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General Discussion / MOVED: Can't activate
« on: April 30, 2017, 02:55:27 pm »

FlexRAID™ on Windows / tRAID pool auto-start
« on: March 08, 2017, 07:58:41 am »
Hi. Sorry for bumping an old thread but I can't seem to get my storage pool to auto mount on Windows 10.
I've set both the "NZFS Web Client Service" and "NZFS Broker Service" to Automatic (Delayed start) but even after 4 minutes nothing happens.
I have to manually go into the WEBgui and start the storage pool.

I also tried to add a dependency via CMD "sc config FlexRAID depend= Netman" but got the following error:
[SC] OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

Any help would be appreciated.

For tRAID, pool and array automatic start is configured at the RAID config level. No need to delay start the service or setup service dependencies.
Please see wiki for configuration.

News and Updates / Transparent RAID (tRAID) Version 1.1 Preview release
« on: January 28, 2017, 01:03:04 pm »
Alright guys, time for some releases. :)

We'll start with tRAID and follow suit with RAID-F later. Also, Windows builds will be out first with Linux builds following next.

Please post in this thread if you would like early access to tRAID version 1.1.

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- Lots of performance and stability improvements

- Fixed bugs as reported on
0000447 Starting of storage pool end-up in a blocking loop if regular expression for landing-disk is invalid
0000441 Mercurial still not working correctly (Permission denied)
0000442 Cannot delete Log-Raid fhd file
0000440 File statistics broken after applying Mercurial fix
0000433 Cannot create a Shortcut on a Storage Pool with T-Raid...
0000434 Mercurial push does not work
0000417 tRAID crashes when writing a file that over flows the first drive in the array.
0000416 Raid monitoring plugin, file statistics, and forensic give errors
0000418 Failed File and RAID statistics
0000423 Raid Monitoring Tab has no Data - ErrorCode=31
0000436 No individual file statistics for old drives in Dashboard
0000407 Issue with Physical Drives List
0000425 Recycle bin feature can cause non-empty folders to be deleted


Alright guys, this is a topic I wanted to cover and get more clarity on for a while and even before my hiatus.

Both releases of tRAID and RAID-F from November 2015 should have a fix that allow shares created on both the pool and sub-folders within the pool to be remembered.
In prior releases, there was an issue that prevented Windows from doing so and users were required to go to the Web UI and click on a menu option to have shared remembered.

This should no longer be needed as shares created on the pool disk as well as folders within the pool disk should be remembered.
For users on the latest release where this isn't working, please post here so we can investigate as to why that is.

The option to have shared remembered will be removed from the Web UI in future releases.

tRAID Bug Reports / Looking for tRAID bug fix testers
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:20:38 pm »
Guys I am working on resolving the set of outstanding issues prior to the next major release.
The idea here is to push out patches where possible prior to the next major release. This way, users can enjoy fixes without having to commit to the major release.

Though comprehensive testing is being done on my end, it would be great to have a few users preview the fixes and validate them.

The first possible patch is one that fixes the Universal Recycle Bin (URB) issue whereas files are inadvertently being moved to the URB.

Please post in this thread and you will be PM'ed with details.


News and Updates / Happy New Year!
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:24:54 am »
Best wishes to all! :)

Hopefully, everyone had a great holiday and is in great spirit.

Looking forward to this year being a very productive one. ;)

General Discussion / MOVED: Link to FlexRaid Ver 2.0?
« on: April 16, 2016, 06:52:11 am »

News and Updates / I am Back
« on: April 04, 2016, 11:24:37 am »
Well well well...

Looks like things went a little crazy during my absence.  :P

1. First apologies for things not being properly handled during my hiatus. We also had some rather dedicated spammers  :-[.

2. Thanks to all those that stuck around and helped other members. Your efforts are much appreciated and have not gone unnoticed.  8)

3. I am back from a well deserved hiatus. Those that have been around long enough know that I do this every few years. I basically disconnect and go to a secret place to re-energize.

It will take me a few more days for me to catch up with everything, but things shall resume proper due course shortly. Cheers!  :)

FlexRAID Standards (sRAID) Beta Forum / FlexRAID Standards Beta 1
« on: November 27, 2015, 05:27:16 pm »
FlexRAID Standards™

With NZFS still in the works, it has dawned on me how there is still room for a quality standard RAID implementation.

Windows software RAID, for instance, is limited to RAID 0, 1, and 5.
Linux does have a complete and best in-class software RAID implementation. Nonetheless, there are many things FlexRAID Standards™ does much better.

Once again, borrowing from the NZFS stack, we are announcing a new product: FlexRAID Standards™ :)
So, whether you need standard RAID, RAID over File System, or Transparent RAID, FlexRAID now gives you a complete set of options.

Supported in FlexRAID Standards™ are:
  • Simple volumes
  • JBOD Spans
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1 (with N-way mirroring)
  • RAID 4
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID X (striped and distributed RAID with X parity)
  • JBOD Spans with 1, 2, and X parity
  • Nested/layered RAIDs using a combo of the above (including RAID 10, 0+1, 40, 4+1, 50, 5+1, 60, 6+1, etc.)

For striped and distributed RAIDs, users will be able to custom choose the distribution strategy and define the rotation level. :)

Additional features include:
  • SIMT: for advanced RAID performance scaling (more on this later)
  • Custom RAID layouts: For instance, a user could choose to create several RAID 6 arrays and wrap them in a RAID 5 envelop (RAID 65  :o). Why? Well, why not?  :P
  • Support for disk file images and raw disk slices: There are multiple scenarios where this is useful.
    1. Being able to create multiple RAID configurations using the same set of disks (similar to Intel's matrix RAID).
    2. During complex recovery scenarios, for instance, one can choose to image one or more disks to image files and then work with those image files and screw with things safely.

1. Transparent RAID™ will only be included in higher editions of FlexRAID Standards™.
2. FlexRAID Standards™ CANNOT be installed on the same host as Transparent RAID™.
3. This beta release does not include Transparent RAID™.


  • Beta releases expire after 90 days
  • Documentation for FlexRAID Standards is not ready yet

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