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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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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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English

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Episodes

Jason from ByteMyBits

5/3/2023
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 Intros 02:20 - 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 Talk 07:05 - How big is Jason's Media Server, Loki? 8:15 - How Jason arranges his 168TB Btrfs DVR Files with Blue Iris, scripts, and ChatGPT 10:50 - 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 Send 15:00 - Deleting Data by Mistake 16:45 - Snapshots 17:45 - Initial thoughts on ChatGPT, Bard, and AI 21:05 - Chat GPT Banned in Italy 22:40 - Could AI Steal from Businesses and Companies? 25:55 - Plex Questions: Transcoding, Bottlenecks, and how to diagnose and remove bottlenecks 29:10 - H265: Does Jason Like It? 30:55 - i5 13600k and 13900k talk 32:10 - 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. Plex 47:15 - Plex's UI, market positioning and business decisions 49:50 - Media Clients 52:23 - 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 Cores 1:04:10 - Keeping the i9 CPU Cores cool, Delid, and Lapping CPUs discussion Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:01:14:29

Andrew Zawadzki - Creator of Community Applications

3/25/2023
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 Timestamps 0:45 -Intros and getting to know Andrew 2:30 - Origin of the Squid moniker 3:50 - What Ed and Squid are watching 4:40 - First computers and interest in technology 6:30 - First forays into Linux and Unraid 9:35 - Andrew's first Unraid build, current rig, and total array size 13:20 - Cheers for beer in official Unraid beer glasses 🍻 14:30 - The origin story of Community Applications, future CA plans, and details about Dockerhub 20:15 - Discussing Andrew's other Unraid Plugins: Fix Common Problems, Appdata backup, User Scripts, and how they stack up against the most popular Unraid downloads 24:05 - User Scripts feature request by Ed 26:02 - Listener Question from Daedalus about why or why not plugins are shipped natively with the OS 29:25 - Unraid 6.12.0-rc2 and ZFS: Pros & Cons, use cases, and what Unraiders need to know 32:05 - PSA regarding backups! 33:30 - ZFS Send, compression, and other ZFS features and possibilities 38:58 - Some downsides of using ZFS 41:30 - Unraid Array Parity vs. ZFS pools; differences in data loss and other risks to consider 44:50 - 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 6.12 47:10 - Listener question from Matt asking about booting from USB2 vs. USB3 flash drives 51:30 - Listener question from dansushi about Gaming on VMs 55:52 - Listener question from Mr. Traxson on managing multiple Unraid servers and clustering 1:00:50 - Listener question from Stefano about Home Automation videos and Unraid Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:01:07:34

Stefano Partida of SPXLabs

2/15/2023
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 Unraid Want 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 Links Connect, follow, and subscribe to SPXLabs: Youtube Website OnlyFans Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:54:43

Episode XIV: Return of the Uncast with a new host + Bob from RetroRGB

1/27/2023
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/bob Send in your Uncast questions, comments, and good vibes: https://www.speakpipe.com/uncast Spaceinvader One interview on RetroRGB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfhSmwS3zs&t=3s MiSTer FPGA Hardware https://www.retrorgb.com/mister.html RetroNAS info: https://www.retrorgb.com/introducing-retronas.html Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:01:10:10

Give the Gift of Unraid and Docker PSA

12/10/2021
Have a hard-to-shop-for tech-savvy friend? Need a last-minute gift idea for them? Great news! You can now buy Unraid as a gift directly from our website! Listen to the podcast for more details on how to do this or check out the new pricing page at https://unraid.net/pricing. In addition on this episode, Jon goes into common pitfalls users can run into with Docker containers and how to avoid them. Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:10:00

The Metaverse and Linux Driver Support PSA

11/12/2021
In episode 12, Jon covers the recent announcement by Facebook regarding "The Metaverse." Is this really a good idea and is Facebook the right organization to launch it? Could this be the beginning of an Orwellian future? In addition, Jon also provides a public service announcement regarding Linux driver support of hardware and how some users with specific gear may need to hold back on updating the OS to the latest release. Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:15:41

Intel Alder Lake CPUs and Pixel 6 Pro Mini Review

10/29/2021
In today's episode of the Uncast, Jon goes over this week's announcements regarding Intel Alder Lake CPUs and their new performance vs. efficiency core architecture. More specifically, we get into details about how this might affect virtualization setups especially those using GPU pass through. In addition, Jon talks a bit about his new Pixel 6 Pro phone and closes out the episode highlighting a new video from our friends over at Ibracorp. Ibracorp SWAG Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7FlsvhpVGE Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:18:14

Windows 11 and VM Gaming State of the Union

10/15/2021
In this episode, hear an update on Windows 11 support for VMs on Unraid, the process for updating, and potential pitfalls. In addition, Jon goes deep on VM gaming and how anti-cheat developers are wrongfully targeting VM users for bans. Links: Expanding a vdiskExpanding Windows VM vdisk partitionsConverting from seabios to OVMF Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:19:28

Team Ibracorp

10/1/2021
In this episode of the Uncast, Jon is joined by Sycotix, DiskDuck, and Hawks from the Ibracorp community. These guys have been producing content for the Unraid community since the beginning of the year, showing users how to get the most out of their servers. We talk about how they got started with Unraid, the value of owning your own data, and some of their personal interests! https://www.youtube.com/c/ibracorp https://discord.gg/WDqDFRpTYb Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:51:03

The Matrix and Apple News

9/17/2021
On this episode of the Uncast, I get hyped up over the recently released Matrix Resurrections trailer and talk about some popular fan theories on how the movie could be set up. In addition, I cover the news from the latest Apple product announcement event and their controversial policy on CSAM. Lastly I highlight a few popular content creators and their most recent contributions to the Unraid community. Matrix Explained YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2v1PAoSTALNwHbWPkqYYNw IBRACORP YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IBRACORP KP TechTips Use Any UPS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1V02gwfqkU&t=26s SpaceInvaderOne YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpaceinvaderOne Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:13:21

The UPC, My Servers, and why ZFS support

9/3/2021
In version 6.10 of Unraid OS, we've added a new element to the webGui known as the User Profile Component. This element is used to help simplify key management, but due to some confusion in the community, we wanted to record an episode to further explain this new component and how it works. This dovetails into talking further about My Servers, your privacy, and our promise to existing customers. And after that, we spend some time talking about ZFS and why so many users are requesting official support for it in our feature request thread. Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:16:23

Hardware Recommendations

7/16/2021
Thinking about getting your own Unraid server? Not sure if you should buy it or build it? Need help sizing your needs? Well then you found the right episode for you! Join Jonathan Panozzo, CSO of Lime Technology, for a deep discussion on how to pick the right hardware. Learn about the difference between real and non-real time applications, how to size for VMs, and of course, gaming! Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:39:14

All about 6.10 and 10gbps Performance

7/2/2021
Join Jon Panozzo for a sneak peak at some of the security changes being made in Unraid 6.10 as well as for a deep dive discussion about 10gbps performance over SMB on Unraid. Need a refresher on Unraid security best practices? Check this out: https://unraid.net/blog/unraid-server-security-best-practices Curious about SMB Multichannel Support? Check this out: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/manage/manage-smb-multichannel Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:25:18

Bill Kleyman (EVP of Digital Solutions for Switch)

6/18/2021
Join Bill Kleyman and Jon Panozzo for a fireside chat. Learn about industry trends relevant to cloud, on-premise, and hosted (co-located) solutions. In addition, learn about how an IT professional uses Unraid to further enhance their home computing environment and create a dividing line between personal and lab infrastructure equipment. You can learn more about Bill here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billkleyman/ https://twitter.com/QuadStack In addition, check out the articles about Bill's Unraid server here: https://www.45drives.com/community/customer-spotlights/bill-kleyman.php https://www.45drives.com/community/customer-spotlights/bill-kleyman2.php Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:35:52

Home Automation

6/4/2021
Join Jon Panozzo, Paulus Schoutsen (Founder, Home Assistant), and Doug Roberson (CTO, Allterco Robotics US) for an in-depth discussion on Home Automation. Learn more about the movement to automate tedious tasks and how to monitor and be alerted to key events in your home. https://www.unraid.net https://shelly.cloud/ https://www.home-assistant.io/ Paulus Schoutsen https://twitter.com/balloob Doug Roberson https://twitter.com/dougroberson Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:55:08

All about VMs and GPU Passthrough

5/21/2021
In this episode of the Uncast, Jon goes deep on VMs and passing through GPU devices to them. Get a complete history of how this feature got implemented, the other technologies that were considered, and some tips and tricks to getting the best gear and configuration for this. Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:31:50

Why You Should Own Your Own Server

5/4/2021
For the first episode of the Uncast, host Jon Panozzo covers the top 3 reasons you should own your own server. Personal data responsibility, reducing cloud dependence and discovering what's possible with modern hardware all lead to getting a box that you own and control to house all of your most important data. Other Ways to Support and Connect with the Uncast Uncast WebsiteThe Uncast Show on YoutubeSubscribe/Support Spaceinvader One

Duration:00:34:27