseaid, What settings did you use to get passthrough to work while still using the BMC VGA adapter? Will it only work for iKVM or can I use a VGA monitor? Currently I've tried setting to PCI with Internal Graphics: Enable but nothing shows up for the GOP version, just 0000. When I tried setting to IGFX instead of PCI, I lose VGA and ESXi can't find the details, just that it is Intel(R) VGA compatible controller. I am on BIOS 1.0b and using legacy boot from my ESXi USB key. No other settings have been modified. Thanks. -MandalorePatriot
  10. @ndaringer I too am interested in the nginx reverse-proxy settings for the docker.
  11. Thanks for the response! Great information, I just have one clarification/question. 1. I mean local drives in unRAID - if I am using cloud storage, is there a need to have drives in unRAID that can fit all of that space? My guess is no, because of the "streaming" you mentioned in #3.
  12. Hi everyone, I've read the multitudes of posts and guides for how to setup cloud storage for unRAID for things like Plex/Emby. This post is not "how do I do this", but more of "how does it work?" First, I currently have multiple drives in unRAID with enough storage for Plex/Emby media. Obviously, having it in a cloud storage provider would be nice, but will I still need the same data drives locally? I understand I will need something for containers/VMs/other, but will I need more space than just my cache? Second, if I use cloud storage, what does the path look like to playing the media either locally or off-site? Say I am at a friends and I try to play something, does my unRAID server "download" the media then "uploads" to my client? So will my server use both download and upload to play media? Third, what happens to media when I am playing something from the cloud storage? If my server quickly downloads it for playback, is it removed after it is done playing? I apologize if these are simple questions, but I am just trying to wrap my head around how this works and if would allow me to expand easier than just buying more local drives. Thanks in advance for any answers! -MandalorePatriot
  13. Any chance the appsettings.json can be included in appdata? I have little understanding if this is possible, but it would solve configuration issues for many of us. For example, you are unable to customize the landing/login pages because the file re-pulls each update. I hope this is something that can be modified without reverting back each time. Thanks! Customize Landing/Login Pages: https://github.com/tidusjar/Ombi/wiki/Customize-the-Landing-and-Login-background
  14. Thanks, is that a standard process? Updates every Friday at that time?