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  1. My backup server is also currently on the same LAN. I did not do this for the encryption, but the SSH piece also allows the backup to take place unattended and completely automated by not stopping at the server password prompt. The server login credentials are contained in the SSH keys. It does also give you the advantage of being able to do the backup securely over the Internet should you ever decide to move your backup server offsite (I keep threatening to do that). The only way to avoid the SSH piece is to have no password on your backup server or to run the script manually and enter the backup server password when prompted.
  2. My server has two Intel NICs. The network-rules.cfg files exists on my flash drive. I just looked in the syslog and did not find "modprobe -r $DRIVERS" I guess in my case no drivers reload means no crash? No cable is currently plugged in to eth1 (e1000e driver) although the interface is active. Is that causing the reload to be skipped? I am certainly not complaining that I do not have server crashes; just trying add some data points for those looking into it.
  3. Both of my onboard NICs are Intel. One uses the igb driver and the other uses the e1000e driver. eth0 (igb) is the NIC used by unRAID. I have never seen a server crash with 6.8.1 when booting the server and I have rebooted several times. The crashes certainly do appear to be related to igb but perhaps only on certain motherboards or other hardware combinations? As @limetech pointed out he has crash-free servers using igb. Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: e1000e 0000:00:1f.6 0000:00:1f.6 (uninitialized): registered PHC clock Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver - version 5.4.0-k Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb: Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Intel Corporation. Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: mpt3sas version loaded Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: mpt3sas 0000:01:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: mpt2sas_cm0: 64 BIT PCI BUS DMA ADDRESSING SUPPORTED, total mem (32689028 kB) Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: cryptd: max_cpu_qlen set to 1000 Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: pps pps0: new PPS source ptp1 Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb 0000:03:00.0: added PHC on eth0 Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb 0000:03:00.0: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Connection Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb 0000:03:00.0: eth0: (PCIe:2.5Gb/s:Width x1) d0:50:99:XX:XX:XX Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb 0000:03:00.0: eth0: PBA No: 001300-000 Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: igb 0000:03:00.0: Using MSI-X interrupts. 4 rx queue(s), 4 tx queue(s) Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: e1000e 0000:00:1f.6 eth1: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) d0:50:99:XX:XX:XX Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: e1000e 0000:00:1f.6 eth1: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection Jan 13 13:15:58 MediaNAS kernel: e1000e 0000:00:1f.6 eth1: MAC: 12, PHY: 12, PBA No: FFFFFF-0FF
  4. I personally have a UniFi USG router and separate switches and APs which is way overkill for your needs. However I can highly recommend the Netgear Nighthawk (an R6700 or R7000). I also used an Asus RT-N66U for many, many years. It was a true workhouse, but, I eventually retired it a couple of years ago. In the interim before moving to the Ubiquiti gear, I used a Netgear R6400. It was a solid router that I never had to reboot. I bought an R6700 for my sister's house, but, it ended up not working well with their crappy ISP gear (not a Netgear problem), so I gave that one to my son a couple of months ago. They love the R6700 as it provides good coverage throughout their 4000 sq. ft. home (very open two-story + basement) including to basement apartment they rent out. They said it was a much better router than their prior ISP supplied garbage. The R6700/R7000 are basically the same hardware (other than an additional USB port on the R7000) and meet all of the above requirements other than supporting VLANs, ax WiFi, and MU-MIMO. For a price reference, the R7000 is $133 on Amazon https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx If you want MU-MIMO here are the Netgear models that support that: https://www.netgear.com/landings/MU-MIMO/
  5. My co-workers wondered why I was taking off my shirt. They are still baffled why I have to show my belly button to a squid. 😁
  6. Wow! I just found some pocket lint AND the bonus navel lint! How did you do that??? I never thought using CA would result in me winning something. What a community! Time to partay!!!
  7. Or a CPU with an iGPU that can do hardware transcoding (that's what I have) and completely eliminates the need for Unraid Nvidia and a separate GPU. A recent generation i5/i7/i9 or Xeon would take care of it nicely for you. Probably better to stay i7 and above, if possible.
  8. Yeah, that's true. I have Plex Pass so I did not think about that. I got a lifetime pass on one of their $75 targeted sales and it has definitely been worth it as I can use Plex as my DVR for recording OTA TV via HDHomerun, sync Plex library files to mobile devices, etc. The benefits have been worth it. Since Plex offers monthly, annual and lifetime purchase options, you could pick one with which you are comfortable and tell the neighbors that the price of streaming from your server is $5 US a month. Still a great deal.
  9. I did exactly what you want to do (repurposed "old" server parts into a backup server). See this thread for the process I and others have used with automated rsync scripts. My backup server even has the advantage of having IPMI so the script not only does the backup, it powers the server on before the backup and powers it off when the backup completes. There are certainly other options such as with the docker containers you mentioned, however rsync scripting provides a lot of control over the backups. Some find this very daunting and you can get very lost in the weeds in the first couple of pages of the linked thread, but if you can get your head around it, it s a very effective solution. I have been running these scripts for two years without a hiccup. When it works, you set it and forget it.
  10. Four households other than my own stream occasionally from my server, but, my CPU will handle transcoding multiple streams without issue. For remote streams, anything above 720p 4 Mbps gets transcoded to that bitrate. I can probably raise that now as the household with limited Internet bandwidth no longer has that limitation and my bandwidth has increased by 150%. Do you have any idea what clients they may use (if other than their TVs) and what the Internet bandwidth is? Although many clients can direct stream the most common codecs/bitrates, when streaming remotely outside your LAN Plex may fall back to transcoding even if there is sufficient bandwidth on both ends. I have never tested that as transcoding does not sweat my server. I know you have not been able to keep Plex from transcoding, but, Plex is really the easiest solution in this scenario as it allows you control over remote streaming and bandwidth parameters while giving access to only those Plex libraries you designate and no access to the rest of your server. As stated by @1812 an Nvidia GPU card would solve the problem with the caveat of needing to run a special unRAID build to support it and making sure you have a supported Nvidia card. A good inexpensive used GPU can likely be obtained on eBay Singapore.
  11. A disk is not rebuilt from just the parity drive. The disk is rebuilt from the parity drive and all other non-failed disks. Parity alone is not enough to rebuild a drive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Not necessarily. All zero errors means is that the parity calculation accurately represents the sum of all the bits in that location on all the drives. If the source data on one or more drives is corrupt, the parity calculation will reflect the data in its corrupt state, but, the parity calculation is still "correct." You may want to spot check some data on your unRAID server to see if there is any reason to believe some of the data may be corrupt.
  13. I don't read Danish (even though my surname is Danish and my ancestors came from the Aalborg area in the 1860s), so I will take your word regarding what it says. 😀 It looks like the .exe file is trying to run from a temp download directory which should be fine. Try moving it to some other folder where you have full rights and execute it there. If that does not work, you may try seeking help in the MakeMKV forums. I found them to very helpful when I was flashing my optical drive a couple of years ago. Perhaps this from Google search or something similar will help. It sounds like a Windows persmission/security issue.
  14. It might just be an update to the docker container and nothing to do with an actual Plex server version update. If your Plex server version changed, you can go to the Plex website for details. The Plex docker containers are just a Docker friendly packaging of the Linux version of PMS. None of the container authors does any development work on Plex itself and they do not know what may have changed in PMS.
  15. @Snipedog It sounds like your inability to get a docker-based Plex implementation working is likely related to understanding and properly configuring container volume mappings. This is VERY common with those new to Docker. There are many, many posts in these forums about properly configuring Docker container volume mappings. Often these can be found in the support threads for the Plex container you chose. There are three choices; Plex official, Binhex Plex and Linuxserver Plex (the one I use). Volume mapping concepts are identical in all three and all three work well with just slight variations in container configuration. Pick one and check out its support thread for more information.