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  1. How to find from the command line, one, if a drive is encrypted, two, if the encrypted drive is on line, three if it's off line because the key was not entered?
  2. I thought I'd share how you can enhanced the go file by reducing the six lines to a single command and it's not by using another script. You can create a tar ball that contains the fetch_key and delete_key scripts. The go file calls the tar command. The tar ball files are extracted and event directories are created. You MUST have a fully functioning auto-start that unlocks using the event directories. This works with FTP or SMB fetch_key scripts. If you have changed the script names (fetch_key, delete_key) or changed the path where you store the scripts (/boot/custom/bin/), you will need to use your alternative names in the following procedure. 1) Create a tar ball call "events" from the existing files in the event directories. At the terminal prompt enter the following: tar -czf /boot/custom/bin/events -C /usr/local/ emhttp/webGui/event/starting/fetch_key emhttp/webGui/event/started/delete emhttp/webGui/event/stopped/fetch_key 2) Update the go file. Comment out the existing lines in order to test. From:- # auto unlock array mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/starting mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/started mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/stopped cp -f /boot/custom/bin/fetch_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/starting cp -f /boot/custom/bin/delete_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/started cp -f /boot/custom/bin/fetch_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/stopped To: # auto unlock array # mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/starting # mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/started # mkdir -p /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/stopped # cp -f /boot/custom/bin/fetch_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/starting # cp -f /boot/custom/bin/delete_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/started # cp -f /boot/custom/bin/fetch_key /usr/local/emhttp/webGui/event/stopped tar -xzf /boot/custom/bin/events -C /usr/local/ 3) Once you're confident that everything works, rebooting IS necessary. You can clean up by deleting the event scripts (fetch_key, delete_key). Your files are now stored in the "event" tar ball. And, updating the go file by removing the commented lines and any references to "unlock". # auto start array tar -xzf /boot/custom/bin/events -C /usr/local/ I hope some of you may find this interesting.
  3. What a great suggestion. I think I am going to try this on my next build. I am going to use an inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero W loaded with DietPi OS as my remote server. It's non-obtrusive size can be placed anywhere within wi-fi distance. Technically my "DietKeyLimePi" only needs to be available at boot up time. DietPI is an extremely lightweight Debian Jessie OS. It can be configured to be a headless samba server and have SSH capability. Power consumption is under a watt at idle.
  4. John, The GA-P55M-UD2 motherboard "Save BIOS to HD" default is disabled. No need to worry about HPA unless you turn this setting on. PB
  5. beckp

    What UPS to Buy

    +1 for APC! Allow me to share my experience with UPSs. I had an APC BX1000G for almost six years. Had maybe three minor power outages in that time. During an outage, it ran for run for 5 minutes, shutdown unRAID and it shutdown shortly after. Never had a problem. Last year the local power vault blew. I was lucky and grateful I had an UPS and surge suppressors! Once the power came back, the UPS didn’t function properly. Repairing it was more money than a new one. I kept my eye out for a good sale and saw a Cyperpower CST135XLU at the local membership warehouse. Very reasonably priced, so I bought it. During an outage, the Cyperpower unit would run for the 5 minutes, shutdown unRAID and then keep running until low battery shut it down or power came back. I feature I wasn;t happy. Monthly parity checks would show random errors, nothing consistent. I spent five months trying to track down the problem. Nothing in the SART reports. Maybe the outage took out more than the APC UPS. I was afraid to add anything to unRAID with parity errors. I almost had acquired enough hardware to make a new system. On one of the tear-downs and rebuilds the server worked with no parity errors. Was I happy, I went four months, no monthly parity errors. I had more than ITB of data to put on the Tower! Fast forward to the next power failure. UnRAID had to do a parity check. That’s when I noticed I never plugged the computer into the UPS, the USB cable was connected and everything appeared to be running fine. I allowed the parity check to completed, a number of errors were found due to the non-clean shutdown. Did a non-correcting check and it passed without any errors. I shutdown the server., plugged the server into the UPS and started it up. I did a non-correcting check and it failed with errors. Tried it again, different errors this time. Once more, nothing in the SMART reports. I put the server on the workbench, opened it up, reseated the sata connectors, reseated the power connectors. I powered it up, did a non-correcting check and it passed without any errors. I put it back in the media room and once more parity errors! That’s when I had that aha moment, it is the UPS. I now have had two months of error free parity checks, however no UPS. I am now on a price alert for another APC UPS. No Cyperpower for me.
  6. You are correct S80_UK. Stay away from Cyber Power. Stick with APC.
  7. I woke up to see 67 non corrected errors. First monthly parity errors in years! I have V4.7 and would like to upgrade to at least V5 but not with these errors. Nothing in the smart test reports (no errors). I ran another non correcting parity check this time 27 different errors. Third time 6 errors that were different than the first two. I have not run a correcting parity check. I am now running MEMTEST86. How long should I run MEMTEST86? If memory checks out, what next? How do I test controllers? PB
  8. I would stick with APC. I had an APC BX1000G. Was destroyed by a major power surge. I replaced it with a Cyperpower CST135XLU from Costco. Communication with apcupsd is not the same. I have apcupsd programmed to shutdown UnRaid in 5 minutes. The APC unit shut off shortly afterward UnrRaid shuts down, the Cyperpower continues to run after the UnRaid shuts down unitil the battery is discharged.
  9. Try Joe's cache_dirs script http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=4500.0 It should reduce the time.
  10. Thanks, I know yes is the default. I tuned my system over four years ago and I don't remember the final setting. I thought there may be a way to check.
  11. I am trying to see if Force NCQ disabled has been changed. I caught myself accidentally changing it numerous times instead of Enable spinup groups. Now I don't remember what it was! I am still on 4.7. Currently it's at yes. I have lots of syslogs, is there a way to see what the setting was a week ago? A month ago?
  12. Do any of this directories (folders) display icons within it's folder icon? The system looks one level deeper to determine what to display.
  13. What programs do you use? I'm interested. I have a few home videos that do this. ifo 16:9, vertically stretched frame. I don't want to encode over again. Plays Okay in the DVD player, in VLC it doesn't.
  14. One of those shareware programs that was worth registering. thumbs up to Take Command and the original 4DOS! I even have a Take Command for OS2 and 4OS/2 PB
  15. Joe, the previous reply is after I reinstalled everything, When I reboot, I get -bash: cd: /boot/packages: No such file or directory The directory is there. I stuck the flash drive in a PC and doing a check disk. I'll keep all informed. PB