Scanning for hardlinks and junctions prior to using Snapshot RAID

It is important not to include hardlinks and junctions in your Snapshot RAID as each duplicate entry will be fully included in the RAID increasing your requirement for parity data.

FlexRAID has a neat tool for scanning for hardlinks and junctions starting with version 2.0 update 6 on Windows and 2.0 update 7 on Linux.

1. Select drive or type in the target path

2. Result

You can also run the operation on multiple drives or directories in parallel by repeating the process for each desired target.

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2 Responses to “Scanning for hardlinks and junctions prior to using Snapshot RAID”

  1. Joao Correia April 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM #

    Are the detected junctions/hardlinks automatically added to exclusion list?
    Are they listed? The screenshot only shows the total amount found, not which/where they are?

    • Brahim April 23, 2012 at 5:45 AM #

      Junctions/Hardlinks detection is being added to version 2.0 update 6 on Windows and 2.0 update 7 on Linux.
      I will update the post with that detail.
      They are listed in the logs for your review and not automatically added to the exclusion list since that would be a bad approach.
      The best approach is to remove the extra links or account for them in your parity size.

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