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« on: October 13, 2011, 03:06:22 pm »
Bookmark thread

This thread is just to keep a reference of some useful threads and posts arranged by topic.
Each topic should have its own post.
Do not post in this thread!

If you have recommendations for a thread or post that needs to be bookmarked, PM a forum moderator with it and he/she will add it here.

Thanks.

Edit: as time allows, some of those might make their way to the wiki ;)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2011, 08:08:31 am by xliv »

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FlexRAID Expression Scripts
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 03:09:01 pm »
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 10:15:18 am by Brahim »

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Explanation about "Restrict Thumbs.db" / "Restrict Desktop.ini"
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 07:48:46 am »
Explanation about the options "Restrict Thumbs.db" and "Restrict Desktop.ini":

It is something useful only when using the Real-Time RAID in Expert mode and you frequently browse the source drives.
Although you think you are not changing anything on the source drives, Explorer will actually update the thumbs.db and desktop.ini files as you browse. Normally, FlexRAID can fix that if you run the Reconcile task. However, you can setup FlexRAID to prevent Explorer from generating and modifying those files when browsing the source drives. There are implications though with selecting those options as Explorer will no longer cache your thumbnails or remember certain folder view preferences.
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Accessing the FlexRAID web interface from a remote machine
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 08:07:56 am »
Some users are experiencing problems when trying to access the web interface from a client computer (http://your-machine-ip:8080).
In order for that to work, the port 8080 needs to be open in the server (the machine running FlexRAID).

Here is a how to (thanks acruther):
http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,78.msg2280.html#msg2280

Note that it also allows to access it from your iPad ;)
Of course, for that to work you need to be connected on the same network than your computer.

If you want to access it from outside your home, in addition you need to configure your router to direct tcp traffic to 8080 (or any port you would specify) to your-server-ip port 8080.
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Holy sh*t what is this Cruise Control thing doing to my drives!?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 07:34:15 am »
To understand what a bit about what it is doing, you might want to read these posts (really all the posts on that thread page).

http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,219.msg2318.html#msg2318
http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,219.msg2331.html#msg2331
http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,219.msg2333.html#msg2333

In summary:

The new FlexRAID Cruise Control interface takes control of your drives in order to automate a lot of things for you.
It can be a little daunting at first as it starts to take control over your drives, but fear not.
The new interface channel the same data safety with minimal intrusion as before (the only intrusion is controlling your drives).

1. FlexRAID can very easily return your drives to you if you choose to. You can choose to remove a particular drive and it being returned to you or you can choose to have all your drives returned to you by deleting the configuration.
2. The FlexRAID also offer an Expert mode configuration that let's you have control over your drives if you prefer that.

Edit: http://wiki.flexraid.com/?p=1178
In preparation of Cruise Control tutorial
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Where is the FlexRAID-config.db file?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 09:26:06 am »
By default your FlexRAID configuration database file will be on your system drive root (usually C:\, but can be elsewhere if your system drive is not C:\).

If you run the FlexRAID service under a user other than the Local System account, the configuration database will be in that user's home directory.

Finally, and according to these posts (http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,230.msg1835.html), it can sometimes end up in:
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\
or
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\