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Tag Archives: Snapshot RAID

Backing up and migrating RAID configuration data

The configuration database can be backed up by going to the FlexRAID System Control Panel -> System Toolbox -> Backup. By default, FlexRAID creates the RAID configuration database in the running user’s home directory. However, when running FlexRAID under the Local System account, which is the default, the database file will be created under your  Full Article…

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Support for WHS v1 in FlexRAID 2.0

FlexRAID 2.0 has the same level of support for WHS v1 as in FlexRAID 1.4. The UI configuration is slightly different between the two versions though. Since the UI in version 2.0 does not allow to enter paths that don’t exist yet, you should configure your each DRU to only contain a single C:\fs\<?>\DE\shares folder.  Full Article…

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Understanding Exclusion Patterns

Setting up your exclusions is an important configuration in FlexRAID and in particular when using Snapshot RAID. The exclusion pattern tells FlexRAID which file to ignore, which is usually because of their transient states. Ex1: /path1;/path2;…;/pathX (only the specified files will be excluded) Ex2: /path1* (all files starting with /path1 will be excluded) Ex3: *something/MyEndingPath  Full Article…

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The FlexRAID Expression Language

The FlexRAID Expression Language Starting with FlexRAID 2.0 preview build 9 This is for all those users that have either: – been using the scripting feature of FlexRAID in version 1.4 – or been wishing for a powerful way to script FlexRAID’s operations You are all herein served. Note: expression scripts can only be scheduled.  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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FlexRAID Preference Settings

The following features are configurable through the settings panel: Email notification SMS notification Storage Pool Preferences (Auto start, automatic Storage Pool shares reconnection) Defining external network shares that can be included in RAID and Storage Pool configurations (using unmapped drives/UNC directly) Expression scripts (scripting both FlexRAID and OS operations) When using the FlexRAID’s Storage Pooling¬†  Full Article…

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Introduction to FlexRAID 2.0

Courtesy of:¬†Mike Kirnak (Nak) Introduction Welcome to FlexRAID 2.0! This guide is for the beginner who has basic computer skills, but no expertise in RAID or data back up. In short, this is FlexRAID 2.0 for Dummies. This guide will help you decide if FlexRAID is right for you, and walk you through the most  Full Article…

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