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2 hours ago, Helmonder said:

ZFS is meh... At least for now.. It brings back several limitations that we currently do not have with unraid and that I really like not having... Like not deciding how back your pools are, no need to have same type/same size disks.. You also need an amount of RAM per TB in your server and that adds up quickly..

 

My info is from a few years back so stuff might be different..

From what I am aware there are still limitations with disk sizes and adding disks to a pool. unraid does have the nice feature of mixing disk sizes.

 

So if unraid added the feature for multiple arrays it would definitely be a pulling point for more people to use unraid.

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You can right now setup an unraid vm on your unraid server, I've done it.  There are other threads that offer some good information on how to do this.  I spent quite a bit of time fussing around with it to get everything working correctly because I had issues other people probably wouldn't,  but at the very basic level I just passed a usb controller card and a sata controller card through to the vm.  I agree that Limetech making it possible to create 2 array's on the same server would be more elegant, but if you're looking for a way to expand past 30 drives on the same hardware right now, you could do this.

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4 hours ago, TSM said:

You can right now setup an unraid vm on your unraid server, I've done it.  There are other threads that offer some good information on how to do this.  I spent quite a bit of time fussing around with it to get everything working correctly because I had issues other people probably wouldn't,  but at the very basic level I just passed a usb controller card and a sata controller card through to the vm.  I agree that Limetech making it possible to create 2 array's on the same server would be more elegant, but if you're looking for a way to expand past 30 drives on the same hardware right now, you could do this.

 

For me, I'm concerned about running an UnRAID-based media server in VM; it doesn't matter for my backup server.  All my videos are 1:1 imaged full Blu-Ray discs (which precludes running Plex or any other current media streamer) so anything that could impede performance and cause drop-outs, stuttering, or pauses in playback would be unacceptable.

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On 9/13/2019 at 7:34 AM, Helmonder said:

ZFS is meh... At least for now.. It brings back several limitations that we currently do not have with unraid and that I really like not having... Like not deciding how back your pools are, no need to have same type/same size disks.. You also need an amount of RAM per TB in your server and that adds up quickly..

 

My info is from a few years back so stuff might be different..

Right, but I am just wondering if there would be a way to set up like a master and a slave unraid servers. It would integrate it all under a single SMB share, or something similar.

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Maybe we should fix that sqlite problem before adding more problems? :)

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