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  1. I'm currently running: M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AMD Sempron™ 140 2700 MHz M1015/LSI 9211-8i SAS to SATA Card Corsair CP-9020122-UK CX650 ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Fractal Design Case Define XL Titanium 2 Parity drives and 12 data drives. It's about 9 years old. I'm thinking I should renew it before it gives up. I'd like a motherboard and CPU recommendation ideally with 10 SATA ports that the SAS card will also work on. It's only used as a file server. It needs to be able to sleep and wake up. It's been about 8 years since I built a PC I'm UK based. Can someone advise, please? If I fit a new mobo and cpu in the same case and connect the drives will unRAID just work? Thanks
  2. Here we go. tower-diagnostics-20160426-0729.zip
  3. That did it thanks, I didn't relize device was ip of rpi. Thanks
  4. I've got a Raspberry Pi connected to my APC 500 UPS as a UPS master because it's always on and it's connected via the USB/ethernet cable that it comes with: http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=bk500ei I've got two unRAID towers connected to the same network switch via ethernet. On unRAID V5 I had them set up as slaves and they worked fine. I upgraded to V6 and forgot to take notes of my UPS settings. The new UPS settings on V6 look different and I've no idea how to set them up. I've searched on here cannot find anything that I understand. There doesn't seem to be any slave settings on there. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Do I need the daemon running whether it's master or slave? When it's running I just get 'communication lost' warnings.
  5. Thanks for that. It turned out to be XBMC BackUp that was backing up at 3.00am but with my library being so big it was taking forever with about 125,000 files. The was loads of back ups too (should have been 2) I ended up moving it to a local drive and deleting all the XBMC backups on the server, 9 million files deleted and 125GB back, result!
  6. I was looking into why my server wasn't sleeping anymore. I noticed that disk 7 (sdg) was constantly reading. After the server being up for 26 hours it was on 9 million reads (see pic). That disk contains general things like text files and misc videos. The only thing I did yesterday was put 2 or 3 small files on and then copied back again. I was watching TV shows off drives 1-4 for a few hours and they're much lower. In the past I've struggled to shutdown the server and have had to force unmount disk 7. Can anyone tell me how I work out whats going on?
  7. Hmm, the 7th drive 'sdg' is being read constantly. Other drives have a few thousand reads tops but sdg is on 850,000 reads after booting up two hours ago and not stopping. I have had problems shutting down the server because drive 7 wouldn't unmount and had to force it. Could the drive be on its way. Nothing else seems to point to a drive fault.
  8. I got both my servers to sleep/wake about a month ago after a few hardware changes. I set them both to sleep after 30 mins of inactivity. It was working great. Recently my TV Show server won't go to sleep after a period of inactivity but my Movie server does. Where do I start in troubleshooting this?
  9. I fitted the M1015 (flashed to IT mode) from Ebay and now the server wakes and sleeps without a problem. Thanks again!
  10. It looks the part especially going off your description in that other thread. The seller has a really good rep, it's from the US and says it was from their FreeNAS and it should work in unRAID.
  11. I'll try and get a M1015/LSI 9211-8i then. I see there are some that are already flashed on ebay.
  12. I've been using a AOC-SASLP-MV8 in my server for years now with no problems up until now. I want to sleep the server and the AOC-SASLP-MV8 card stops it from waking properly. My mobo is a ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 and has 6 sata ports and the following attached: AOC-SASLP-MV8 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/supermicro-aoc-saslp-mv8-8-port-sas-sata-300mb-s-pci-e-controller-card Serial ATA RAID PCI Card http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/serial-ata-raid-pci-card-a47bb Altogether they make up a total of 16 sata ports. I want to remove the AOC-SASLP-MV8 for a more compatible WOL option and I'm fine replacing the 2 port card too if need be. The mobo has: 1 x PCIe x16 1 x PCIe x1 2 x PCI I need to be able to create 10 sata ports from them expansion slots, can anyone tell me the best way to do this?
  13. I've worked out why it won't sleep: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=35784.msg334878#msg334878 My Supermicro SAS card AOC-SASLP-MV8 was stopping the server from waking properly.
  14. I nearly gave up on this but that had a few thoughts on fault finding and spent a few hours on it. I needed to be sure it wasn't my unRAID USB drives. It was a long shot but I've updated, added unmenu, got stuff wrong and had them about 4 years now. I tried a new install of unRAID on a spare USB drive. Installed Dynamix Sleep plugin and it still had the same issue. Next step was unplug everything on the server except ethernet and power. Remove keyboard, PCI fan control, 2 port SAS card and 2 port sata card and tried it again...it worked!! One by one I tried adding them back, sleeping it and waking it. It was the 2 port SAS card that 8 of my hard drives connect to was stopping WOL from working properly. Granted I still don't get a VGA video signal on wake but I don't care about that. I removed the Intel NIC from the server and tried it with just the mobo's onboard LAN sleeping/waking and it worked fine I put the Intel NIC in my other server using the old mobo that wouldn't wake and that sleeps/wakes too For now I'm sleeping the smaller server and shutting down the big when not in use. I'm quite impressed how quick they wake up and start working. With all my computers using WOL I'm saving about £1.50 a day! I just need to find a PCI card with either 8 sata ports or 2 SAS ports that doesn't effect the waking. The mobo you suggested was fine. Thanks for your support FP!
  15. I've posted in the general forum to hopefully get some more exposure: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=35896.0
  16. Here is my original post about getting my servers to WOL and replacing the mobo: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=35784.0 My original mobo's were supposed to support WOL but I couldn't get it to work and I read reports online of it not working even under Windows. It seemed to sleep but wouldn't wake. I replaced my mobo with another one that I was told does WOL under Linux, the Asus m5a78l-m Fitted the new mobo then tried to sleep the server then wake it up. It would sleep just like the last mobo but after sending WOL packet the fans would whirl up like it was waking but got no GUI, no video via VGA, no ping. After reading about realtek lan issues I got a Intel Pro 1000 PCI NIC that others have reported working fine. Install NIC, disabled onboard LAN. Started the server, slept the server, seemed like it was sleeping fine. It had LAN lights on during sleep where as the other times it hadn't. Sent WOL packet, fans whirled up, LAN flashed a bit and HDDs made noises but no GUI, no video via VGA, no ping. Attached is my syslog. Can someone point me in the right direction to sort this out? syslog.zip
  17. Looks like it may be another issue altogether. I got a Intel Pro 1000 NIC PCI card off ebay. I noticed other people having success with this card so thought it's one to try. Installed the card, disabled the onboard LAN. Booted the server, ran ethtool eth0 and it reported 'g'. Able to access GUI and ping fine. Spun down the drives and hit sleep in the GUI. Server went to sleep just like it has before but this time LAN lights stayed on. So far so good. Sent WOL packet, server spun up fans, LAN lights flashed a bit, HDDs spinning up but... No video out from the VGA, no GUI, won't ping again! I'm getting fed up of this now. I don't have to do a parity check because I attempt it with the array offline but every other time I try it I have to prepare a fresh USB install of unRAID as it gets corrupted shutting it down. I wonder if it's a PSU thing. I'm having the what seems to be the exact same issue with a completely different mobo. So whats next? My syslog is attached. Should I take this somewhere else in the forum? syslog.zip
  18. After a bit of a browse and seems to be issues with lan driver and unraid not suppirting them or something. Guess I will have to try a seperate NIC after all.
  19. Looks like a few people have the same issue: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=20230.msg185012#msg185012
  20. I made sure resume from RTC/timer event was disabled and "S3 sleep only" was set. Told it to sleep and the fans went off and the power LED slowly flashed like it was sleeping. I noticed was no LAN lights on either. I sent the WOL packet, the fans whirled up, the LED came on full, LAN lights lit up but it wouldn't display the GUI, wouldn't ping and no video output from the VGA. Tried mashing the keyboard but nothing worked. Had to flick off the power switch and start up again. Puzzled.
  21. I asked it to sleep. I checked the server and I just noticed the fans weren't spinning. I didn't look any further into to it at the time as the GUI wouldn't load and the fans were off. When I sent the WOL packet the fans started up again and I thought I was in business but it never actually woke from sleep and worked. I'm gonna try again tonight.
  22. Got it working with a lot of playing about with boot order and priority etc. Also got it to sleep and then appear to wake although no GUI or shares were available, so nearly but not quite yet. Managed to mess up my other unraid box during testing though. Better sort that one now too. The things we do for awesome cheap storage
  23. Installed the motherboard and now unRAID won't boot at all Something wrong somewhere.
  24. I'm in the UK. I've already ordered the one advised. Shall see if it works at the weekend.