Unraid File System#
/: OS runs entirely off RAM disk
- loaded from flash usb drive
- not persistent i.e. erased on reboot/shutdown
/boot: where flash drive is mounted e.g. the boot drive
/mnt: where hard drives are mounted e.g.
/mnt/user: where user shares are mounted
Boot Flash Drive#
boot drive root gets mounted at
bzroot - from distro; unRAID OS bzimage - from distro; unRAID OS startup bzroot-gui - from distro; optional; unRAID boot and management GUI; only v6.2 license.txt - from distro; the license text make_bootable.bat - from distro; preps flash drive from DOS or Windows make_bootable_mac - from distro; preps flash drive from Mac memtest - from distro; Memtest86 5.01, open source version install.txt - from distro; installation instructions for preparing the flash drive; only v6.1.2 through v6.1.9 changes.txt - from distro; release notes for current version, possibly for previous versions too; only v6.1.2 on readme.txt - from older distros; installation and release notes for older versions; only through v6.1.1, not since readvz - from Preclear plugin; optional; a tool for faster post-reading /extra - optional; any packages here will be automatically installed at boot /packages - optional; packages here will not be automatically installed, but may be installed by certain plugins /logs - contains syslogs and diagnostics zip files; user may wish to archive old logs /plugins - not used currently /previous - contains the previous unRAID version, if user wishes to revert back from current upgrade /unmenu - contains UnMENU files and folders; optional; only if user installs UnMENU /syslinux - from distro syslinux.cfg - from distro, but may be edited by user (user may wish to restore their customized version) syslinux.cfg- - note the trailing hyphen; restores "factory settings" when invoked from GUI, when Default is clicked under Syslinux Configuration; do not edit this file! /preclear_reports - contains reports from Preclear scripts and plugins; optional /config - contains all user configuration and plugin information; some parts are from distro; if you don't backup entire flash, then backup this folder /plugins - contains all plugin files and folders, including Dynamix; a few are from distro /plugins-removed - contains the .plg files for plugins that have been removed /plugins-error - contains the .plg files for plugins which failed to install on system start up; the original .plg file is moved to this folder and won't be installed on next system start /shares - contains all files (*.cfg) that contain the share settings for each User Share; if removed, settings will be recreated with defaults /ssh - contains all generated SSH keys (if you delete this folder, it will be regenerated on next boot, with fresh keys) /plugins/dockerMan/templates-user - contains the user templates, the Docker template configuration info Plus.key - your unraid licence file that you installed go - from distro and runs as part of boot process. May be edited by user to add additional steps to boot process stop - not present unless manually created but if it is present then it runs the contents as part of the shutdown process disk.cfg - contains various drive settings; if missing, recreated with defaults super.dat - contains the drive models and serials and their array assignments; recreated empty if missing ident.cfg - originally from distro, contains basic network identity settings, including NTP network.cfg - originally from distro, contains basic network settings share.cfg - contains global share settings; if missing, recreated with defaults smb-extra.conf - optional; contains special smb settings, such as recycle bin settings domain.cfg - originally from distro, contains basic domain settings domains.cfg - obsolete; only in certain v6.2 installations docker.cfg - originally from distro, contains basic docker settings *.key - your purchased license key file or files, tied to flash drive GUID parity-checks.log - optional; history of parity checks smart-one.cfg - contains SMART settings smart-all.cfg - contains SMART settings passwd - contains user and password info smbpasswd - contains user and password info shadow - contains user and password info secrets - contains user and password info; may be obsolete from older versions???
Last update: 2023-04-01