Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by jebusfreek666

  1. I just set this up following spaceinvader's video. Everything seemed to go smoothly. I set it up for plex. But the nvidia-smi does not show any active processes. I have tested this with several transcodes running, an no processes ever appear. I am on unraid 6.8. Any thoughts?
  2. @jonathanm I did end up getting the 52 port GS752TX. But the cost on the poe switches with a decent power budget and 10g uplinks and sfp+ was a bit out of my range at the moment. So I ended up getting a GS728TPP, which has 24 ports, POE+, 380w total but only 4x 1g sfp ports. I have been advised that it is not possible to connect the sfp to the sfp+ for uplink. I would really like to retain all 48 ports for drops in my house. I can sacrifice some on the POE. So would my best wiring configuration be 1x 10g uplink on the main switch to my router, 1x 10g uplink on the main switch to a regular port on the POE switch, and then either a rj45 module to make one of the sfp+ a 10g copper to a 10g nic on my server, or a 10g sfp+ card in my server to connect to the sfp+ on the main switch? Or do you see a better way of doing it?
  3. For the life of me, I can not get this thing to work. I have it loaded, and can access settings. But no matter what settings I use, it will not remove anything. I'm sure there is just something stupid in the settings I am overlooking, but I don't know what it is. I have tried tweaking both general settings and creating specific rules for labels. Kind of at a dead end for the moment.
  4. I don't know if what I am looking for actually exists or not. But so far, I have not come up with anything. What I want is a triple monitor stand that I can use the majority of the time as a single monitor when I am using the system alone. I would like it to angle out around me for immersive gaming. But I also want the 2 side monitors to swing out to a position about 90 degrees from the center to create 3 separate stations for 3 users to game together. I am sure I could use one of the million triple monitor stands on amazon, but I was hoping for an electric model with programmable position memory. Basically, I would like to hit one button and have it swing out to 3 player mode, then hit another and have it swing back into the correct position for 1 player/user workstation. If i go the generic non-powered arm route, I feel like I will have to be making constant minute adjustments to get it aligned correctly each time I move it between the 2 modes. I have seen several sitting/standing models with presets for height, but nothing for arm angle.
  5. I have never used user scipts, and before unraid had never seen linux. So this is completely greek to me. I will read up on it though. Thanks.
  6. But assuming on a rare occasion I wanted to run 2 different windows VMs for gaming, wouldn't it be helpful to have 8 cores pinned to each? Then I would still need to have enough left over to run both unraid and possibly another VM for something like blue iris or something else. I just want to make sure I have enough to do what I want (even though I am not sure exactly what I am going to do with it yet). Having said that, I could get the same number of cores, and probably better performance with a 2970wx. But again, that's about $1,000 vs $400-$600 for 2 of the ones above.
  7. I was not reusing stuff I already had, but the prices looked good. As for ryzen, I have no experience with them. But I wanted a lot of cores to toss around for VMs I'm case I get into it. That's why I was looking at dual xeons. From my understanding, you can't do dual ryzen without stopping up to their super expensive epyc series. Looks like a single threadripper with the same number of cores is around a grand.
  8. @Squid Sorry to bug you, but am I wrong about the above post? If there is a way to get this done correctly I would love to know. Right now I am using google calendar to notify me every 28 days to run it manually.
  9. Are you using one of their servers with port forwarding? I would try a different server. I also think that if you have multiple ovpn files, it will only use the first one alphabetically? Could be wrong, but I think I read that some where. So you may have it set up in a way you think is right, but is actually wrong.
  10. I am currently in the process of designing my next server. I would like it to not only be a media server, but also be a backup for several other machines. I plan on dipping into VMs for the first time and learning more about that side of unraid. I also plan on using it for home automation, and for home security (but that will be saved to a UD drive). Finally, I would also like to use it for some gaming as well. I would like it to be able to run just about anything, though I am not as into gaming as I used to be I would like it to be capable of a good experience and not be completely useless in the coming years. And I would like to stay on the cheaper side if at all possible. So, I have currently narrowed it down to to seperate CPU's. I was hoping for opinions on these 2, or if you have a suggestion as to something else I am open to that as well. This is currently planned to be a dual CPU setup. Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (Lower base speed, almost identical turbo speed, 50% more cores/threads) approx. $200 each. Dual Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 (Much higher base speed, minimally higher turbo, "only" 16/32 cores/threads) approx. $300 each.
  11. @fmp4m Hey, I was looking at a similar case from istarusa, its the M-4160-ATX. I was wondering if you have any strong feelings one way or another about your case? I love the look of the 4160, and the 16 trayless bays, plus 2 2.5" bays sounds pretty much perfect for what I am doing. But I have heard very little about people using these cases.
  12. Is 10G going to be useful to me? What I mean is, I am planning on adding a 10G NIC to my tower server. I would have both of my switches connected to eachother via 10G, which should make traffic flow better. But if my server is the only computer that has 10G and is used mostly for media, and it is only able to serve up files at the read speed of the disks, wouldn't 10G be overkill that would not truly be utilized? Or am I thinking of this wrong? I guess, if there were multiple files being read at the same time from different disks it may be helpful? But if not, I am guessing my speed would not really go up that much?
  13. Sorry, this is my first build so I am not as tech savvy as so many of you. My current mobo is a supermicro x11ssm-f. The PCI-e layout is as follows: PCI-E 3.0 x8 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16 slot) PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot) PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8 slot) I currently have an LSI 9207-8i in the 2nd slot. I would like to add a couple things. I want to add a Nvidia Quadro P2000 (or maybe the P2200 as it seems easier to find for some reason, and I think it is also supported) for hardware transcodes in a plex docker. And I would like to add a 10G NIC. I see that the P2000 is an x16 GPU (I think all are?). So will I be able to run it in my 2nd slot? I am guessing the answer is yes, but it will only run at half speed due to only being a true x8?I am also worried if it will work at all, since it gets its power from the PCI-e slot and is not wired. The other issue is, is there a problem with me moving the LSI controller from the 2nd slot to the top one? It is only an x8, so I am pretty sure this is fine. But I didn't know if something else has to happen, or if I can just move stuff around at will? Like USB, are the PCI-e slots plug and play, or is there some setting I have to change? Also, the top 2 slots are both CPU slots. Is this going to cause any issues, or further bottlenecking? Finally, is there any recommendation on what 10G NIC to add? I saw some posts from a few years ago stating an intel. And I saw an older spaceinvader one video saying to use the Mellanox for unraid/windows. Does this matter one way or another? I am pretty sure most 10G NICs will run fine on x4 correct? Any suggestions here would be great!
  14. Excellent, Thank you so much! Just one more question (hopefully ) about the uplink ports and how to connect them. The main switch has 2 uplink 10G and 2 10G SFP which I believe can be used as uplink also. The POE switch has only 2 1G SFP ports. Would i connect both of the 1G ports to 2 of the 10G ports on the main switch? Wouldn't that be limited to just 1G? Should I instead be looking for a POE switch with 10G uplink ports? And the other 2 10G ports on the main switch I would then connect one to my server, and the other left open for adding another server or SAN/DAS at a later date? Again, thank you for all your help on this and many other questions I and other have submitted!
  15. Ok, so quick questions about real world application/specs of doing this before I drop $400 on a dedicated GPU. I am currently looking at adding a P2000 as it seems to be the most recommended on the different forums I have read while trying to research this. But that research has not turned up the answers I am looking for. 1. After doing this, 100% of the transcoding plex does will be completed by the GPU and nothing (other than running the docker) will be handled by my CPU correct? 2. What kind of specs can I expect this to allow with the P2000? What I mean is, right now my CPU is a E3-1230V5. If I have a bunch of stuff going on (multiple DL in deluge, moving and renaming files, running plex, sonarr, radarr, lidarr, etc...) even one remote transcode seems to be pegging my CPU. Is there a way to conservatively estimate how many simultaneous transcodes (Lets say 1080 hevc mkv to 720 h264 mp4) the GPU will be able to handle? One reddit thread stated that the P2000 could theoretically handle "unlimited" transcodes, but that is obviously BS. It has to hit a wall at some point, and I am guessing it is a rather low point. Any real world data available from others who are using this?
  16. Ok, so I had another thought. It will be more expensive, but what if I was to return these switches and instead got a GS752TX. It is a 52 port beast (48 data ports) with 2x 10G uplinks and 2x 10G SFP. It states it is stackable too, but I don't think that would be a concern anymore if I had all data ports on one switch, correct? This would just leave the POE switch to handle all of the cameras, and nothing else. Then the 48 port would be for all actual data ports in the house (media, printers, occasional use...). This would be a better setup correct? Still, it nags at me to have all of the cameras on one switch fed back to the other switch via 1Gb line. Would this be ok? Edit: Also looking at swapping the POE switch with the GS728TPP. It has about double the power budget, so it could push more cameras more effectively.
  17. Sorry, completely new to networking, but wouldn't connecting them all individually to the router cut out some of this? That way the traffic wouldn't have to go from switch2---->Switch1------>router, cutting out the extra switch? I supposed I could still link the 2 switches to each other so if 2 devices needed to connect they could skip the router, but I think that is an issue (switch loop?) that is supposed to be avoided. Also, wouldn't the cameras running 24H/Day all trying to feed through from one switch to a second switch to my server choke off everything else?
  18. I don't think this is the correct place to post this, but seeing as how I am not sure what docker I would use for this and the media will be used by plex, I will start here. I am looking for an easy way to search through all my media to determine what format/codecs it uses. All of my media has been renamed by sonarr/radarr, so it can not just read the file name. I know I can individually pull up each movie/tv episode in plex and it will tell me but I have nearly 2000 movies and 39000 tv show episodes. So this would be insanely time consuming. I am looking for a way to target everything that is not in a "direct play friendly" format for plex. I will then either re-encode the files, or redownload. This server currently holds upto 1080p bluray, no remux or 4k. As I understand it, to allow for the most widely accepted format for direct stream, my media should be: Container: mp4 Resolution: 1920x1080 or lower Video Codec: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower) Video Framerate: 30fps Video Bit Depth: 8 Audio Codec: AAC Audio Channels: 2 Bitrate: 20Mbps or lower I would like to retain 5.1 sound if possible. I also prefer mkv over mp4 (smaller size), but if it will allow direct stream for more devices I will bite the bullet and sacrifice more space. I am also looking for suggestions on how to re-encode? I have tried handbrake on unraid, and it is a beast to use. For some reason, I can just not get it to work the way I want. If this is the best option, then I will keep on trying. But if there is another option that is better, please let me know. So, to recapp: 1. How do I determine, quicly and easily, which files need to be converted? 2. What is the best way to convert?
  19. Pretty much all of your assumptions are spot on. Not sure what I should be looking for to determine if my router is powerful enough? I currently have an Asus RT-AC86U. I am building this network from scratch, so determining traffic patterns is somewhat problematic. I do have an idea of what each area would be used for, but can't be 100% certain about all possible factors. The current idea is to have 4 jack wall plates in each of the bedrooms behind the TV areas, and to have an 8 port or 2x 4 port wall plates in the living room by the TV area. Then, also in the bedrooms, having 1-2 2 port wall plates in strategic places for occasional use. I am also planning a larger, probably 8 port wall plate in the dining room for "lan parties". But again, this will be occasional use only. There will also be a dedicated area for printers and other needed network devices. This will probably be a 4 port, but I don't expect large amounts of traffic. As for the POE side of it, you are correct that they will be peppered around. Some upstairs, some downstairs, some running to the exterior. Since these will be feeding cameras running 24/7, I can only assume that the largest amount of LAN traffic will be on the POE switch? The others jacks (mostly in the bedrooms in TV areas) are mostly media being served through plex via my server. But they will probably also be used for online gaming, so some WAN access too.
  20. I have purchased 3 separate switches. 2 of them are 24 port managed switches. The third is a 24 port managed POE+ switch. I have a 2 story house with a basement. Right now I am flipping back and forth between installing all the networking equipment in the basement or in a small closet off my bedroom on the first floor. It is kind of a trade off of convenience vs noise. But whichever way I do and up going, I have decided to break it up like this: Switch 1: 24 port A --> Covers all floor 1 jacks Switch 2: 24 port B --> Covers all floor 2 jacks Switch 3: 24 port POE+ --> Currently only for IP cams, wired AiMesh (asus routers) for wifi coverage, possibly convert to access points down the line. Here are my questions, what is the best way to connect these together? Do I connect switch 1, 2, and 3 all individually to ports on my router? Do I connect switch 3 to my router, then switch 1 and 2 to switch 3? Does any of this matter? Is it better to have all the equipment in one place? What I mean is, since switch 1 will cover floor 1, and switch 2 will cover floor 2, is it better to have both switches in one place and run longer cables or have switch 2 on floor 2 with shorter cabling between the switch and jacks? This would then only have one longer cable feeding the switch instead of 24 longer cables. Not sure if this would negatively affect bandwidth or not? Seems like it would with only one long feeding cable, but I guess it would be no different than multiple longer cables?
  21. But the 4th Saturday is not actually 28 days, unless I am missing something? For example, the 4th Saturday in January this year is 1/25. The 4th Saturday in February is 2/22. This is exactly 4 weeks apart. But the 4th Saturday in March is 3/28. This is not 28 days past the last check, as there is actually 5 Saturdays in the month prior. This would throw the schedule off. Unless I am understanding this wrong?
  22. Apologies up front. This is specific to duplicati. I posted this in the support forum, but have heard nothing back. It seems that it is all but ignored in there as prior to my post no one had said anything since November. Anyways, here is my question. In my temp folder, which I have mapped to my cache, I have a ton of files that start with "dup-" and then are followed by a random string of letters and numbers. I think these are what are uploaded when I am backing up, and there is a backlog of them from the multiple times that duplicati has hung on an upload and needed to be restarted. Is it ok to delete these? I don't want to mess up my actual backups. There is also one .sqlite file, and five .json files. I have 5 seperate backup templates, so I am guessing the .json files are for those. And the sqlite is the database? So I guess those should be left alone? But the other files are rather sizeable. Do I need to keep them?
  • Create New...