Originally Posted by bryansj
Instead of starting a new thread I'll just ask here...
Out of all the documentation for FlexRAID one thing that seems to be referred to but not documented is what a typical Schedule looks like.
I hear Update every night and then Verify and Validate seems all over the place (from once a week to once a month).
I set mine up to:
Update every night
Verify every week
Validate once a month
Quick Validate once a month (two weeks out of the monthly Validate)
2. Scheduled entries cannot be edited. It is just much simpler to delete them and create new ones.
3. There is no documented typical scheduling because it all depends on your usage pattern.Quick-Validate:
Reports changes in your array. You can manually run it once here and there to check for changes, but no point in scheduling it.
I mean, changes in your array are expected.Update:
you run it as often as you need to (based on how often data is being changed in your array). You could run it every hour or once a day or once week. It is up to you to decide.
I also recommend running the Update task right after big data changes rather than waiting for the scheduled operation to trigger.Validate:
I run it once a week to detect datarot. You could run it once a month or any other frequency. It all depends on your level of paranoia. Make sure it runs only after an Update operation has run.Verify:
I run it once a month. Again, the frequency here is driven by your level of paranoia. Make sure it runs only after an Update operation has run.
Validate and Verify do the same thing but take a different approach in doing it.
Validate was designed to replace Verify as it runs faster and detects datarot whereas Verify just does bit for bit verification.
If you want more power, check out the FlexRAID Expression Language: http://wiki.flexraid.com/2011/06/02/the-flexraid-expression-language/
This topic is reminding me to add a task that automatically syncs the RAID first before executing Validate/Verify.
Made notes to Mantis: http://bug.flexraid.com/view.php?id=299