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  1. I'm really curious about this. How does it work? I'd like some more technical network advice. If the VM is the only router, how do the different peripherals still communicate between each other when unRAID is turned off? Let's say it's a 4-port PCI card with 1 port set as WAN and the 3 other as LAN. The WAN port has the modem, 2 of the LAN ports have the IPMI interface and unRAID (motherboard NIC) and the last one has the only other computer. How can that computer communicate with the IPMI interface if the tower is shut down, can communication actually go through the PCI NIC even though it doesn't have power? I'm confused.
  2. I just noticed that Python is a requirement for iotop... fair enough. Uninstalled it all and it's fine. I was wondering it it could be another plugin that required it or something but I assume it's never the case, otherwise it would be installed outside Nerd Pack...
  3. I'm currently uninstalling some of the stuff I don't need and noticed in Nerd Pack that I have python, pip, tmux and utempter installed. I don't remember ever installing these. Could they be enabled by default (and if so, why)? Also, I tried uninstalling them but when I untick Python and click Apply, it won't uninstall Python.
  4. Hey, I'm trying to standardize all my permissions across my shares but I'm still a little bit confused about what is the nobody user and its users group and what permissions to files with the nobody:users mean exactly. I noticed that all my /mnt/user/appdata/plex/* stuff have 600 permissions with nobody:users, yet the Plex docker has no issue reading/writing to these files. Does that mean that the docker engine in unRAID runs with the nobody user? What about VMs and NFS/SMB? room@vm can read/write from the NFS too even if it's 600 permissions on nobody:users. It almost seems like "nobody" is everybody... as if it was root:root but with 666 permissions. I'm definitely missing something here, any help would be appreciated as I haven't been able to find anything relevant after a quick search. Thank you!
  5. I'm currently working on my backup solution and trying to figure out a good balance between security and convinience. Unplugging a hard disk is what I would consider a 100% secure way to make sure my data isn't modified by a virus/ransomware/etc, but it gets a nice 0% note when it comes down to convinience since I have to manually plug it back in when I want to make another backup. Is unmounting a disk generally enough to prevent anything bad from happening? What else could I do (besides off site backup)?
  6. I just want to chime in to say that I installed Duplicati earlier today, configured a couple of backups, tested them and assuming the scheduler and retention work as expected... then this is by far the most complete backup solution I ever dreamed of having in unRAID. You can back up to your array, to another samba share, to a USB drive or directly into the cloud... encrypted or not... easily export your backup configs so that you can restore your data even if you lose your whole unRAID server after some catastrophe. I don't know if it's perfect protocol-wise (like, could it have better encryption, better compression, better performances and stuff like that) but it definitely does all I need to and will bring peace of mind once properly set up and tested over time (the smart retention option is a very nice business-class feature too).
  7. I can't, the board doesn't post (error code 93) if onboard is primary. The only way I was able to boot was having PCIe as primary, VGA completely disabled and IGFX enabled. I assume the PCIe card would take over the IGFX as primary but what does primary mean exactly when you're not actually using any video outputs?
  8. It's not, I only have the choice between PCIe or Onboard (ATS chip). It's currently on PCIe but I don't have any PCIe card. The IGFX option is set to Enabled.
  9. I'm now wondering... if I hook a PCIe GPU card up, will I be able to keep using the IGP for Plex while passing through the dedicated GPU to a Windows VM?
  10. Yup, edited with some CPU load graphic before/after... awesome difference. I also got to know a lot more about my BIOS and unRAID boot settings in general, I'll do some backups of those settings now seeing how important they are. I already use the User Script plugin a lot to automate stuff across reboots but the go file just seems to be the way to go for any really serious business.
  11. More update... /dev/dri appears after I do "modprobe i915". If I do it a second time, I also get output: modprobe: FATAL: Module i915 not found in directory /lib/modules/4.18.20-unRAID I guess it's normal. So all I need to do is add the modprobe command to my go file, do some chmod, add the extra parameter to the Plex docker and bam... currently transcoding with HW acceleration and 0% CPU usage. Edited the go file, rebooted again... still working. Yay. Thank you, I owe you a lot. This was quite the adventure lol. Edit: here is an image showing the CPU loads before and after while transcoding movies without throttling: Totally worth the efforts. I'm surprised how CPU hungry Plex can be if you let it be. Obviously the 60s buffer throttling option largely mitigate the CPU load eventually on both sides but still.
  12. Ended up being flash drive corruption. Backed the config folder up and put it back on the "new" drive. Works well. I did somehow lose the ident.cfg but that wasn't too hard to set up. This experiment at least allowed me to learn more about the way unRAID handles booting in general and which files I have to save.
  13. Oh ya true I didn't notice about the different board, I'm an idiot. I must set the Primary Graphics Adapter to PCI Express, otherwise it enables the onboard VGA and won't POST (unless I actually plug a monitor maybe? not sure). But I can definitely enable IGFX. There is no output (nor error) when I type modprobe i915. EDIT: well... it works, I didn't do anything special besides booting in UEFI. Wow. root@server:~# ls -l /dev/dri total 0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Dec 20 18:49 by-path/ crw-rw---- 1 root video 226, 0 Dec 20 18:49 card0 crw-rw---- 1 root video 226, 128 Dec 20 18:49 renderD128
  14. Some good news, I installed the latest unRAID version with UEFI enabled to my USB stick and enabled IGFX in the BIOS and I was able to boot with UEFI to unRAID. I don't have /dev/dri listed however. I went into my BIOS and really, the only thing I can change at this point is enabling the onboard VGA. So I tried that and... Back to clearing CMOS and resetting everything in the BIOS. At this point I don't know what do to. I'll import my unRAID configs and hope I didn't lose my disk configuration for now. I can see I'm not alone in my situation: http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5770&title=e3c236d2i-enable-igpu And after further searches, sad news: http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=10218&title=e3c236d4u-enable-igpu
  15. There ia indeed a folder "EFI-", I removed the dash but it won't boot in UEFI still. I'll try to start from scratch with another USB stick, I went through multiple updates and am not sure if it could have any effect. I'll report back on the progress and if the IGFX option made everything working in the end (hopefully it does after going through all this trouble).