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  1. Thanks.. I thought I had already replied to this to say I'd try the docker, but my post is gone.. so, I'll say I DID go back and install the docker, and I THINK I finally have things working, at least at a basic level!! One thing about the docker install that was not obvious to me is that you have to apparently switch the docker network type to HOST, at least to get it to work with the HDHomeRun network tuners, which is all I have.. I struggled until I found a vague reference to this, and as soon as I changed it to Host, it just seemed to work.. Now, on a Raspberry Pi, I have OSMC installed, with the TVHeadEnd plug-in pointing at my UnRaid, and it seems to be streaming and controlling recordings quite nicely!! Thanks so much for the help.. Hopefully this little detail will come up in other people's searches if they have the same problem! -Steve
  2. Having the same problem.. TVHeadEnd is stopped (Ive stopped and started many times, but can't figure this out!) What do you mean disable "at the top"? I also can't edit the data directory: TIA.. Steve
  3. Thanks - That's what I thought and hoped you meant.. Not a fundamental incompatibility, but rather just that you wont get the full speed benefit offered by the SSD. Thanks for clarification!
  4. Why is it not suitable for SSDs? just curious why an HBA would care?? Thanks!
  5. Thanks.. I'll check that out - I had heard of that, but havent done that before.
  6. Thanks for the quick response.. That describes EXACTLY what I'm seeing.. I guess for the few $$ I spent, I shouldn't be surprised.. Oh well - They're probably decent enough cards to leave on the shelf for a windows box someday.. :-) Ebay, here I come for an LSI card.. :-) Any recommendations, or is any LSI basically the same?? Edit: Based on other posts on this thread, I've got 2 Dell H310 cards.. Thanks for the help!!
  7. Ever since posting my original response, I've been sitting here searching, and ironically the CS380 is the one I had settled on as my best option for non-rack.. You liking that case? Given that I'll probably leave it upright, how's the stock cooling? I had planned to use 5-in-3 or similar, but with the CS380 it seems I'll get better cooling just using what they give you, since it'll leave more space around the drives, and there's already a fan on the side of the drive cage.. Thanks for the info.. Sounds like I'm following your lead.. Good to have some validation on what I'm seeing out there..
  8. Based on this thread, I bought two AOC-SASLP-MV8 from ebay.. They basically work, but I've been having some strange drive failures that I didn't have before, when I was using the motherboard SATA.. The strange thing is that I dont get prompted to press Ctrl-M on either machine I have installed the boards into, so I can't really look at any of the settings. I did find info on using the DOS utility to backup the config and look at it in the text file, so I've verified that the INT13 is off, and RAID is off. The BIOS of each is the x.21 version everyone talks about here on the forum, but I'd still like to be able to get into the CTRL-M menu if someone can tell me how to enable that prompt?? My drives are in 4-in-3 hot swap cages, and/or single drive cages, but those cages were also in use when I was using the MoBo ports, so I dont think they're adding to the instability. Is this card generally still looked upon as a good choice for low cost? ( I really dont care much for highest performance - I'd prefer reliability over performance any day... this is just for home and about the highest load it'll ever get is to stream a standard def DVD to a Kodi box.. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!! -Steve
  9. It's been a while since your post. I am thinking about buying the same case for my UnRaid, and was wondering if you had any additional opinions now that you've had it for a while? Drive trays been reliable? Cooling working well enough? Thanks in advance!! Stevbe
  10. Interesting you should mention cooling.. I'm in the market for a similar case as the OP and from all the searching I'm doing, I keep coming back to rack servers having better cooling.. Specifically, I keep going back to the Rosewill RSV-L4412. Definitely will be watching this thread for recommendations for some tower style cases.
  11. I'm confused about this as well.. Or I guess I should say I'm confused about cooling in general.. I get the front to back concept, and could even understand bottom to top, but for example, with that case, I seem to see a fan in the bottom front, which presumably would be sucking in from the front. Wouldn't the increased pressure from that tend to counteract the fans sucking from behind any 5-in-3's I install in this case? Is there a recommended case for a reasonable price that seems to have cooling as a high priority design concept?
  12. I too found this old thread based on a basic google search.. I have been relying on Crashplan for backup and have been thinking about what I'm going to do now that the whole "unlimited backup for cheap" world is changing for me. I had already bought 2 copies of Unraid, so my answer thus far has been to just have a mirrored Unraid, potentially off site, or at least in a far part of the house (I already had a house fire, so I'm sensitive to both eggs in one flammable house) but I was thinking that for versioning, I'd need to have some kind of script to manage keeping each day's backup separate from yesterdays, and then I thought of shadow copies.. IF there's any chance this might be something on the horizon for UnRaid, it would sure influence my plans.. I've got a few months 'till crashplan goes away, but by that time I want to have something at least in the works! Thanks for an awesome product!!
  13. That's interesting.. In my case, I dont have a cache drive, so I'll have to look for the "unread" directory.. I didn't know those alerts were stored somewhere I could get to themm
  14. I'm having a strange problem that sounds that it MIGHT be similar.. Unfortunately, I made the bad decision to make 3 differerent changes almost at the same time, which makes troubleshooting more "exciting".. SO.. In addition to upgrading to the latest version, in the last 2 days, I have also changed out my controller card. I was using an onboard controller, and switched to an AOC-SASLP-MV8 controller. I also added a cache drive. That being said.. the system came up just fine, and I was using it for a day or so. This morning I got up to see that the server was inaccessible. I went to the console to find continuous scrolling of write errors to drive 1. All I could do is cold boot. Upon cold boot, it came up showing drive 1 was bad, but it let me mount the raid, showing drive 1 was being simulated (or whatever the terminology was on the screen... sorry).. Since the raid was up, I copied a few important files off, just in case, and then ran a quick SMART test on the "bad" disk, and everything looked fine. I assume this failure was not real, but I am fine with rebuilding if necessary, but before I could even think about the next step, it came up and said I had 3 bad disks in the system. At that moment, it seemed like the raid was still up, but just to be safe, I shut the machine down and stopped going further. At this point, I haven't turned it back on. My plan was to investigate whether software problems have been detected in the latest version, and/or back out to the old version, plus remove the cache drive, since nothing has been written and it just confuses the situation for now. Also, I started looking for firmware updates on the SAS card, which I have found, but I'm confused because the docs say my machine should have been prompting me to hit CTRL-M to go into a setup mode, and I do not get that prompt. Short of other guidance / recommendations, I am going to try to boot onto a DOS image, and see if I can run any diags /firmware for the HBA, and/or switch back to the motherboard SATA connectors and see what happens, but I'd be curious if anyone has any recommendations? Thanks! Steve
  15. Thanks. That looks like it worked.. The magic was that I didn't know to click on the word "cache" before.. had no idea there was an underlying menu there. After seeing that the format to BTRFS and formatting again went as fast as before, it seems that "auto" must have been working, but just set the FS to vFAT as it already was. (It was already set to "auto", so I switched to BTRFS instead of Auto) Thanks!! I look forward to seeing how much better my writes are now that I'll be going to SSD! -Steve
  16. I dont know if the 6.4.0 upgrade has anything to do with it, but thought I'd mention it just in case... Just upgraded to 6.4.0, and while it was down, I installed a 512gb Intel SSD for a cache drive.. I've never used a cache drive before, but have recently upgraded my drives to a smaller number of larger capacity disks, and thought it might be good for performance.. The drive shows up, I set the cache pool to one slot, and selected the SSD, and start the array. It says the cache drive is "Unmountable: No File System". Under FS, it shows vFAT. Down below, I have an "Unmountable disk present" and click the box to allow it to be formatted, and I click format. It says it starts the format, but after about 10 seconds, it refreshes the web page, and goes back to the original status of just showing it as unmountable.. I've cycled through trying to format it several times, and it consistently does the same thing. I've SSH'd to the server and created a new partition table, then rebooted the server to try to fix it, but I get the same thing.. This is a brand new SSD. Am I doing something wrong, or is this something strange in the new 6.4.0? I could downgrade if needed.. -Steve
  17. So.. sorry if this is a dumb question, but I've never been able to find an answer through google or the forum.. THere is a "Close all notifications" button at the top right of my screen now, but EVERY TIME I log back into the console, I have old notifications, and i Have to clear dozens of screens of notifications. Why do these keep coming back? It's clearly not all of them, but as I log in now, I see that back in AUGUST, I had a bunch of overheating drives.. I know that.. I fixed a fan back in august, and I have cleared this message a dozen or more times as I've logged in to look at other stuff over the months. Is there somewhere I should be clearing them permanently that I'm missing? I can't believe that if I wasn't the only one having this problem that there wouldn't be more questions about it, so I figure I'm doing something dumb.. Please help!! :-)
  18. This is a really scary scenario to me, that I hope I never have to deal with, but "just in case" I'd love to know whether in the end, your process worked for you, and if you'd do something different given the same situation.. Please post back once you're done!! Unraid is so awesome that I hate to criticize in any way, but it would be really cool to be able to either have a "raid 6" type double parity, or to be able to configure a new parity disk while the original parity disk is still online and usable...
  19. I know this is an old thread, but I hate to see threads where there's no confirmation of the information given, so I thought I'd say I just had great success with the process described, and was able to convert an EMPTY 4tb drive in my UnRaid to XFS from RFS.. After the days-long process of moving my data around, it took just a few seconds to do the actual convert. Thanks for the info.. and just FOUR more disks to go!! :-) -Steve
  20. I don't know if my problem is caused by the same thing or not, but just to add another datapoint, I upgraded to 6.1.6 yesterday or maybe the day before, and last night, my NFS connected VMs (ESXi 6.0) began to fail, and not be able to be restarted or moved. Looking closer, it says ESXi can't write to the filesystem. I SSH'd into the UnRaid, and tried to remove a .lck file from one of the datastores, and Unraid from the SSH console says it's a read-only filesystem?!? I rebooted the UnRaid, and it began to work again, but then within a few hours, it starts happening again. Is anyone else having problems with 6.1.6, either with the filesystem itself, and/or with the NFS aspect?? This has been working on previous versions for me for years.. -Steve
  21. I'm a long time UnRaid user, using SMB and NFS for ESXi. I recently upgraded to 6.1.0 and I started noticing that my ESXi systems started being unable to access and delete files in their datastores (NFS shares). Going into the shell on UnRaid, I started seeing that SOME of the files were permissioned for "root:root" and others were set to "nobody:users". I know there was a big permission change a while back, and I thought perhaps some of my files hadn't gotten the new permissions, so I went and ran the new permissions script under Tools menu. That took a long time, but did finish going through all 16tb of files.. Today, I went to create a subdirectory with SMB/CIFS from a Windows 10 workstation that has never given me trouble before, and I get a permission error, and can't create the directory.. Back to the shell, I see everything within the directory I'm trying to create in is set to "nobody:users". First of all, has anyone else seen this in 6.1.0, and second, what SHOULD the permissions be? I can do a manual reset of permissions if I need to, but before I change much else, I want to make sure I'm going to do the right thing. I also see there's a 6.1.1, but I dont see anything regarding permissions in the changes doc, so I'm hesitant to change more before I figure out what's going on! If it helps, my SMB is in workgroup mode for simplicity, even though I have a domain. In my past attempts to integrate into my domain, things didn't go smoothly, so I've just left it like this, and other than this last week, I've had no trouble... Any help would be greatly appreciated!! -Steve
  22. I'm not sure who you were asking, but just for my personal configuration, here's what I do.. Crashplan can be used for free, to backup between your own, or your friends/family PCs, and/or you can use the crashplan cloud as a destination if you subscribe. Personally, I subscribe, and ONLY use their cloud as a target, so I installed both the server and the client docker containers on UnRaid, and I've started the long (probably year long) process of backing up 16+tb to their cloud... I first picked a few select "important" directories and watched it backup over the first week, and then added some "second tier" directories which now say it will take about 60 days to complete, then I'll probably just click on the /mnt/user level, and let it backup all my shares, and just see how long it takes... I could use UnRaid as a target for my other PCs, but I have a Microsoft "Home Server" which does a good job at backing up and restoring Windows boxes, so I use that, as the target for my various PCs, then I use Crashplan to backup the home server too..
  23. All the correct URL's for every repository is listed here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=37958.0 Yep.. Just stumbled across that today.. Now, I've gone from "can't get it to work" to "Can't believe how cool this is" with about 12 different apps running in under 24 hours! :-)
  24. Only thing I'd say is to add the URL for the container to the doc.. This was the biggest missing piece from your doc as far as I was concerned.. Thanks for doing that for everyone! -Steve
  25. BONUS! So.. now, with the correct repository URL, the crashplan-desktop package installed and worked the first time.. No adjustments needed.. This is AWESOME! :-)