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  1. I also use Bitdefender on all of my machines. I don't have any exclusions on my server so it scans the pools. Never had any issues with it on any version of either software. It just works.
  2. Good points but this CPU should be more than what I'll use it for. khr2011 is showing stats for Emby and this CPU. "I tried Emby with different videos on the same DS918+ and it transcodes 10bit 4k HEVC 60Mbps to 1080p h264 30Mbps perfectly with 25% processor usage" https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/296528/ds418play-hardware-transcoding. It will mostly be a DLNA music server, file server and a backup end point with the occasional transcode of 1080p to our Ruko in the bedroom. . The FireTV direct streams everything I have.
  3. Moved to the low power embedded solution. It offers hardware transcoding with emby and plenty of power for basic needs. It's this build or a synology ds418play.
  4. I replaced crashplan with Spideroak. Cost is a bit more but I just pointed it at the folders in my Pool and it didn't duplicate or miss any data. I have their 1Tb plan. I tried the service ice crashplan points you to but it was too restrictive. I created my own key with Spideroak and it just works.
  5. I have same issue with drivepool and scanner. I created a task that stops all stablebit services and turns them on at 1am to 5am. You loose balancing and redundancy of files added while the drivepool service is off and scanner isn't watching smart and scanning while it's off. I have an old thread where this is discussed.
  6. Thanks for the input. I was looking at a QNAP as well but I don't want to switch to another backup service and the 6 bay models are pricey. If I re-use an old SSD and move to a pentium processor in can get this rig under 350.00. Not sure if the Passmark is high enough though. Will research.
  7. I'm designing a replacement for my current server. Goals are modest. Less heat and power draw than my existing server. Roles are file server with drivepool, emby for media with very light encoding needs. Local backups are with Macroum Reflect. Off site backups with Spideroak. OS will be win 10 Pro. My current rig is here: New build: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yhdVqk Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yhdVqk/by_merchant/ Memory: Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.17 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design - Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($106.72 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($53.73 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($139.99 @ Other World Computing) Other: ASRock Motherboard & CPU Combo Motherboards J3455B-ITX ($73.93 @ Newegg) Total: $437.54 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-16 10:30 EST-0500 Storage: LSI SAS 2 port HBA flashed to IT mode. Boot: PNY 120GB SSD Data Pool: 4 x 2TB WD Red Backup Pool: 1x5TB Seagate (Shelled USB drive) When this is built my old rig goes up for sale. My only thought is on the CPU. Could I go with a dual core Celeron for about 80 bucks? Will it handle a single encoding stream and not draw more power than the i3T? The Celeron will do fine as a file server.
  8. Chris .. this whole adventure is Nuckin Futz! Glad you are on the mend! Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
  9. I wonder if the latency experienced was due to the drive pass through. Everything I've read about hyper-v 2012 and newer is that drive pass through is slower than using vmdk. Glad it's working out. Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
  10. MetalGeek

    Capacity calculator?

    Drive pool will show you: Free/duplicated space by drive, total pool capacity, Pool duplicated space, Pool unduplicated space and Pool free space. Here is a shot of my pool with 5x2TB WD Reds. Default is 2x duplicateion with some folders set to 3x and some set to no duplication.
  11. Thanks Chris, I'll give this a try and upload logs/etc if the issue repeats itself and flag this thread appropriately if resolved.
  12. New install of Beta .651 on Windows 10. Only rebooted once not twice. Didn't have a new pool button, just an option to add drives so I clicked on the + Add link for the D: drive, it hung at 95%. When the pool was never created I cancelled the creation, then tried with the E: Drive. This sat at 95%, then it appeared the pool creation canceled on it's own. I have no pool and I cannot add the D: or E: drives as they error out saying they are in the pool already. I found the article that I need to reboot 2x for Windows 10 after I tried creating the pool. How do I remove the pool that exists but I cannot see and start over? [Edit] - I have rebooted 2x and no change in behavior.
  13. It's possible your cloud storage provider is dropping the connection because they see it coming from an annonymous/proxy IP range which is seen as an attack vector. I used PIA for 2 years and it never had a problem saturating my 50/10 cable connection. I connected via my router though. I stopped using it because I was bypassing more and more due to every day websits blocking the IP of VPN services. It sucks but hackers are asshole who use VPN services. Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
  14. Unless you need the extra features of server, win10 pro should do you fine. Mine runs 24x7 without any issues. Drive pool, scanner, emby, crashplan, VMware workstation. It just runs. Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Chris, this got lost on the shuffle I'll re-visit my file placement then.
  16. I have remote management enabled on my server. I installed Stablebit on my laptop, chose a 30 trail license and when I click the pulldown for what machine to manage my server does not show up. I perform the same action from my server and it does not see my laptop which also has remote management enabled. No 3rd party firewall involved and I verified there is a rule in the windows firewall for Stablebit. Should I have used my actual license? I was under the impression remote management didn't require a license at all. Both machines are running 2.2.0.651 BETA
  17. Starwind has a free iscsi host that works well under Windows 10 if you don't have access to Server
  18. How does Drive Pool handle duplicating in use files that the application tends to lock such as as VMDK, VDI, outlook PST, MS Access Databases?
  19. I'm assuming that you were not using any duplication as that would negate the need to restore any data after a single drive loss? Maybe the best way would be to backup each drive then that way you know what to restore if you don't have any duplication? Like others, I backup my pooled drive but that data is either 2x or 3x duplicated locally.
  20. I've been eyeballing the LSI/Avago SAS9211-8i and it still requires a flash to IT mode to use a plan HBA card, per KSI/Avago documentation.
  21. I'm a huge fan of Macrium Reflect. It will do drive images and/or file/folder backups. Lots of built in plans with retention maintenance. Pretty much set it and forget it. I use it to backup all of my Client drives to my server. I use Crashplan to push my data offsite. It also has a local backup option but I have not tried that.
  22. I limit my BOINC to 20% of my CPU to minimize heat and power consumption. So far, no Emby crashes.
  23. Here's my Server that finally replaced my Synology NAS CASE: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 MB: Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H-CF CPU: Xeon E3 1245 v3 RAM: 16Gb G.Skill PC3-1600 DDR3 PS: Antec HCG-620M power supply OS: Windows 10 Pro OS HD: Toshiba 256GB SSD POOL1: 4 x 2TB WD RED - Media and office files with Duplication POOL2 1 x 2TB WD RED - PC Backups with no Duplication Backup Software: Crashplan for offsite backup of data. Macrium Reflect for PC Backups Media Server: Emby Other Software: BIONC - Atlas@home and World Computing Grid projects Future plan is to shrink the server's footprint with an ASRock Rack m-itx MT-C224 Motherboard and a Fractal Node 304 case.
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