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  1. I'd say grab a 8TB or so USB drive, use it for backups now and in the future.... runs about $150. Remember, redundancy is not backups. This will give you some margin for error if something goes wrong in your process and provide you with a place to run backups in the future.
  2. yeah, I know its 4 port, thats why I said I like it but its only supports 4 drives. I appreciate the help, but if anyone has any knowledge of a really samll lsi controller, please let me know. I'm not changing the ITX case for a few additional 2.5" drives :)
  3. I looked quickly, but dont see if nested virtualization is turned on by default with unraid. In theory you could unload and reload the kvm module with nested support. The term you need to search for is "nested virtualization" though, maybe it will help you find what you need. be aware, the only times I've played with it, it runs pretty slow...
  4. did you install on 2.6? if not, reinstall on 2.6
  5. bad blocks seem high to me, unless I'm reading it wrong, for a drive thats been on less than 2 weeks. Hows the cable? new? I ask because cables are often overlooked and cause alot of issues if bad/damaged.
  6. set your machine type to q35-2.6, its due to old qemu drivers in pfsense.
  7. does anyone know of a very small lsi controller that will support 8 sata drives? I found the IBM 9211-4i ones on ebay, they look awesome, but only support 4 drives (https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-H1110-81Y4494-9211-4i-FW-LSI-9211-8i-P20-IT-Mode-for-ZFS-FreeNAS-unRAID/224011559187?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D7d7010ad5e704b9cba023414e6d02868%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D303521684314%26itm%3D224011559187%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524%26brand%3DIBM&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042) I need it as small as possible as I'll be using it on a M.2 GPU riser board and it's in a very small ITX case. I'm open to chipsets other than LSI, but no asmedia/jmicron/si junk
  8. also updated from 6.8.2 -> 6.8.3 with no issues
  9. gonna have to run top and figure out what exactly is pulling the cpu... just having high cpu isn't helpful without knowing the process.
  10. google something like "kvm snapshot", lots of hits and lots of instructions out there that are better than I can write
  11. as far as data, standard backup practice of 3,2,1 rule... 3 copies, on 2 different kinds of media and one offsite. I'd suggest a second machine to rsync data to, maybe built from scraps in general. Doesn't need to run 24/7, just when backups are needed. I say this because most of us computer geeks have extra parts laying around. Also, consider another drive in the machine, just to keep an additional copy of the data on, again rsync is your friend and easy to schedule a script with user scripts plugin. qemu-img and virsh both seem to be on my server, thus you could write a script to snapshot your VM's.
  12. and sata cable to that drive
  13. Anyone have any ideas on why the mouse pointer in a GUI (in Ubuntu VM for example) would not be visible when using a chromebook for access? Its visible if I use Cirrus instead of QXL... but I'd prefer QXL.
  14. you have a few points of why its not that bad, but it would also be nice to have a boot drive that doesn't die from writes. Also, if it was just there for licensing, it would probably never die.... at least, even if it did, it wouldn't stop you from booting. USB flash drives are not enterprise class devices in any way, shape or form... this is not common practice for a very good reason. If it were, we should be able to, at least, mirror two USB's. Again, I have no problem with the OPTION of booting off the flash drive, but I've prefer to boot from one of my enterprise class drives that I can trust and can log to if I wish without it dying... and that I can run proper redundancy with. More options don't exist ONLY because not enough of us (paying customers) are complaining about how stupid this forced booting from a USB flash drive is.
  15. Sorta, but not really... who wants to be forced to boot of of a usb flash drive in this day and age? They need to fix their licenses to not be centric around a single drive, or, at least, allow us to mirror a couple of drives since they are not reliable. I wouldn't care as much if they allowed us to boot off of anything and simply have the drive there for the license, but making us use the drive kills it, and it's really stupid to force it on all users.