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Shares not showing in Dashboard
« on: December 05, 2011, 07:27:13 am »
Hello WHS users,

I belive some have had the same experience as I with the Server Folders area in the Dashboard not showing the shares previously configured after a reboot.

I find that restarting the service: Windows Server Storage Service will remedy this and the shares will yet again show up.

Not sure what the root cause is though.

PS. I feel bad about the negative karma I've gotten, please if someone feel negatively about one of my posts let me know, English is not my native language and I might come off as being daft, sorry about that but I mean well :)

PPS. I've just tried changing the service autostart property to Automatically (Delayed), currently (3 reboots later) the shares show up when launching the dashboard the first time.
Now getting recycle bin errors on the pool again though, beta 9.. shouldn't be related.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2011, 07:51:47 am by Brahim »

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 07:54:46 am »
Good tip. :)

I could have FlexRAID automatically restart that service, but I am not sure of any side-effect though.
Thoughts?

And who gave you negative karma?  ???
Anyway, gave you a positive one to bring back the balance. :)


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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 08:21:20 am »

Lol I just noticed the karma thing now so will give you some positive.

I will experiment with this tonight.

I think NLS mentioned adding FR service as a requirement to start another service which could be applied to Windows Server Storage Service.
Only problem I can see is if the FR service did not start or you stopped using FR.

But if this works and stops WHS emailing me alerts every time I reboot the server I will be happy
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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 08:23:54 am »
Thanks :)

Actually haven't seen any sideeffects, but as I found out, changing it to delayed start seems to be sufficient in my scenario atleast. Will probably need a few more to test this out, but if it is enough to use delayed start you could just when pool driver is installed add this:

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sc config storageservice start= delayed-auto
Note there has to be a whitespace after the equal sign ("= ").

Beta 9 has improved a lot for me by the way :)

Not sure who opted to give me negative karma, thanks for the plus though ;)

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 08:49:03 am »

No entirely sure I know how to change this service to a delayed start any chance you could post a quick hot to? How much delay do you add?
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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 09:43:38 am »
@m0t0k0, you can just run the command code I posted in an command prompt that should do the trick, there is no argument for specifying how much time to delay it with.

Documentation on autostart-delay:
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If this member is TRUE, the service is started after other auto-start services are started plus a short delay. Otherwise, the service is started during system boot.
This setting is ignored unless the service is an auto-start service.

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 09:55:23 am »
Thanks :)

Actually haven't seen any sideeffects, but as I found out, changing it to delayed start seems to be sufficient in my scenario atleast. Will probably need a few more to test this out, but if it is enough to use delayed start you could just when pool driver is installed add this:

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sc config storageservice start= delayed-auto
Note there has to be a whitespace after the equal sign ("= ").

Beta 9 has improved a lot for me by the way :)

Not sure who opted to give me negative karma, thanks for the plus though ;)

Nice. But what happens if you make changes to the shares (without rebooting)?
I am contemplating restarting it every time the pool is started.

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 10:35:10 am »

Brahim if you mean make changes to the shares via FR WebUI I found that just doing that would restore my folders in the Dashboard anyway
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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 10:50:40 am »

Ramshackles mate you done it!

Applied the delay, rebooted and everything was there in the Dashboard

Had to give another + to your karma

Cant see any adverse effect.
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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 12:37:29 pm »
Brahim if you mean make changes to the shares via FR WebUI I found that just doing that would restore my folders in the Dashboard anyway

Ah, good to know.
So, it looks like just applying the delay start is enough to fix things.

Are you guys auto-starting the pool? If so, what delay value are you using?

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2011, 01:32:27 pm »
I've had mine on 1000 without any issues yet :)

And indeed changes in FlexRAID Server Shares will instantly show in the Dashboard.

I'm still getting corruped recycle bin announcements here and there though.

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 01:36:19 pm »
I've had mine on 1000 without any issues yet :)

And indeed changes in FlexRAID Server Shares will instantly show in the Dashboard.

I'm still getting corruped recycle bin announcements here and there though.


Try running the Reconcile task and let me know if it does not solve things.

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 01:51:11 pm »
That actually results in some odd behaviour :)

Stopped pool, ran reconcile, log says it needed a forced-synch-verify so ran that and now the webui says it sucessfully starts the pool but it never shows up or is accessible through explorer :)

Logs on dropbox:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14030852/FlexRAID.log
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14030852/FlexRAID.sys.c1-1.log

Prior to this, all default server folders was on the pool including client computer backups (hadn't run a client backup yet though) so that's legendary ;)

EDIT: Manually stopping and trying to start it again results in a new error:

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[2011-12-05 20:52:13,389] INFO : Initiating FlexRAID Storage Pool...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,420] INFO : Host OS = Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,420] INFO : Building View Registry...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,420] INFO : Building Auto View Registry...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,436] INFO : Loading View options...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,451] INFO : Using Auto-View definition...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,451] INFO : Verifying real-time RAID previous exit state...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,451] INFO : Building View Handler...
[2011-12-05 20:52:13,545] INFO : Mounting Storage Pool drive...
[2011-12-05 20:52:14,060] WARN : Active Storage Pool initialization failure... aborting!
[2011-12-05 20:52:14,060] ERROR: Storage Pool handler initialization failure!
java.io.IOException: Storage Pool handler initialization failure!
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,496] INFO : Initiating FlexRAID Storage Pool...
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,528] INFO : Host OS = Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,528] INFO : Building View Registry...
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,528] INFO : Building Auto View Registry...
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,559] INFO : Loading View options...
[2011-12-05 20:52:19,559] ERROR: Unable to delete trans cache! Size=0
java.io.IOException: Unable to delete trans cache! Size=0
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)

New logs:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14030852/new%20errors/FlexRAID.log
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14030852/new%20errors/FlexRAID.sys.c1-1.log
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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2011, 02:14:29 pm »
You might need to reboot and run Reconcile again.
I also fixed an issue for the next build whereas the Reconcile operation is not first stopping the pool.
Not stopping the pool, screws things up.
So, for now, please make sure the pool is down before running recon (specially for users with auto-start enabled).

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Re: Shares not showing in Dashboard
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 03:34:48 am »
Rebooting and running reconcile seems to have fixed it for now anyway, FlexRAID sometimes reports after a reboot that it needs to reconcile though but I believe someone already "bugged" that.