ashman70

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  1. It's totally a personal choice of course but I don't see the need for dual parity until you get to a large number of drives. For example, I have a large unRAID server where I have maxed out the number of drives allowed on a Pro license, which is 30, 28 data and two parity. For an array that large, I feel its worth while to have dual parity. On a smaller array I don't think it's a good value proposition, you want to max out your storage, so consider using that second parity drive as a data drive instead. As for what drive is the 'best' for parity, that's up to you and what you can afford. Right now, my large server has dual 8TB Seagate archive drives for parity and they work fine, someday, when prices come down, I'll upgrade to 10TB drives, but no until they are sub $400 CAN and that may be awhile.
  2. Newegg has Seagate 4TB drives on for $129 today only while supplies last. I've bought over eight of these drives over the past year and no issues so far, I know it sucks they only come with 2yr warranties but I think they are good value. https://www.newegg.ca/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=Homepage_SS-_-P2_22-179-009-_-06232017&Index=2
  3. I think what you want to do is separate things into two distinct use. 1. Working data, the data you work with on a daily basis which offers fast read/write and some redundancy. 2. NAS duties and storage or backup storage. A system running unRAID, dockers, perhaps a VM. unRAID is not built for speed like other systems so you can't have that piece of the cake, you could hook some SSD's as unassigned devices to work off of but they would not be part of the array. Plex, Sonarr/Radarr/Headphones can run comfortably as dockers, no problems there. If you acquiring new hardware, consider carefully how you want to best use those resources.
  4. I get your point, mine was more out of the box, generally speaking.
  5. Why would that be considered a 'curve ball' these days?
  6. Achievement Unlocked!!! I think you should get some Lime-Tech swag or something, lol
  7. If you go into the Tools menu on your current unRAID server, you will see 'New Config' this tells unRAID that you are doing a new config, its kind of a reset that allows you to start new. It may not be necessary, I can't remember if I had to do it or not.
  8. Yes you will be able to move over to new hardware without losing any of your data or settings. Many users on here, including myself have done motherboard swap outs with little to no after effects. What is most important is you document your drive setup so that when you migrate to the new setup you select the same drive as your current parity drive. You may have to do a 'new config' but after that the array should start and everything should be back to normal. There can me minor hiccups when do this as your new board may have a few new features your old board doesn't etc, but if you run into any trouble many people here have experience with this sort of hardware swap and can help.
  9. What is your current setup? What OS are you currently on?
  10. I really hope someone can help you recover your data, in any case, I know it doesn't help to hear this now, but have a complete backup of your data it an absolute must. I have a massive plex library and its duplicated onsite. It would take me years to reconstitute the library if I even could, so I don't take any chances.
  11. If your old drobo was set to DHCP then it should get an IP on any network, regardless of whether its 10.0.0.x or 192.168.0.x so I am not quite sure why its not working on your new network, unless the network settings on it were set to only get a DHCP address on the 10.0.0.x network.
  12. Can you not connect your old drobo to a laptop or computer via a direct connection with a network cable, and connect to the drobo to change the network settings?
  13. I'm confused, can't you just change the network settings of the drobo that was on the 10.0.0.x network to 192.168.0 x so you can access the data on the lan?
  14. Do you have a backup of your data?
  15. From another computer I would mount a share for the synology then a share for the unRAID server and copy from the synology share to the unRAID share.
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