Category Archives: Hardware

Running a Java OpenJDK Docker in Unraid

To allow me to use my UNRAID server to upload data into databases I built a OpenJDK Java Docker. The Docker runs a script which executes a Java program. I am not sure if this how you are supposed to … Continue reading

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UNRAID GPU Passthrough – needed a tweak

To get my NVidia GT710 to passthrough to a Windows VM in UNRAID I had to tweak my boot options. I needed to add “video=efifb:off” to the UNRAID OS boot config. Now the GPU passes through no problems.

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UNRAID – What do I use it for!? Neo4J Network visualisation.

Quick video on what I use my UNRAID server for. I introduce using the UNRAID to serve the Neo4J database that runs some network visualisation for the website Algorithmic Indexing. Neo4J network visualisations form an important part of my academic … Continue reading

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UNRAID Almost Finished! Just need loads of HDDs.

I have more or less stopped fiddling with my UNRAID system. Upgraded to 128GB of RAM and another nvme m.2 drive in the cache. I need the GPU and then loads of the HDDs and I will have a great … Continue reading

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UNRAID System Build with the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 motherboard, 64GB of ram, and two Xeon E5-2650LV3 CPUs

UNRAID build log! Building my new UNRAID server with Chinese X99 dual CPU motherboard from eBay, its the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11. Two Xeon E5-2650LV3 and 64GB of Ram (both used of eBay). This will be a great base system for playing … Continue reading

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Homemade DAS – Part1

I am building a direct attached storage (DAS) case that I will attach to my workstation using an external SAS card. External RAID DAS cases for SAS drives are not cheap so homemade it is! So far I have been … Continue reading

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Using Unraid for rsync (backintime) backup and External Drive Replacement

I decided to replace a bunch of external hard drives with an UNRAID server. Setup to work with rsync and backintime backup software for Linux. Managed to sort out an error with rsync and the samba shares not liking files … Continue reading

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UNRAID Update 2 – ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 X99 Motherboard Dual Xeon E5-2650LV3 with 64GB of Ram

I have the base components of my new UNRAID server. I got a Chinese X99 dual CPU motherboard off eBay, it’s the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11. Which I will be running two Xeon E5-2650LV3 with 64GB of Ram (both used of eBay). … Continue reading

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Cloning System Disk with Clonezilla

I cloned my linux system disk with clonzilla. Ifs very straight ward, the video below shows you how I did it. Better than my other video as I recorded it into a HDMI capture card, gets around the dodgy camera … Continue reading

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Home Server Upgrade

I needed more space in my home server so got another two 6TB drives, and I decided to also replace the system disk as it is pretty old. I cloned the existing drive using Clonzilla and then expanded the partitions … Continue reading

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