Originally Posted by reggie14
I don't know about this. Sure, you can get unRAID up and going really quickly, but there's other things you're going to want/need to do (or know about). That's where it gets complicated, not necessarily because its all that complicated, but because you don't necessary know you have to do it.
- Want to actually be able to use the power button on your server case? It's still rather complicated to figure out what you have to do, despite the fact that the ACPI situation under Linux mostly stabilized a while ago.
- Want to follow everyone's advice and use a UPS? Great, but that's an add-on. I don't know to what extent that has gotten easier- I'm still on v4 personally- but as I understand it the v5 RCs still lack the long-promised plug-in manager.
- Want to copy a lot of small files at once? Have fun dealing with the errors (a SMB issue, I think, but I've never had this problem transferring between Windows boxes).
- Want to delete really large files over the network share? Due to the time it takes to delete files in ReiserFS, you're probably going to have to telnet in.
- Want to add a drive without taking down your server for an extended period of time? You can do that, but you need to know you have to use a plugin from the forums.
- Oh yeah, and have fun dealing with hardware compatibility issues.
For something that's been around for such a long time, I'd really expect unRAID to be more polished by now.
1. My power button works fine. I didn't even realize this was an issue.
2. The only concern with using an UPS is if you want Unraid to shutdown automatically when power fails. With unraid you really should get an APC UPS to make it easy. The plugin manager would be nice but isn't needed. Adding plugins is as simple as copy paste and a quick reboot or a quick installpkg command, chimp power.
3. I copy small files using SMB and I have never had any problems. This issue is probably quite a few years old(half a decade?) and not a real concern if you run the latest v5 release.
4. I just tried this b/c I didn't believe you. It took 5 seconds to delete a 4.5GB file. I really just deleted the file system.
5. Simple features is a nice plugin and is really easy to add. Copy paste.
6. Linux hardware issues boil down mainly to advanced graphics card issues and sound issues. Luckily you don't need either of those for Unraid. I've seen mention of some realtek NIC issues but an Intel NIC is best practice for a server anyways. I'm using a realtek NIC without issues. NIC = Network Interface Card
You are using an extremely old version of Unraid so expecting it to be more polished is kind of ridiculous. 4.7-final came out over 2 years ago, are you running something older than this? Maybe it's time to upgrade man, v5 is great.
There is nothing extra you have to do once you install Unraid. Spending 10 minutes adding extras is a good idea though.