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  1. On 3/12/2021 at 8:53 PM, Squid said:

    Reason is this (when I try and add a "user" share)




    From the command prompt, you need to rename the share to some else:

    cd /mnt/user
    mv user my_users



    So renaming the share worked and everything showed up.  I just had to give users permission to that share again.


    It seems like the upgrade script should check to see if that's an issue before the upgrade. 


    Either way, thank you for the help on getting this fixed.  I was racking my brain.



  2. 1 hour ago, Squid said:

    What does that mean?


    It just doesn't seem to exist in my shares.  I know it was set up, because I have //server/user mapped on multiple computers here in my house and they all stopped working.


    This is what I see on my shares now:




    Media is the main share where I have movies tv home videos etc.


    The share "user" used to be there I think... It used two separate physical disks from the rest of the shares.  It worked for so long without issue, I don't even remember how I had it set up. :)


    The two disks are still there... I can still browse the physical disks and see the files.  I just can't connect by SMB, and and all my network mappings broke.


    Can a share named "user" just be recreated using Disk 3,4 and it will go back to working?


    I'm just perplexed as to how it just disappeared in the first place.  There seems to be config files pointing to it in diagnostics, but it seems to be gone from any unraid menu.

  3. 9 hours ago, Squid said:

    That share has no authorized users to read it.  Try setting up the user permissions again in the share (Toggle something off / on if necessary)


    I guess that's the problem... there is no share listed for it. There's no place for me to set permissions.


    I don't know where it could have gone.


     Maybe I'm missing something.

  4. The diagnostics are attached.


    The shares used to be visible at //dmitri/user/


    What was once the "user" share was segregated from my other shares and was on Disk 3/4 only.  Like I said... I can still see the data physically on the disk, but the share is gone. None of my applications or media touch those two drives.  All of that stuff is working as normal.


    Any help/insight is appreciated.





  5. I recently upgraded to 6.9.0, and I thought everything went fine.  Today I rebooted my windows system, and it said it couldn't reconnect to my user shares.  These are the ones that I had specifically set up for different user accounts.


    All of the other regular shares for media and such are there.


    I've tried rebooting, but no luck.


    I can see that the disks are there with no errors.  I can also see that the files are still there. 


    What would make the "user" shares disappear?

  6. 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.



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  7. 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.

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  8. 14 minutes ago, jonathanm said:

    Depends on the enclosure. USB is not recommended for array members, for multiple reasons, disk id being one. Heat being another, USB enclosures are typically designed for light usage, a parity build or check keeps the drives active 100% for many hours, which will likely overheat the drives if they are in the enclosure. Some enclosures also remap the drive in some way, making the content unreadable once shucked.


    If you insist on using them via USB, and they are not readable once you shuck them, all is not lost. As long as you have valid parity and the drives stay healthy, you can unshuck and rebuild them directly connected one at a time. Still not recommended though.


    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.

  9. 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.




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  10. 2 hours ago, jonathanm said:



    If it were me, I'd set up a new trial with the Sandisk, just to make sure the server is happy with that specific key before I committed myself.


    Downside to that is you will need to set up everything from scratch on the Sandisk. The data on your disks and share names will migrate when you manually assign the disks to the correct slot numbers, the rest of your customizations will need to be set up again, as trial installs do not support direct migration to another trial, for obvious reasons.


    Now, if you want to risk the easy path, you can license your current trial stick, and once licensed, you can migrate to the Sandisk without losing any settings.

    However... by doing this, you will burn your once a year automatic migration, so if the Sandisk has an issue before that year is up, you will be waiting on manual intervention from limetech to get your license moved to yet another stick.


    Another way to look at it would be to keep using your current freebie drive and license it, and keep super current on downloading and storing the flash drive backups. That way if the stick dies, it's a matter of minutes to be up and running on another stick. You can always test the Sandisk with a temporary trial just to make sure it will be a good candidate for migration if the freebie dies.


    Unraid isn't very hard on USB sticks, there are plenty of people still using 5+ year old sticks. Limetech is very careful to keep writes on the stick to a bare minimum, and reading is pretty much "free" when it comes to stick lifetime.

    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.

  11. 16 hours ago, itimpi said:

    The main recommendation is to go for a USB2 drive rather than a USB3 one and use a trusted brand.   For some reason USB2 seems to be more reliable during booting and since Unraid runs from RAM once booted you do not need the performance of USB3.   The drive must be 32GB or less in size but anything from about 4GB upwards will do.  It is also a requirement that the USB drive has a unique GUID which is not true of some of the very cheapest brands.    I personally use Sandisk Cruzer Fit 16GB as being cheap and reliable.


    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?

  12. Just now, mrbilky said:

    You said you were thinking of setting up a trial key but for more insight look up spaceinvaderone's youtube channel he has all things unRAID and I think you'll find a wealth of information about your proposed planned setup


    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. 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:

    Emby Beta
    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. :)