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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. Also very excited to see this - I currently have no use for this for eBooks - only for audiobooks, of which I have a large collection in a Plex library. Now Plex is pretty rubbish for audiobooks , but in the absence of anything specific to audiobooks and after various tweaks, it is workable. Would be great to have a 'connections' option for Plex in the pipeline if possible - similar to that on the other *arrs? Hopefully fairly simple to add? Thanks
  2. So I recently added another 4TB drive to my array and some weird stuff started happening with it not mounting - and various other errors. I won't detail them as they're now resolved. The point is that while all this was going on I searched here and it seemed that my Marvell chipset PCIe to SATA 4 port card was the likely problem since the new 4TB drive was the only array drive connected to this card - the other device connected to this card being an optical drive. So assuming the whole parity check thing would end badly with the Marvell PCIe card , I ordered a new PCIe card (Chip JMICRON+JMB582) - BUT to my surprise once the whole process of formatting and parity checking was finished, the new drive lit up green for 'normal operation'. So the question is, can I simply swap out the Marvell PCIe card for the new JMicron card when it arrives tomorrow? Will that muck up the array at all - can't see why it should just double checking? And should I? I mean in an, "if it ain't broke" sense? Right now, there's nothing on the new drive so I'm wondering if "Marvell" related problems - the reason they're so actively recommended against here - might only start happening once the drive is regularly having data written to it and being read from as part of the array?
  3. Just FYI as of today I got third time lucky with Safari after both Firefox and Chrome were illegable in the terminal - Safari crystal clear, which is both great (to get stuff done) and annoying as I never use Safari! Anyway, maybe helps someone else do the "browser dance" more efficiently!
  4. https://github.com/headkaze/EFI-Agent I've been using this menu bar app for ages on my bare metal hackintoshes - since the days of Clover using ANY kind of configurator has been strongly advised against because they muck up the config file. That said, Clover was much more "relaxed" in this regard (and I did use Clover Configurator for some years) but OC is very strict - the most frequent 'help' advice I give on hackintosh forums is simply not to use configurators and follow the vanilla Dortania guide to the letter. So I was a little surprised to see Ed incorporate using a configurator into a tutorial - I mean in a 'that's going to be a can of worms!" sense 😰 FWIW my successes on bare metal hackintosh installs, both Intel and Ryzen, have all happened when I've started with a clean slate - new everything, kexts, OC version, config.sample, ProperTree etc, and done everything manually, including research as to the closest match between my hardware and the SMBIOS selected. That applies no matter how old the OS version is btw. Conversely I have wasted hours of my life trying to cut corners and "update" EFI folders' contents I've no experience with running OSX in VM, (though I'm here reading this cos Macinabox didn't work as expected), but having read a dozen or so pages of this thread it seems a hell of a lot simpler to run MacOS bare metal. Anyway EFI Agent is very stable, unobtrusive, tiny and does the job. HTH someone
  5. Probably a dumb question but in my Plex Extra Parameters I have --runtime=nvidia Does that mean the transcoding 'cache' is happening in the GPU's RAM or that it's using the SSD? I changed my Plex docker and Plex settings according to the OP and it seems to be working fine, and the dashboard shows it's using the GPU - but no idea how or even if I should be adding anything to Extra Parameters? i.e. should I have: --runtime=nvidia --mount type=tmpfs,destination=/tmp,tmpfs-size=4000000000 ?
  6. Just about to move house and put some of our belongings into long term storage so very interested in reading the answers you receive!
  7. Welcome to the forums Bill I second peterg23's recommendation that you check out SpaceInvaderOne's (aka Ed) You Tube channel - and not just the most recent ones! In fact you can easily find very helpful video tutorials going back four or five years, unRAID's GUI might look a bit different (and don't be put off by that) - the fundamentals not having changed all that much. In fact, most of my most frustrating total wastes of time have come out of my trying to follow more apparently "modern" ways of doing things, only to have to revert everything to the way Ed suggested they be done in the first place! The You Tube comments sections to his videos are littered with people saying, "If it weren't for your videos I wouldn't have an unRAID server / would have given up" - and I'm absolutely one of them.
  8. Ok thanks for the clarification - I mistakenly thought I could pass through on a per port basis, hence the numbering. Thanks for the other info and explanations - much appreciated!
  9. Thanks ghost82 for the link to that video - I somehow missed it. Thought I'd watched all of Ed's videos but clearly not! As the R5 3600 doesn't have an iGPU is there anything I need to consider about passing through the RX580? I think it would only be an issue if I was trying to run two VM's at the same time as they can't share a GPU simultaneously? Am I right in thinking that if I associate (pass through) particular SATA controllers no's with a specific VM I can leave those drives formatted as each OS expects? For e.g. If on SATA 01 I have my Mac boot SSD (APFS) and on SATA 02 I have a 4TB HD (HFS+), so SATA 1 and 2 are my "MacOS VM" drives . . . Likewise, SATA 03 Windows 10 boot SSD (NTFS) and SATA 04 Windows Steam Library SSD (NTFS), for Win10 VM . . . If that works I can be more experimental as I can always revert to bare metal multi-boot if I make a mess of passing through the sata controllers.
  10. Right now I have my unraid server on z97 4770k mobo and CPU. It's primarily a media server and works fine with a 1050 gfx card doing transcodes. Thing is, this hardware can't do media server stuff as well as it does AND also run VM's - one or the other, not both - I've even thought about trying to drop a Xeon or i7 with hyperthreading in to upgrade it but they're silly prices. Don't get me wrong - it can do it, but with only four cores to play with, DDR3 RAM and all of it over seven years old, it's asking a lot for it to do more than media server duties. However I also have a x570 + Ryzen 3600 + RX580 PC which I multiboot MacOS, Windows 10 (for occasional gaming) and various Linux distros on. I use a 5.25" optical drive bay to hold 4 x 2.5" SSDs as the various OS boot volumes and just eject whatever OS's aren't currently being used. 90% of the time I use it as a hackintosh for music production and general desktop stuff. So my question is: Can I take the existing MacOS and Windows 10 installs and "make" them into VM's I access by making this Ryzen PC into a second unRAID server specifically for VM's? I've seen a lot of great video tutorial content about fresh installing MacOS and Windows 10 as VM's from Ed, but what about existing installs - along with all their apps, documents etc? Is this doable? Is it worth doing? I'm kinda intrigued by the challenge of it and it seems kinda neat - but I also appreciate how solid, fast and reliable just multi-booting on bare metal is as well. Total noob at exploring VM's - I have installed them on my unraid server but can't play with them too much without the missus wondering why her Plex client has gone AWOL
  11. Should I have posted this in the general forum?
  12. So the question is whether anyone's got any experience, good or bad, with using VMs to run DAW type applications: Does the audio interface connection type make a difference? For example, I have decent quality USB based AD/DA, but significantly better Firewire based interfaces. These work extremely well on bare metal on Linux, Windows and Hackintosh via a decent PCIe card (SYBA) and I'm thinking about the practicality of duplicating my current multiboot set up with VMs on unRAID, with the added bonus of being able to fairly easily access various versions of DAW apps on older versions of OSX and Windows. I should add that this is for restoration, editing and mixing and not for recording/tracking, so latency induced by a VM is not a big concern. Also, I'm not talking about huge multitrack projects - for perspective most projects I work on would be less than 24 tracks and the vast majority much fewer still. i.e. this is not going to place a huge demand on something like a 3900X given most of these projects were recorded and originally mixed 5 to 10 years ago. I know very little about VMs, but I'm extrapolating from having read about people playing quite demanding games through a Windows VM on reasonably modern hardware with GPU passthrough etc. But can't find any solid info on audio interface pass-through reliability, both audio and MIDI? Thanks
  13. Thanks Frank. I just deleted and reinstalled the Krusader docker to start fresh and followed Ed's video here UnRaid & Moving Data (Part 2) Krusader I've triple checked I've done it exactly so my start up Krusader panels look exactly like Ed's with: 1_Unraid_Shares 2_Unraid_Unassigned 3_Unraid_Remotes at the top of each panel. With this mapping Ed just points 1_Unraid_Shares to /mnt/user/ He does NOT change the PUID or PGID to 0 - but I'd already experimented with returning those to the defaults and back to 0 before I reinstalled the docker - makes no difference to my particular issue. I get exactly the same result when trying to copy anything to the USB drive - effectively a permissions error that I can't write to the USB drive - which is why I thought it was perhaps more to do with Unassigned Devices than Krusader and originally posted the question to General Support. I will try another USB drive - though I bought this 128GB drive specifically for this task and all my others are much smaller. It does work on other machines - checked that already Any other ideas very welcome thanks EDIT: OK so just reformatted the 128GB drive to MBR and msdos FAT and now it's working as expected - so NOT a Krusader problem. Sorry to have wasted your time - in my defence I didn't think it was and only posted here because a moderator said I should. Doesnt answer the question why this didn't work with the drive formatted to either exFAT or HFS+, but again I assume that's an unassigned devices issue unless someone can tell me different?
  14. I posted this question in General Support first because I'm unconvinced it's a Krusader issue, but was told to post here by a mod so . . . I changed the PUID & PGID to 0 as in the recommended post a long time ago, so should be root (?) However the permissions error seems to indicate I don't have the privileges. My initial question was about not being able to copy files to an unassigned USB stick, but to keep it simple, nor can I create a folder on that USB stick in Krusader - I get the error: Error -- Krusader - ROOT PRIVILEGES Could not make folder /2_Unraid_Unassigned/Kingston128/test The permissions on the Kingston USB stick are: Owner and Group: Can View & Modify Content, Others: Can Only View Content User:nobody Group: users So it looks like I'm somehow not root even though the top banner of the Krusader window clearly states 'ROOT PRIVILEGES' ? Totally confused - which isn't unfamiliar Anyone help?
  15. I'm very sorry not to have responded to your post ryoko227 - sadly it's so long ago it's all a blur and TBH I haven't had to connect a monitor to the unraid server directly for months now. I suspect the video will have been from fairly early on - from some years back I mean when Ed was dealing with unraid fundamentals, or possibly with setting up nvidia cards for passthrough to VM's or transcoding with Plex? I wish I could be more helpful but I'd have to watch a dozen or more videos again to find it and I'm in the middle of moving house! If I stumble on it I will post again cheers