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Archive | March 26, 2011

Understanding DRU Spanning

  What is DRU Spanning DRU spanning is the mechanism allowing you to assemble several drives to make 1 DRU. It’s useful when your system is made of drives of very different sizes – best is to assemble them so that the sizes of DRUs is consistent.   In the above diagram, setup 2 uses  Full Article…

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What are the operating systems supported by FlexRAID?

FlexRAID runs on all version of Windows 2000 and later. It has mostly been tested on XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008 R2. FlexRAID also runs all versions of Linux except that the Storage Pooling feature requires kernel 2.6 and higher. FlexRAID recommends Ubuntu Linux when using the Storage Pooling feature. Support for Mac  Full Article…

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Command Line client scripting

The Command Line client can be scripted. This can be useful for those wanting to manage their RAID configurations through scripts or their favorite automation tools. To run the command line client in: -┬áInteractive mode: FlexRAIDClient [Host] [Port] [Timeout] -┬áNon-Interactive mode: FlexRAIDClient Host Port Timeout Command For those wanting to script the Command Line client,  Full Article…

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In what language is FlexRAID written?

FlexRAID is written mostly in C/C++. The high level programming design structures are written in Java for architectural reasons, but the Java code is further compiled natively just like the C/C++ code is. Users often get confused when they look at the logs and see Java named objects. FlexRAID does not run on Java… it  Full Article…

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FlexRAID-View Explicit Configuration

If you are looking to have the most control over your View configuration or want to be able to configure the View to work with a folder structure that is already in place, you will want to use the Explicit View configuration. Explicit view configuration example: DRIVE: specifies the drive letter you want your FlexRAID-View  Full Article…

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FlexRAID’s Storage Pool Merge Modes

FlexRAID (as of version 2.0 preview 6) supports several merge modes. Please read through them all to choose the one that is most appropriate for you. When you have a configuration, it matters. That is each subsequent reconfiguration needs to take into account the previous one simply because of the physical data state (specially in  Full Article…

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How to change the ports used by FlexRAID?

To change the default ports used by FlexRAID, you need to edit the Port.js file in your installation directory. The core service port cannot be disabled and will default to 9595 if you attempt to set it to an invalid value. The Web Client ports can both be disabled, but then you will not be  Full Article…

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