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post #1831 of 3345
For my Blu rips, I've decided to simply rip those to folder structure to minimize issues with the forced subs by using Clown BD and AnyDVD.
post #1832 of 3345
If I never care about subtitles, is there any requirement that says that I need to rip subtitles? I have been trying to pick them when there is a movie with a foreign language (or alien language) in it, but otherwise it shouldn't matter, right?
post #1833 of 3345
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

If I never care about subtitles, is there any requirement that says that I need to rip subtitles? I have been trying to pick them when there is a movie with a foreign language (or alien language) in it, but otherwise it shouldn't matter, right?
Forced subs are nice to have.
post #1834 of 3345
I've ripped about 145 blu rays now. I picked subs on the ones that I remember having the above mentioned foreign or alien languages. Hopefully you aren't saying that I need to go back and re-rip everything. eek.gif
post #1835 of 3345
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

I've ripped about 145 blu rays now. I picked subs on the ones that I remember having the above mentioned foreign or alien languages. Hopefully you aren't saying that I need to go back and re-rip everything. eek.gif
Nope, that's exactly what I was saying, just the forced subs where someone is speaking in alienese 😃
post #1836 of 3345
alienese... I like it!

But I see a lot of "forced subs" for other movies too. Like ones without alienese speaking.
post #1837 of 3345
Thread Starter 
I just rip the subtitles (all of them) and then disable them (all) but I have the subtitles in case I ever want them. My hearing sucks and I am only 35 so who knows in 20 years.

After watching Metallica in 3D IMAX this weekend I think I lost more hearing eek.gif

On serious note,

Selecting subtitles or disabling them is easy. I take the same approach with ripping the various audio tracks- I do them all then just choose the one I want.
post #1838 of 3345
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

If I never care about subtitles, is there any requirement that says that I need to rip subtitles? I have been trying to pick them when there is a movie with a foreign language (or alien language) in it, but otherwise it shouldn't matter, right?

You can just download forced subtitles off the Internet for movies that need the if ouont want to rip them.
post #1839 of 3345
Thread Starter 





I did not realize removing a drive would take a total parity update. I guess I will go mow the lawn. This is going to take a while. I wanted to remove a Hitachi 2TB 7200 drive from my pool and then copy back the contents of it back to my pool. I plan to use it in my desktop as a second scratch disk / storage drive. For some reason after adding it to my pool (it was in my desktop previously) as a DRU I began to get a slight delay when I click on my pool (screen would just hang before it populated) and I would notice the only drive in my server that active with the green light was this Hitachi (which was on the motherboard port). I wonder if it was spinning down ?

In any event the delay is unacceptable so it's going back into my desktop, and being replaced with a 3TB Seagate from my desktop (which is bigger anyways). It's a move that makes sense, but I never tried removing a HDD before. I thought it was as easy as just pulling it out ???

learn something new everyday.

The lights on my server are doing the parity dance:

post #1840 of 3345
They aren't dancing on my screen. You should take some video and add some music!
post #1841 of 3345
Thread Starter 
I have a video but no clue how to post it ... lol
post #1842 of 3345
Adding or removing a drive should take full parity rewrite? It does on my card at least.
post #1843 of 3345
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Wilky13 View Post

You can just download forced subtitles off the Internet for movies that need the if ouont want to rip them.

Great Point.

Probably worth noting to Nick (and others) that this is also automated feature of MCM


post #1844 of 3345
I just finished re-ripping all of the movies that I think will need some sort of subtitles, but I did see that option.

So I used MCM to get all of the metadata, trailers, etc, and now the Media Browser 3 demo doesn't see any of the backgrounds, etc. Bummer. I'll mess with it more later.

***EDIT: Figured it out. I just went to the library settings and it was still pointing to my "E:" drive letter that I changed to "R:" earlier this week. A quick change, and now it is scanning the folders again loading up the library.
Edited by nickbuol - 10/4/13 at 9:41pm
post #1845 of 3345
Thread Starter 
I don't do the trailers myself ... I tried but deleted /removed as it wasn't for me
post #1846 of 3345
Quick question about WHS 2011...

Shadow Copies: On or disabled?
post #1847 of 3345
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Quick question about WHS 2011...

Shadow Copies: On or disabled?

It depends on the type of files you are storing on the drive. I disable shadow copies on drives that only store media files and client backups but enable it on my documents drive.

David
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In regarding drive setup, whats a good way to set them up in a server case? You have your standard SATA ports and the 24 drive bays that's controlled with the HBA card. Is it ideal to connect the OS, and parity drives (if using FlexRaid) to the SATA ports and then just all data drives in the drive bays? I figure with using parity and backup drives that would take up slots in the drive bays. Of course in a server case there's not alot of room to place internal drives if one is using the SATA ports.

Basically I am just looking to work up a good setup for my primary server that I will use for most of my media storage.
post #1849 of 3345
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I put my SSD for OS on the top shelf so it saves me a drive bay. Pictures earlier if you need see.

I connect it directly to the sata 3 port on mobo.
post #1850 of 3345
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Originally Posted by AVTechMan View Post

In regarding drive setup, whats a good way to set them up in a server case? You have your standard SATA ports and the 24 drive bays that's controlled with the HBA card. Is it ideal to connect the OS, and parity drives (if using FlexRaid) to the SATA ports and then just all data drives in the drive bays? I figure with using parity and backup drives that would take up slots in the drive bays. Of course in a server case there's not alot of room to place internal drives if one is using the SATA ports.

Basically I am just looking to work up a good setup for my primary server that I will use for most of my media storage.

Your situation will be a bit different than most because of wanting to run ESXi. Your operating systems will be stored in ESXI datastores. You can have more than one operating system on a hard drive . I have Pfsense, WSE2012 and Win 8 all on one 240GB SSD (it is a little short on space, I don't have room for too many snapshots). You will use your onboard Sata ports for datastores. So you will have to find a place inside your case for this drive(s)

Your HBA will be passed through to your 2008r2 VM, so all 24 bays will be devoted to that VM. You can use these 24 bays for Data, Party and backup drives.

Your also planning on using WHS2011 for client backups. You need to plan ahead on the storage for client backups.
post #1851 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

Your situation will be a bit different than most because of wanting to run ESXi. Your operating systems will be stored in ESXI datastores. You can have more than one operating system on a hard drive . I have Pfsense, WSE2012 and Win 8 all on one 240GB SSD (it is a little short on space, I don't have room for too many snapshots). You will use your onboard Sata ports for datastores. So you will have to find a place inside your case for this drive(s)

Your HBA will be passed through to your 2008r2 VM, so all 24 bays will be devoted to that VM. You can use these 24 bays for Data, Party and backup drives.

Your also planning on using WHS2011 for client backups. You need to plan ahead on the storage for client backups.

Ah okay I see now. So I can have one drive connected to the MB port for the datastore and should have no issue running two OS's. I have an extra laptop drive I can use for that purpose. As for WHS2011, I could probably use one of the drive bays solely for client backups...yeah I need to sit down and plan it out before I put things together, but it won't be hard.

I saw the pic of your server MFusick, thanks for the help.
post #1852 of 3345
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Originally Posted by AVTechMan View Post

In regarding drive setup, whats a good way to set them up in a server case? You have your standard SATA ports and the 24 drive bays that's controlled with the HBA card. Is it ideal to connect the OS, and parity drives (if using FlexRaid) to the SATA ports and then just all data drives in the drive bays? I figure with using parity and backup drives that would take up slots in the drive bays. Of course in a server case there's not alot of room to place internal drives if one is using the SATA ports.

Basically I am just looking to work up a good setup for my primary server that I will use for most of my media storage.

I don't have internal drives in my server, I use hotswap trays for my mirrored O/S drives. I hate to have to pull a heavy server from the rack and open it up to replace drives when they break.
post #1853 of 3345
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Originally Posted by politby View Post

I don't have internal drives in my server, I use hotswap trays for my mirrored O/S drives. I hate to have to pull a heavy server from the rack and open it up to replace drives when they break.

Do you use the hotswap trays on the server or through an external enclosure?
post #1854 of 3345
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Originally Posted by AVTechMan View Post

Do you use the hotswap trays on the server or through an external enclosure?

Server. I know that means two less bays for data drives but heck, there will be 5TB drives soon... smile.gif
post #1855 of 3345
Thread Starter 
Server cases are big. I'd have no issue using and SSD mounted with duct tape or sticky tape if needed inside the case.
post #1856 of 3345
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Originally Posted by politby View Post

Server. I know that means two less bays for data drives but heck, there will be 5TB drives soon... smile.gif

AVTechMan is wanting to do ESXi, which means his HBA controller and all the drives connected to it will be devoted to his 2008r2 virtual machine. If he had a Norco case like Mfusick he could put some of the drive bays on the motherboard controller. But with his Supermicro backpane all 24 drives will be connected to one controller.

I'm sure there is room inside of his case to hide one or two drives.
post #1857 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

AVTechMan is wanting to do ESXi, which means his HBA controller and all the drives connected to it will be devoted to his 2008r2 virtual machine. If he had a Norco case like Mfusick he could put some of the drive bays on the motherboard controller. But with his Supermicro backpane all 24 drives will be connected to one controller.

I'm sure there is room inside of his case to hide one or two drives.

Yes, I can easily put in a laptop sized drive inside the case and make that the datastore to run off of the MB port. But I am getting somewhat confused....for the HBA, one controller card should be able to connect to all 24 drives on my backplane....the Dell H310 should be able to do that, or will I need additional cards? My backplane is the SM 846EL2 which is listed as compatible.

I admit I am slightly confused when it comes to working with SAS based gear, but will eventually get it figured out.
post #1858 of 3345
My guess is one card will run all 24 ports

post #1859 of 3345
1 card can run all 24 drives, but as Andy_Steb says, you'll need a Port Expander. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117207

Another option is to get more HBA's but at $100 each, it might be more expensive than a Port Expander, and you might not have enough PCIe slots. On the other hand, performance may be increased in certain situations since you wouldn't be running all 24 drives through a single x8 slot.
post #1860 of 3345
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Originally Posted by rc05 View Post

1 card can run all 24 drives, but as Andy_Steb says, you'll need a Port Expander. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117207

Another option is to get more HBA's but at $100 each, it might be more expensive than a Port Expander, and you might not have enough PCIe slots. On the other hand, performance may be increased in certain situations since you wouldn't be running all 24 drives through a single x8 slot.

My model backplane is a dual port expander so it should do do fine. We'll see. I'm somewhat new in this area.
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