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    Dell 560 Stuck At bzroot

    Hi... So for any one following I sussed it. After reseting the bios to default I revised every setting including those with usb referred to. I think the one that helped was boot order. Not only did I set the boot order to usb first but in a sub menu the usb key. So to me it's clear that both these settings need to be done even if you press f12 and select the device and actually see it boot for it to fully work. That said I'm 90pct sure I'm going to leave the faster machine as the unraid box now and have the dual core as a desktop for working on vm devices both at home and work. T
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    Dell 560 Stuck At bzroot

    Thanks... I will have a look at that although I believe it's set up for legacy as this box just not have uefi and the working one has it switched off. Thanks once again squid. Edit ... Folder set for "efi-" so I assume that means legacy boot enabled. The box can not do uefi so I think that part is right unless you think other wise ? T
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    Dell 560 Stuck At bzroot

    Hi all, I'm just getting in to testing unraid (I like what I see so far) how ever on the box I wanted to use the boot sequence stops at bzroot each time. I know it's not the usb as I ended up moving my disks to another box with out rebuilding the key so I wanted to ask if any one had any ideas or experience or is it the 560 is just not compatible (at least with this mobo from Dell). Spec is: 1 x Dell Inspiron 560 PC Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz 6GB Ram 320GB HDD Win7 Pro Specification Processor - Intel Xeon Dual Core E5400 @ 2.70GHz CPU Memory - 6GB DDR3 RAM (2 x 2GB, 2 x 1GB) Storage - 1 x 320GB 3.5" SATA 3GB/s 16MB 7.2K HDD Operating System - Windows 7 Pro COA Attached & Pre-Installed Optical Drive - DVD RW Drive Thanks Terran
  4. Hi all... I've spent some time reading up on unraid and starting to get to the point I'm going to trial it (usb on the way and data been backed from my server up so I can import it and test.). One area I still do not have a proper answer for is incremental local backups of the whole system like Windows Server does using Wbadmin. I've watched space invaders excellent videos Inc the one as to where key files are saved but can some one advise on the right tool for nightly incremental backups of all data across the system (usb key, 'system folders' & data drives raid or unassigned) which also gives good compression. Thanks Terran Edit... Found another video... Duplicati. This looks like it may do what I want but would it treat local backup destinations like a pool as Windows server does or would I need a backup for each drive as I swap 2?
  5. Hi. Does that mean parity is a requirement or optional. Thanks T
  6. Hi. I am currently looking at simplifing my home set up and potentially moving away from windows. It would be a dell optiplex 560 with 8mb (as they cripple putting more in). I probably will run with 4 disks (2 x 2tb & 2 x 5tb) when done. Currently load is low as we tend to have one or two plex streams at the most on the go. I would like to back up data to live drive as that has a good package in the UK and it would allow me to reuse the 5tb external drives I use for backup of the 2 x 2tb (4tb) dynamic disk in the server. I would like to have at least one Windows vm as it will mean I can remove my other desk top which is mostly used for light room and remote interaction via rdp. That too is running on 8gb mem but I am seriously thinking about moving to mint as I have done on my laptop. My IT background is in Microsoft & I have fair experience in Linux so could go that route how ever this is about making life easier. I also like reusing old hardware to the max (capital spend / environment) and these dell's do seem to keep ticking. Questions: Consider the above I am not that worried about raid as I would like to off site backup - do you need a parity drive and if so would it need to be bigger than 5tb? I would like to consider going back to local backups at some point (I switch 2 drives periodically)... Is this possible and if so would they be part of the device count? How do you think unraid would work on the above hardware seeing as it is mostly io and network that is used heavily (cpu is higher with plexing but loads of head room) Any tips on moving the data from a windows dynamic disk to unraid? Thanks Terran