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  1. Hoopster

    CPU Upgrade recommendation - Plex UHD Movies

    If you do decide down the road to upgrade your CPU, you probably want a Coffee Lake CPU (Either the i7 8700/8700K or the new Xeon E-2176G/2186G) if Plex hardware transcoding (really reduces the load on the CPU and offloads it to the iGPU) is of interest to you. The Coffee Lake chips have 6 core/12 threads so there is more raw CPU power as well, if needed. Of course, either processor means a new motherboard and DDR4 RAM as well. The Kaby Lake CPUs can do 4K, but, if you are going to upgrade, might as well go with more cores and higher clock speeds as well and for full UHD, Coffee Lake is (supposedly) better.
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    Help with Plex hardware transcoding

    Does the Binhex docker have something similar to the Extra Parameters in LSIO Plex docker? If so, the syntax should be the same as the dev/dri parameter is the syntax that Plex wants and is not specific to the LSIO docker.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    Donate button on very first post in this forum. I am sure they would appreciate it!
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    So in the Routing Table section of Settings>Network Settings you have no trash can icon in the Delete column to allow you to delete virbr0 (assuming that is the correct way to delete it)?
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Unifi

    Some users are not sure how to equate the instructions in the readme (assuming they actually read it 😀) to a modification in the template. That's why I spelled out the modification to the repository name (linuxserver/unifi:unstable). I think they are focused on a change to a path or variable or think it means a manual modification to the "run" command and can't figure out how to do it in the docker template. From the readme: Add one of the tags, if required, to the linuxserver/unifi line of the run/create command in the following format, linuxserver/unifi:unstable
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Plex Media Server

    Not sure if it is related, but, did you see this post at the top of the page? Apparently the latest version of Plex server can bind to multiple network adapters (which might explain your multiple subnets problem) and it is causing some people issues - like servers not showing up - with Plex docker implementations.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Unifi

    As mentioned on page 25 😀
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    first unraid build help!

    it appears the Ryzen issues seem to have settled down greatly. There are not nearly as many reports of problems as there used to be and unRAID zen states tweaks have resolved more issues. See this thread: What impact this may have on idle speeds and power consumption I cannot say as I do not have a Ryzen-based system. However, if I were considering a new build today, the only thing that may (emphasis on *may*) prevent me from going Ryzen/Threadripper is lack of Plex hardware transcoding support. I don't use it a lot, but, I like the fact that I can do it with my Xeon system if needed.
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    first unraid build help!

    If the choice is between those two builds, I would go with the Ryzen 2600 despite the increased cost of DDR4 RAM over DDR3 with the Xeon build. The Xeon E5-26xx CPUs are the go to choice for unRAIDers wishing to build dual-CPU machines, but, since that is not your goal, the Ryzen 2600 has a TDP of 65W which is half of the TDP of the older E5-26xx CPUs. If energy consumption and heat are an issue, the older Xeons aren't the best options. Also, the AMD AM4 platfrom will still be supported for another couple of years with next generation CPUs. Should you wish to go with a better CPU, the CPU is all you need to replace. The older Xeon platform is a dead end. Even if you want to go dual-CPUs that will mean another motherboard (assuming you don't by a dual-socket MB to begin with and populate it with only one CPU). If you want to run a lot of VMs, you may want to consider an 8-core/16-thread Ryzen chip instead of the 6/12 2600
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - Unifi

    Below are my UniFi controller settings. It is in Bridge mode and functioning without issue. Once, I had to put it back into Host mode and re-adopt after a controller IP address change, since the devices all had an incorrect inform IP address. I made sure to SSH in and set the inform server address on each device, just to make sure, and I have had no issues for several months since doing that. I wish I could tell you what your issue is and how to fix it, but, I don't have the same problem. The only difference I notice is I have no 10001 port mapping.
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    Hardware Requirements for Game server & NAS

    Just be aware that four of the SATA3 ports on that board (and many other boards) use a Marvell controller. With recent versions of unRAID, particularly with hardware passthough to VMs, Marvell controllers have caused numerous issues. If you will have SSDs for cache or unassigned devices, make sure they are connected to the two SATA3 ports supported by the Intel chipset or an HBA controller in a PCIe slot. For hard drives, of course, the eight SATA2 ports supported by the chipset will give you sufficient throughput. There are many unRAID users quite happily using that and similar socket 2011 boards with Xeon E5-2670 CPUs and DDR3 RAM which is much less expensive than DDR4 right now.
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    Hardware Requirements for Game server & NAS

    Well, I see no one has responded so I will share with you my thoughts. Your requirements 1, 2 and 4 would require no more than a moderate build around an Intel i5, i7 or low-end Xeon CPU or an AMD Ryzen. You can see two such examples in my signature. Both happily deal with requirements 1, 2 and 4. Both of my builds are Mini-ITX, but, you could easily find lots of Micro-ATX/ATX equivalent hardware that would give you more flexibility and expansion options. Your requirement #3 is what elevates it into a higher-end hardware build. What do you mean by "2-3 dedicated game servers?" Do you mean you wish to replace 2-3 desktop machines with dedicated gaming VMs, or, do you mean you want to run something like a virtualized SteamOS? Are these 2-3 gaming machines going to be in use simultaneously? You could need a higher-end hardware build with something like dual Xeon CPUs and lots of RAM and PCie slots as this would require passing through GPUs, keyboards, mice, USB ports, sound cards, etc to your gaming virtual machines. It will be easier for others here to give you more specific hardware recommendations if you can further define exactly what you want to accomplish with requirement #3.
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    Plex Hardware Transcoding on AMD help please

    This page from Plex will give you the full rundown on the various hardware transcoding scenarios and what is supported: https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/ As you already know now, AMD GPUs are not supported on Linux. Additionally, even with Plex Docker/unRAID only Intel CPUs with integrated graphics supporting Quick Sync Video can easily be utilized. There are no nVIDIA graphics drivers bundled with unRAID to allow discrete nVIDIA GPUs to be used for Plex hardware transcoding. A special unRAID build would have to be produced and maintained in order to support this. The bottom line is that, currently, only Intel iGPUs supporting QSV can be used for Plex hardware transcoding on unRAID. For software transcoding you follow the general recommendation of 2000 passmarks per 1080p stream that you wish to simultaneously transcode and 2000 more for unRAID OS and other system overhead. So, for example, on my Xeon E3-1245v5 CPU with a passmark score of 10,400, I could have four simultaneous transcoded streams + the unRAID overhead. Check out the passmark score for your CPU to see what it would be able to handle Of course, transcoding (hardware or software) is only necessary if your content will not direct play to your media clients. If you encode your media in formats your media clients can handle natively, you don't need to worry about transcoding within your home network. Most transcoding that is done from my network is for remote/mobile clients.
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    Which UPS's support apcupsd?

    Most here use either an APC or CyberPower UPS. They both seem to work just fine with the APC UPS Daemon in unRAID. Units that support pure sine wave output and automatic voltage regulation (AVR) are preferred, but, simulated sine wave seems to also work well for many. One that supports at least AVR should be on your list. I am currently using an APC Back-UPS Pro Br1000MS UPS unit which supports both pure sine wave and AVR, but, before that I used an older unit that supported neither and worked just fine with my server during a couple of power outages. How "clean" your power is and how prone to voltage variations and outages it is may help you determine if pure sine wave and AVR are absolutely necessary. Any good APC or CyberPower UPS is going to filter out the power surges/flickers and shut down your unRAID server in a power outage. The are several websites you can go to get a good estimate of the watts/VA needed in a UPS to support your hardware. Here is one from APC: http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/pso/zones/
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    Empty USB stick

    Oops, yes, you are correct. Thanks for the correction. I did not check to verify and mis-stated the location from my faulty memory. Since he copied the config folder, super.dat must be missing or corrupt.

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