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  1. Hi Maciekish, Here's what we'd like you to do so we can help troubleshoot. First, please reboot the system into safe mode. This will prevent all plugins from being installed. Second, please disable use of Docker containers and Virtual Machines. Third, attach a monitor and keyboard to your system. From a terminal on that monitor, login and type the following command: tail /var/log/syslog -f This will cause the system log to output all messages to the screen in real-time. If the system crashes again after that, please take a picture of that screen and send us what you see. This will show us what is happening right before the hang. This definitely seems like a hardware problem, but taking these steps will help narrow it down.
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    Some clearity

    Hi Lucannus! It actually is stated on the pricing page in the FAQ section: Will I have to pay for upgrades to newer versions of unRAID as they are released? No. All Basic, Plus and Pro registration keys are eligible to run new releases of unRAID Server OS at no additional cost.
  3. That is actually a point I make in the article, though I say it with more subtlety as quoted below: With respect to this: I don't actually agree with this sentiment because I think the security holes generated from having multiple users on the same running copy of Windows is far greater than the security holes generated from having multiple VMs to patch manage. Especially with Windows because Windows automatically patches itself nowadays anyways, so there really isn't anything for the individual user to manage. The downside (today) of multiple VMs vs. sharing a single computer is purely storage utilization. Clearly you will use more storage by having multiple VMs as opposed to one single PC, but we are working on solutions for that as well (just not ready to unveil them yet).
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    [Support] - Organizr

    I resolved this. Let me know if there are other posts lingering out there that need to be hidden / addressed.
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    Help save a sale!

    Wow, I can't believe we let this thread go on this long without chiming in ourselves. Let's be ultra clear here: The Internet connection requirement we are discussing here ONLY applies to the Trial and not paid licenses. The Internet connection requirement also only applies when you first boot the system and any subsequent reboots. Starting and stopping the array doesn't require Internet validation. It is very rare for us to see complaints about the Trial requirements, but sure, we do get them from time to time. The bottom line is this: it is very difficult to make software (especially on Linux) that isn't easily pirated in some way. Internet validation is one of the best tools we have to work with, and while it's not ideal (we know this), its the best option available. I have seen no alternatives suggested in this thread that would adequately deal with the concerns relating to licensing. Until someone comes up with one, this is what we're sticking with. I should also mention that the ability to use pfSense in a VM with Unraid isn't something we necessarily recommend or tout. It's something that some of our users do and do very successfully, but it does come with some limitations and this is one of them (inability to adequately test in the Trial experience). If this is a showstopper for you, then you'll need to look at another solution because we're not going to change licensing requirements for this use-case (its not justifiable). With respect to running VMs while the array is stopped, this has been discussed pretty heavily and there are LOTS of challenges and concerns with that. They might not be obvious at first, but spend more than 1 hour thinking about it and I bet you'll fill up both hands with reasons why this isn't a 2-minute patch for us to include in the OS. Trust me when I say, that's a feature I was asking for internally over 2 years ago and we still can't justify doing it for the sheer amount of work it would take at this point. It's not to say that we would never consider doing that in the future, but there is a long list of to-dos on the pile that will definitely come before we shift focus on to that.
  7. Hey, thanks for calling us out on this. Seriously. We dropped the ball on providing you guys with feedback and for that, we are truly sorry. Good news though! Following this exercise, we did end up contracting with a firm that is helping us finalize a new logo and the work done in this thread has definitely contributed towards that end. While I think the final product will probably end up looking a bit different from what we've seen here, this definitely helped us figure out what we did and didn't like and guided us toward that end. That being said, its worth noting that the investment we are making extends far beyond just a logo, and I think you guys will be awfully pleased with the end result once we get there. We're still probably at least a few months away from revealing the efforts of this project, but we may have a few things to share along the way ;-).
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    Tapatalk No UnReads

    We upgraded our forum software and of course, tapatalk broke again. We're looking into it. Thank goodness the forum actually works really well just using a standard web browser on a mobile device.
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    VMs not Starting Up + Other Questions

    Hi Dave, Here are the answers to your questions: By default, you need to have a GPU dedicated to unRAID OS (especially if you are booting into GUI mode) in order to pass through other GPUs to virtual machines. There are possibilities to work around this issue, but they require you to pass the ROM file for your GPU through manually (there is an instruction on how to do this here): Of course it would! Windows 7 is pretty old and GPU pass through works only so-so in that world. Windows 8 or 10 would result in MAJOR improvements. Unfortunately no. USB hubs themselves are not assignable devices. The other way you could do this would be to purchase a 4-in-1 USB controller that presents 4 discreet USB controllers to the host OS. Then you could attach a USB hub to each port on that device, then pass through each of those individual controllers through to individual VMs.
  10. Supporting the various web-browsers out there to provide a common experience is a real challenge nowadays. I mean, it has always been something we've had to deal with to some extent, but as the webGui continues to evolve into something bigger and better, with more technologies being used to create a superior experience, we expect that we'll run into some browser-specific challenges along the way.
  11. Thanks for the great feedback everyone!
  12. Just to be clear, it is not our intention to support the virt-manager tool you are using, so I can't really commit to anything with respect to that. I think adding the SCSI option will suffice for now and folks that want to further adjust options can do manual xml edits to make that happen.
  13. Our thinking exactly. Longer term, we want to do some fancy stuff by auto-detecting the use of an SSD and auto-tuning the XML based on that, but that's a more complicated feature.

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