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    My server Z97, i5 4690, 4 x 4TB storage, 1 x Parity, 2 x 500GB Crucial SSD for cache, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB Ultra fit flash

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  1. Thanks - useful info for the future. Sod's law I just finished doing the UPS collection forms for tomorrow and of course had no idea that there was such a thing as an 'advanced replacement' - assuming it's even a thing in the UK? Are you USA based Squid? In the UK the RMA process for Toshiba is handled by a German company caller STORREPAIR. I'll check again but I didn't see any 'advanced replacement' option. On the UK site for RMA-ing Toshiba drives there wasn't even an option for an internal drive RMA for end customers, only for distributors, I had to choose the extern
  2. The drive in the title failed yesterday. It's my parity drive. After unRAID reported thousands of read errors I ran some tests and it failed even a short SMART test after about 20 seconds. I started an RMA on it with Toshiba as it's only a few months old, well within its 3 year warranty. Before packing it up for shipping I started second guessing myself and once I'd removed the drive from my server I thought I'd stick it in an external hard drive caddy on my main PC and run more tests to eliminate internal connection errors in the server. I got the same fail of a SMART short t
  3. Hi Squid - thanks for the reply - I'm reverting everything back to what was working perfectly well before I messed about with all this "atomic moves" stuff - then I'll wait and see what Ed recommends in forthcoming videos but the simple fact is that when I followed his slightly older videos to the letter everything worked perfectly and things have only gone pear-shaped since I changed things up thinking I was doing it, not 'wrong' exactly, but not current best practice. cheers
  4. I've spent hours trying to fix this, but every time I 'solve' a problem I seem to create another one: Right now the problem seems to stem from NZBGet putting finished downloads into data/usenet/completed/{movies | tv | music} Which (to take Radarr as the example though it's across all the *arrs) triggers the System Status message: The TRaSH guide specifically states they should go in data/usenet/completed in the example given here: Under 'Paths' the MainDIr is data/usenet and the DestDi
  5. Right just to kinda report on progress: I've switched from sabnzbdvpn to NZBGet - I now routinely get the expected 6.5MB/s, sometimes a teeny bit higher overnight. I'll mark this as solved even though I'd have preferred to figure out if I was doing something wrong with SAB to make it so slow. Thanks
  6. Right - got everything back to at least functioning, though it's still stuck at 1.5 MB/s - interestingly the graphic in SABnzbd shows it 'thinks' it's at 75% of max speed at 1.5MB/s with the graphic chart saying 2000 or 2MB/s is 100% - though this maybe simply eye candy? I cannot for the life of me find anywhere that's throttling the speed to 2MB/s to make it something that SAB has registered as 100% on my system - and I've already heard that SAB itself is in no sense limited to these speeds. I even changed the General/Advanced setting in SAB to set a max speed of 10MB/s but that did nothing t
  7. Yes it was set at 8 originally (default) and I upped it to the 50 Eweka permits a week or so ago - but that didn't change anything in terms of download speeds I tried a different variant of the SABnzbd container and made a collossal fup of the process - not realising that I'd have to change the API's on all the 'arrs before I started and then made matters worse by trying to change from my SpaceInvader guided downloads structure to an 'atomic moves' structure following a tutorial which I only realised half way through was aimed at torrents not usenet. Lots to unscramble and fix befo
  8. Just been through the SpaceInvader One video again double checking my SABnzbd set up and can't find any errors, so quite puzzled. Trying to compare to the NewsLazer app settings and it all seems much the same. I don't really understand the difference but I'm fuzzily aware that Ibracorp's videos talk about 'atomic moves' and using a custom network - I did the custom network thing, but got very confused with the atomic moves and hard linking thing so left it as was, so possibly my problems stem from having a bit of a mish mash of stuff from Ed's videos (now 4 years old for SAB) and
  9. As I understand what I *think* I've done, I've set up Sab to download to a 500GB SSD which should in theory then move things onto the array once a week. Yes - just checked my last Lidarr download and it's definitely in mnt/cache/downloads/complete and there's over 400GB free on that SSD. Obviously I don't expect 100MB/s download speeds with my ISP, but all the machines on my home network are on Gigabit Ethernet, so I know from testing that unRAID can serve media at appropriate speeds. I must have missed a setting that's throttling things on unRAID - I'm sure it's user error (i.e. m
  10. I'm sure I must be doing something wrong but no idea where to start, whether it's my docker settings, something fundamental to my unRAID OS configuration or something else . . . My usenet provider Eweka supplies an app called NewsLazer - this consistently gives me between 5 and 6.5 MB/s download speeds when run from MacOS or Windows machines through my VPN Surfshark. By contrast my Lidarr, Sonarr and Radarr dockers going through SABnzbd docker also configured with Surfshark, maxes out at 1.5 MB/s Obviously there's something working properly with NewsLazer on
  11. I linked to this discussion in a recent thread I started in Hardware because I wanted to get a sense of how more experienced users were using their servers so I could make better decisions when upgrading mine. My server is currently a very basic 4 core 4670k z97 build from spare parts and a few newish drives. 2x 500GB SSD cache, 4x4TB array with one parity. GTX 1050Ti for transcoding and 16GB DDR3 RAM. As a media server (music and video) for my small (SO + teenager) household it does the job pretty well, despite its age and, by modern standards, low powered CPU. Then again, compared to most of
  12. How are you using your unraid server Actually found most of what I needed to know in this thread in the Lounge of all places :) Marking this as solved as obviously the same conversation is going on elsewhere already.
  13. Right now my unraid server is based on a 4690k which is a fairly old i5 non-hyperthreading Haswell era CPU. I'm using a z97 motherboard, 16GB of RAM (DDR3) and I have a 500GB SSD, 3x4TB hard drives with two or three more 4TB drives to add as required, plus a bunch of old 1 and 2 TB drives of questionable reliability. When I started with unraid (not very long ago) I was thinking entirely in terms of media server - dockers and usenet, Lidarr, Radarr, Sonarr etc. I have a fairly large DVD and CD collection and have already saved myself countless hours of CD and DVD ripping thanks to u
  14. At the moment my unraid install is based on an i5 4690k @ 3.5Ghz with four cores - it's not multi-threaded. For every day media server duties it does the job perfectly well, running numerous docker containers including Plex and performing NAS SMB sharing duties with all cores around 20% typically with a single core occasionally going 'red' at 100% briefly, though which core goes to 100% seems random. I think it would be a bit much to expect it to do more, like run a VM at the same time. Don't get me wrong, I think it could technically do it, but not do it well without doing other stuff badly.
  15. Wasn't sure where to post this. Ibracorps Discord isn't letting me message there . . . but that's a separate issue. I'm following the Atomic Moves video and got to the part where I'm allocating ports on qbittorrent - 8080 is already in use by sabnbzdvpn so no idea how to proceed. I realise I obviously don't know what 'port allocation' really means or I'd be able to figure it out. Maybe. Can I just use any port number not currently used, so kinda pick one at random? Does it matter that a torrent and a usenet container share the same port? I notice that sabnzbdvpn h