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  1. That's what I got on my last round, which are still pretty good drives, rumored to be HGST Ultrastar essentially: Note that you will almost certainly have to tape over the 3.3V pin to use it in your unRAID rig: https://amzn.to/2Ncc2WR. I find a steady hand and a pair of tweezers helps to install the Kapton tape relatively easily. Instructions here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-the-33V-Pin-Issue-in-White-Label-Disks-/ Unless they change things on us, these are not SMR drives. -Torquewrench
  2. WD 8TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN For those of you who need storage now, Amazon has (shuckable) WD 8 TB external HDDs on sale for $125 (about $5 below the other times it goes on sale). Also, it's Amazon, so shipping is fast and free with Prime. Analysis: At $15.625/TB, this puts the 8TB at about the same value as the 10TB which occasionally goes on sale for $160 on Amazon and Best Buy. I would say you're better off getting a 10 TB if you can wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday when we should see at least these prices, but if you need storage now, this is a good deal. -Torquewrench
  3. Hey Sundune, Are they Linuxserver.io containers by any chance? If so, it's a problem we're all having:
  4. Installed 6.7.3-rc1 yesterday. No problem but installed 6.7.3-rc2 this morning just to be safe. Didn't have a problem with the last rc either where we had all the other reports of sqlite corruption. I am using a cache drive (nvme).
  5. I've had diskover running more or less successfully for a week. However, the "Time Change" analytics page is blank for me. Any ideas? This is one of the most important pieces of data for me since I am most interested in my storage trends which helps me plan for future storage. Update: Fixed with diskover-web v1.5.0.: https://github.com/shirosaidev/diskover-web/issues/22 Update your docker container.
  6. Just kicked off the parity rebuild! I went to new config and preserved the cache and data slots since I was upgrading the parity drive. After that, I made sure my new 10TB drive was selected as the parity drive and added my old parity drive to the data array. I then started the array. My old parity drive was not originally available in the array since it was listed as "Unmountable: No file system". I then remembered I had to format it so I scrolled to the bottom and clicked the "Format" button. After a few minutes, the parity drive appeared as available in the data array. Question: Was it okay to go ahead and format the old parity drive in the data array while I was rebuilding parity with the new drive? I ask because it seems to be out of line with this procedure: Will formatting my old parity drive in the data array harm the data on my other drives or the parity calculation? Or is the suggestion in the linked procedure just so you have a "backup" parity drive in case the new parity rebuild fails? The reason this also bothers me is this claim that unRAID clears the disk prior to allowing it to be formatted so the new disk doesn't affect parity: If this is the case (and it does appear so- the disk looks blank from the GUI navigator), how is unRAID able to do it so quickly when the preclear takes days? Like I said, I think everything went well, these are just questions I had. Thanks again for the help and putting my mind at ease!
  7. I just meant the rebuild parity check box that appears when you are about to start the array. I am not familiar with that config- is that a specific configuration setting or are you just saying that I don't have to go through the steps of physically removing the hard drive and waiting for parity to rebuild? If it's the latter, then can I amend the above steps to: 1. Preclear the new drive. While the new drive is preclearing, also run a parity check. 2. Turn off array auto start. 3. Stop the array. 4. Reassign the parity configuration to the new 10TB drive. 5. Assign old parity drive as a data drive. 6. Start array with rebuild box checked. 7. After parity rebuild, there's apparently an option to reformat the "new" data drive? Do I need to stop the array for this? Is that correct? Can the array still be up during this revised process?
  8. Hi everyone, I know this question has been asked a million times before, but given the risk to data, I would appreciate a review of my planned parity upgrade procedure. Thanks in advance! Goal: Upgrade parity disk from 8TB to 10TB. Add old parity disk to data array. Procedure: 1. Preclear the new drive. While the new drive is preclearing, also run a parity check. 2. Turn off array auto start. 3. Stop the array. 4. Remove old parity drive and insert new 10TB drive in that slot. 5. Select new drive for parity drive. 6. Start array with rebuild box checked. 7. After parity rebuilt, plug in old parity drive. Assign old parity drive to data array. Questions: 1. Is this procedure correct? 2. Now, if I do this, what happens to the data on the old parity drive? How do I clear it (or does it get cleared automatically by virtue of being added to the data array)? 3. During the rebuild (with the steps above), the array should be available, correct? I prefer this method to the parity swap procedure because I'm trying to minimize array downtime. Thanks again for your help, Torquewrench
  9. Looks like the offer is still available on Amazon. I ordered mine yesterday and it already arrived today! New parity drive, here I come!
  10. Hey everyone, Happy Prime Day! Amazon has some good deals on cheap storage: WD 10TB Elements Drive for $159.49 And for those of you who don't want to shuck the drive and want the additional warranty, you can also get an 8TB Red for $156.99: WD Red 8TB Drive for $156.99 Note you may have to click "View Deals" when logged in to your Prime account. Enjoy the new storage!
  11. That's a good point. I also implement a moratorium on updates in general one week prior to departure. I haven't had this problem with unRAID specifically, but I have had it with various virtual environments and my web server; some update somewhere introduces a memory leak and a week later your web server is down. Not worth the risk.
  12. Thanks for the write-up and welcome to Team Red! 😁 Which Ryzen did you end up going with? I'm running the Ryzen 7 2700 myself.
  13. OPNsense is a good choice. Are you saying you have a bottleneck with it? If so, what hardware are you running it on?
  14. Great question. See below! Exactly. Just to add to this and where I think some people may get confused, port forwarding to your OpenVPN port isn't the same as, say, port forwarding port 80 (web traffic) to your unRAID/tower page. Now that would be VERY insecure. In that situation, anyone who visited your IP address would be sent straight to your tower admin page. On a high level, OpenVPN in contrast only has the one port forwarded to it and the connection attempt has to use a pre-generated key known only to the server and your workstation where the certificate is installed. This allows you to sit on your network as just another client, no matter where you are in the world, without exposure to the internet. As an extra precaution, my unRAID server sits in a DMZ behind a hardware firewall, isolated from my home network. If you (or anyone else) would be interested in that, I could write up another article on setting up a DMZ and a hardware firewall. It can be done surprisingly well on a very modest budget (<$200). -Torquewrench