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  1. @SpaceInvaderOne, thanks a lot for the detailed reply, and thanks for the pointer about Shinobi. I'll definitely look into it, and will check with you if I have any further questions! I'll look forward to your youtube video on Shinobi as well!
  2. @jonathanm, fair enough. The background is : I'm trying to experiment with both zoneminder/ubuntu or blue iris/windows for handling my security cameras with my UNRAID server. I'd want to experiment with both, but eventually I'd only need one VM that I like. This is why I was thinking of dual boot - using the 2nd VM only when I need it. But I can accomplish the same by installing two separate VMs, and not using the second one. That said, I presume I can use the same pass-through disk when I run both VMs simultaneously, correct? @SpaceInvaderOne, please feel free to chime in as well - I've watching your videos to get the right background! (Thank you so much for your tutorial videos)
  3. Hi All, I'm trying to setup a windows 10 and an Ubuntu VM on my UNRAID server on a separate passthrough disk. However, I'd like this setup to mimic a normal dual-booting system where ubuntu and windows 10 co-exist on the same disk. I was thinking of installing windows 10 VM first on the passthrough disk(so it sets up all the required partitions, etc), and then installing Ubuntu VM on the same disk (similar to how I would do this outside of UNRAID). Is this easily doable? I was wondering if anyone has tried to do something like this and any gotchas I need to be aware of. Thanks!
  4. Hi All, I have 2 4TB drives - one for parity and another for data. I'm noticing different drive sizes (used and free) being reported by the Unraid GUI vs the df -h command. See the attached images. Is this expected due to different base units (1000 vs 1024) being used by each? Or is there something else going on? (I was checking the total backup sizes of the same backup set on a different windows system and only saw ~465 GB vs ~531 GB reported by Unraid and I started digging in...) Thanks!
  5. Was wondering if you have tried to restore the data from them, and if yes, how was the experience? Thanks!
  6. Hi All, I have about ~600 GB of personal data, which I've backed up locally in at least 3-4 hard drives/USB drives including an UNRAID server. I'm looking for ways to back all this data in the cloud from my windows 10 box (I might also backup the unraid server to the cloud) using either packaged solutions like Backblaze personal backup (software + storage) or creating my own setup like ArqBackup + picking my storage provider (BB B2, Wasabi, etc). I'm still in the process of researching various solutions to understand the pros and cons, but to me, the ability to restore the data in the event of emergency ranks high. My thinking is: while it's possible that I'd need to restore a few select files, my primary reason for cloud backup is when *all* my data is destroyed, and the cloud backup is all I have left. In this worst-case scenario, I'd like the peace of mind that my data is find and restorable without major pain. And for the right software, I don't mind spending the right $$$ too. So, I was wondering if you could recommend cloud backup solutions that have great reputation for restoring ability. Also, several posts mention that even with such great software, you'd need testing restoring as often as possible to ensure that the data is fine. Any tips on that is fine too. I've been reading up on several existing solutions, and I always see some negative experience or the other with each of the major players. The list below is not exhaustive, or even may be inaccurate - just based on my random sampling of forum comments: - Was considering iDrive, because I can seed my initial upload with a physical drive. But several folks warn that it's not easy to get out of contract or cancel the account amidst other issues. - Backblaze personal seems very good with unlimited backup, but I believe they have restrictions like only ~500GB zip downloads allowed during restore, and several folks complain that the restore process could be painful due to manual work involved. But, their physical drive shipping for recovery seems good, especially because I only ~600GB of data with some growth for pictures and videos. So, it'll be a while before I hit their 8 TB drive limit ($189 refundable deposit if I return the drive). - ArqBackup - I read great things about Arq, but there were threads complaining that Arq "validation" process (checking if the correct data was uploaded) is sometimes too slow etc. - Duplicati - several folks complain about the stability while backing up large amounts of data etc.. - CloudBerry - I read there were failures during restoration with CloudBerry too.. I read great things about Veeam backup solutions, but it wasn't clear to me if Veeam can combined with a cloud storage provider like B2 or Wasabi for personal/home use. I also read good things about duplicacy, but have folks used it for large restores without pain? Again, all of the above may not be accurate, this is my perception after my initial sampling of comments. So, at the end of day, if folks can recommend solutions based on their restoration experience being painless, that would be wonderful. Thanks in advance!
  7. Couple of basic clarifications on the parity drive: 1) It seems the parity drive itself does not have any file system, and it is used as a raw drive to store the calculated parity bits. Is this correct? 2) I presume that UNRAID wouldn't sync parity after every clean reboot - i.e., if I stop the valid array before reboot, and perform a clean reboot, Unraid wouldn't sync parity every time I reboot the system, right? Thanks!
  8. @trurl, thanks for the catch. I had tried this manually using crontab -e and it worked fine then, but I think I missed a * when I copied it over to the GUI. So I didn't suspect this. Thanks again, and it seems to work fine now!
  9. Hi All, I'm using the user scripts plugin to run a custom script every 5 minutes. I've set it up via the GUI, and I provided "*/5 * * * " in the custom field and applied the changes. However, I don't think my script is running every 5 minutes (I'm looking for a log file the script writes to and the log file doesn't get updated with the right timestamps). Am I missing any final steps to run the script periodically? /etc/cron.d/root file does seem to have an entry for my script.... Thanks!
  10. @Alphahelix, sure. With due credit to the original link (https://github.com/NoLooseEnds/Scripts/blob/master/R710-IPMI-TEMP/R710-IPMITemp.sh ), I made some slight tweaks. Note I can confirm this is working on my dell poweredge R710, your mileage might vary depending on the type of server. It's nothing fancy, but I'm starting out simple to see how it works - I mainly wanted to reduce the fan speeds from ~6K RPM with automatic fan control to something less noisy. The IPMI* variables must be filled with the right values for your server. Hope this helps. # TEMPERATURE # Change this to the temperature in celcius you are comfortable with. # If the temperature goes above the set degrees it will send raw IPMI command to enable dynamic fan control MAXTEMP=33 TEMP_STEP1=28 TEMP_STEP2=30 TEMP_STEP3=32 # 28 -> 20% # 30 -> 30% # 32 -> 40% # 33 -> Automatic control # This variable sends a IPMI command to get the temperature, and outputs it as two digits. # Do not edit unless you know what you do. TEMP=$(ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW sdr type temperature |grep Ambient |grep degrees |grep -Po '\d{2}' | tail -1) echo $TEMP if [ $TEMP -ge $MAXTEMP ]; then echo " $TEMP is > $MAXTEMP. Switching to automatic fan control " ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x01 0x01 elif [ $TEMP -le $TEMP_STEP1 ]; then echo " $TEMP is < $TEMP_STEP1. Switching to manual 20% control " ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x01 0x00 ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x02 0xff 0x14 elif [ $TEMP -le $TEMP_STEP2 ]; then echo " $TEMP is < $TEMP_STEP2. Switching to manual 30% control " ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x01 0x00 ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x02 0xff 0x1e elif [ $TEMP -le $TEMP_STEP3 ]; then echo " $TEMP is < $TEMP_STEP3. Switching to manual 40% control " ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x01 0x00 ipmitool -I lanplus -H $IPMIHOST -U $IPMIUSER -P $IPMIPW raw 0x30 0x30 0x02 0xff 0x28 fi
  11. @Squid, thanks for the reply, and for the "user scripts" plugin - it's very useful. I've created the same script via the user scripts plugin, and everything works well. I'm looking for a way to capture the output of my script to a log file (preferably in the plugin folder or in /tmp/) to check if everything is running properly. I couldn't find a way when I searched the forum. Could you shed some light into how I'd do this? Thanks!
  12. Hi All, I have a Dell R710, and I found this script (https://github.com/NoLooseEnds/Scripts/blob/master/R710-IPMI-TEMP/R710-IPMITemp.sh) online to automatically control fan speed via IPMI. I was trying to set this up on my server with a custom script. I had a couple of questions regarding this: 1) I originally created my own shell script based off the above example in /root of my UNRAID server. The script was working well, but I had to stop the array, and restart the server. When the system rebooted, I noticed that my script stored in the path /root was deleted. This was surprising to me as I had expected the root filesystem to be persistent. Is this not true? If it is, where is a recommended place to store this script? 2) I had manually created a crontab entry for the root user to the run the above script periodically. That crontab entry also didn't persist across reboots. I was wondering what's the recommended way (plugin) for doing the crontab entry? Thanks for your help!
  13. Ok, thanks for the suggestions! I'm planning to copy over ~1 TB of data to the new data drive as opposed to moving an existing drive to the array. I'll probably use the unassigned drives plugin (or network copy - not sure how fast this would be) to do this. As per the thread below, I'm wondering if I should disable parity while copying the files over? Should I merely copy the data to the data drive *before* I start the array, and then assign the parity drive? Or would you recommend starting a new configuration with the parity drive unassigned, and copy over the data to the data drive, and then stop the array, and then assign the parity drive followed by a restart? Thanks again for all your help!
  14. @trurl, thanks for your reply. I've kicked off the preclear plugin on both the parity and the data drives now. Just to confirm, after the preclear plugin finishes, when I start the array, should I check the "parity is already valid" box (because both drives are already 0'd out) or should I go with the Unraid defaults? My understanding is that the preclear plugin writes some sort of a "signature" to the disk, which is used by Unraid subsequently, so I'm hoping I don't have to do anything special....