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  1. I have an array of about 15 disks including 2 parity drives. The array is a combination of 12 sata and 3 sas drives. Unraid is virtualized in ESXI host. Even if i am not watching a movie, or no jobs are running, i see that the disks spin up every few seconds. this is like 30 seconds or so. I dont think i have any app/plugin that might cause this. But is there a way I can upload some logs and someone can help me understand what might be causing this? Please.
  2. My home lab is authenticated via domain controller, and so are all the users connected to various devices. I need to enable secure login to remove the unsecure error each time in my chrome browser. For my freenas instance i had to add the root and sub certificate to the ad certificate server and then add it to the local browser as well. Whats the procedure for unraid, I dont see an option to generate ccertificates in unraid.
  3. I am using the latest release.. along with Dark Reader Chrome extension. with these settings for all my webpages.
  4. Thanks this one looks fantastic with my unraid theme.
  5. Amazing grace so sweet. thank you so much.
  6. Oops dont hate on me. Now the bigger question is, how do i move from stable branch to next branch. 🙁 I am sorry, i am new to unraid.
  7. I dont see this under Update OS in unraid . How do i go about updating to the new version?
  8. Did u try replacing the usb stick with your backup? So techincally I can live with unraid on esxi, without fearing the unforeseen future.
  9. Thanks for your replies. I was thinking the same. If i backup my unraid VM regularly using Veeam Backup and Replication, the only thing I can think of that would require recovery in case of a failure is the unraid usb binaries, and the plop boot file, which surely can be restored and re-created without loosing any crucial configurations. So far since the past 1 year, auto upgrades are working fine, And yes I am on a Pro license on unraid. Kernel or virtualization incompatibilies is surely a thing not to be ignored.. and I wonder if anyone has faced that issue yet. The worst I can see is, migrate over to a baremetal server in case of an issue, atleast the zfs filesystem is intact.
  10. I have have been using unRAID for the past 1 year virtualized on a ESXI host. I am NOT using the vmdk method. Instead I am using the plop method. I have uploaded the bootable plop to my ESXI datastore and booting through the virtual DVD device. I have the unraid on a USB, and that is physically attached to the ESXI server's USB port. The VM boots through the plop, and then plop channels the phyiscal USB to boot the unraid server. I realize that it is recommended to have unraid on a baremetal server. I'd like to know from people who had unraid previously installed on a VM, and then due to various issues and instability moved to baremetal. What could go wrong? I am thinking, if the usb installer fails, i can always restore it from the image file I have backed up into a new USB.. and passthrough the plop boot again. I take my vm backups regularly using Veeam Backup and Replication. I have allocated 32gb as reserved memory to unraid, and the xfs filesystem is residing in the hard drives as the same ESXI server. Please guide.
  11. Thanks all, I have allocated 32GB to unraid, and the alerts in vsphere have seemed to be gone now. Things are running super smooth.
  12. the PSU will idle at a lower watt usage at most times, but u will need lower watt CPU. Thats what will bleed your utility bills the most. U cannot help with the HDD's though, at any time 6watt will be for each drive attached to ur server.
  13. I have 8GB memory allocated to unraid, and it looks like it keeps running out of memory. Unraid is in a VM, and vshpere constantly complains about unraid running out of memory. I have ordered 128GB ECC memory and should arrive today. So now I will have a lot more memory in hand that i can allocate to Unraid. Unraid being one of the most important VM in my ESXI stack, I dont mind allocating a larger chunk of my total memory slot. I was planning to allocate it 32gb, would that be enough, if i have half a dozen dockers running, and grafana and telegraf pulling stats from various devices every few seconds? Or should I allocate more?
  14. Thank you so much. I will keep an eye on this disk as well. If i see more pending sectors grow.. I will swap the disk out. For now I have acknowledged the error, and the status of the disk has gone back to green. Unraid is very new to me, hence I am very reliant on this forum and help from the members..
  15. I brought a few enterprise-grade disks last month and migrated to Unraid from Snapraid. Everything was going fine until last week, and then last weekend I see this warning icon on my dashboard for one of my disks. I performed an extended SMART test, and the test passed wtihout any errors. Attached is the SMART test logs with this post. Also, here is the screenshot for the attributes page. Is it something to worry about? What does the log file say? Am i missing anything? HUH721008ALN600_7SHGAXPU-20181202-0205.txt