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Unraid

Owning an Unraid server gives you the ultimate control over your data and reduces your dependence on The Cloud. Join host Ed Rawlings to learn how to get the most out of your Unraid server, stay up to date on relevant news and topics, and get to know members of the Unraid community!

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Jason from ByteMyBits
May 3 2023
Jason from ByteMyBits
Plex Master Jason from ByteMyBits pops by to chat with Ed about AI, Plex, Emby, Unraid apps and plugins, and much more! Big thanks to Jason for spending the time with us answering user questions and getting to know the man behind ByteMyBits a little more.  Show Timestamps:01:00- Hellos and Intros02:20 - Internet Speed Discussion: Upload Throttle Limits 03:35 - What Are You Watching, Jason?05:00 - Unraid 6.12 release announcement 06:01 - New Unraid Dashboard Talk07:05 - How big is Jason's Media Server, Loki?8:15 - How Jason arranges his 168TB Btrfs DVR Files with Blue Iris, scripts, and ChatGPT10:50 - CCTV drives: are they encrypted, and are there plans to switch filesystems to ZFS with Unraid 6.12?12:40 - ZFS in the Unraid Main Array - Compression, encryption of data sets, and ZFS Send15:00 - Deleting Data by Mistake 16:45 - Snapshots17:45 - Initial thoughts on ChatGPT, Bard, and AI21:05 - Chat GPT Banned in Italy22:40 - Could AI Steal from Businesses and Companies?25:55 - Plex Questions: Transcoding, Bottlenecks, and how to diagnose and remove bottlenecks29:10 - H265: Does Jason Like It?30:55 - i5 13600k and 13900k talk32:10 - How to optimize server power usage (watch out for old power supplies)35:00 - Home Assistant uses and setup (Docker vs. VM)37:45 - User Question: Has Jason ever regretted showing tech mishaps?40:18 - Audio Question from Nathan: What is Jason's favorite Unraid app outside of Plex?41:50 - Question from bigbigspoon: Show us your Dockers running!45:01 - Thoughts on Emby vs. Plex47:15 - Plex's UI, market positioning and business decisions49:50 - Media Clients52:23 - User Question for Ed: What is your favorite ByteMyBits video?56:46 - Last User Question from furry67: What is the recommended server for config for VMs and Containers?59:30 - Performance and Efficiency Cores1:04:10 - Keeping the i9 CPU Cores cool, Delid, and Lapping CPUs discussionOther Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on Youtube Subscribe/Support Spaceinvader One
Andrew Zawadzki - Creator of Community Applications
Mar 26 2023
Andrew Zawadzki - Creator of Community Applications
Get to know Andrew Zawadzki, aka Squid, an Unraid legend responsible for the Community Applications, Fix Common Problems, and User Scripts plugins, among many others. On this episode, Join Ed and Andrew as they discuss Unraid 6.12-rc2, ZFS pros and cons, answer listener questions, and more!⏱️ Discussion Timestamps0:45 -Intros and getting to know Andrew2:30 - Origin of the Squid moniker3:50 - What Ed and Squid are watching4:40 - First computers and interest in technology6:30 - First forays into Linux and Unraid9:35 - Andrew's first Unraid build, current rig, and total array size13:20 - Cheers for beer in official Unraid beer glasses 🍻14:30 - The origin story of Community Applications, future CA plans, and details about Dockerhub20:15 - Discussing Andrew's other Unraid Plugins: Fix Common Problems, Appdata backup, User Scripts, and how they stack up against the most popular Unraid downloads24:05 - User Scripts feature request by Ed26:02 - Listener Question from Daedalus about why or why not plugins are shipped natively with the OS29:25 - Unraid 6.12.0-rc2 and ZFS: Pros & Cons, use cases, and what Unraiders need to know32:05 - PSA regarding backups!33:30 - ZFS Send, compression, and other ZFS features and possibilities38:58 - Some downsides of using ZFS41:30 - Unraid Array Parity vs. ZFS pools; differences in data loss and other risks to consider44:50 - New Customizable Dashboard in Unraid 6.12; Ed's Christmas wish came true! 45:30 - PSA on some plugins that are now incompatible with Unraid 6.1247:10 - Listener question from Matt asking about booting from USB2 vs. USB3 flash drives51:30 - Listener question from dansushi about Gaming on VMs55:52 - Listener question from Mr. Traxson on managing multiple Unraid servers and clustering1:00:50 - Listener question from Stefano about Home Automation videos and UnraidOther Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on Youtube Subscribe/Support Spaceinvader One
Stefano Partida of SPXLabs
Feb 15 2023
Stefano Partida of SPXLabs
Stefano stops by the Uncast Show for a lively chat with Ed about ZFS, homelabs and gear, a listener Q&A, and much more!Timestamps:~:30 Intro and Hellos~1:50: Good shows on and games currently playing~3:30: Steamdeck talk~4:30: Who is Stefano, and what is SPXLabs?~6:30: Making homelab content: best practices ~9:05: Current hardware and daily driver talk ~11:15: Browser talk! Listener Question Time~12:15: Question from orlando500 on Graphics Card recs for Windows VMs?~14:35: Motherboard recs for Unraid servers?ASRock Romed8-2T/BCMMEG X570 GODLIKE~16:45: Question about Unraid Multiple Array Pools timelines + talk about use cases~19:30: Stefano's favorite containers and things to do with Unraid~21:20: Browser/Security dangers and ways to keep safe~23:15: Security best practices with browser containers and VPN usage~27:30: Question about multiple UPS Support for UnraidWant to send in an audio message for an upcoming show?https://www.speakpipe.com/uncast~30:20: Question from Scott about Unraid ARM Support~33:55: SPXLabs origin story! ~34:30: Intel ARC GPU support for Unraid = wen?~37:40: ZFS talk time ~41:05: LuckyBackup using rsync; how does ZFS improve upon this process?~43:05: ZFS protection against bitrot~44:18: Stefano has a server closet now moonlighting as a dry sauna. How does he solve heat issues, and what's currently running in his server room?~47:30: What's running in Ed's server closet?~48:30: Why having a test server is a must~49:55: Adblocking and vlans chat~51:45: What's coming up at SPXLabs?Show LinksConnect, follow, and subscribe to SPXLabs:YoutubeWebsiteOnlyFansOther Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on Youtube Subscribe/Support Spaceinvader One
Episode XIV: Return of the Uncast with a new host + Bob from RetroRGB
Jan 27 2023
Episode XIV: Return of the Uncast with a new host + Bob from RetroRGB
Season 2 of the Uncast pod is back and better than ever, with new host Ed Rawlings, aka Spaceinvader One. 👾 On this episode, Bob from RetroRGB joins the Uncast to talk about all things retro gaming, his discovery and use cases for Unraid, a deep dive into RetroNAS, and much more! Check out the show links below to connect with Bob or learn more about specific projects discussed.Show Topics with ~Timestamps:Intro from Ed, aka Spaceinvader One 👾~1:20: Listener participation on the pod with speakpipe.com/uncast. Speakpipe will allow you to ask questions to Ed about Unraid, ask questions directly to guests, and more.~2:50: Upcoming Guests~3:30: Bob from RetroRGB joins to talks about Unraid vs. prebuilt NAS solutions, use cases, and RetroNAS VMs.~6:30: Unraid on a laptop?~9:30: Array Protection, data recovery, New Configs, new hardware and client swapping.~11:50: Discovering Unraid, VMs, capture cards, user error.~17:30: VMs, Thunderbolt passthrough issues, Thunderbolt controllers, Intel vs. AMD, motherboard hardware, and BIOS issues/tips.~21:30: All about Bob and RetroRGB.~23:00: Retro games on modern TVs and hardware and platforms.~24:34: MiSTerFPGA Project~27:15: RetroNAS~30:30: RetroNAS security: Creating VLANs, best practices, and networking tips.~37:15: Using Virtiofs with RetroNAS on Unraid, VMs vs. Docker, and streamlining the RetroNAS install process.~43:13: Everdrive Console Cartridges and optical drive emulators.~46:50: Realistic expectations and advice to new retro gaming enthusiasts.~51:05: MiSTer setup how to's and retro gaming community demographics.~55:45: Retro gaming, CRTs, emulation scaling, wheeled retro gaming setups, and how to test components and avoid hardware scams.~1:05: Console switches, scalers, and other setup equipment. In the end, it all comes down to personal choice.Show Links:Connect and support Bob:https://retrorgb.link/bobSend in your Uncast questions, comments, and good vibes:https://www.speakpipe.com/uncastSpaceinvader One interview on RetroRGB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfhSmwS3zs&t=3sMiSTer FPGA Hardwarehttps://www.retrorgb.com/mister.htmlRetroNAS info:https://www.retrorgb.com/introducing-retronas.htmlOther Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on Youtube Subscribe/Support Spaceinvader One