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Installing FlexRAID’s RAID-F on Windows or Linux.

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…


Starting FlexRAID at boot (Ubuntu)

1. Go to ~/.config/autostart 2. Create a file called and open it 3. Type these 2 lines: cd /var/lib/flexraid ./FlexRAID & (note you might need to change the first line to whatever your install directory is) 4. Save & close, make the file executable 5. Open the Startup Applications window, hit add, select your  Full Article…


HOWTO: Upgrade your FlexRAID installation to a new release

Upgrading your FlexRAID installation to a new release requires the following steps: Stop the storage pool if any Stop the FlexRAID service (Windows) or process (Linux) Uninstall FlexRAID using the uninstall menu (Windows) or executable (Linux) Delete the installation folder (not needed but good habit) Reboot your system Install the new release If Windows and  Full Article…


How to create a CruiseControl RAID config using existing parity data

This scenario is valid only if: – You have not re-installed your OS – You don’t have a copy of your configuration database – The copy of your configuration that is on your PPU is somehow missing Otherwise, please follow this guide instead (minus the restore section): This guide is also helpful: To  Full Article…


How do I add my drive back to the pool after re-installing my OS?

If you re-install your OS and copy over your configuration database from backup, you drives will show up as missing in the Drive Manager while showing up as available for pooling in the lower section. Important: the first PPU drive must be the first drive to be reinstated. The process will fail if you don’t  Full Article…


How do I restore if I lose both my OS drive and a data drive and don’t have backups of my RAID config?

If you are in the unique case whereas you lost a drive and at the same time you lost your OS and don’t have a backup of your configuration database, all is not lost. However, you will need to follow the steps below: 1. Import your configuration, which is stored on the first PPU.    Full Article…


Advanced SMART configurations

Both smartctl path and type mappings can be changed in FlexRAID if you have an advanced system configuration. Advanced configurations are done on the advanced tab of the smart monitoring UI. 1. Path mappings: Takes the form of: <MountPoint>=<DEV PATH> Ex: D:\=/dev/sdb Consult for all the options for your OS (very first section that  Full Article…