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FlexRAID RAID-F on OpenMediaVault

OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a great FreeNAS like NAS stack. While FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD, OMV is Debian Linux based, which makes it far more flexible and extensible. FlexRAID RAID-F works on all Linux distributions with kernel 2.6 or newer. As such OMV is supported. This article tackles the setup specific aspects of RAID-F on  Full Article…


Torrent clients and Storage Pooling

One of the reoccurring issues torrent users face when downloading to a FlexRAID backed storage pool is the issue of downloads sometimes timing out. The issue is more of a torrent issue in how it sees and uses the available space in a storage pool. Luckily, there is a easy way to remedy at the  Full Article…


How to: Install and setup FlexRAID on your Windows storage system

Here is a great tutorial by Koen Van Der Sanden linustechtips: For record keeping, I have saved a PDF version of the thread: How to_ Install and setup FlexRAID on your windows storage system How to: Install and setup FlexRAID on your windows storage system. The tutorial will be spread over multiple posts so you can  Full Article…


Advance RAID-F installation customizations

Many aspects of your RAID-F installation can be customized. Logs Log locations and levels can be customized by editing the logging.options.txt and files located in FlexRAID installation directory. Also see this topic: Configuration database locations By default, the configuration database file in created at the root of the C:\ for Windows users and  Full Article…


Tip for Snapshot arrays with ten of thousands of small files

Tip for Snapshot arrays with ten of thousands of small files As Snapshot RAID works over the file system, file system issues simply bubble up. For users with many small files in their array, Snapshot RAID performance can be improved by grouping those small files into an ISO image or into zip archives if possible.  Full Article…


Help! Why is my configuration is gone from the WebUI?

For whatever reason (but most likely because the user under which the FlexRAID service is running under was changed), your configuration database file (FlexRAID-Config.db) got moved. By default, the FlexRAID-Config.db file is created on your C:\ drive (or, in versions prior to 2.1, under C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile or C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile for some other users). Resolution: Ensure that you  Full Article…