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post #151 of 744
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Originally Posted by jeff.lebowski View Post

Since data transfer includes writing to the parity disk, I see rates in the 30-35kb/s range. When I had a cache disk, it would hit 50kb/s, but I needed the slot for data...

IIRC, there is an add-on for mounting an external USB disk. Double check the lime-tech forums.

I'll go back and check on this. If this is possible and fast, I will be transferring my data this way instead .
post #152 of 744
Thread Starter 
Just configured the BIOS and logged into unRAID. Everything booted up up great! The server is whisper quite. Wish my projector was this quite!
post #153 of 744
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

Just configured the BIOS and logged into unRAID. Everything booted up up great! The server is whisper quite. Wish my projector was this quite!

That's great. My 3rd drive is taking forever to finish the preclear script. Its over 26 hours and at 83%. When I did my first 2 drives at the same time they only took 22 hrs together.

Preclear is probably the only downside of unRaid.
post #154 of 744
I think preclear is a benefit of unraid. Are there any other server OS's that provide a way to give a disc a workout before putting it into the array? You don't need to preclear and you won't have any greater chance of drive failure without it than you would in any other raid system.
post #155 of 744
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

That's great. My 3rd drive is taking forever to finish the preclear script. Its over 26 hours and at 83%. When I did my first 2 drives at the same time they only took 22 hrs together.

Preclear is probably the only downside of unRaid.

http://lime-technology.com/wiki/inde...Preclear_Times

I spent some time getting that thing properly sorted. Looks good, eh?
post #156 of 744
Thread Starter 
Now that I'm able to log into unRAID for my computer is there any specific settings my setup should be set to?
post #157 of 744
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

Now that I'm able to log into unRAID for my computer is there any specific settings my setup should be set to?

That's a big question, and without specific demands you're going to place on the server, kind of difficult to answer.

Main points:

1) Shares. I have Backup, Movies, Music, Pics, TV, WRC. Each Share has a split level based on the number of folders the Share drills down from root. In Movies, it's set to 2, because all movies are in the root Movie Share, except for a few titles with more than 3 in the series. Bourne, Alien, Dirty Harry, etc.
Looks like this:

Movies
_Bourne
__the.bourne.identity.2002.1080p.bluray.dts.x264.mkv
__the.bourne.supremacy.2004.1080p.bluray.dts.x264.mkv
__the.bourne.ultimatum.2007.1080p.bluray.dts.x264.mkv

2) Spin down delay. Mine is set to 15 minutes. Works fine for me. My torrent unRAID server has the data disks set to never spin down, and the parity set to spin down after 15 minutes. For obvious reasons.

3) unMENU. Highly recommended. It should be a simple install now. Back when, it was all command line.

In the Inventory section of MyMain, I took the time to edit each disk so the important info is readily available. Purchase date, price, model, warranty, etc. I also has a designer friend make the image I've attached. It accurately displays where each disk is located in the server. Paint would probably work well for most users...
LL
post #158 of 744
I have all my videos in one share. For example, I have a share named Media with a Movies folder, a TV Shows Folder and a Zappiti folder with various folders in those folders and split level set up so all my Zappiti files are on one disk (I can't remember the level). The reason I did that is because in order for Zappiti to work right (at least on my Dunes) Zappiti and all of your media must be on the same share. This is because the dune can't open two shares at the same time. If you were to keep your Zappiti index on the Dune itself, this limitation would not apply. I think this would apply no matter which movie jukebox you use, at least on a Dune.
post #159 of 744
As you can see there are multiple ways to set up your shares.

I have a seperate folder named for each:
Movies-All my movies are ripped as iso's and sit in this folder

Videos-Under here I have a Concert folder, Asst. videos Folder, Youtube Folder, home videos folder, etc.

TV Shows-Under this folder I have seperate folders for each Tv Series...24, Southpark, etc each get their own folder. In each of those folders I have 24-Season one folder, 24-Season two folder, etc, and then seperate iso rips of each episode. They are labeled in a XBMC friendly format. The first episode of the first season of 24 would be 24.s01e01.iso, the second would be 24.s01e02.iso, etc.

Photos-In this folder I have multiple sub folders named for events...basically Christmas 2010, Car Show 2011, etc.

The above makes navigating everything through my XBMC boxes very simple.
post #160 of 744
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Originally Posted by jeff.lebowski View Post

http://lime-technology.com/wiki/inde...Preclear_Times

I spent some time getting that thing properly sorted. Looks good, eh?

Hadnt seen that before...nice job.
post #161 of 744
I am finally done with my unRaid set up. I followed Damian's direction, and for not I've got only Media/Movies folder shares. I'll thinker with it on my days off if I need to set up other shares, but I mainly want this server to store all of my movies.

After the HDD prices come down and start adding more drive I'll set up a backup systems for my main PC.

Right now, I am transferring all of my rips to my server from my external HDD connected to my W7 PC via USB 3.0, and I am getting 95 to 110 mbps transfer speed via cat5e, which is pretty good. I've got about 1.9 tb, which according to the PC will take about 4.5 hours to transfer

On my days off I'll set up unmenu and other apps I'll be using. At the moment, I haven't decided if I want to place a password in place just for my unRaid server since I've got a rather complicated password for my router already...but I'll probably end up putting one in place.
post #162 of 744
Has anyone tried the unRaid beta 5.0 with Plex?
post #163 of 744
I finished transferring all of my data, and now that I am trying to set up my parity drive, I get an error message on unmenu "disk invalid."

Is this normal while is doing the syncing or is something wrong? I precleared every drive, and all of them passed.

This is a pic. of what I am talking about:
post #164 of 744
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I finished transferring all of my data, and now that I am trying to set up my parity drive, I get an error message on unmenu "disk invalid."

Is this normal while is doing the syncing or is something wrong? I precleared every drive, and all of them passed.

This is a pic. of what I am talking about:

I think because you added parity after the data was there, the disk appears invalid because it does not have the parity info of the data disks in the array. Let it build the parity (rebuild in this case because there was nothing there initially), and the invalid disk warning should go away.
post #165 of 744
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Originally Posted by jeff.lebowski View Post

I think because you added parity after the data was there, the disk appears invalid because it does not have the parity info of the data disks in the array. Let it build the parity (rebuild in this case because there was nothing there initially), and the invalid disk warning should go away.

I just noticed that is said "parity sync in progress" and it is counting down. Only 382 min. left. So, I'll wait till that is complete and see what happens.
post #166 of 744
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I just noticed that is said "parity sync in progress" and it is counting down. Only 382 min. left. So, I'll wait till that is complete and see what happens.

As I suspected, it was conducting a parity syncing step. I just got home from work, and check it, and the parity drive is green and working well. I also noticed that once I set the parity drive my speed went from 80 to 100 mbps to 30 to 45 mbps, which is a lot better and faster than my other two NAS's, which has a max speed of 8 mbps on a good day.
post #167 of 744
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

As I suspected, it was conducting a parity syncing step. I just got home from work, and check it, and the parity drive is green and working well.

Nice.
I was a bit worried because I didnt remember seeing that message with mine.

Seems like you and Chris are moving right along!
post #168 of 744
Can anyone tell me the right way of setting up a source on my Boxee to my new UnRAID server?

I got it all set up, and started the array after setting up an NFS share. When I went to transfer some movies from my Windows 7 PC, I couldn't "see" the UnRAID on my network until I mapped it.

Then, when I tried to add the NFS share on the Boxee, the only way I could figure out to get to it was through the mapped drive on my Win 7 PC. Is this an unnecessary link up? What do I need to do to connect the Boxee to the UnRAID directly?
post #169 of 744
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Originally Posted by Irishdoom View Post

Can anyone tell me the right way of setting up a source on my Boxee to my new UnRAID server?

I got it all set up, and started the array after setting up an NFS share. When I went to transfer some movies from my Windows 7 PC, I couldn't "see" the UnRAID on my network until I mapped it.

Then, when I tried to add the NFS share on the Boxee, the only way I could figure out to get to it was through the mapped drive on my Win 7 PC. Is this an unnecessary link up? What do I need to do to connect the Boxee to the UnRAID directly?

I didn't set up NFS shares on mine. I followed Damian's direction on how to set up a folder "Media" shares. Here's the link:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2011...-using-unraid/

I followed his guide, and everything is working fine. The folder "Media" shares both my drives for a total of 4tb all together. I'll be buying another drive next month as well as unRaid license.
post #170 of 744
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Originally Posted by Irishdoom View Post

Can anyone tell me the right way of setting up a source on my Boxee to my new UnRAID server?

I got it all set up, and started the array after setting up an NFS share. When I went to transfer some movies from my Windows 7 PC, I couldn't "see" the UnRAID on my network until I mapped it.

Then, when I tried to add the NFS share on the Boxee, the only way I could figure out to get to it was through the mapped drive on my Win 7 PC. Is this an unnecessary link up? What do I need to do to connect the Boxee to the UnRAID directly?

I have my unRAID setup for SMB and NFS. My PCs and other media players connect to the shares over SMB and my Boxee Boxes over NFS. With my Boxee Boxes I just had to select the NFS broswing options and the Shares on my unRAID for NFS showed up. If it doesn't show up when browsing the network you can enter the ip address of the unRAID server manually. From what I read on the Boxee forum that is what some people had to do to see their NFS shares but I did not have that issue.
post #171 of 744
What are the advantages / disadvantages of NFS share over samba?
post #172 of 744
I want to try an NFS share as a possible remedy to my Boxee Box buffering issues. I've heard that NFS works a little better for a lot of people.

It sounds like I have something set up incorrectly, as my NFS share isn't showing up on the Boxee when I try to add it.
post #173 of 744
I found my issue with the share setup. My workgroup was set incorrectly, and as I was using the latest beta, none of the setup tutorials were pointing me in the right direction. I fixed it however.
post #174 of 744
Thread Starter 
Haven't had a chance to reply about my question on how to setup shares.

On my whs I have my shares setup like this.

shared folders>videos> hd,sd

Should I setup my movies shares like that on unRaid?
post #175 of 744
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

Haven't had a chance to reply about my question on how to setup shares.

On my whs I have my shares setup like this.

shared folders>videos> hd,sd

Should I setup my movies shares like that on unRaid?

I used to have the same set up as well. One folder for HD another for SD. I got tired if swithching around so i just put all of my media together like this Media/Movies/movie title/file.
post #176 of 744
I use a similar setup tower/movies/

/movies is split into /features and /tv which I share with the Boxee. Separate folders for each "feature" or "tv" show. Makes it a little easier when troubleshooting or manually IDing a file through the file browser. TV Shows also have a separate /SeasonXX folder.
post #177 of 744
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

Haven't had a chance to reply about my question on how to setup shares.

On my whs I have my shares setup like this.

shared folders>videos> hd,sd

Should I setup my movies shares like that on unRaid?

USe whatever works best for you. I've never split out HD and SD since I have less than half a dozen SD titles. But I have shares for my BD ISOs labeled TV shows, Animation and then BD titles for the rest of them. And I also have a share for my HD DVD rips but those are not ISOs like everything else.
post #178 of 744
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

USe whatever works best for you. I've never split out HD and SD since I have less than half a dozen SD titles. But I have shares for my BD ISOs labeled TV shows, Animation and then BD titles for the rest of them. And I also have a share for my HD DVD rips but those are not ISOs like everything else.

The only reason I like to have my SD movies in a separate folder is because its faster for me to identify which dvd's I need to replace with Blu-Rays once available.


So my drives are now formatted in unRAID. The server isn't showing up on my network though? Does something in my settings need to be changed?
post #179 of 744
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

The only reason I like to have my SD movies in a separate folder is because its faster for me to identify which dvd's I need to replace with Blu-Rays once available.


So my drives are now formatted in unRAID. The server isn't showing up on my network though? Does something in my settings need to be changed?

Do you have an IP for your server? Did you set up your drives and start the array? What Unraid version are you running? The Beta versions do not start the array automatically like the 4.7.
post #180 of 744
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chanc View Post

Do you have an IP for your server? Did you set up your drives and start the array? What Unraid version are you running? The Beta versions do not start the array automatically like the 4.7.

Chanc,

I got the problem solved. The Workgroup setting default in unRAID was MShome. I changed it to "workgroup" and now my server shows up.
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