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News and Updates / Re: FlexRAID One (Roadmap)
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:59 am »
Expect some updates in a couple of weeks.

tRAID Bug Reports / Re: Scheduler strangeness
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:00:52 am »
The sizes of the PPU disks certainly have no effect on the scheduler.
Certainly a coincidence.

General Discussion / Re: High compute throughput
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:23:09 am »
This can happen during small data writes and is normal.
What likely happened is that a larger chunk of data had to be read for the read/update when only a few bytes of data were being written.

RAID-F on Linux / Re: Ubuntu Transport Endpoint Disconnected
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:53:24 am »
How many files you do you suspect you have in the array?
If you have had the array for quite a while, rebuilding the parity anew will help out with too heavy fragmentation.

Are you referring to adding both volumes to the Pool?
Nothing should prevent you from adding both to the pool. So, do post screenshots of the issues you are seeing when trying to.

Tips & Tricks / Re: Adding drives with data - to a Hyper-V Flexraid
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:30:56 pm »
That should work just fine if the end result is a physical RDM as explained here:

I don't run Hyper-V to tell you conclusively if it is or not.
If Hyper-V hands you virtual RDMs (as opposed to physical), it will work but you will not be able to pull SMART information out of those disks.

Snapshot RAID / Re: Swapping out two drives at the same time.
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:24:23 pm »
It will be best to delete the current configuration, regain control of all your disks, create a new configuration with your new desired layout, and compute parity anew.

RAID-F on Linux / Re: Ubuntu Transport Endpoint Disconnected
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:21:55 pm »
Which version are you on?
Is the Web UI still accessible when this happens?

Please check the logs for potential clues.

General Discussion / Re: New trial of TRaid - All previous data gone!
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:19:24 pm »
Great that you are back on track.

You can start the tRAID array with a smaller set of disks and expand as you go. See:
Note however that, rather than doing many RAID Expansions, it will be simpler to migrate your data unprotected to individual drives first and then create the tRAID array using those drives in one go. Basically, RAID Expansions/Contractions have a certain risk in all RAID systems. So, you want to minimize how often you do them.

You can request for your trial to be extended by emailing sales at flexraid dot com. You will need to provide your trial ID in the email. The trial ID is provided to you in the message when a trial request is denied on the Web UI.

tRAID on Windows / Re: How do I change the log level?
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:09:24 pm »
In the Web UI, select to edit the host and you will see the option to set the log level for the host.
It is likely set to TRACE. Change it to WARN or ERROR.

You can make those changes without having to stop and restart anything.

General Discussion / Re: No response from
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:04:56 pm »
Hey, sent you an email.

General Discussion / Re: New trial of TRaid - All previous data gone!
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:33:34 pm »
As others have stated, more clarity is needed on your current tRAID setup. As always, screenshoots will provide a lot of details.
1. try providing screenshots of your current tRAID configuration.
2. focus on what specifically isn't working on the tRAID side (leave your previous hardware issues out)

General Discussion / Re: RAID-F Friendly Picture Manager
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:01:30 pm »
RAID-F handles high files count just fine.
Why wouldn't there be a way to test on a full scale? Or are you over-thinking it?
Just quick-format the parity drive, setup RAID-F, build parity, and see how it works. If it does not work for your setup, just uninstall and quick format the parity and you are on your way.

General Discussion / Re: RAID-F Friendly Picture Manager
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:32:12 am »
You will do best to trial RAID-F or tRAID and see how they each work out for you. It is easy to get your data back if not sold on either (no data migration needed).
Both can handle millions of files just fine. So, give it a go and see how things perform for your system first hand.

I only meant flexraid-f being EOL, as it hadn't had any updates for 3+ years

Thanks for that link I had not seen that post, but given the severity of the security issues with meltdown and spector I cant run this server without the security updates so will have to use something else for now  :-[
Check the official site as a new build has been pushed out a couple of months back.
Try to subscribe to if you aren't getting new release notifications.

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