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Server advice - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by enigma27, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Avalon

    Soldato

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    That's pretty much the balance I struck (must thank your sister ;)), though for general personal/family stuff i'm OK with encrypted offsite backup to the cloud.

    It depends on what the VM is going to be doing really, does it need dedicated cores? Unraid will do a reasonable job of sharing resources for everything, if you need dedicated resources, then you will usually already have a good reason and know you do.
     
  2. enigma27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 3, 2007

    Posts: 2,075

    Location: Essex

    its going to be running a vm connected to my TV so my daughter can play things like minecraft... will have a GPU passed through.
     
  3. Avalon

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

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    So again, why exactly does it need dedicated cores for that? It's a relatively low end game that'll use a tiny fraction of the available CPU resources, the only time you would normally want to give something dedicated cores (and permanently prevent UnRAID from allocating them to anything else) is if you had specific issues. For example you may do a lot of background media encoding/RAR/PAR work, so the CPU is pinned at 100% 24/7 and the gaming VM struggles. Without knowing things like what else it'll be doing, what the CPU/IO load will look like etc. I can't see anything you've said that suggests an obvious need for dedicated cores, but you know what you're doing better than we do and for all I know your daughter is a world class minecrap player and stays at it 24/7 for a week at a time, in which case i'm not messing with her ;)
     
  4. enigma27

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Essex

    lol minecrap player indeed.. she is only 7 and begs me to play with her building houses, i just do it..

    So tonight has not been a good night.

    Server keeps crashing every hour or so and becomes unresponsive until i reboot it.

    cant quite work out what it maybe.. certainly isnt heat (CPU idles around 29) and only manage to see one error in the logs hours ago stating something to do with a hardware error on the CPU although i've not been able to recreate that.

    just removed the GPU in case it was that and it worked for all of 20 mins and boom locked up again with one core showing 100%

    gonne whack a hard drive in it and try and load windows and see if that runs ok.
     
  5. enigma27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 3, 2007

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    Location: Essex

    well im confused

    chucked an old hard drive in the machine and installed windows 10 fresh

    Machine is running perfectly.. can benchmark blender R20 with all cores boosting to 3.2 with no apparent issues with the CPU..

    So wonder why Unraid is freezing??