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Can you run unRAID as a VM inside... unRAID?

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Just a curiosity question. Wonder if nested virtualisation would allow me to run unRAID under unRAID just for giggle (ok, for testing RC and stuff but mostly for giggle).

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i found myself in a similar situation the other day i was on my laptop in a win10 vm in a ubuntu vm RaidCeption

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On 9/20/2018 at 5:13 PM, testdasi said:

Just a curiosity question. Wonder if nested virtualisation would allow me to run unRAID under unRAID just for giggle (ok, for testing RC and stuff but mostly for giggle).

I run an Unraid VM on my main Unraid server regularly for doing Unraid development.   I do not think that doing this even requires nested virtualisation.   From a development perspective ir is great as it makes it easy to test against different Unraid versions.    What I have NOT tried is running a another VM inside the Unraid VM - that probably requires nested virtualisation.

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I do the same, I build all the Nvidia and DVB builds on a Unraid VM running on my main Unraid server.  Dedicate 24 threads to it and 32GB.  Power it off when I'm not doing anything with it though.

 

That was the whole reason I spent so damned long getting it working originally was so I didn't interrupt my wife's TV/Music.  The restarts required were unacceptable to her.

 

It has to be said it's a **lot** easier now, @itimpi didn't you post some updated instructions somewhere after V6.2 which made it a whole lot easier?

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I think it's @SpaceInvaderOne that did that, and has a vid to boot

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Please see this guide:
 

 
AFAIK it details the best way to run Unraid as a guest on an Unraid host.

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