Looking for a way to see disk I/O


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Hey all,

 

I'm looking for a way to view the current read/writes and MB/s to a specific Unassigned Device.

Basically I have started to do Chia plotting, and found a way to get it running via docker, but I want to monitor the disk I/O to see if its running faster than in a VM. 

 

Is there any app or anything I can run to see how my drive I/O and general server is performing?

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I want to start Chia Plotting/farming but i cant debate if i should have the main farm on unRAID, Ubuntu VM, or a Windows. I prefer as much GUI as possible since I dont have any CLI experience and I dont want to mess something up.

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2 hours ago, mondama13 said:

I want to start Chia Plotting/farming but i cant debate if i should have the main farm on unRAID, Ubuntu VM, or a Windows. I prefer as much GUI as possible since I dont have any CLI experience and I dont want to mess something up.

 

I plot on unRAID and my windows gaming pc and then copy's the plots to unRAID where it gets farmed.

 

 

 

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Is there a way to check inside the docker of the progress ? I started plotting 20 jobs in series, not parallel. Yes, i am aware this takes many days, but would like to add more when finished and i see no way to check at which plot the system currently works on.

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I have a windows VM with the full Chia node running (farming, plotting, etc) basically as it installs.  I have another Unraid box in which I got the above docker running (thanks for that post OP by the way).  I want the docker to only plot files.  Can anyone tell me exactly how to do that.  I already have the mnemonic key file and the directories set up.  I just want it to plot files that I can transfer to my main Chia VM.  Exactly how can I instruct the docker to only plot?  Thanks for the help in advance.🙂

 

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On 4/20/2021 at 6:02 PM, SavellM said:

Hey all,

 

I'm looking for a way to view the current read/writes and MB/s to a specific Unassigned Device.

Basically I have started to do Chia plotting, and found a way to get it running via docker, but I want to monitor the disk I/O to see if its running faster than in a VM. 

 

Is there any app or anything I can run to see how my drive I/O and general server is performing?

 

Have you found something suitable? 

 

I've been using dstat. Specifically dstat -pcmrd

 

You can install this with Nerd Pack. Gives you a decent (although I don't completely understand it) view of I/O. 

I was also using top or htop to watch my CPU utilization. As the unRAID dashboard isn't the bet metric. top will tell you how many tasks are waiting for a CPU. I think this can help you tune your plotting better than just a graph. 

 

I'm going to try out Swar next. 

 

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