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FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:47:10 pm »
FlexRAID 2.0 Update 8 Final (release discussion thread)



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Changes in 2.0 Update 8:
- Driver update for Windows (minor fixes)
- Fixed bug with removing drive from a Real-Time RAID configuration
- Fixed bug with Real-Time RAID affecting programs like Crashplan
- Fixed bug with license management affecting certain hardware changes
- Fixed Windows storage pool bug whereas a rare bad resource allocation would result in crash
- Major overhaul of Real-Time RAID low level implementation making it much more robust
- Important refactoring of the Linux storage pooling implementation
- Fixed scheduler bug affecting scheduling by day-of-the-week

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FlexRAID 2.0 update 8 has major changes for Real-Time RAID.
RT RAID users will be required to re-create their RAID after updating to that build.
Do take note of the new property added (see attached screenshot).
It should be set to your filesystem cluster size.
This normally can be set from 1 to infinite, but the technical reasons to set it to something other that the cluster size will need to be discussed in a separate thread.

If you don't want to recreate your RAID (not recommended), you will still have to delete your configuration, create a new one with your drives added in the same order as prior, set the "Minimum Allocation" property to 1, and finally initialize the RAID choosing to keep the existing parity.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 03:15:34 pm by Brahim »

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 01:18:56 am »
Oh, Oh.  Uninstalled U7, installed U8, cleared my cache, deleted the FlexRAID database, rebooted. Opened up FlexRAID, created a brand new clean SnapShot Cruise Control config, opened up the new config and ... the configuration box is totally blank.  No Home link, or anything, just blank. Have I done something wrong?

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 03:10:29 am »
same here - even on a new box fresh install i got the empty box with cruise control. went back to previous release, no issues

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 03:36:19 am »
Try clearing your browser cache, could be a change in the web interface :)

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 06:21:25 am »
Same here.

As a result, I'm unable to start my pool.

Rolling back to u7.

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 07:00:05 am »
Logs?

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 08:29:18 am »
Rolling back turned out to be harder than expected, as u7 is saved in the pool, that I couldn't start and previous versions aren't available on the site.

However, I had a brainwave, looked at the link for u8 and just changed to u7 and worked a treat. I've noticed u7 has had the logo updated :D

Logs?

Attached as requested.

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 08:41:38 am »
Sorry for my bad english :(

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 09:30:11 am »
Rolling back turned out to be harder than expected, as u7 is saved in the pool, that I couldn't start and previous versions aren't available on the site.

However, I had a brainwave, looked at the link for u8 and just changed to u7 and worked a treat. I've noticed u7 has had the logo updated :D

Attached as requested.

I think you have caching issues. Specially, if the logo is updated after your reverted back to u7.
Clear you browser's cache and temporary files.

I take you all went through the standard procedure. Right? [Uninstall -> Reboot -> Install -> Start Pool (and reboot if asked to)]

Remote access to one of the affected systems would be great.


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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 11:33:10 am »
Just confirming, I have the same issue too. I did not previously have a storage pool created and installed 2.0u8 from scratch, created a Snapshot Pool on Cruise-Control and it resulted in the exact same thing as is being reported.

Expert Mode RT/Snapshot RAID works fine. Seems to be an issue with CC.

I have remote access to my Web interface if that would help, I'm running linux though. Let me know if I can help out.

Edit:
Looks like creating a Snapshot RAID in Expert mode only produces this behaviour:


No other sections are available.. Can't save the configuration or anything.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 12:23:34 pm by Stokkes »

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 12:42:55 pm »
I think you have caching issues. Specially, if the logo is updated after your reverted back to u7.
Clear you browser's cache and temporary files.
Hmm, just cleared cache again and temp files for Chrome again after trying in IE and now back to old logo.

I take you all went through the standard procedure. Right? [Uninstall -> Reboot -> Install -> Start Pool (and reboot if asked to)]
Indeed, followed that exact procedure, as last thing I wanted was down time longer than necessary.

I'll try again, but this time using IE rather than Chrome and will report back.

Remote access to one of the affected systems would be great.
If it doesn't work this time, happy to arrange a time to 'meet' online  ;)

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 12:53:34 pm »
Ok, I found the issue and a fix is being worked on.

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 01:02:16 pm »
Ok, I found the issue and a fix is being worked on.
Good news!

Are we talking minutes, hours or days?

It's just I've tried u8 again and it doesn't work in either browser, so rather than go u7 and back to u8, will hold on for u8 if it's a quick fix from your end?

If you could let me know, that'll be great.

Thanks.

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 03:09:13 pm »
All fixed.
Those that are on the buggy u8 release, will need to go back to u7 and then back to the proper u8 (recommended).
Either that, or you will have to delete your configuration and re-create it. You don't have to recreate the parity.

Those that never tried the buggy u8, should have no issue updating their install.

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Re: FlexRAID 2.0 Final Update 8
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 03:38:06 pm »
All up and running OK here with the menu screen now show, but no new FlexRAID background icon in either Chrome or IE  :'(

Thanks for fixing so quickly Brahim, appreciated!  ;)