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  1. [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    According to Plex, a CPU with Quicksync is required for HW encoding. My main server CPU has Quicksync (as does the backup server) and HW encoding is functioning with this docker on my server. If kernel support for Quicksync is required, apparently, unRIAD has it (modprobe i915 loads the necessary Intel graphics support in the kernel.) as I and several others are doing Plex HW encoding with this docker.
  2. [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    I never mentioned the Plex Pass version number. Ahh, but, I did quote a SavellM post in which he mentioned his version number. I have edited his quote in my post, just in case.
  3. [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    Just to verify, you did enter two dashes (--) before the "device" parameter in Extra Parameters, correct? It is easy to read that as only one dash instead of two. I entered the modprobe and chmod commands at the root prompt after logging into server via SSH. As far as I know you do not have to change to another location. Some have mentioned that they had to set privileged mode on the docker to get it to work. I (and others) did not. Supposedly, doing a chmod -R nobody:users /dev/dri makes privileged mode not necessary, but, it worked for me without that. With Notepad (or other text editor) open the go file in the unRAID flash drive config directory and add the modprobe and chmod commands once it is working for you. Beyond this, I have no other advice as it is working well for me by following the steps in my first post.
  4. [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    Are you saying you tried the steps posted a couple of pages back in this forum and it did not work for you? Sorry for the basic question, but, I don't know what you have or have not done. If have already tried this, you can ignore. I assume you have a Plex Pass? I am not even sure if the HW acceleration option shows up in the server settings advanced page on the free version. The steps which were mentioned by CSeK worked for me and I did not have to enable privileged mode in the docker. I have streamed several videos and TV shows and set them to a lower bit-rate and resolution than the original and they all indicate HW acceleration is being used by checking in the Now Playing tab. My CPU is the Xeon E3-1245v5 1. SSH into server perform these commands, no quotes "modprobe i915" "chmod -R 777 /dev/dri" 2. modify the docker container for Plex and show advanced In Extra Parameters enter this (no quotes) "--device=/dev/dri:/dev/dri" 3. Click Apply to save the changes to the docker config As someone else mentioned, you have to put the modprobe and chmod commands in your go file or they will not survive a server reboot. Plex indicated several months ago that they no longer support transcoding to RAM. Personally I have set the transcode location to my SSD cache drive and it seems to work well. I don't know if "technically" it still works in RAM as I no longer have Plex configured for RAM transcode.
  5. I had a flash drive fail once and did not have a recent backup. Fortunately, I did not have to get another license since I use a Kingston USB flash card reader (the license is tied to the reader S/N). I just had to replace the flash card. CA Previous Apps let me recover all of my docker configs and I manually reinstalled plugins. I have replaced motherboard, CPU, and RAM a couple of times in my servers. This is even more changes than just replacing a failed motherboard. Since the USB/license drive hold the information related to disk assignments and array configuration, replacing a failed motherboard or CPU is not a problem at all. UnRAID is very hardware agnostic and runs on just about everything. If both your mainboard and your USB flash drive fail at the same time (not likely, but possible) and you have no flash drive backup, the worst case scenario is that you prepare a new flash drive, do a new config and redefine your shares and other settings. Your data remains intact. This is when it is critical that you know which drive is your parity drive. I have labelled all of my drives, just to make it easier should this scenario occur. Since my Parity drive is a different make and model than my data drives, it is really easy to keep it straight. I once went through the process of a new flash drive and system setup just because I replaced the flash drive and wanted to clean up my config. I restored what I wanted from CA Previous Apps and reconfigured the entire system in a couple of hours. It really is very straightforward and easy to recover from flash or motherboard failures. Your bigger concern should be data backups should something happen that causes you to lose a lot of drives/data. Like many, I maintain three backup copies (Cloud backup through CrashPlan Pro, a backup server on-site and external USB3 hard drives attached through the Unassigned Devices plugin which are stored in a safe place.
  6. Intel Coffee Lake (8.gen)

    The only way Coffee Lake would be of interest to me is if there were a Xeon version for socket 1151 and 200 series chipsets. The i3/i5/i7 does use the 1151 socket, but, they require a 300 series chipset and do not support ECC RAM. Since I would have to upgrade motherboard and RAM I am more interested to see what happens with AMD Ryzen and EPYC as they mature. Eight cores and 16 threads is my new "minimum" in the future and AMD appears to have the price/performance advantage at that level. Now, if I were looking to build a new server with non-server-grade parts, Coffee Lake is certainly a better option than its predecessors.
  7. Value motherboard w/ IPMI?

    I have an ASRock MB with IPMI in one of my servers and I have had no issues with it. Tyan also makes boards with IPMI but they tend to be more expensive as many are dual socket. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I have a 4TB HGST NAS as parity drive in my backup server. I have the 8TB version (I paid $240 for it) of the HGST NAS as the parity drive in my main server. HGST NAS are excellent 7200RPM drives. I run them as parity and WD Reds as array drives. These would also be excellent array drives. They spin faster than the lower RPM WD Reds, so you will likely have a bit more heat and power usage from them, but, I would not hesitate to purchase these at this price if you are looking for a few drives for your array or parity drives. They are very highly rated.
  9. unRaid migration, with Plex docker: good idea?

    That will work. In fact, I did my last data migration that way. A few months ago, I upgraded from 3TB to 8TB disks in my array. I had a backup copy of all the data on external drives. I just plugged the drives into USB3 ports on my server, mounted them as unassigned devices and copied the data over to the array. It seemed to go quickly enough but I was only copying about 5-6 TB of data. I could have also attached the old drives to the server (since I have open SATA ports), mounted them as unassigned devices and copied the data to the new drives. I did that as well with one drive in the past. You did not give any details about your current system or unRAID version, but, if your old disks are still ReiserFS, now, would be a good time to migrate over to XFS on the new disks.
  10. unRaid migration, with Plex docker: good idea?

    Plex, and many other applications, are a cinch to run on unRAID (assuming adequate hardware) since the advent of Docker in version 6. What version of unRAID are you running? VMs are much easier than they used to be as well. Virtualization may still require some tweaks here and there, (which are easily done) especially when passing through hardware, depending on how your IOMMU groups are organized with your MB/CPU combination. I am running 9-10 Docker applications (including Plex) and two VMs (one Windows 10, one Kubuntu) and all were pretty straightforward to install and configure. In the case of the VMs, I am not passing through video cards or other hardware yet; that's a future project, but everything is much easier to deal with that it was 2-3 years ago.
  11. [US] ASRock Rack E3C226D2I MB $167.99 + FS @ Newegg

    20% discount extended for undetermined time period with new coupon code 0912FSRTUG64
  12. If you are looking for a Mini-ITX MB with IPMI and 6 SATA3 ports for a socket 1150 CPU (as I was), Newegg US has the board for $209.99 + 20% off with coupon code 0905KFTS74 that expires today (Sept 11, 2017). The final price is $167.99. They are $230-$242 on Amazon and $207 at Superbiiz. It's not the latest tech, but, the board supports Haswell/Broadwell CPUs and ECC RAM in addition to IPMI through a dedicated NIC, dual gigabit LANs and 6 SATA3. In my case it is all I need for my backup server in order to use existing CPU and RAM. It appears several users on these forums have this motherboard in their unRAID systems. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157466&cm_re=asrock_e3c226d2i-_-13-157-466-_-Product
  13. [Support] binhex - DelugeVPN

    You want this one (specifically Q8):
  14. I have the same motherboard and CPU and have not seen any issues. I have left hyperthreading enabled since reading up on the bug leads me to believe that, although the bug is certainly there and could cause data loss/corruption if exposed, its a very specific situation and code sequence which could expose it. I will certainly apply any fix ASRock may issue in a future BIOS; however, I am taking a calculated risk that the conditions under which the bug manifests itself will not occur on my server.
  15. Attempted loggins

    You want something like the OpenVPN Access Server docker. Search for openvpn in community applications. Most use the Linuxserver.io version, but, there are others. Its easy to setup. You'll want a dynamic DNS service for your unRAID server as well if you do not have a static IP from your ISP. I use No-IP (free) as it is supported natively by my router as is DynDNS, but, there are others. Configure OpenVPN Access Server on unRAID with your DDNS name and the IP address of your unRAID server. On your router, forward UDP/TCP port 1194 (the default) or another port you have configured for OpenVPN to the IP address of your unRAID server. Download from the OpenVPN Access Server a user-locked profile for the clients you want to be able to access your server and you are set. Now your clients can access your unRAID server securely over the Internet by DDNS server name on port 1194 (or other port you chose).
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