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General Discussion / Re: Which OS are you running FlexRAID on?
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:41:09 pm »

I'd like to see a method to transfer a license (decommission/commission a node) to another node.

I want the freedom to change that node whenever, whatever.
I don't want to be concerned with invalidating my node license if I move OS, reinstall, change the virtual machine, or whatever.  I will probably experiment/redo a lot before I stabilize my storage environment, and my environment may change as technology changes.

I have no problem paying an extra and reasonable cost for a USB licensing key, or some method of transferring my license.

Thank you,

It all depends on what you mean by hardware changes.
License transfers are allowed when a complete array is moved to a new system out of courtesy to cover cases where an old system has died.
However, new systems require new licenses.

If you don't intend for the VM to be permanent and are not going to pass-through the physical disks, you will run into issues with licensing as far as license transfer.

So, you should wait until you have finalized your hardware before activating the license.


I'd like to request a future licensing feature that would allow the decommissioning/transfer of a system and/or array.  I like to run FlexRaid in a virtual environment, I like to allocate different host resources (cpu, ram) to the VM, I like to change my host hardware every few years.  I may want to change the OS (OpenMediaVault or FreeNAS).  I like taking full advantage of VM's.

For my SOHO, I have one host server, and run several VM's. 

...I'm hoping for the possibility.


General Discussion / Any licensing issues with a FlexRaid virtual server?
« on: October 31, 2013, 10:34:19 am »
I'm considering running FlexRaid on top of Open Media Vault, inside a virtual machine (VirtualBox), to run a simple NAS (5 drives, snapshot).

I can dynamically configure the virtual machine's system resources (RAM, Processors, Execution Cap).

Will changing the virtual machine's system configuration invalidate a FlexRaid license?


General Discussion / How CPU intensive is snapshot?
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:25:26 pm »
How CPU intensive is FlexRAID when calculating/comparing snapshot parity?

I'm trying to decide between Intel i3, i5, i7.
This will be for SOHO storage/NAS.

Buying Recommendations / When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:20:53 pm »
When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?

I'm building a file server/NAS for SOHO.
I'm presuming I don't need a lot of RAM (2 GB, maybe 4 GB if there's a small price difference).
I don't want data integrity problems at the storage level (data + parity).  High quality data storage is desired.


RAID-F on OpenMediaVault / INSTALL OMV: FlexRAID initialized with errors
« on: October 22, 2013, 09:27:54 pm »
I have followed the wiki to the best of my ability, and I ran into an error at "Configuring FlexRAID, step 2:

"FlexRAID initialized with errors"

The log says something about a permission denied error after "Scheduler flexraid_$_1 started".  Then shutsodwn "Quartz".

Any ideas?

General Discussion / Datarot detection
« on: October 19, 2013, 12:39:48 am »
Can someone please explain to me "Datarot detection" (aka bit rot, bit decay)?

How does FlexRaid detect rot?
What does FlexRaid do when it detects rot?
Does data rot put parity at risk?


RAID-F Feature Requests / Offsite Backup into Cloud (e.g Amazon S3)
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:33:32 pm »
Backup folder/files to cloud (Amazon S3) for offsite backup and disaster recovery.

RAID doesn't do me any good if my enclosure is stolen or damaged.

Snapshot RAID / How much storage does parity consume?
« on: May 02, 2012, 05:00:35 pm »
If I have a 1 TB drive and I want to RAID the drive via parity, how much storage will parity consume?

Is there a way to estimate storage size?


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