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Solutions to certain RAID-F issues

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…

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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…

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Verify/Validate report new files after Update

This issue can be caused by the following. Some files have  future dates. Check the FlexRAID log on your host drive and either delete or edit the files. You can find all such files by going to System Control Panel -> Toolbox -> Scan for invalid dates. To fix the issue:

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Benchmarking individual drives

One of the aspects of RAID’ing drives of different makes, models, and performance is that your slowest drive will be your bottleneck. To aid in identifying your slowest drive, below is a benchmark script. Download: http://download.openegg.org/temp/Simple-IO-Test.zip There are two example test scripts. The first one benchmarks each drive at time and the other does it  Full Article…

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WARNING: S.M.A.R.T monitoring on Samsung F4 EcoGreen drives (HD155UI, HD204UI)

*** Using FlexRAID’s S.M.A.R.T drive monitoring feature with Samsung F4 EcoGreen drives (HD155UI, HD204UI and HD204UI/JP) may result in data loss *** This is not FlexRAID specific and you must update the firmware of the drives listed above to avoid the issue. Read here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/SamsungF4EGBadBlocks Firmware updates (I have decided to host these): Samsung F4EG  Full Article…

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WMI diagnostic

FlexRAID relies on WMI for a number of its functions. You might be referred to this article to diagnose WMI related issue with your system. Download “The WMI Diagnosis Utility” here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7684 or here for version 2.1 Run the downloaded file and you will be prompted to specify a directory where it needs to be  Full Article…

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Dealing with Verify failures

If you have not done so already, you need to ensure that the FlexRAID.exe process is excluded from your Anti-Virus and other file protection tools. These tools will often interfere with FlexRAID changing the data it is processing in memory. So, if you find yourself getting a lot of Validate and Verify errors and you  Full Article…

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