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RAID-F Frequently Asked Questions.

Offline or registering from another computer

1. Login into the your account in the consumer portal at https://secure.flexraid.com 2. Register your purchase code(s) to your account if not already registered 3. Go to the Activations Viewer and select the appropriate activation and click on “New Offline Registration”

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Understanding the limitations of Snapshot RAID

Snapshot RAID is a great and flexible feature of FlexRAID but has inherent limitations that users should be aware of. Snapshot RAID captures the changes to your data at scheduled times and synchronizes those changes to the parity data. In between updates, there are vulnerabilities that should be properly understood. Operations that change your data  Full Article…

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Why does the restore fails when trying to restore my PPU1

Restoring a PPU only makes sense in multi-PPU configurations (in single PPU configurations, you can re-create it). Restoring PPU1 is a special case, since by default, FlexRAID looks for its metadata in PPU1. In order to restore PPU1, you will have to set a different metadata path in the Run-Time Properties of your RAID:  

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Can FlexRAID be used to mirror data (folder duplication)?

If the amount of data you need protected is small, you will be much better off with a scheduled 1:1 backup using programs like SyncToy. RAID with parity only makes sense on a larger scale. Now, FlexRAID can very effectively act as a 1:1 backup program through a Snapshot RAID configuration which has only a  Full Article…

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Can I include my OS drive as part of a RAID configuration?

No. Just like you cannot include your OS drive in a Windows or Linux software RAID (or any other software RAID for that matter), you cannot include your OS drive in a FlexRAID RAID array. So, when creating a RAID, always omit your C:\ drive or which ever volume where you have your Operating System  Full Article…

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