Unraid seems to be the perfect tool for our business. We need a nice reliable bunch of disks storage and some VM's. Purchased the product after a trial period, and had some issues during the trial period. We were so committed to this we purchased a new motherboard and cpu. Gigabyte GA-X170 -WS with Xeon CPU and 16GB RAM. We have 10TB of storage.
Unraid seems to be the perfect tool for our business. We need a nice reliable bunch of disks storage and some VMs. Purchased the product after a trial period, and had some issues during the trial period. We were so committed to this we purchased a new motherboard and cpu. Gigabyte GA-X170 -WS wi.
The problems we are having we have had with both the first build and the second build. We are a computer repairs and retail business with a high degree of hardware skills, and solid networking skills. Our network is first class in its build and extremely stable on all of our windows computers. I have now tried setting master to NO, and tested.
Seemed better in terms of getting to the shares from other windows computers. However today (next day from the previous posts) we have 2 or 3 computers than cannot see the shares, and when you can, they drop off quickly. I have done a fresh diagnostics which is attached. MEM test showed faulty memory. We have replaced and tested again, this has seemed to also make the web gui more reliable, but not 100% available.
On the old memory it was about 20% of the time available, now on the new memory its around 70% of the time available. Just a suggestion, but not real smart to start a topic in CAPITOL LETTERS saying 'unreliable and unstable' in a pre-sales support thread and calling yourself 'a computer repairs and retail business with a high degree of hardware skills, and solid networking skills. Our network is first class in its build and extremely stable on all of our windows computers' while building a computer with known faulty parts and not testing the new parts. Running a Windows network without understanding what local browser is and what workgroup names are, DNS forwarding to an Australian DNS while time zone set to Los Angeles. All over the map and a mess. I had a lot of words for you two here, but not worth it. This is a support forum, try being suportitive, or don't comment at all.
In that spirit, I am still having stability issues with the GUI and the Shares, have changed the RAM - tested all fine with the mem test on boot. Hmmm - new ram - still gui issues Oh, can someone tell me if stability is effected by the time zone.
We are testing, not in production yet, time zone will get there eventually, but do the disks only work when the sun comes up??? And the Shares Windows networking sucks, that the problem with shares dropping isn't limited to unRaid, but is a pervasive problem across the spectrum (and this happens even on Windows boxes talking to other Windows boxes Many solutions posted here (and on many other forums), talking about Local Masters registry hacks, etc but when push comes to shove, the rock solid solution is to: - Assign every computer on your network a static IP (ideally via the router) - Completely forget about hostnames, and refer to everything via the IP address - Add a Quick Access shortcut to your server. You'll never look back. Thanks SQUID. Great suggestions. We will be happy to try updating to that version.
We initially selected what was available as a stable build, rather than the latest. As a repair business, we have a ton of files and resources stored for use on computers that we repair. Up to 15 computers at a time are on the workshop bench being repaired. Since these are other peoples computers, setting manual networking settings is not very practical. We used to use a windows box for this, and didn't have the share problem near as much as we do now. I will try upgrading to the latest version. Is there an upgrade tool / exe to upgrade our USB stick, or should we just start up a new trial on a new key?
What do you think is best? Personally I’d boot into Safe mode with No plugins and run with no VM’s or anything complicated to make sure your running as basic as a system as possible. Something is tripping up your system and I’m a firm believer of starting from scratch and step by step. Problems I’ve had in the past. Bad Cables, Faulty Power Supply, Faulty MotherBoard and a Bad Drive or 2. Ive never had any browsing issues when I set my unRAID machine to a Static IP browsing with a windows machine.
My Mac doesn’t seem to browse as well, but honestly I don’t browse the network on my Mac so I never pursued it. Thanks for the ideas, most helpful. I have tried safe mode, and I have just made new usb boot on the latest version, removed all my disks, and starting fresh, have tried the re-cable, this time around Im cabling again with no sata hot swap bay (icy box internal hot swap was used) going to cable just 2 hard disks to the new install, these are 2 new 2tb sata that are 2 of the original server that are identified as having no errors. So a virgin install, new cables, new hdd, new raid, tested ram. Heres hoping it works! Thanks for the ideas, most helpful. I have tried safe mode, and I have just made new usb boot on the latest version, removed all my disks, and starting fresh, have tried the re-cable, this time around Im cabling again with no sata hot swap bay (icy box internal hot swap was used) going to cable just 2 hard disks to the new install, these are 2 new 2tb sata that are 2 of the original server that are identified as having no errors.
So a virgin install, new cables, new hdd, new raid, tested ram. Heres hoping it works! I personally don't have any issues with networking, although occasionally DNS not working perfectly and I scratch my head and do a workaround. For example, my Windows VM cannot access the server by its hostname. So I put an entry in the 'hosts' file which takes care of that.
I have my always-on unRAID server set as local master. Vanilla settings and IP address range. And no holes in my firewall for remote access (I use Teamviewer which does not require any). You might have held back the info about being computer repair guys - as it opens yourself to a bit of ribbing.
And - behave yourselves! But I'm sure you'll figure this out quickly and be able to help some of our users that often have hardware issues and trouble isolating. Let us know how things go! We are a mostly helpful group and enjoy helping our fellow unRAIDers out.
Thanks for the helpful advise. Yes, in hind site we should have left off our background, we thought it relevant to help stop the basic obvious stuff, we are pretty full bottle on windows, but babies in Un-Raid. I am currently on a fresh USB, separate network, and only 2 hard drives all re-cabled, and fingers crossed, seems stable. It is currently on a standalone network so it is not interfacing with the workshop yet. If this stays stable, the problem will most likely be a networking fight going on with our network. I have always thought that might be the issue, but needed to try and isolate all possibilities. UN-RAID is fantastic in its features, we certainly were not setting out to blame it, I bet you have many thousands of happy customers.
So for now, we will keep testing this very basic virgin installation, and if stable for a few days, then we will try and re-introduce it to the rest of the network again Thanks again for the helpful advise, and of course we will be more than happy to offer hardware advise if ever needed.
Last week the patching world was afire with to immediately install MS14-066/. That's the SChannel patch - the one that with a 19-year-old security hole, thus prompting enormous confusion, spread all over the Internet. If you followed the sky-is-falling admonitions (and ignored my entreaty to ), you may now be sitting in deep data do-do. MS14-066/KB 2992611 was rolled out the automatic update chute this past Black Tuesday, Nov. 11, targeted to every Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 machine. What went wrong? First, there's the problem that Microsoft has publicly acknowledged.
KB 2992611 has been updated with a warning that, in certain situations where TLS 1.2 is enabled by default: Stay up to date with. Get. TLS 1.2 connections are dropped, processes hang (stop responding), or services become intermittently unresponsive. You may also receive an error message that resembles the following in the System log in Event Viewer: Log Name: System Source: Schannel Date: Date and time Event ID: 36887 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: ComputerName Description: A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. The TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 40. Microsoft's workaround, which you can read, involves deleting four Registry values, TLSDHERSAWITHAES256GCMSHA384, TLSDHERSAWITHAES128GCMSHA256, TLSRSAWITHAES256GCMSHA384, and TLSRSAWITHAES128GCMSHA256. Then there's the problem that Microsoft hasn't acknowledged.
SQL Server guru Darren Myher: Security Update MS14-066 causes major performance problems in Microsoft Access/SQL Server applications. When the update is installed to a server running Microsoft SQL Server (So far, confirmed as issue with SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014) client applications that access the database via ODBC such as Microsoft Access clients pointing to SQL Tables encounter a major performance hit.
Our customers are reporting that this security update causes MAJOR performance problems in any Microsoft Access application with a SQL Server backend (any version). For example, a simple operation such as clicking from one line of an order to another (without performing ANY data updates) can take from 5 to 15 seconds! For users having to update hundreds of lines of orders, the application becomes nearly unusable – an activity that used to take 5 minutes could take hours.to complete. Please, if you have not installed this update yet – DO NOT INSTALL IT to the SQL Server machine Myher also offers a fix to the problem: Uninstall the patch. It isn't clear if uninstalling the patch will also fix the first problem, the TLS 1.2 hang.
Microsoft didn't talk about it, although Sandi Hardmeier on the says uninstalling KB 2992611 will restore the old, good, registry settings. Third, there's a that KB 2992611 breaks IIS sites, specifically when using Google Chrome. Poster Pascal Winter, among many others, writes: After KB2992611 was installed via Windows Automatic Update users of our retail site on Google Chrome were not able to establish a secure connection and could not reach our secure pages to checkout/manage accounts. The workaround offered by poster DBWYCL involves using a load balancer on the front end of the server, terminating SSL at the load balancer and re-routing back to the server over HTTP. Nothing like a secure solution to a botched security patch, eh? There are other problems. Poster that installing KB 2992611 throws internal errors 1250 and 1051 when using Firefox, Chrome, and Safari (but IE was OK).
Leon McCalla on the says that KB 2992611 breaks ODBC access in SQL Server 2008. Mike G on the reports that KB 2992611 breaks XML. Cristian Satnic at with https problems using IIS and Chrome. Even Amazon Web Services - but doesn't yet have a solution.
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Once again, we're sitting here with a bad patch, almost a week after Black Tuesday, and the patch is still being offered through Automatic Update. Microsoft hasn't pulled it, in spite of one acknowledged major problem, another that's the talk of the SQL Server community, and a few hangers-on that may clobber your machines. Amazon raised a red flag on Wednesday.
What's wrong with Microsoft? I wonder if we can open a tech support ticket, saying that Windows patching itself is broken? Kind of a meta-complaint.