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Offline pupvogel

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shadow copies / file locations
« on: October 21, 2011, 04:49:19 am »
Hi there,

I am new to FlexRAID and I'm really impressed, many thanks for this great software !

I want to quit making any tape backups and work with RAID 2+ only, so now I just set up all the DRUs of my Storage Pool to use Shadow Copies, because I want to be able to restore older versions of modified or deleted files.

Now the problem: when I edit a file and save it, it isn't necessarily stored on the same DRU as before - if this happens, the older version won't show up in the "old versions"-líst, even though it should be there (on the drive where it was before the edit).

Unfortunately I cannot setup Windows to activate Shadow Copies for the FlexRAID-StoragePool-drive as a whole.
Is this going to work in CruiseControl ? As far as I understand, FlexRAID will manage the drive-operations then..?

If not, is there a way to check on which DRU a file is actually stored, aside from me searching all the drives one by one..? I'm dreaming of a FlexRAID-context-menu-entry to show the real location/s of a file or folder... So with that I could check on which drive I should do the edit without going through the pool-drive...

Any help appreciated !!

Cheers,
pupvogel

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Re: shadow copies / file locations
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 05:56:27 am »
Good question. This will be a bit tough I believe.
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