How much RAM do you have installed in your unRAID server?



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40 minutes ago, JonathanM said:

If this rig is running unattended I highly recommend upgrading to a normal CPU cooler that doesn't rely on pumping liquid to keep the CPU from overheating. The worst that happens when a normal heatsink and fan combo quits is slightly elevated temperatures, slowly ramping up as the convection air keeps passing over the heavy block of copper and aluminum fins, and the system fans that are still running keep the box from melting down.

 

Worst case scenario with liquid cooling is ruined circuit boards below where the liquid leaked accompanied by a rapid overheating.

 

Desktop gaming rigs that are always within reach are great for liquid cooling, servers not so much.

Very excellent point. The server is actually within reach, but of course it is also always on and I'm not always at home.

 

I did slyly purchase this setup with the intent of turning it into a gaming rig and grabbing a Rosewill chassis or whatever and moving my server duties to that. I built the system in 2020 and the last component I was missing was a GPU. Well, Etherium put a stop to those plans.

 

I did have an M60 available from work that I used up until 6 months ago for vGPU duties but ... eww. Maxwell.  It got the job done though for vGPU passthrough for my needs, which mostly consisted of either Plex transcoding (I've since flipped to QuickSync from Intel) or a VM running a desktop so my daughter could play Roblox / Minecraft / whatever remotely using Parsec. And Maxwell was the last generation of GRID GPU that didn't require a license server. That all started with Pascal and continues on with Turing, Ampere and now (I assume) Lovelace.

 

Now, however, E-VGA GeForce GPUs are about to go on a firesale so maybe I can continue with those plans - albeit 2.5 years later. I already have my half-height rack in my checkout box on Amazon but I'm still struggling with a case that meets my needs.

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Those with over 32Gb ram - what do you use it for? 

 

I'm finding the general unraid OS & 10 dockers (plex & all the rr's plus nordlynx, steamheadless etc uses up to 6/8GB ram.

 

The rest is free so that leaves 24/26GB for a virtual machines etc which is insane.

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On 10/7/2022 at 8:23 PM, dopeytree said:

Those with over 32Gb ram - what do you use it for? 

 

I'm finding the general unraid OS & 10 dockers (plex & all the rr's plus nordlynx, steamheadless etc uses up to 6/8GB ram.

 

The rest is free so that leaves 24/26GB for a virtual machines etc which is insane.

56GB memory. (yeah, I am one stick short) 

Docker in idle uses around 4GB. Under load (Plex, Paperless, Handbrake, Docker Cache) I have seen it going up to around 10GB. But mostly virtualization. One VM to run a Docker System with 20 container for work, my different web-server and my Unifi controller. I use around 13GB in idle. My work VM alone can take up to 30GB of memory.

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previously 32 gb when i ran unraid just as a nas, now i host everything on unraid so i have 128gb ram, i have multiple webservers that combined rack up around 60k unique visitors per day so i need to keep those database indexes in ram for smooth operation

 

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Just a modest setup with 64GB but will add 64GB more next month. Running on a Ryzen 5600G, everything build in a 4U storage enclosure with 24 hot swap bays connected to 2 HBA's and the onboard data ports. Currently 9 8TB NAS drives installed with 2 1TB NVME SSD's for cache. Planning to move my VM's from my old Proxmox server to Unraid.

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144GB, 40% utilization.

 

I'm running a few VMs and lots of docker containers, plus it's nice to not have to worry about having enough memory if I should decide to spin up more VMs.

 

I also have a backup server (which is for backups, really), with 64GB RAM. It runs plain Ubuntu Server at the moment, and my only plan for this server is to throw more disks at it.

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On 10/7/2022 at 2:23 PM, dopeytree said:

The rest is free so that leaves 24/26GB for a virtual machines etc which is insane.

 

Yup, completely agree.  So why do I have so much?  Two reasons, the price is right (best cost per GB) and in the past 25 years I always regret not getting enough RAM.  Sure, it's overkill at first but then there comes a point down the road when you wish you had more and then the cost is through the roof for the specific type you need.

 

The screenshot below comes from one of my file servers.  Main apps running on it are Plex and Syncthing.

 

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