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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…


Advanced FUSE options for Linux users

Starting with FlexRAID 2.0 update 10r2, the full set of FUSE mount options are supported. See the FUSE readme for details on the supported options:


WARN: Could not disable recycle bin settings for drive X

Part I: If you get this error, it is because you are missing a registry key. Please add the following registry entry to your system: For 32 bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket For 64 bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket It needs to be a registry folder (not a DWORD). In a DOS prompt run: For 32 bit Windows: REG  Full Article…


Linux Increase The Maximum Number Of Open Files / File Descriptors (FD)

By default, the maximum number of open fd descriptors is pretty low. Please see this article on how to increase it. As reported in this bug report (, changing the user level limit seems to have the most effect. As per the comments in that report, the user had to add the following to  Full Article…


Executing custom scripts before and/or after the storage pool starts or stops

Starting with FlexRAID 2.0 beta build 15, users can execute custom scripts before and after the pool is started or stopped. Users will need to create one or more of the following 4 scripts in the FlexRAID install ROOT (create only the scripts you need): pool-before-start(.cmd|.sh): called before the pool is started pool-after-start(.cmd|.sh): called after  Full Article…