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Tag Archives: Storage Pooling

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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Tips: FlexRAID Storage Pooling under Windows

There are a number of considerations to take in order to successfully use the Storage Pooling feature in FlexRAID. Avoid opening up the same files from both inside and outside of the storage pool (opening up the same files from the source drives and the storage pool at the same time). If a file is  Full Article…

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Tips: FlexRAID Storage Pooling under Linux

The user mounting the Storage Pool must be member of the fuse group. If a fuse group does not exist on your system, create it. See http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Managing_Ubuntu_Linux_Users_and_Groups for additional info on managing groups in Ubuntu. Other Linux users should man addgroup and adduser. Ex: sudo addgroup fuse sudo adduser <your-username> fuse You might need grant  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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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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FlexRAID-View Explicit Configuration

If you are looking to have the most control over your View configuration or want to be able to configure the View to work with a folder structure that is already in place, you will want to use the Explicit View configuration. Explicit view configuration example: DRIVE: specifies the drive letter you want your FlexRAID-View  Full Article…

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FlexRAID’s Storage Pool Merge Modes

FlexRAID (as of version 2.0 preview 6) supports several merge modes. Please read through them all to choose the one that is most appropriate for you. When you have a configuration, it matters. That is each subsequent reconfiguration needs to take into account the previous one simply because of the physical data state (specially in  Full Article…

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