Multiple Arrays


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3 hours ago, itimpi said:

Not sure I understand?  I would expect each share to be restricted to a specific array?

If I want my dockers on the "main" unraid, how I can easily (and without performances loss) share my unraid shares that are on the hosted unraid. And multiples unraid are not so easy compared to one unraid with multiple arrays.  

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2 hours ago, Squid said:

I'm still not understanding exactly what you want here...  What shares do you mean by "main" unraid (and the dockers having access to them) and what are you talking by easily sharing the unraid shares....

 

I think he's talking about this suggestion:

 

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If you have multiple array licences then you could get multiple arrays now by running additional instances of Unraid in VM's  and passing through the disk drives to these additional VMs.   This is the technique I use to run multiple test instances of Unraid hosted on one production machine but see no reason why it could not be multiple production instances.

 

The Unassigned Disks has facility to mount remote shares in the GUI.  These get mounted to /mnt/remotes.  You could then assign these folders to dockers on the primary Unraid server.  This is theoretically possible, but there will likely be some issues around timing for auto-mount as the nested Unraid won't be available when the primary Unraid array starts.  And I think where you fix these remote mounts after the docker has started, you will need to restart the docker in order for it to see the files?  Not sure but I recall something like this from my testing.  Using multiple cache pools on a single Unraid server would be the simpler option for now.

 

Or, live with a single array for now.  This will be much easier to transfer to multiple arrays when this feature is added as your data will just be on standard XFS formatted disks, and you can (carefully) assign these to a different array later without needing to transfer data.

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10 hours ago, jortan said:

And I think where you fix these remote mounts after the docker has started, you will need to restart the docker in order for it to see the files? 

If you have problems with this, you set the access mode on the mappings to be one of the "slave" modes

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