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  1. Hoopster

    Plex & Ssd Question

    I have all my appdata, including Plex, on a SSD as well, although it is a cache drive. Plex and all docker data has been stored on this SSD for over six years and the life on the drive is still good. If your Plex appdata is not on the SSD, your docker container /config mapping must be directing it elsewhere.
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    What is your longest Unraid up time?

    That’s been harder to assess lately for those of us who keep the OS updated with the latest stable or rc releases. Prior to UnRAID 6, my sever would run for months before it was rebooted because updates were far less frequent. I started with UnRAID 5 beta 14. I think my longest uptime was around 9 months. I am sure it was longer for others. With UnRAID 6, it’s usually a matter of weeks (the server was probably up for 3-4 months on 6.3.5) before I am rebooting for an update. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Full gui Desktop

    Clearly this is the right choice for you based on your needs. Developing the GUI into a full desktop OS would be incredibly resource intensive and not likely in the realm of possibility for a small operation such as Limetech, assuming they even had a desire to go down that path. The effort would not be worth it for the relatively small amount of incremental sales (assuming there are others with your viewpoint) that would result from this fundamental change in philosophy, especially given the increased complexity and support costs that would follow. For the vast majority of UnRAID uses, the product is currently what they want and expect it to be; a lightweight yet highly-functional sever platform with unique storage management capabilities and a solid foundation for docker containers and VMs. If Limetech tried to turn it into a full GUI desktop OS, these forums would likely be flooded with “I am abandoning UnRAID because Limetech have lost their focus and over-complicated what was once a great product.” posts. As is usually the case with technology, it can’t be all things to all people. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Not sure what your posts have to do with the topic. You apparently just want to tell everyone how pleased you are that you have found an OS that works for you. To that I say good for you and I hope it does everything you need it to do for you. Really, I wish you nothing but happy days ahead with XCP-NG. unRAID is not the right OS for everyone, but, it is the right OS for a great many users as attested by the activity in these forums. It is ironic that you claim OMV is so much better than unRAID, yet, just in the last couple of weeks there have been two or three new users seeking advice on their unRAID builds who are coming from OMV since that did not work for them. There are other long-time unRAID users here who abandoned OMV years ago and, as you say, "never looked back." Different strokes for different folks. The problem with blanket statements like yours that OS a,b and c are so much better than unRAID and that no one could ever be happy with unRAID for x amount of reasons is that you presume to speak for everyone and their needs and have declared yourself the sole arbiter of what is a 'good' OS and what is not. Clearly, you are in no position to do that and you come across as the sore loser who decided to take his ball and go home. Not happy with merely going home yourself, you are trying to convince everyone else to go home with you because you are mad at the coach, his assistants and the training staff. If unRAID is not for you, find something that is (as you appear to have done) and be happy with it. Your diatribe is not likely to convince a happy or new unRAID user to abandon the OS just because you are not happy with it.
  5. There is a Syncthing docker for unRAID that many here use. There are lots of dockers and plugins for unRAID that do a variety of useful things. unRAID has a really good Docker implementation.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - OpenVPN AS

    It looks like making the switch from lsiodev back to linuxserver repository makes openvpn-as act like a new install. I have lost my custom admin users so none of my profiles connect and it is back to the default admin/password login. The rest of the customizations (server name, networks, etc.) are also gone. I'll have to go through the initial setup again. Is this expected? UPDATE: I have reconfigured openvpn-as (had to download the client profile again to iOS devices) and all clients are connecting again.
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    [Plug-In] unBALANCE

    Hmmm. Shows up for me searching on that term. I am not sure if it matters, but it looks like you might not have the latest version of CA. That's an older version in your screenshot.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - OpenVPN AS

    Works for me. Now running version 2.7.3 from the lsiodev/openvpn-as repository. I tested connecting from two clients. Both connected with no problem. Well done.
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    Upgrade from 6.3.5 to 6.5.3 breaks

    A couple of other users were recently able to solve their boot problems after an upgrade by making a backup of the config folder on the flash drive and then recreating the flash drive with the USB Creator Tool. After that, they copied over the config folder backup to the new flash drive and then the system booted without issue. Something had gone wrong on the flash drive in the upgrade process which prevented a successful boot.
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    Upgrade from 6.3.5 to 6.5.3 breaks

    I used to have one of those boards. I never tried to run unRAID on it however. I came across some posts in tech forums as far back as 2009 referring to an EFI BIOS for the P5Q Deluxe. Just update your BIOS to the latest available for that board and see if it will boot UEFI. There are often settings in the BIOS in obscure places that have to do with UEFI as well, for example Compatibility Support Mode (CSM). Your problem may not be related to UEFI vs. legacy. There are other possible causes for failure to boot properly. Latest versions of unRAID continue to run even on older hardware in legacy mode, but, you can never tell which combinations of hardware/software will or will not work in certain configurations until you try it. Trying to boot in UEFI won't cause any harm, it just won't boot if it can't which is no worse than where you are now.
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    Upgrade from 6.3.5 to 6.5.3 breaks

    Depends on how old "older' is. UEFI has been around for a while even though it has become the standard on newer motherboards in just the last couple of years. My MB booted in legacy mode just fine, up to version 6.5.x of unRAID. At that point, due to some kernel changes in Linux, I could only get it to boot in UEFI mode. Also, as itimpi mentioned, see if unRAID boots in GUI mode. Also see the instructions trurl linked.
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    Upgrade from 6.3.5 to 6.5.3 breaks

    Is it stopping at 'loading bzroot...'? You should try modifying flash drive and BIOS for UEFI boot instead of legacy boot. Rename the EFI- folder on the flash drive to EFI (remove the '-' character at the end) and in your BIOS make sure you are booting from UEFI:{name of flash drive} and not BIOS:{name of flash drive} or just {flash drive}.
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    new to docker, can't find my media files in plex

    Just personal preference. There is no performance or operational advantage to having separate volume mappings in a docker container or separate shares in the unRAID array organized by media type. I prefer separate shares in unRAID by media type (top level folder for Movies, Photos, Videos, Music, etc.) and separate Plex container volume mappings (/movies to /mnt/user/Movies, /pictures to /mnt/user/Pictures. etc.) simply for organizational purposes. I have cloud backups and on-site backup server backups organized by media type and keeping them separate is simply they way I prefer to do it. It could just as easily be done if the media types are subfolders of one media share. You could accomplish the same thing in Plex by having just one share for all your media (/mnt/user/media) in unRAID with subfolders for media type. In the Plex docker container you could then just have one volume mapping for all the media (/media to /mnt/user/media) and then in the Plex server itself browse to /media/{media subfolder} to assign folders to libraries for the different media types as you are currently doing. Again, there is no advantage to doing it one way or another other than personal preference regarding media organization on the server.
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    new to docker, can't find my media files in plex

    Here's what my volume mappings look like. Yours are probably similar. Volume mappings can be confusing when you are new to dockers. I'll admit, I wondered if it would click for you when I saw that you mapped /movies to /config 😀
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    new to docker, can't find my media files in plex

    You do not have a container path mapped in the volume mapping. You need something like this: Then create a similar mapping for other media types. Once you have done this, in Plex you would just browse to /movies for the movies library, /tv for TV Shows, etc. In Plex you will always browse to the container path and not the host path. The Plex docker has no idea what /mnt/user/Media is (this is an unRAID/host path) until you tell it how to reference that in the container.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - OpenVPN AS

    Have you updated the docker container recently? If so, do what the rest of us have done when recent "broken" versions of OpenVPN-AS were released and follow the instruction in this post by aptalca on the prior page of this forum. This has solved the problem for many of us.
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    Emby Transcoding using intel i7 8700k

    label unRAID OS menu default kernel /bzimage append initrd=/bzroot You may still need the 'pci=realloc=off' after append for other reasons but you should no longer need 'i915.alpha_support=1' after bzroot for the iGPU to work.
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    Emby Transcoding using intel i7 8700k

    Obvious question: Do you have an Emby Premiere subscription? Since version 4.0 of Emby, hardware transcoding is only supported for Emby Premiere users. By the way I believe the alpha support is no longer required in syslinux.cfg with 8th generation CPUs.
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    New drive not seen by unraid. How to check h310?

    If your power supply has a Molex power cable and you happen to have a Molex to SATA power adapter lying around (I have a bunch of them that came with older motherboards) you could verify that the SATA 3.3v reset is the issue by connecting Molex power to the drive. If the drive shows up in the BIOS, order your Kapton tape for a more "permanent" and safer solution.
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    New drive not seen by unraid. How to check h310?

    If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, there is no way unRAID will see it. Do you have any other drives attached to the controller? I have several 8TB drives shucked from Easystore enclosures and they are attached to a Dell H310 in IT mode. All show up fine in unRAID. Is it by chance a white label drive? If so, it could be the SATA 3.3v reset issue that is causing it to not be recognized. Recent white label drives tend to have that "feature." All of my shucked drives work fine in my server because my hot-swap drive cages are powered by molex connectors which bypass the SATA reset problem. USB connections will do the same. If you only have the problem when they are connected with SATA power, this may be your problem. Some strategically placed Kapton tape on the drive SATA power connector will solve the problem if this is the issue. See here for details.
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    Case or cage Recommendation

    I was considering the D600 a while ago. It's discontinued and no longer available anywhere in the US, even on eBay. You can find a used one on Amazon, but, it is a whopping $576.50 w/shipping. It's a HUGE case. I eventually went with the Silverstone CS380 which, in my configuration, has room for 8 HDDs, 4 SSDs and one optical drive. Probably not a great option for OP's needs as it has less capacity than he is seeking but it met my needs and I really like the fact that all the drives are hot-swappable (although I never really do that) and easily accessible from the front of the case.
  22. Once you get this resolved, I highly suggest you assign a static IP address to the server in unRAID and your router. It makes troubleshooting a lot easier when the server has a known IP address.
  23. I asked what, if anything, had changed on your system besides moving to a new chassis because I had a similar issue after upgrading to unRAID 6.5.x from 6.4.x. The system would not boot at all except in GUI mode. In my case, I had to change the flash drive to boot in UEFI (instead of legacy BIOS) and the problem was solved. I don't think this is your issue based on what you have described. If you are getting a 169.x.x.x IP address, that indicates networking problems. The GUI will not be accessible from any machine on your network if it has a non-routable 169.x.x.x address. Does your server have a static IP address or is it configured to receive a DHCP address? 169.x.x.x usually indicates a failure to communicate with a DHCP server. You may need to attach a monitor and keyboard to the server to get some diagnostics since you can't access it via GUI or SSH. If you can't get a valid IP address, check the network.cfg on your unRAID flash drive and make sure it looks OK. Is your NIC onboard your motherboard or is it an add-on card? Do you have a spare known good PCIe NIC you can put in the server to test with to eliminate existing NICs as the problem? One of my servers is completely headless (it has IPMI) and it works just fine with all versions of unRAID up to and including version 6.7.0 rc5 which it is currently running.
  24. Yes, in the syslinux folder on the flash drive, edit the syslinux.cfg file. Notice that 'menu default' is in the label unRAID OS section. Move it to label unRAID OS GUI Mode section if you want this to be the default. default menu.c32 menu title Lime Technology, Inc. prompt 0 timeout 50 label unRAID OS menu default kernel /bzimage append initrd=/bzroot label unRAID OS GUI Mode kernel /bzimage append initrd=/bzroot,/bzroot-gui label unRAID OS Safe Mode (no plugins, no GUI) kernel /bzimage append initrd=/bzroot unraidsafemode label unRAID OS GUI Safe Mode (no plugins) kernel /bzimage append initrd=/bzroot,/bzroot-gui unraidsafemode label Memtest86+ kernel /memtest Is your server booting and running OK, as far as you can tell, even though you cannot connect to the GUI if it boots in 'normal' mode? Did you update the BIOS before or after moving the hardware to a new chassis? Did anything else change on your system or was it just the same hardware being moved to a different case?
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    Is c246 supported?

    There are several UnRAID users in these forums who have the same motherboard and Xeon E-21xx processors. There are no issues using this hardware with UnRAID. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk