Looking to Build Your Very First unRAID Server?

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jackal_70 Offline
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What software is being run on most on their unRAID servers?

I'm building a unRAID rackmount server. Getting hung up on the installation of tvheadend and not getting many suggestions on the unRAID or tvheadend forums. So, i'm wondering if tvheadend is the best software to get live tv on the server to pass along to the front ends.

I was going to use unRAID + tvheadend + plexserver on the server. I was going to use XBMC on the front ends.

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, expecially since I'm really new to grasping the "total methodology".

thanks,
Jay
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Have a look at this tutorial that seems to be exactly what you are looking for.

http://mymediaexperience.com/unraid-nas-...tvheadend/

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(This post was last modified: 2014-02-22 00:57 by elusien.)
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That's funny! That article is how I found out about unRAID. It is a really written tutorial so if I decide to stay on the same path and get my bugs worked out, I will surely use it.

I followed it to install unRAID. When I installed tvheadend the system lost connection to the network since the NIC driver won't load. I've been trying to troubleshoot it on other forums but no luck so far.
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hey guys, do you think that a combination of the 10 HDD UnRaid server and the option 5 of the basic build for the HPTC would be make a good steambox, media center. if not can you recommend a build for me. i'm just getting into HTPC and NAS.

Thanks
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I'm currently using an Asustor AS-204T NAS unit to serve my XBMC clients, but the tinkerer in me wants to run a 'proper' server again.

I was thinking unRAID might be the solution.

Anyone used the low-end AMD APUs with unRAID? I have an Asus E2KM1I-DELUXE which is an E2-2000, which I'll put in my ancient old Lian-Li PC-Q25B. I'm planning on running a pair of 4TB Seagate Desktop.15 drives. I also have an Asus H87-I board with a Pentium G3220 which I feel is probably severe overkill for unRAID.

What sort of RAM would I likely need running unRAID with Sickbeard, Sabnzbd, a torrent program, and MySQL? 4GB? 16GB?

Any general advice would be appreciated.
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I see unRAID is i386 only (on V5), so 4GB it is...
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I use 16 gig mem on my build which is over kill but server runs smooth. I also am running the 5.06 version of UNRAID.

(2014-03-17 22:21)marlonken Wrote:  hey guys, do you think that a combination of the 10 HDD UnRaid server and the option 5 of the basic build for the HPTC would be make a good steambox, media center. if not can you recommend a build for me. i'm just getting into HTPC and NAS.

Thanks

I think some good builds are on the limetech forum for UNRAID, but you could use the same board I have in my build and build around your needs. I just up graded my cpu to an i5 for the trans coding of Plex running on the server.

For HTPC plenty of builds on the forum here. Not sure about the hardware requirements for a steam box but if don't want the ultimate picture quality for games you could probably get away with a lower priced build in the forum.
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-19 18:57 by Harro.)
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Maybe someone here knows but does anyone know of a script that you can have transmission run after a completed torrent that will autoextract the rar files from a torrent to a different folder? All within an unraid server.

Found one on the unraid forum but can't get it to work and it is pretty old.
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Harro Offline
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I don't use torrents or transmission but have you tried sickbeard for your torrent search and then have SABnzbd do the unrar and moving?
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Anyone using sickbeard TPB or sickrage on Unraid6?

Whats the best way to set it up:? I have seen info on 5 but am wary about this on a 6 installation
(This post was last modified: 2014-10-01 10:40 by 0ldfart.)
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I run sickb and sab in an ubuntu vm with xen on unraid 6. But many people these days are using them in docker containers
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