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  1. you could get an external esata enclosure, assuming you have esata that supports multipliers.  Otherwise could go with a usb.  You should be able to find an enclosures for 4 or 5 drives in a reasonable price range.

  2. 6 hours ago, Tweak3D said:

    I've been having this issue since 6.9.1 where a reboot or a shutdown causes unraid to force a parity check when it comes back online. I saw that lots of others (but not everyone) were having this issue. Just reporting that this does not appear to be fixed in 6.9.2 :(. If there are any details I can provide to help get it fixed, i'd be more than happy to!

    This is the way things should happen, this should NOT be changed.  If you want to cancel it, then login and cancel it...  to your own detriment.

  3. I do something similar, I have a Dell r210 ii box that is, I run a vm on an unraid box all the time on an i3-8300 and only boot up the dell box to fail over traffic when I need to work on the unraid machine.


    this works fine, its alittle tricky for VIP assignments depending on how your ISP handles WAN assignments.  CARP will want 3 IP's, one for each physical, one for the VIP... so you'll have to contend with this.  You probably don't need to worry about state sync either, or you can... but it's kinda a pain since it will throw a bunch of warnings when it cant reach the box that is off...I just turn it on when i boot the other box up, give it a minute and then fail over.


    Also, AES-NI is nice and all, for encryption... if you are doing a bunch of this (like vpn) then worry about this... if you are not doing alot of encryption, then don't worry about it.  pfsense dropped the aesni requirement for newer versions, even if they put it back in later, just switch to opnsense.

  4. 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.

  5. 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... 

  6. 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

  7. 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.  

  8. 27 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

    If filesystems keep getting corrupt without an apparent reason, like after an unclean shutdown or similar, you might want to run check your hardware, especially RAM and controller/motherboard.

    and sata cable to that drive

  9. 2 hours ago, jonathanm said:

    Here's the thing. Unraid runs from RAM, so in effect the USB drive IS just there for the license. Once the system is booted, the only interactions with the USB drive is to save changes that you make to your configuration. It's not like the OS drive for a typical system.


    Even during boot, the vast majority of the I/O is reading, which doesn't directly effect the lifespan of the flash. It does raise the temperature, so those little micro sized drives with plastic externals get toasty, but a well constructed drive like the kingston's with lots of metal to dissipate the heat don't get cooked.


    It's not like you are carrying the drive around with you, and for security the best option is to mount the drive internally on a motherboard header to USB adapter anyway.

    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.

  10. On 12/5/2019 at 7:14 AM, testdasi said:

    Your post is beyond a joke.


    You are blaming the OS for clearly hardware issues.

    LimeTech does not manufacture your server nor your USB sticks.


    Do you blame Windows if your laptop breaks down?

    No! You blame Lenovo, Asus or whoever MANUFACTURES your laptop!


    Perhaps it needs to be told in the post-Trump world that screaming loudly doesn't really get anything solved.


    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.

  11. anyone else having trouble with the syncthing docker and updating?  Mine keeps telling me there is an update, but there is not... I can update and then click on check for updates, it thinks there is another one... My version is 1.2.2 which i believe is up to date.


    My other dockers are not doing this, just syncthing.