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


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32gb having bought an additional 16gb last week.

 

That's for a couple of VMs I'm planning to add as soon as I get a chance... Until now the 16gb available was enough for the Dockers I'm using...

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I can imagine a very small amount, like 1GB, should suffice when unraid is used purely as a fileserver.

 

I personally have got 16GB installed, because I'm running a few VMs and a couple of dockers. I also like the idea of filecache in memory, and a bit of overhead in case when something really needs it, has never hurt anyone. Also, memory is quite cheap, so why not.

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72 GB. Bought a Dell R710, 4GB sticks seemed to offer the most bang for the buck. Fully populated it.

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32gb (8*4gb) because its the maximum the board supports and it was a good price on eBay (£30).

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16GB

 

Fully automated Plex server/A couple VMs for testing/application running/Personal game servers.

 

unRAID runs them all flawlessly and I could honestly get by with less RAM if I had to. It's quite freeing.

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32GB although I may upgrade to 64GB. 

 

I've like to leave plex transcoding in ram, but generally its for running multiple vms and hoping I don't run into too many cpu bottlenecks with oversubscription of cores.

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48gB of DDR3 ECC RAM. 

 

I have an automated media configuration (Ombi + Sonarr + Radarr + NowShowing + Jackett + Deluge + Plex) which is fairly light on the ram, and I have ~20 vms open a most times. Granted, I don't need to have them open, but I always do.

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Don't laugh...

 

My two main servers on 24/7 used for adding to, editing and compressing video and active content sharing only have 1GB RAM each (total only 28TB of storage between the two).  They work great and are really only file storage, and all work is done on other computers.  Multiple drives are almost always being accessed either by me and my working data munching computers, or by family remotely watching content remotely somewhere using Plex.  Plex is also running an a separate server looking at my unRAID shares.

 

My main ARCHIVE server is a bit heftier, and much newer.  It has 8GB of RAM, has 30TB of storage, and is also on 24/7, and is also seen by my Plex server.

 

NOTE:  I only use Plex outside the home, and always use XBMC or KODI internally.

 

My other less used specialty backup servers I think are now all up to 1 GB of RAM, but some may have less.  They are only powered up when I need to access much older data, files, and machine drive images and such.   Many of these are not x64 capable either.

 

  I do not like upgrading, and feel if it is working well let it keep running as it is.  If I need more, I look at what my future/new need is, and usually just build a new machine to add to the pool/farm.  I did pick up a new (actually old surplus) server that has 4 CPUs, and I think 32GB of RAM, but I have not had a chance to really play much with it yet.  I was planning on setting it up with all the new bells and whistles and run a Plex server on it after I get a new unRAID key for it.

 

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Not to sidetrack this, but PlexKodiConnect is nice, but a little slow and buggy, at least when I used it many months ago and it was also running on my Nvidia Shield at the time. I'm sure it would work better now on my HTPC which has a Core i7, an SSD and 24 GB of RAM. I may check it out again since I do use both Plex and Kodi regularly, I've stuck with Trakt as being the easiest solution.

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I am using a cheap old Enterprise Server.

 

Dual quad core Xeon L5420

64GB RAM DDR2

20TB Usable Storage Space

Once done will be BackupPlan to a Raid 6 FreeNAS with the Same Specs other than 30TB of Storage Area. I plan to backup Multiple PCs. Server to Server connection will be a 10GBe connection. The Motherboard will be the only slowdown.

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First time builder. I put 4x 8GB non-ECC DDR4 in my server since I plan on using it for some "heavy" private and work related virtualization.

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Currently have 8GB PC3-12800E (2x 4GB) and while it works now, with Plex's transcoder set to /tmp, I often see RAM usage in the 60~70 percentile range. This is only myself transcoding. I can only imaging what would happen if multiple users decide to watch content!

 

I'm just too cheap to buy another 8GB at the moment. I may just end up buying two 8GB DIMMS and selling the two 4GB DIMMS.

 

Edit: Typically my server sits around 30~40% useage with only a handful of dockers running

( cadvisor, deluge, DDclient, jackett, sonarr, radarr, plex, plexpy, openvpn-as, plexrequests)

 

However, when Plex decides it wants to record a show or two at the same time I often see the usage jump to around 80% which doesn't leave for a lot of room to do other things like transcode if someone decides to watch something. (I have plex set to transcode to "/tmp" since I don't want it writing to the disk)

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16GB DDR4 is a minimum for me (running more than one VM) - had 8GB and my system would often run out of memory in some nasty situations.

 

 

Never send RAM sticks without padded envelopes.

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As far as I am concerned there will be scaled down version of unraid 64bit with docker function only, so no VM or other fancy stuff. I run my servers headless without the need for anything else but file-serving and downloading. In that case, 16 GB RAM will do nicely, thank you!

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