How I built my Unraid Server

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How I built my Unraid Server

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This is a continuation of my Home Server Built detailed here: ... f=60&t=145

in the end, I used Unraid. I chose this over FreeNAS because of the community level of support that is present. I likes the way it implemented Dockers and VM's. I had never used Dockers before, but the way they implemented VM's was very similar to what VMWare does. I also really liked how they implemented IOMMU (naively passing Hardware to a VM or Docker).

There are a few things that I don't like, but hope theses eventually get integrated in to the OS. Right now there are user created Scripts that can achieve these items.
  1. The Inability to create user groups. Every user and share must be done separately.
  2. Not having a native "Home" folder for users. Like you do in either Linux or Windows
  3. you must have the root user as the default user. This is the user you use to login to the GUI. You cannot assign a different user for this task.
[*]there is no ability to separate access to the shares and access to the web GUI. The same IP address must be used for both.


So here are the video's I used to understand and setup Unraid. The best ones I have found are by a Youtuber names 'SpaceInvader One', his voice can get to you, but press on, he has the best content that I have found on this operating system and how to use it.

The operating system or Unraid lives on a USB drive. you system will boot from this but doesn't use it for any kind of storage

Here is a video of different USL drives being tested:

I personally ended up using a Samsung 32GB BARPlus (MUF-32BE) this was the closest to the recommended that I could acquire. The OS is only using 600MB... I was really trying to get an 8GB or 16GB, but was not able too.


1) What is it and what is new with 6.9.2:
2) Install:
3) Cache Pools:
4) Setting up Shares:

5) Moving Data
Part 1 - Introduction to the File System:
Part 2 - Using Krusader:
Part 3 - Using RSync:
Part 4 - Using Root Shares:

I needed to use all of these methods depending on where my data was.

Here is some of the cream on top

Setting up a Minecraft Docker... No need to have a Windows VM...
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Part 1: Setting up Next Cloud -
Part 2: Configure After Setup -
Part 3: Using the Next Cloud Share -
Setting up and using a VM

Part 1:
Part 2:


I hope this helps.