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  1. Dilemma about virtual systems

    I'm improving my xpenology dsm5 home server to higher-end equipment. I do not know much in virtual environment, so I am looking for advice of people experienced in this topic. My idea is to have 2 systems running on my server in the same time. One of it of course xpenology ( as a family home server 24h per day/ hd movies, music, download station, with access from outside network), second windows 10 ( less often for gaming newest dx12 games and Kodi player). Systems will be installed on 600gb 10k sas drive, but I do not know what kind of VE should I choose for them. I would like to have direct access to phisical disks (not virtual disks)/ f.ex xpenology system on sas drive but all data on sata hard drives basic volumes (I make backups on tape drives, so I don't need RAID protection) Which option would be best: - Xpenology dsm6 with Virtual Machine Manager spk for windows ( I didnt find any info does it support dx12, drivers, etc) - Win 10 with virtual xpenology - all sytems virtual - some other option
  2. Hi. After long thought of upgrading my small home server I finally made a decission to do it ( my raid controller broke down so I am in need) Soon I will move to my new house with an extra small utility room that will be used for home monitoring/ server room. I bought cheap used Dell Poweredge 2900 (which will do as server case), 16 gb ddr4 ram and xeon e5 2640 v3(second cpu and ram probably in future). Mainboard that I would like to choose for it will be one of supermicro server products- x10 drli or x10 drhc. Yesterday I got an idea that it could be pretty good to use it additionally as gaming pc/ kodi player connected to tv in living room/ after adding new graphics card it will be way more powerful than my current pc). Because it will be on 24h per day as family server and only in free time used as player/gaming pc, what type of system you suggest for it ( right now i am on xpenoboot and dsm 5.1)? Which option will be the best: win10/server with vmware for dsm ( I would like to have dirrect acces for disk files not virtual disks/ I never tried that), some linux/or other distro with both virtual systems, xpenology with xpenoboot with virtual win10 ( if it is possible), or some other option?
  3. Question about ssd cache

    "To improve the random read and write performance of the storage space on which it is mounted." Does it means that it will be only cache for specified hdd, that I will choose ( for example disk selected for Download Station ), or to all disks that are in the server? I am thinkin about connecting 2x 16gb ssd in raid.
  4. Question about ssd cache

    I will be updating my xpenology server to DSM 6.1. I found on internet some cheap (used ) small 16 gb ssd drives ( something like this https://www.amazon.com/Apacer-16GB-180d-Module-8C-F1DD2-LR10B/dp/B00TP3JHJS). Does it worth to buy them and use it as ssd cache? Is it going to speed up acces to server files, download station, etc ( I have corei5 with 4gb ram and 8 hdds as a home server)?
  5. Hi. I have not been to the forum for a long time. I am thinking about small modernization of my home server. Right now I am on xpenology 5.2 (from around 2 years) on my intel dh67cl with corei5 and 8 hard disks. I just bought new WD hdd and I would like to make a clean instalation of dsm 6 on it ( after that migrating all data from rest drives and small data cleanup). But before that I would like to know is it stable/ does someone had some bugs on dsm6? Just in case I had to waste time and go back to dsm 5.2. Regards
  6. Disks gone after DSM update

    Whaahaa It works again with old xpenoboot All disks showed up again without any errors. Maybe there are some drivers missing in new bootimage for my raid controller
  7. Disks gone after DSM update

    Doesnt work Is there a way to downgrade?
  8. Disks gone after DSM update

    Hi. Today I have updated to XPEnoboot 5.2-5644.5 and after that I made server update to newest release DSM_5.2-5644 Update-5 ( from update 3). After reboot all my shared volumes were lost. I checked which disks are visible and there is only 1 volume (2 hdds in raid) connected directly to mainboard / all other 6 hdds are connected by LSI SAS2008 sata controller. Could You please help me to make it work again ?
  9. Is there some S.M.A.R.T. / disk monitoring spk?

    I found some info but I have no idea how to get it work http://www.servethehome.com/ibm-serveraid-m1015-part-3-smart-passthrough-lsi-92208i/
  10. Is there some S.M.A.R.T. / disk monitoring spk?

    How to do that ? I didnt create any volumes by controller OS ( everything is default) / only by DSM
  11. Is there some S.M.A.R.T. / disk monitoring spk?

    It is IBM m1015 ( LSI SAS2008 6 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller)
  12. Is there some S.M.A.R.T. / disk monitoring spk?

    Yes. All of them as single volume ( non raid/shr)
  13. Hi. Is there some aplication that can monitor S.M.A.R.T. or disk activity? I have hdds connected by pci sata controller (that support S.M.A.R.T.) but in DSM storage menagement it shows status of not supported/ only for 2 disks that are attached directly to mainboard I can view the S.M.A.R.T info.
  14. Volume Crashed 5644

    Hi. I also had some problems like you. Because of that I am waiting around one month to finish building my server and clean up our living room . Strange thing is that I can connect maximum 6 drives by pci sata controller / when I connect one or more hdds there is always some other drives missing on the dsm list / but they are seen normally in bios. By that time 2 hdds has crashed and I had to copy data so many times that I dont really know where everything is Can you see smart info of your disks ? ( f.ex I can only see it when hdds are connected dirrectly to mainboard.) In smart report I saw that system was trying to start drives 2 times without luck. After that they were marked as crashed and reed only disks. I removed both drives that had this problem and now they work fine in my pc after couple checks.
  15. Which External HD Enclosure will work?

    Maybe something like this one. I just bougt Verbatim external double drive (usb, esata, raid ). Interesting thing is that it have small swith on the back that you can choose JBOD,RAID1,RAID0) / looks like this It will stand next to my server with old drives inside/ just to take backup of family photos once per year