OK, just thought I'd pop in here and introduce myself. Just found you guys a couple weeks ago, and I've been frantically blasting through as many How-To videos as I have time for.
I've not pull the gun as of yet, in fact I don't even have my equipment yet. Still awaiting shipment.
Being honest here, I'm scared! This is completely new to me, I'm an old pc hardware and Windows guy - never strayed away, never, not once. Well OK, I installed Ubuntu once on a test machine and was completely lost, 5 minutes later, it was deleted.
I can watch the How-To video and follow along on most things, and I'm going to try this. I have no choice really, I am pushing 40 TB of data right now with about 6 or 8 external hard drives sitting on the floor in my spare bedroom. I have no backups nor do i even have a plan for one, so here I am.
I understand how the unRAID array works, shares work, and how VMs work - I've been using them for years in a Windows environment, I don't expect much difference in unRAID with them. I've watch the video on what a Docker is in unRAID, how to install them, but I don't understand how they interact with each other. And maybe this is something that will just click when I start my build.
Why I am here:
1) I need a disk array solution that affords me at some protection against failures. Also, if I plug one more external HDD into the computer I may cause a fire.
2) i need to be able to run a torrent application which allows me to download media, utilize VPN, and stay active in order to host torrent files.
3) I need to be able to run my Plex Server and have multiple streams ongoing while end users are watching inside and outside my home network.
4) I travel for work, I need to be able to access the server while away from my home.
I've seen enough How-To videos online to know these are all possible, I guess I'm just looking for some assurance that I'm not barking up the wrong tree.
I look forward to spending time in the forums, I don't doubt that I will have many upcoming questions once I start this process.