Author Topic: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)  (Read 32075 times)

Offline Brahim

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As per the title, looking for early adopters to test drive the next release of RAID-F.

Though this is an interim build (RAID-F is being redesigned), there are lot of improvements including a new Storage Pooling engine borrowed from tRAID and Universal Recycle Bin.
All new features and improvements are transparent (as in requiring no configuration changes). So, after uninstalling your old install and installing this new build, you will be up and running without having to do anything else.

That said, with this being an early release, you should use on test data only.

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- Support for Windows 10
- New Storage Pooling engine (ported from Transparent RAID with Universal Recycle Bin support)
- As above, Universal Recycle Bin to support restoring files deleted both locally and over the network
- Windows users can now configure shares and security directly on the Pool disk (removed Server Shares)
- Improved SMART monitoring
- Improved Scheduler
- Updated Smartctl engine and database
- Various improvements to Snapshot RAID sub-system
- Fix issue with not being able to resume failed RAID initialization
- Fixed licensing issues on Linux
- Disabled RT RAID in this release (might reenable later)
- Disabled Explicit View mode in this release (might reenable later)
- Fixed coding bug affecting Storage Pool
- Installation on Linux is now through an installation manager, which sets things up as a service

Note: Because of needed certificate changes, this build might require software re-activation. It is recommended that you use your purchase code to re-activate your installation when prompted to do so.

Releases are now official.
Download: http://www.flexraid.com/download-try-buy-raid-f/#download-raidf
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 03:19:34 am by Brahim »

Offline facke02

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 07:19:45 am »
Hi Brahim,

I'm interested in assisting if needed.

Ken
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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:02:55 am »
Hi Ken! Good to see around. How have you been? :)

I updated the first post to reflect of the changes and features to expect.

Offline hewligun

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 08:16:45 pm »
I will test it out if slots are still open.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 05:24:23 pm »
I made the mistake of accidentally letting my Windows 8.1 machine upgrade automatically to Windows 10. I currently have the pool set to "Removable = True" in order for Plex to work.

I would be willing to give this Beta a test.

Offline Foobar

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 01:23:02 am »
I can test it in a Server 2012 environment if you need people to make sure it's still happy everywhere other than Win10.  If not, then I'm happy leaving well enough alone, you decide.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 04:15:48 pm »
Hello ! Upgraded my nas to Windows 10 to solve some issues, runs great with 10 now, but need a fix for the storage pool.. I'd be a early adoper as well for a beta build, tia !

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2015, 02:42:17 am »
Would like to test the beta too. Have some little ssues with windows 10.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2015, 12:37:27 pm »
I'd be willing to test the beta as well. Win7 on HP Micro Server. Looking to make the jump to Windows 10 soon as well.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2015, 11:22:36 pm »
See first post for downloads.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 11:06:05 am »
I couldn't find a dedicated feedback thread, so figured, it is supposed to go here.
Very early impressions:
Uninstalled old Raid-F and installed new version 2.1. Rebooted. Went to start storage pool. License error message. Put in purchase code. All seems to be working.
Still early days, but it seems the occasional IO error, I was getting from QBitTorrent is now gone. Great stuff.  :)

Win7. Going Win10 soon.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 11:11:08 am by Crunch »

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 11:39:50 am »
@Crunch
Glad to hear that things are going smoothly.

Guys do post your impressions as well as issues in this thread. We need to validate the quality of the build before marking it for official release.

Offline lefteris82

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2015, 12:24:12 pm »
To install 2.1 version we must first uninstall the older or can we upgrade it ???

I will try it in windows 8.1 64bit and then upgrade to windows 10
Testing F-RAID 2.1 on Windows 10 Pro x64
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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 04:48:48 pm »
I would be willing to participate in this on my windows 8.1 box then if goes well try out windows 10 on my other box so iam not affecting my main storage pool. This is my 2nd storage pool license I would be using. I understand this is truly a beta and all i was looking for . Hence why my main machine wont be touch at all.

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Re: Early adopters needed for new RAID-F build (Windows and Linux)
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 05:48:31 pm »
It is not beta, but an early build of a production release. ;)

The disclaimer above is only to say that if you have a stable running production system which you cannot afford to have down due to unforeseen compatibility issues, it is safer to wait for more user validation. Otherwise, feel free to deploy.

So, it is a very safe and well internally tested release build.