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  1. I am planning to use unraid for the first time and have a scenario where i need to migrate my current data off my drives and onto the new drives i purchased. I want to have as minimal downtime as possible thus have come up with this plan, let me know if it will work.. I want to take my new drives and install them in a spare computer I have and use my unraid flash drive to setup a pool then transfer the data over the network from my server to the other computer that temporarily will host the unraid pool. Once data is synced over, take the unraid flash drive and the disks from the computer and place them into the desired server then bootup unraid. Will this approach work or does unraid ty itself in any way to the sata ports/motherboard/cpu configuration? If this will work, then it'll make my life way easier due to reducing the downtime and giving me more time to properly configure my vm's along with sync data to the pool.
  2. Great I'll do more research on how to set that up thanks!
  3. Well I'm trying to ensure that I will be able to also potentially one day use GPU encoding/decoding and I've read it's complicated or not possible with docker image. Still have some time before I need to worry about lots of x265 content but I would like to not put myself in a situation where I cannot use a GPU and would have to reinstall and reconfigure everything again. I'm guessing when that moment comes for hardware considerations, I may stick with CPU/mobo/ram upgrades since CPU transcoding is better quality than GPU, but again, I know that is coming down the road so trying not to limit myself. If you think it's not a concern then I will look into docker / kubernetes.
  4. I've come to a point where my current plex server has ran out of space and I also want to ensure that all my content is somewhat safe without necessarily having to put extended wear on all my drives, hence unraid with parity sounds like the perfect fit for ensuring that some drives that aren't being accessed can be spun down when not in use. I have max on average 3-6 streams concurrently. half tend to transcode. I use a ramdisk for saving my disks health and for speedier transcoding. I'm wondering if the following hardware setup and strategy will be sufficient with unraid with a parity implementation or if you see any bottlenecks. hardware: motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor RAM: 32GB 1600mhz Storage drives: WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 WDC WD25EZRS-00J99B0 ST10000VN0004-1ZD101 ST10000VN0004-1ZD101 WDC WD25EZRS-00J99B0 WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 OS drive: SanDisk SD6SB1M256G1002 New hardware I picked up but haven't put into the server yet: OS drive: Samsung Evo 970 Plus 500gb (running via m.2 pcie slot expansion card since mobo doesn't have a slot for it.) New additional storage drive: Seagate 14TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive - (ST14000VN0008) New parity disk: Seagate 14TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive - (ST14000VN0008) I won't have enough SATA ports to use the two new disks but I will remove all drives first then install the new samsung Evo 970 plus 500gb drive and install the two ironwolf 14tb drives then setup unraid and place one of the ironwolf drives as a parity disk are my thoughts. Once unraid is setup and once I have reinstalled ubuntu for my plex server, then I plan to put the other disks back in one by one and copy their data over into the unraid pool. Once the data is copied off each disk, I will then add that disk into the pool, where the pool will format/prepare it. That is my understanding of how unraid works and how I can grow my pool - if I'm mistaken please clarify/point me to a post/doc I can read that would clarify the steps I should take to migrate my old data into the pool and then re-add the disks I migrated content from into the new pool. Do you see any issues with this setup and or approach? I know parity setup does slow things down but I think my pool will perform fast enough to serve the content still to 3-6 streams worth? thank you for any tips in advance!