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  1. I have a question back, for all your needs why not loook into xen or xen server. It is more closer to esxi. Unraid is more of a NAS setup with some extra capabilities. It is good but still more NAS than a vm hypervisor. Sent from my phone
  2. Ok, I was just sugesting, but flawless offers a pre-configured setup of all popular downloaders like transmission, sinnarr, subnzb, sickbeard, coachpotato, all installed setuped and just waiting for you to point then to proper folder to drop the files and add your info for soirce sites. Very good options for many people. And ashman70, it is up to date, the dev keeps up on the forum, infact he just posted a whole series of changes in the structure of the project. He split up the while setup into 3 and now the actual flawless server is a vb vm that as per dev best running in omv. Also he removed plex and something else from the flawless server and have a separate vm for that. Basically the fl server os a strictly dowload and organize setup and streaming is done inseparate vm. As soon as I have my omv box up I am trying it. Sent from my phone
  3. Well checkout flawless server. It is a full setup specifically for downloading ready to go. Sent from my phone
  4. Just to add my 2 cents, based on what you want an omv setup with snapraid and mergefs will do all that and more. Also includes torrent plugin and sonarr and subnzb. As for downloading into specific folder, well I personally always want to rename and do something with download after it is done. For a movie coach potato have special script you can run after it done getting the movie, so is sonarr and sick beard. The scripts will take your download and rename copy into proper folder etc. Sent from my phone
  5. hi InlineRanger. not sure if this thread is still active but want to put in my 2C. I have run small unRaid setup for 3 years and can say love it and all. but it has a few limitations that lead me to abandon the setup. for the last 2+ years I have been searching for a decent easy to use replacement. let me tell you not so easy to do. but I think I just found a very good solution that will work for me thanks to IronicBadger. as for : well I have found setup which is close to what you ask in this quote. it is not a small debian setup on a flash stick. you do need a normal system drive BUT a clean setup of Open Media Vault + snapRaid plugin + MergeFS via (uninonfilesystem plugin) + docker plugin or Virtualbox plugin or both gives you all that and a simple WebUI. what you loose is a real-time protection a la unRaid or similar. and a system on a stick type setup. what you gain is a real FOSS OS (Debian) with a nice usable WebUI I even think it is possible to load up a webmin on the setup to supplement other task you need CLI for but see no point for it as OMV does a lot in the GUI. you even have a nice GUI to setup snapraid and MergeFS and SAMBA shares and NFS shares no need for CLI. setup a backup of the system drive to external location and you can recover very easy. I have been searching for this kind of setup for the last 2+ years and do belive I have found it finally. I do not do docker. have no taste for it yet. but I do VMs. I have build out a trial config in VM and love it. can't wait to try this on my real hardware.
  6. yes , for a second I forgot how they are called :-) I used desktop MB to see if I can load up xen server and do pathrough as the oem board does not support this functionality in xen or esxi. when I swap the boards I missed one of the sandoffs. but I also had similar experince when I drop small screw in the case of my HTPC. I did not notice it in time and had to take all apart.
  7. I still have mine too. I had been trying to do a vm server on it for a while went through multiple setups. tried Proxmox, oVirt and multiple others. I think I am staying with CentOS7+KVM/QEMU managed by Cloudmin/WebMin combination. all data is on a BTRFS raid1 array for now. once all is up and running might convert to raid6. FYI>> I had re-purposed the server under different MB last year, but returned the original MB back. and when I did that I misplaced the MB post and in shorted out. I had the same symptoms as Bigdady92, fans run, some blinking light on a panel but nothing else. in my case though, server would just turn off in a minute or so. had to hunt down the extra post I had left on the case.
  8. I have this same MB for sale :-) and also 2 2419 CPUs and about 48GB of RAM BIOS is updated to 3.5 it works well with unraid if you are not planning to do VM on it. or at least no doing any PCI pass-through (so running UnRaid V6 as Host and simple Gusets will work fine.) even though SM says MB supports IOMMU (I know CPU supports it) it is not 100% and PCI pass through not working. other than that it is great board. IPMI is a godsend, I miss it terribly now.
  9. hay, hay, hay, who do you call a command line jokey :-) I hate command line and almost a noob in Linux myself. I read manuals and google the rest :-) also LM did not change file system, they add support for new file system. you do not have to use it though or at least read ahead about the new file system before using it. that what I did when rebuilding my server (not unRaid). since I am a noob, who comes from windows through and through, it was a quest of epic proportions, so far so good...
  10. so , what's the big deal? shrink your btrfs volume add swap partition to RAW device.
  11. use "uuid: 569b8d06-5676-4e2d-9a22-12d85dd1648d" instead
  12. for speed RAID1 is best. and you get protection for one drive failure. I haven't see any testing done for Raid5 BTRFS yet for speed or anything else for that matter. also RAID5/6 functionality was just officially added as out of beta stage thus not @100% supported level yet. stick with RAID1. you can always convert later. I had tested conversion from Raid0 to Raid1 on the fly on a system drive (I build out an OpenSuse 13.1 system using btrfs "/" partition) I added a second drive to "/" volume and rebalanced with convert to Raid1 on working live system. no issues and system did not even slow down, not that I had noticed anyway. with cache drive it should not be a problem either.
  13. well obviously this commands create pool of RAID5,RAID1 and RAID0 reflectivity. which you can do with btrfs very nicely. what do you mean by preferred? proffered to what? if you creating the cache drive, than what level of redundancy do you need for it? and what amount of space do you expect to get out of this setup? the Raid0 will give you the most amount of space for data. keep in mind that even with Raid0 you will not get the full size of the volume equal to sum of the drives. as,unless you force the "single" mode, metadata "-m" will always be in Raid1 configuration. Raid1 will give you half of the total amount, ie. if you use 3x1T drives you get 1.5T of space on the volume. where raid5 will net you somewhere around 2T of space. and the security of recovery from any single drive failure so what do you preffere?
  14. vl1969


    well technically speaking BTRFS allows different size drives.it's all depends on how you are using it. what I mean. if unRaid will use btrfs in the same fashion as it uses RFS it does not matter if BTRFS supports different size drives as we will not be using this functionality anyway. now, if you do your research thoroughly, you will know that BTRFS itself combines features of LVM and software RAID along with being a CoW file system. also adds a snapshot functionality to boot. by default BTRFS uses raid1 style storage for metadata and raid0 for data even on single drive setup. meaning when you store a file onto BTRFS volume it will store 2 copy of metadata in different parts of the volume and single copy of data. you can use raid1 for both metadata and data on single volume, which improve the chances of data recovery do to corruption as you have 2 copy of data and automatic snapshot. now it is possible to create a multi-device spanned volume a-la LVM or RAID-x style using strictly BTRFS, no need the LVM libs or mdam, even with devices of different size, as BTRFS implements RAID in chunks of (x)MB so it will try to spread data amongst devices as evenly as possible to the max size of smallest device in the group. but it is more like the normal raid/lvm style unlike unRaid you can not take the device out of the group and read the data, just like you can not take any device that is part of the LVM volume or Raid array and read the data out of it.