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  1. Looking to upgrade my old i7 2600k rig, which has been a good workhorse for quite some time, and running unraid well. Main reason for the change is looking to replace the need of having 2 PC's and have 1 (Unraid + Windows 10 VM). Dont want to spend money unnecessarily, as literally my use case is Unraid + 4-6 dockers (plex mainly), and have a Windows 10 VM + GPU for photo editing, gaming, daily use. From what I can see 2700x is probably overkill in itself, but newer tech + supposed lower power consumption of Gen 3 Ryzen, makes the 3600 look appealing (albeit losing 2 cores as a tradeoff). Just wondering 2 things... 1. Views on if the 2700X is good in a unraid build (considering Power consumption etc). 2. Is using a VM for Windows 10 perfect for a daily driver/ use, or it has more issues than just having a dedicated 2nd PC? Thanks
  2. I have been battling with issues of the system hanging and being inaccessible for the last few weeks. Out of desperation I completely swapped 90% of the hardware last night as believed it to be either a CPU, Mobo, or PSU issue. The only common hardware swapped was the drives, usb and Dell HBA. Guess what... Exactly same problems, and what's more the issue I had before of only half the RAM being accessible has magically allowedy up on the new build and disappeared on the old. I have applied the electrical tape to the pins and the card is flashed to IT MODE LSI v20. Any ideas? New HBA needed?
  3. Using an older i7 2600 , but will check bios to see if it's enabled. I believe I might have uncovered the problem with my setup finally... The problem only happens when it's connected to the APC Pro UPS system. Since I have disconnected it the problem has disappeared. Why it's causing the problem... Not a clue.. especially when the server is still running but becomes completely inaccessible... Didn't seem like a power issue. Happy it's running now, and will try and figure out the UPS in time.... Edit: Just to add, I have a second Windows 10 PC connected to the same UPS and no problems on it and combined draw from the 2 systems is around 200W, of which it's a 900W UPS
  4. Yes, installed Mover Tuning to see if it could help, but no dice... Its really strange, as seems to be holding onto a set amount of media files, and not moving from the cache..but if I move new files that go to the cache, it will move them onto the pool (but not the old ones). I am guessing by changing the settings at a point in time, the cache seems to think it needs to maintain these files.. changing the shares to Yes, No, etc doesnt seem to move them. Whats the best course, go to Krusader, move them somewhere else, and then back to where they should go?
  5. Hi. I seem to be having a strange issue with my cache drive in which share files seem to be staying on drive. I have marked all shares yes so it can try and transfer but when I try it doesn't do anything. Logs below for 2 attempted moves. Sep 1 17:37:11 Media emhttpd: req (13): cmdStartMover=Move+now&csrf_token=**************** Sep 1 17:37:11 Media emhttpd: shcmd (3597): /usr/local/sbin/mover &> /dev/null & Sep 1 17:37:11 Media root: Manually starting mover Sep 1 17:37:11 Media root: ionice -c 2 -n 0 nice -n 0 /usr/local/sbin/mover.old Sep 1 17:39:17 Media emhttpd: req (14): cmdStartMover=Move+now&csrf_token=**************** Sep 1 17:39:17 Media emhttpd: shcmd (3603): /usr/local/sbin/mover &> /dev/null & Sep 1 17:39:17 Media root: Manually starting mover Sep 1 17:39:17 Media root: ionice -c 2 -n 0 nice -n 0 /usr/local/sbin/mover.old
  6. Sorry for the delay. I followed the tag process to roll back binhex.. I had already deleted the library in attempts to fix the issue, so had to rebuild as a consequence, and nothing to do with rolling back binhex
  7. Bump. Happening 1-4 times per 24h's. Am now working to try and rule out specific hardware in a process of elimination. If any other idea's please share, as it feels like I am shooting in the dark.
  8. Just to add more, and update on things I have tried to repair.. So the problem seems to be completely random.. all working fine, monitoring logs, nothing flashing up negative, and then the server is not accessible (Plex doesnt pick up files, cannot log into GUI, and when I connect the monitor to the server its not displaying anything). The strange thing is that the server is still physically running (fans, disks, and the network port is still flashing). No way for me to access, and only way to get it back is to kill the power. I have tried to do a parity check several times, but it never gets long enough to complete, and the last run found over 2k errors and got to 90%. Zero logs available as get wiped with abrupt shutdown... I have since updated everything ( though had to step back plex as had issues with latest version) Installed and completed all steps in fix common problems removed the communicate cable to the APC Smart UPS, as recently got it so wasnt sure if it was the cause. Removed all dockers, etc that I havent been using.. Not sure where to go next, as really concerned now on the parity check errors but no way to complete parity check. Also super frustrating watching something on Plex and it stopping part way. Can anyone give any insight as to things worth trying to see if it resolves it? Is it most likely to be software or hardware? Is it normal when connecting a monitor to a booed Unraid system for it not to display (maybe because it wasnt connected at time of boot)? I am willing to try anything, as need it fixed asap..will even rebuild into another PC, if people think its worth a try (obviously moving drives but everything else would be different). Anything would be great..and highly appreciated...
  9. Any advice where to start to find a fix as happening now every day and can't even finish a parity check at this stage.. Attached both log and system diagnosis but both only show from start-up for some reason... media-diagnostics-20190828-0418.zip media-syslog-20190828-0421.zip
  10. i am having a very frustrating issue, which is now beyond my limited knowledge of Unraid and Plex.. So yesterday I decided to update Unraid (from 6.5 to 6.7.2), and Plex (linuxserver version) to the newest version. After that have had a whole host of issues, mainly with Plex which seemed to have corrupted the libraries for Movies & TV shows, making them unavailable and not possible to view via Plex GUI, or a respective player. After hours of trying to get it to work (and searching online), I decided to delete the docker, and rename the Appdata folder, installing the binhex version (all new). I thought it was strange on loading binhex that it gave my user details straight away (as not sure where it pulled it from), and on loading it, its saying that the server is not accessible and wont let me add any meedia to the library. Is there somewhere else I need to delete old plex data, as its doing my head in **UPDATE** OK looks like its the current plex version thats broken (both Linuxserver & binhex), and rolling back the binhex version is working.. Time to rebuild the library....
  11. I think I am having a similar issue, and looking through the forums seems to be allot of similar problems, but can't find a resolution... Server randomly seems to be inaccessible via GUI with no way to shut down or restart without doing a hard reset
  12. Hi, I seem to get an intermittent issue sometimes in which the server becomes unaccesible through the usual channels such as WebGUI (PC via Ethernet, and over WiFi from mobile), also not connecting with ControlR. When plugging in a display to the server it will not give any picture either (all wilst the server is still physically running). The only way to bring it back that I have discovered is by holding the powerbutton to hard reset (less than ideal). I tried to get a log (Tools>System Log), however it only has stored from the reboot itself, and nothing prior to that. Any idea's where I could start to dig to identify potential route causes?
  13. Yup..that will be the one, hence me being an idiot
  14. So I had an issue with a drive drop out and another have smart flag...which it turns out was an issue with one of the power cables or power supply. So I remounted the drive that dropped out and then got a message to run parity rebuild, which I selected yes. It has run its course for 12h and all drives are green but I was missing 5tb of data and the drive I remounted says it needs formatted. So I nformat the drive and unraid seems to be sitting now thinking everything is grand.. But I have 5tb less of data than before. Guessing it's gone.. If that's the case am sure I have done something wrong..that being said it will all be media files but I don't have a clue what files were specifically on that drive. Is there anyway for me check on Plex what is missing? Idiot..
  15. Thanks both! I will give it a try, update the BIOS and see how it performs. Will need to figure out the least disruptive way to trail it, as if it's boarderline the the VM not be best as a daily Windows 10 platform.
  16. Hi, so my setup has an old i7 2600 CPU, and an Asus P8Z77-V board. The CPU is good, as can find it supports both VT-X &VT-D. I cannot find anything online definitively to suggest the board supports VT-D, just comments that most ASUS Z77's dont. In the BIOS there is nothing definitely mentioned beyond the typical Intel Virtualisation, however when I enable it and check my Unraid system info it says both HVM & IOMMU are enabled... What I would like to achieve is to bring both systems into 1, with unraid the primary operating system (using onboard video), but a dedicated Windows 10 VM using a GPU and booting to a monitor. All advice is welcome, as would prefer to validate if it will work before pulling both systems apart...
  17. Thanks. Disabling the onboard + enabling some Intel options has done the trick. Hopefully now the issues go away as everything pointing to the Realtek controller. Thanks
  18. Hi, I am a bit of a n00b with unRaid / Linux still. I have had intermittent issues with video dropping in Kodi & Plex and a few posts suggested that it could be caused by the onboard Realtek LAN controller. I have just bought and installed a PCI-E Intel Gigabit NIC and it doesn't seem to work straight out of the box. Do I need to install drivers somewhere? Not sure how to do that on unRaid ... D
  19. Thanks for all the advise! After weighing it all up, I am going to attempt to hardwire the ground floor and first floor, using WiFi for the 3rd floor (Unifi unit). I think I can do it with some creative routing and won't cause that much damage overall.. will be about 35m of Flat Cat.7 cable (20+15)...at least "non destructive" is how I have sold it to the wife...shall see I figure this should give me the best mix of streaming and best WiFi performance. Also 8GB of RAM on route, and a 6/8TB drive needed now to act as the parity. Really appreciate all the help and advice, gave allot to consider and makes a weighted decision. Daniel
  20. Wow! I am really blown away by the quality advise being given and areas in which I have never considered when looking at a home network setup. Sorry for the delay my side but was traveling extensively with work and only coming back into "the real world" now. I couple more questions based on the above.. Looking at a Unifi setup... The modem/router I have is the latest from the ISP (Sky) however they are very difficult about allowing 3rd party Ives being used in their place. Appreciate Unifi would just plug straight into it and provide WiFi but it's the quality jeapordised because of the non enterprise router (within the home network)? Also on a receiving end, for my to be unraid board does not have WiFi, so what is the best solution to receive the data as someone mentioned that a usb dongle is not good. PCIE adapter?
  21. Hi, I have the "TP-Link TL-PA9020P KIT 2000 Mbps 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit" of which have in 4 locations: 1. Router (front hall) 2. Living room / TV & Nvidia shield 3. Main PC (first floor) 4. Bedroom / TV & Nvidia shield
  22. And I am quickly reminded as to how non technical I am, despite having an engineering degree, ability to build and repair PC's and having a career with technical products... What is the difference between Unifi AP's and just a standard wireless connection? Having a quick scan at the logic, it just looks to extend the wireless coverage? I have a wireless signal all through my house, but I found when trying to stream a 1080p video from a central source (Main PC) to a TV via an Android box etc, then it kept buffering every 5s. Also when transfering files... with wifi I was getting 5-10MBs moving a file from one physical location to another, where as with EoP am getting around 21MBs. Complete network novice..however if I should do something better it would massively help as if I have the flexibility as to where I can locate a unRAID box would massively help as can avoid having to locate near my main TV!
  23. The reason why I was looking to the card controller was due to the recommendation within the system builders section in which it's to avoid a "bottleneck for parity sync/check". If I am honest I don't really understand what it does...just that I don't like bottlenecks. Yes, Ethernet over Power..makes more sense that way around :-) How would I go about verifying my bandwidth? I have never come across a MoCA 2 system, but looks really really interesting. Seems not readily available in the UK, but could get imported from the US...thanks! D
  24. Hi, My first post, and it comes after 2 weeks of researching Synology / Qnap / NAS / FreeNAS / unRAID, etc... Long story short, I currently store media in my home (ripped Blu-ray's, DVD's and Music) of which like to be able to access it via NVIDIA Sheild TV's and also my Sonus system (music). Unfortunately I live in a 3 story house, and full hard cabled Ethernet is not an option (wife will kill me), so have ended up going with Power over Ethernet sockets as found wifi unable to stream 1080p+ content reliably. Now the part you need to make sure your sitting down for if your a full server convert..... I currently store data in 2 locations, 1 is my main PC (1st floor) and 2 is my old HTPC (ground floor livingroom, which was replaced by a NVidia Shield). Neither location has any form of redundancy or backup, apart from my photo's which I have on an external USB as well.... The reason why I am using the HTPC to store as well as main PC, is because I have found streaming 4k movies unreliable via Kodi / SMB, and needed to keep them locally to the Shield TV. Both PC's are running Windows (7 for the HTPC, and 10 on Main PC). In general I am finding Widows SMB shares temperamental, am annoyed I have 2 different locations for media, and concerned that I have zero backup (as some of my original disks are now damaged, I would lose the data forever if a HDD packed in). To cut to the chase, I am considering modifying my HTPC build, or building a fresh machine to be dedicated to unRAID. My current HTPC build is: Intel G840 (2.8GHz, 2 core, 64bit) Asus P8ZZ7-M (micro atx motherboard) 120GB Samsung EVO SSD 6GB WD Red HDD 2GB Ram Scythe Big Shurken LP Cooler Seasonic 400W PSU, etc Having lost a weekend reading the FreeNAS forums, it appears in most of their humble opinions that to have a NAS I require a £200 Server Motherboard, + 16GB of ECC RAM, etc. This would result in me binning all of my current HTPC (with exception to the PSU) and spending £500 on new kit. When I read the unRAID forums, it appears to be less onerous (albeit a preference to the above), but believe I should be ok with the above by increasing the RAM, and by adding something like the LSI 9211-8i HBA? Would this be a fair assessment? I dont mind spending the money if its needed, but dont want to waste money going for something overkill for my needs. All I need is a central source to store data, have some redundacy and be more reliable than windows SMB shares. I believe NFS is generally better for Kodi and unRAID supports it.. Also I use Plex for my daughter (to seperate libraries) so would be helpful to have the ability to run a plex server. PS. I assume I could set a scheduler within unRAID to shutdown at night and reboot in the morning to save electricity? Open to opinions, and am fine to invest in new hardware if there is a benefit to doing so! Edit: Its worth explaining the reason why I am looking to unRAID is due to how the file system works, as I have mixed size HDD's and prefer not to lose TB's to a RAID array + like the ability to spin down drives not being used Thanks! Daniel