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Transparent RAID on Windows – Quick Setup Guide

1. Download both the Host package as well as the Web UI client package

01. Download tRAID

2. Locate the downloaded files

02. Downloaded tRAID Binaries

3. Extract the Host package to wherever you would like it installed. For this Windows installation, we extract it to C:\.

03. Extract Host Package

4. Navigate to the extracted folder, right-click on the install script, and choose to run it as Administrator.

04. Install tRAID Host

5. Install the Web UI by double clicking on its installation package and following the wizard.

05. Install tRAID Web UI

6. If you have not rebooted after installing the Host package, reboot your computer.

06. Restart Computer After tRAID Install

7. Open the Web UI through the desktop shortcut or by opening your browser to: http://localhost:8080. Login using admin/admin.

07. Open the tRAID Web UI

8. When prompted to add a host to manage, accept the default values or edit as appropriate.

08. Accept Default Add tRAID Host Values

9. After adding a host, you will be prompted to activate it if not yet activated.

09. Activate tRAID Host

10. After activation, the Express tRAID Configuration wizard should open.

10. Express tRAID Configuration Wizard

11. Please prepare your disks as instructed.

11. Prepare tRAID Disks

12. Optionally, you can configure a Landing Disk for your Storage Pool.

12. Assign tRAID Landing Disk

13. Select the disks to include in your RAID array. Based on disks preparation, the UI will detect which disks you intend to use as data disks and which you intend to use as parity disks.

13. Select Disks for tRAID

14. Review the final options and click "Finish".

14. Finish tRAID Express Config

15. The wizard will create a configuration, which will be ready for initialization. You should think of changing the disk labels for the registered disks to something that will help you with their identifications.

15. Generated tRAID Configuration

16. Click to start the array. You will be prompted to initialize. Choose to initialize.

16. Start tRAID Configuration

17. If you wish to have immediate access to your data, choose to initialize by doing nothing. This will delay parity computation to a later time of your choosing.

17. Fast tRAID Initialization

18. Your array will either start successfully or you might be prompted to reboot.

18. Successful tRAID Start

19. With the array and Storage Pool both started, you can now access you data through the Storage Pool. Please, run the Verify & Sync task if the array was initialized by doing nothing. Enjoy!

19. Enjoy tRAID

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-<h3>1. Download both the Host package as well as the Web UI package</h3> +<h1>1. Download both the <strong>Host</strong> package as well as the <strong>Web UI</strong> client package</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/01.-Download- tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 01.-Download-tRAID.png" alt="01. Download tRAID" width="898" height="557" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2752" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/01.-Download- tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 01.-Download-tRAID.png" alt="01. Download tRAID" width="898" height="557" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2752" /></a>
 +<h1>2. Locate the downloaded files</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/02.-Downloaded- tRAID-Binaries.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 02.-Downloaded- tRAID-Binaries.png" alt="02. Downloaded tRAID Binaries" width="823" height="577" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2753" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/02.-Downloaded- tRAID-Binaries.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 02.-Downloaded- tRAID-Binaries.png" alt="02. Downloaded tRAID Binaries" width="823" height="577" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2753" /></a>
 +<h1>3. Extract the <strong>Host</strong> package to wherever you would like it installed. For this Windows installation, we extract it to <strong>C:\</ strong>.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/03.-Extract- Host-Package.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 03.-Extract-Host- Package.png" alt="03. Extract Host Package" width="814" height="565" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2754" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/03.-Extract- Host-Package.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 03.-Extract-Host- Package.png" alt="03. Extract Host Package" width="814" height="565" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2754" /></a>
 +<h1>4. Navigate to the extracted folder, right-click on the install script, and choose to run it as <strong>Administrator< /strong>.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/04.-Install- tRAID-Host.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 04.-Install-tRAID-Host.png" alt="04. Install tRAID Host" width="811" height="533" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2755" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/04.-Install- tRAID-Host.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 04.-Install-tRAID-Host.png" alt="04. Install tRAID Host" width="811" height="533" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2755" /></a>
 +<h1>5. Install the Web UI by double clicking on its installation package and following the wizard.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/05.-Install- tRAID-Web-UI.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 05.-Install-tRAID-Web-UI.png" alt="05. Install tRAID Web UI" width="809" height="575" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2756" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/05.-Install- tRAID-Web-UI.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 05.-Install-tRAID-Web-UI.png" alt="05. Install tRAID Web UI" width="809" height="575" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2756" /></a>
 +<h1>6. If you have not rebooted after installing the Host package, reboot your computer.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/06.-Restart- Computer-After- tRAID-Install.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 06.-Restart-Computer-After- tRAID-Install.png" alt="06. Restart Computer After tRAID Install" width="473" height="314" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2757" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/06.-Restart- Computer-After- tRAID-Install.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 06.-Restart-Computer-After- tRAID-Install.png" alt="06. Restart Computer After tRAID Install" width="473" height="314" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2757" /></a>
 +<h1>7. Open the Web UI through the desktop shortcut or by opening your browser to: <strong>http: //localhost:8080</strong>. Login using <strong>admin/ admin</strong>.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/07.-Open- the-tRAID-Web- UI.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 07.-Open-the- tRAID-Web-UI.png" alt="07. Open the tRAID Web UI" width="703" height="622" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2758" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/07.-Open- the-tRAID-Web- UI.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 07.-Open-the- tRAID-Web-UI.png" alt="07. Open the tRAID Web UI" width="703" height="622" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2758" /></a>
 +<h1>8. When prompted to add a host to manage, accept the default values or edit as appropriate.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/08.-Accept- Default-Add-tRAID- Host-Values.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 08.-Accept-Default-Add-tRAID- Host-Values.png" alt="08. Accept Default Add tRAID Host Values" width="714" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2759" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/08.-Accept- Default-Add-tRAID- Host-Values.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 08.-Accept-Default-Add-tRAID- Host-Values.png" alt="08. Accept Default Add tRAID Host Values" width="714" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2759" /></a>
 +<h1>9. After adding a host, you will be prompted to activate it if not yet activated.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/09.-Activate- tRAID-Host.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 09.-Activate- tRAID-Host.png" alt="09. Activate tRAID Host" width="745" height="635" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2760" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/09.-Activate- tRAID-Host.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 09.-Activate- tRAID-Host.png" alt="09. Activate tRAID Host" width="745" height="635" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2760" /></a>
 +<h1>10. After activation, the <strong>Express tRAID Configuration</strong> wizard should open.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/10.-Express- tRAID-Configuration- Wizard.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 10.-Express-tRAID- Configuration-Wizard.png" alt="10. Express tRAID Configuration Wizard" width="961" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2761" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/10.-Express- tRAID-Configuration- Wizard.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 10.-Express-tRAID- Configuration-Wizard.png" alt="10. Express tRAID Configuration Wizard" width="961" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2761" /></a>
 +<h1>11. Please prepare your disks as instructed.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/11.-Prepare- tRAID-Disks.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 11.-Prepare-tRAID-Disks.png" alt="11. Prepare tRAID Disks" width="966" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2762" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/11.-Prepare- tRAID-Disks.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 11.-Prepare-tRAID-Disks.png" alt="11. Prepare tRAID Disks" width="966" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2762" /></a>
 +<h1>12. Optionally, you can configure a <strong>Landing Disk</strong> for your <strong>Storage Pool</strong>.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/12.-Assign- tRAID-Landing- Disk.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 12.-Assign-tRAID- Landing-Disk.png" alt="12. Assign tRAID Landing Disk" width="963" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2763" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/12.-Assign- tRAID-Landing- Disk.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 12.-Assign-tRAID- Landing-Disk.png" alt="12. Assign tRAID Landing Disk" width="963" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2763" /></a>
 +<h1>13. Select the disks to include in your RAID array. Based on disks preparation, the UI will detect which disks you intend to use as data disks and which you intend to use as parity disks.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/13.-Select- Disks-for-tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 13.-Select-Disks- for-tRAID.png" alt="13. Select Disks for tRAID" width="963" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2764" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/13.-Select- Disks-for-tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 13.-Select-Disks- for-tRAID.png" alt="13. Select Disks for tRAID" width="963" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2764" /></a>
 +<h1>14. Review the final options and click "Finish".</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/14.-Finish- tRAID-Express- Config.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 14.-Finish-tRAID- Express-Config.png" alt="14. Finish tRAID Express Config" width="964" height="619" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2765" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/14.-Finish- tRAID-Express- Config.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 14.-Finish-tRAID- Express-Config.png" alt="14. Finish tRAID Express Config" width="964" height="619" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2765" /></a>
 +<h1>15. The wizard will create a configuration, which will be ready for initialization. You should think of changing the disk labels for the registered disks to something that will help you with their identifications.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/15.-Generated- tRAID-Configuration.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 15.-Generated- tRAID-Configuration.png" alt="15. Generated tRAID Configuration" width="962" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2766" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/15.-Generated- tRAID-Configuration.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 15.-Generated- tRAID-Configuration.png" alt="15. Generated tRAID Configuration" width="962" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2766" /></a>
 +<h1>16. Click to start the array. You will be prompted to initialize. Choose to initialize.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/16.-Start- tRAID-Configuration.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 16.-Start-tRAID- Configuration.png" alt="16. Start tRAID Configuration" width="706" height="279" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2767" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/16.-Start- tRAID-Configuration.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 16.-Start-tRAID- Configuration.png" alt="16. Start tRAID Configuration" width="706" height="279" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2767" /></a>
 +<h1>17. If you wish to have immediate access to your data, choose to initialize by doing nothing. This will delay parity computation to a later time of your choosing.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/17.-Fast- tRAID-Initialization.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 17.-Fast-tRAID- Initialization.png" alt="17. Fast tRAID Initialization" width="928" height="467" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2768" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/17.-Fast- tRAID-Initialization.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 17.-Fast-tRAID- Initialization.png" alt="17. Fast tRAID Initialization" width="928" height="467" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2768" /></a>
 +<h1>18. Your array will either start successfully or you might be prompted to reboot.</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/18.-Successful- tRAID-Start.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 18.-Successful- tRAID-Start.png" alt="18. Successful tRAID Start" width="965" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2769" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/18.-Successful- tRAID-Start.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 18.-Successful- tRAID-Start.png" alt="18. Successful tRAID Start" width="965" height="620" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2769" /></a>
 +<h1>19. With the array and Storage Pool both started, you can now access you data through the Storage Pool. Please, run the Verify & Sync task if the array was initialized by doing nothing. Enjoy!</h1>
<a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/19.-Enjoy- tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 19.-Enjoy-tRAID.png" alt="19. Enjoy tRAID" width="965" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2770" /></a> <a href="http:// wiki.flexraid.com/wp-content/ uploads/2014/ 07/19.-Enjoy- tRAID.png"><img src="http://wiki.flexraid.com/ wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ 19.-Enjoy-tRAID.png" alt="19. Enjoy tRAID" width="965" height="621" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2770" /></a>

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2 Responses to “Transparent RAID on Windows – Quick Setup Guide”

  1. Matthew September 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM #

    Why can’t I use individual partitions? I’ve got C: with 2 partitions (1 OS, 1 blank) and another empty drive. Why can’t I merge the empty drive and the empty partition?

  2. Brahim August 27, 2015 at 9:52 PM #

    You can use the partition on the disk containing your C:\ drive as landing disk. However, your boot disk itself cannot be added to a Transparent RAID array.
    You are correct however in that Transparent RAID can technically support RAID’ing the partition. We simply chose not to support such configuration in the current release.
    We might reconsider this in future releases.

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