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28 minutes ago, RealActorRob said:

Writing incoming data to all drives at once for throughput then it collects the pieces and reassembles them on to the high water drive as it does now when the array is more idle. 

This is pretty much the function of cache. SSD as cache will give as much throughput as your NIC can support.

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18 hours ago, trurl said:

This is pretty much the function of cache. SSD as cache will give as much throughput as your NIC can support.

Truth, but then you have to buy that drive, it counts against your license limit, takes up a port, etc. Plus a small amount of power usage...yes, very small. 

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1) even if an algorithm could be found that might implement this it would almost certainly be much slower than normal writes to the array since as parity is updated in real time you would end up with the parity drive having to continually move the disk heads between tracks.

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also sounds disturbingly like a software RAID4 type implementation.  SSD cache drive is far faster, cheaper, already implemented, and reliable.

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a request that would make sense is getting a built in backup solution. I've been trying different ones and the best so far is duplicacy that you have to pay, then you have rclone that works but from command line only. Would be nice to go to settings, set what you want to backup and where s3,onedrive,b2, etc. 

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I wish for the DockerUI to become possible to manage dockers outside the unRaid environment (much like Portainer, but more rudimentary).

 

I have some other devices in my network, which also run dockers.

I found a solution with Portainer. Running as Docker in unRaid I can manage any docker anywhere.

Although it works perfect, it seems to me a bit over the top, since Portainer offers so much more functionality than necessary in my use case.

And with unRaid having this super easy and comfortable UI for docker management, you come to the point where you think:

can't there be just one UI to rule them all?

I believe unRaid has the potential to become THE server OS on the market. This feature would definitely be a step into this direction.

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Hi All... well i'm kind of new in UNRAID about 2 years but i would like ZFS and ISCSI would be 2 big improvement i guess and Snapshots and easyer capabilities for acces to the share in the array from a VM to use.. don't know if i sound clear on this one lol...

 

So there is it...

 

1. ISCSI

2. ZFS

3. Snapshots

 

For these i know from FreeNAS now TrueNAS and Snapshots because UNRAID people are not adding a third Parity drive :( but who am i to ask 2 Parity four 22+ Disk, it's not a very good ration. But Multiple Array Pool would help alote to.

 

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Proper docker-compose support in the GUI, possibly even with service grouping!

I deploy my services with docker wherever possible and setting up software that consist of multiple services, such as frontend, backend and database, and already provides an official docker-compose.yaml is a nightmare and super annoying. I do not understand, why unraid doesn't support this industry standard already.

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30 minutes ago, serverlol said:

Proper docker-compose support in the GUI, possibly even with service grouping!

I deploy my services with docker wherever possible and setting up software that consist of multiple services, such as frontend, backend and database, and already provides an official docker-compose.yaml is a nightmare and super annoying. I do not understand, why unraid doesn't support this industry standard already.

That's because when the Docker Plugin was developed (2014) there was no Docker Compose available. In the very beginning I opted for a XML format due to better support from PHP than YAML. Update it now will lead to many problems and a massive rewrite on the code and how things works nowadays. Maybe a dependency check could suffice, but even this won't be trivial to implement.

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On 11/6/2020 at 12:28 PM, gfjardim said:

That's because when the Docker Plugin was developed (2014) there was no Docker Compose available. In the very beginning I opted for a XML format due to better support from PHP than YAML. Update it now will lead to many problems and a massive rewrite on the code and how things works nowadays. Maybe a dependency check could suffice, but even this won't be trivial to implement.

Running Docker is a core element of my unraid use-case and my opinion it's time to rewrite this part, besides it beeing non trivial.

Updating code might always lead to problems, but not touching the code, that is partially 6 years old, will increase the technical dept.

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1 hour ago, SignorRossi said:

Hi there!

 

Is there any feedback from limetech on "Multiple Array Pools"? Do they intend to implement this feature?

I think they have said it is a potential roadmap item, but no sign of it in the current 6.9.0 beta releases.   The 6.9.0 release DOES support multiple cache pools.

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1. Built in WiFi option would be nice.

So you could setup a wireless NIC and use that instead of a WiFi -> Ethernet converter.

 

2. More statistics such as how much CPU utilisation a docker container/VM is using. Similar to Windows Task Manager.

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On 11/6/2020 at 6:28 AM, gfjardim said:

That's because when the Docker Plugin was developed (2014) there was no Docker Compose available. In the very beginning I opted for a XML format due to better support from PHP than YAML. Update it now will lead to many problems and a massive rewrite on the code and how things works nowadays. Maybe a dependency check could suffice, but even this won't be trivial to implement.

breaking legacy stuff can be a total nut buster. 

this is why certain things in Windows still date back to the MS-DOS days. :D

another example is VyOS (formerly Vyatta), where I'm still stuck on 1.0.4 hydrogen) as anything newer requires me to completely re-do the config by hand; they changed the format of the config file and there's no converter!  Oh and I have no idea if I can cobble nginx into the new version(s) like I have in hydrogen.  one of these days I'll sit down and do it though  I suspect, but it'll be a painful switch.

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VM Enhancements

 

Think in BIG (IRON) if possible... we need, and appreciate to upgrade own QEMU/KVM engine to latest version, include new "qemu-system-s390x" that can delivery -machine s390-ccw-virtio -cpu max,zpci=on,msa5-base=off 

 

Actually with:

qemu-system-s390x -machine s390-ccw-virtio -cpu max,zpci=on,msa5-base=off -serial telnet::4441,server -display none -m 1024 --cdrom ubuntu-18.04.4-server-s390x.iso -kernel kernel.ubuntu -initrd initrd.ubuntu -drive file=ubuntu-run.raw,format=raw

 

We keep an error "qemu-system-x86_64: -machine s390-ccw-virtio: unsupported machine type"

 

THX

 

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