Testing FlexRAID’s recovery abilities

It is recommended to test this ability when beginning to use FlexRAID so that recovery will go smoothly if you ever need to recover your real data.

FlexRAID allows you to recover either your data or the parity data to any path/volume you wish.

All you need is some free space large enough and where you will recover your arbitrary data.

This how a typical test will look like:
1. Simulate a failure by disconnecting or unmounting one or more drives (depending on the number of failure your RAID engine can tolerate).
2. Ensure that you have enough space somewhere to restore the simulated failed DRU(s) or PPU(s).
3. Restore the failed DRU(s)/PPU(s) to the space mentioned in step 2
4. Although FlexRAID will alert you of any issue during the restore process, feel free to use a third party tool to double check the recovered data

*Needs tutorial using the WebUI*

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  1. Karan October 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM #

    For step 2, must the “free space somewhere” be on a drive already in the storage pool (i.e. an existing DRU). Or can data be restored to a drive outside of the pool (i.e. an external drive).

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