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General Discussion / Re: Verify Raid Failure - Repeated
« on: January 06, 2018, 05:27:27 pm »
Note that I did the initialization with Server 2012 (or 2012 R2) and I had the same issues with GPT PPU. However, I do not think that I have more than 1 MB at the end.

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General Discussion / Re: Verify Raid Failure - Repeated
« on: January 06, 2018, 05:53:37 am »
Regarding the bigger than 2 TB topic:
This limit refers to the size which can be PARTITIONED, so where you can place partitions. The PPU, however, is just bits build by some kind of checksum algorithm. It does not require partitioning.

The problem with GPT is that the section of the HDD supposed to contain the partition table is too small for the whole GPT information (but MBR fits). Therefore, a dedicated GPT partition is created on the disk. This is what I suspect to interfere with the data written by tRaid. At the section where the GPT partition is located, tRaid wants to place the checksum of the GPT partitions of the DRUs (which for itself might not be a valid GPT partition and thus is corrected on boot).

How to deal with that:
Stop the array, go to Disk Management (Windows) and reinitialize the PPU to MBR (rightclick the disk information there). Be sure to choose the correct disk, otherwise your data will be lost. Then restart the array. Start Specific range operation->Verify/Sync for the first and last 10 GB of the array. (Keep in mind that the "end" of the disk/array is not 4 TiB (1024^4 B), but 4 TB (1000^4 B), but tRaid thinks in TiB. So you have to calculate 4/(1.024^4) TB or 4000/(1.024^3) GB; or you can use the reported error in bytes (and start a little bit before that point) and devide the value by 1024 three times to get GiB.
After the Verify/Sync you should be fine, as only the beginning and end is affected and you do not need to resync everything.

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General Discussion / Re: Verify Raid Failure - Repeated
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:59:45 pm »
Look here:
http://bug.flexraid.com/view.php?id=438

Can be addresses by reinitializing the PPU from GPT to MBR. Read the whole (!) bug report with comments, this should help you with your issue. If not, I would be interested in the follow-up.

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News and Updates / Re: Forum Mails sent after ages
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:12:01 am »
Today, I again received a bunch of mails from June.

Maybe have a look at how the e-mail notifications are processed. We once had a similar issue with a Mantis, until we changed sending mails to a cron running every minute.

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Official releases / Re: FlexRAID tRAID 1.1 Final (new release 2017-11-24)
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:49:58 am »
I can report that so far everything seems to work on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Updated from the latest preview release.

In the log file, the version is missing.
Old: [2017-11-28 15:22:41.989792][1524]|||||||||||||||||||||||||  NZFS Service Start v1.0.0 2017.01.28  |||||||||||||||||||||||||
New: [2017-11-28 15:34:35.325688][3088]|||||||||||||||||||||||||  NZFS Service Start vC  |||||||||||||||||||||||||

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News and Updates / Re: Transparent RAID (tRAID) Version 1.1 Preview release
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:14:18 am »
Is it safe to upgrade from the latest preview to the new release (2017.11.22)?

Upgrade is done by the normal procedure from the wiki?

http://wiki.flexraid.com/2013/06/27/uninstalling-or-upgrading-the-transparent-raid-host-package/

http://wiki.flexraid.com/2013/06/27/uninstalling-or-upgrading-the-transparent-raid-web-client-package/

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News and Updates / Forum Mails sent after ages
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:08:58 am »
I just received a bunch of mails notifying me about topic replies from between May and August. (I never got them in time before, but did not report so far.)

Maybe check how those mails are sent, because right now it is just annoying.

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Anything in the log?

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tRAID on Windows / Re: Host not connecting in Web UI
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:52:05 am »
Try to check the logs (WebUI and service) and post relevant sections here. Maybe also have a look at the Win event viewer.

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I had a somewhat similar phenomenon with ReFS. However, I assume you use NTFS?

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General Discussion / Re: Folder re-appears after deletion
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:26:33 am »
If you just put the exe somewhere and run it from command line (or powershell), it will return the possible commands:
FlexRaidBin -letter <driveletter> -on/off
> Enable (on) or disable (off) recycle bin for given drive letter

FlexRaidBin -letter <driveletter> -size <bin size in MB>
> Set recycle bin size for given drive letter to X MB

Note that you need the full path to the FlexRainBin exe. If it does not work, you forgot to install the NET Framework ;-)

So if your pool drive is K:, you would run:
"FlexRaidBin -letter K: -off" to disable the recycle bin on this drive. With -on you could enable it the same way. This obviously is independent from FlexRaid and will work for every drive where the letter actually exists. However, while drives normally keep their settings during reboot, the pool requires this after every reboot. The whole process is equivalent to uncheck/check the corresponding option in the recycle bin settings.

To have this applied automatically, you would want to use the Windows Task scheduler and create a new task:
Trigger: "At log on of any user" ("At startup" or similar won't work, as recycle bins are linked to users)
Actions: Command line from above (with full path!)
Maybe check "Allow task to be run on demand" in the Settings tab

Maybe you need an Administrator account as connected User account, I have one set there, but I don't remember whether it's required.

Have fun.

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General Discussion / Re: Folder re-appears after deletion
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:32:28 am »
Somewhat off-topic, but:
In case you want to disable the local recycle bin on the pool permanently, you can use a script/program which does that on startup.
Note that the recycle bin is linked to the user (registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER), so this best solved by a task scheduled at user logon.

I wrote a small C# console program doing that (which identifies the pool disk by its drive letter), if you're interested, you can use the attached binary (requires .NET Framework 4.6.1). Code is attached, too.

I have been using this for about half a year, since I was annoyed by the hidden recycle bins filling up when working locally on my server.

I hope, sharing this software here is okay for you, Brahim...

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Maybe help so that this forum is not "dead" and share how you solved your problem ...

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In my setup, Windows also uses the tRaid pool for those temp directories. However, for me they are always deleted correctly and then show up in the .@RECYCLER folder.

Do you have the universal recycle bin enabled?

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Hello jeff,

I had this message when using the first preview version:

http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,49184.msg77024.html#msg77024

After having updated to the second preview, it vanished.

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