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General Discussion / The likely end of Google Voice...
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:04:24 pm »
I received a message from Google a couple of months ago that says support of Google Voice was ending May 15th, and if I wanted to keep my GV number they would help port it out for $10.  So I did port it out.  There clearly is no strong future in Google voice for notifications in FlexRaid even though Google has been very vague, it looks like they will either starve or strangle the service soon, transfer it to another "hood", or kill it outright.

What are the alternative options then for notification from FlexRAID?

FlexRAID™ on Windows / flexRAID on Windows 7 Professional
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:39:23 am »
I have Small Business Server 2011 as my primary Windows server, and it also serves well as my Active Directory Server for account creation and control.  Our proprietary industry software must run on Win 7 Pro so I also have two servers running Win 7 Pro already.  They won't support any Server OS unfortunately.

Windows 7 Pro since build 4068 supports an almost unlimited amount of concurrent users, and meets any reasonable hardware needs for multi-core support, and vast amounts of ECC memory.

The downside to SBS 2011 is that it won't play well with other version of Windows Server (It can be done with Win Server 2008, but its a hack). 

Is there any concrete and real advantage to running flexRaid on a Server OS over Win7 (considering I will be using ECC Ram)? 

Performance Tuning / Configure Landing Drive to receive all files?
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:31:16 am »
I would hope to use Flexraid as a NAS server for Backups, most of my writes will be updates to current files, not new files.  As I understand it the Landing Drive only "catches" new files, but updates are written directly the array.  Is there away to configure either Memory Cache or the Landing Drive to get updates as well?


Buying Recommendations / NAS Build using an HP DL380 G5
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:43:30 pm »
I hoping to put together a NAS to use as a backup pool, and tRAID Flexraid seems a good option.  It will be for backup only, and will only be 4tb to start, but grow to 8tb over 3 years.  I have a HP DL380 G5 in great condition with 8x 2.5 drives bays I don't want to throw out, it has a P400 SA controller, but I also have an unused p410 from another box, both with BBW cache.

Here are my proposed HD arraignments for your criticism and input.  the P400 is 1.5gbs on SATA but 3.0gbs on SAS.

OS /Landing Drive: 
1x 300gb 2.5 SAS

Parity Drives: 
2X 1tb @7200 either HGST Travelstar  or Seagate Constellation 2 (which are still pricey). 1.2tb SAS are out of my budget.

4x 1tb WD Red @5400  or ?

w/ placeholders for 6 more drives.

The question I can't find is how many drives can one parity drive support, being of equal size? 

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