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  1. Having just considered moving from standard software RAID to unRAID, this is what I would suggest... Assuming that you don't already have an easy to access backup. Get a good deal on a WD 8 or 10TB external drive (Easy Store or My Book). Copy the data to that and verify that it's good. Build your new pool without a parity drive. Copy the data from the external to the new pool, and verify the data. Shuck the 8 or 10TB drive, and install it as your parity drive. Now you have the new pool/system set up, and plenty of room for easy expansion since your parity drive is now much larger. Keep your old 4TB parity drive as a spare in case a drive fails.
  2. Well unRaid is live for my home server now. I've carefully packaged up the drives from my OMV server just in case. I was really impressed with how smoothly unRaid handled my dual NICs on the first boot. I thought that would be painful. It just worked.
  3. Okay, I had another thought today. I'm starting the build tonight... I have the 2 x 10TB drives shucked and ready to go. Am I better of doing 1 parity and 1 data to start? Or is it better to start with 2 data drives so that the data is balanced access the two drives from the start? Either way, I'll be adding the 3rd drive in a few weeks. Thanks again for all the help. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. I decided to go ahead and shuck the drives I had last night. I'll set them up proper on a spare MB/CPU I have and then transfer my files from my current server. Upgrading will be so much easier once I've made the switch to unRaid.
  5. I was afraid of that. It's a WD My Book. I was only planning on building a very basic pool without parity initially. Then simply copy all the files from my current NAS over. Then shuck the drives and put them in the proper server.
  6. Great. I was hoping for that. Maybe the last question.... I'll be shucking my 10TB drives. To get it going, can I set up the two drives in their USB enclosure? Once I shuck them, will unRaid still recognize them, or will the drive IDs change?
  7. I'll probably be making the switch soon. My hardware is starting to arrive. I have 2 of 3 new 10 TB drives I plan on using to replace my current 5 x 2 TB RAID5 array. The third drive won't be here until next month, but I'm thinking of setting everything up, and adding that drive for parity when it comes. So here's my next question: How forgiving is unRaid for changing hardware? If I set it up on an old MB and CPU I have laying around, is it difficult to move it over to my server grade hardware later? I'm thinking that if I at least get the pool setup, I can transfer all of the data from the old server, and then move the drives. Thoughts? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  8. That's what I was thinking. (Setting up a new license on the Sandisk) The unRaid trial I have set up now was just for educational purposes. None of it is the hardware that I will use in production. It was just an old celeron SFF box that I had laying around that I stuck a couple of disks on USB to play around with it. I'm really quite amazed at how well it's working and that I was able to figure it out on my own for the most part. I fully intend on doing everything from scratch on the main hardware. Thanks to everyone here for the help and insight.
  9. I found a Sandisk Cruzer Glide 8GB in my drawer that should work nicely. I don't care that it's bigger, because my MB has an internal USB header, so it will be out of sight. So the next question... I've been evaluating on a sketchy freebie drive that I don't want to use in production. Should I just request a new "trial" key on the Sandisk when I set up, or transfer the trial key I have now?
  10. So after a couple of days of using unRaid, I'm fairly impressed. I have a bunch of old crappy USB drives laying around, but I would like to get a good one if I switch. Any recommendations?
  11. So I installed my Emby docker last night manually... just found the CA plug-in. That makes things significantly easier on the Docker front. Are all the apps there just a way to install containers? I could get lost in there for a bit.
  12. I set up a trial last night and installed one of my dockers. I set it up on a simple low power celeron with a couple of USB drives. My thoughts so far: -The interface is rather intuitive. I would say a bit more polished than OMV -The permissions are definitely simplified over OMV since it seems unRaid uses only user permission per share. -The Docker implementation works fine. It took me a bit to figure it out. I like the way the OMV plugin for Docker works, but probably just because I'm used to it. I'm a bit concerned about the license being tied to the USB drive. That seems a bit odd to me. Thanks for the info on the youtube channel. I'll go check it out. I follow a similar channel for OMV and docker.
  13. Hmmm... Maybe this wasn't the best forum for this. 😀 Feel free to move it to a more appropriate spot.
  14. Okay, so I've been thinking of redoing my server for a while. I've been putting off since life has been busy. I'm considering moving from OMV with Emby (and other apps) in Docker to Unraid with the same apps in containers. Basically my server is a couple of shares. Both shares are currently on a RAID5 (software) array. One big share for media, and then a smaller one that my wife and I use for critical files and is backed up offline and offsite. The main system drive is an SSD. I plan on putting in another SSD to serve as the data drive for all my dockers. My idea was to keep using OMV but then using MergerFS + SnapRaid to pool the drives. Then I started reading about Undraid, and it intrigues me. I'll probably set up a trial of it this weekend just to poke around. It seems like it may be a simpler way to accomplish what I'm going for. It provides many of the benefits of pooling that MergerFS and SnapRaid would, but with what seems to be less hassle. Can anybody comment on the two? Which way makes more sense? (Probably a silly question considering where I'm asking it) These are the Docker containers that I'm currently running: Watchtower Heimdall Emby Emby Beta Jellyfin Jackett Transmission with VPN Also running, but as OMV plugins (not in Docker): OpenVPN - I use this when logging on to open wifi points or to do remote admin on the server Nginx - Although I've never really gotten this running with a reverse proxy the way I would like. Is there a good guide to get it working with unRaid? Fail2Ban - Monitors OpenVPN and the Emby log files since those are the only ports open to the outside world The hardware is pretty basic. Supermicro X10SL7-F - Does unRaid support dual NICs? 16GB ECC Xeon E3-1271 Several 2TB Enterprise Drives - I plan on upgrading these when another good shucking deal comes along Thoughts? Any input is appreciated. Convince me. :)