No I think you can do deletes as long as they are through the storage pool and you have recycle bin on just like it says. You can add (copy to) or "writes" as well, but if you added stuff since your last update you will lose it. But anything before your last update is fine. Moves and renames are ok too.
So like I was saying it's basically changes or "edits" that are the problem. I don't do much of that. I don't mind knowing anything I might have done in the last 24 hours might be lost in the case of a drive failure either. That is why snapshot works fine for me.
Originally Posted by assassin
You missed my point where I said "worst case scenario". I also said that this is not a problem and it doesn't have to be done. I can't remember the last time I have had to re-do a validate or verify and I have a wife and 3 kids that use my server almost all day long and have definitely used it during validate and verify calculations.
Also, most people aren't watching the lights on their Norco. Their server more than likely is tucked away in a remote location and they have no idea what it is doing 99% of the time if they are using it as a media playback device.
Ok you are just jumping all over the place in a wishy-washy stance.
First you say it's not a big deal about parity calculation process time and that it's not important that it is done finished before you use your server. Then you say you will get an error and need to re-run it. Then you say you can't remember the last time you got an error suggesting it won't happen.
Make up your mind.
Here's the facts:
If you go messing around on your server while it's running VALIDATE or VERIFY you probably are going to get an error (I have). By messing around I mean in the context of a media server, so ripping a BR disc to it, running MediaCenterMaster and updating or adding meta data, art, or renaming video files, or adding, deleting, moving around movies or tv shows. Basically whatever it is you might do with a media server. If VALIDATE or VERIFY are done and complete you can have it without any worries.
Thus, this is why it is IDEAL to have these functions finish in off periods of time when you won't be messing around with your server. This is also why if these processes are still running when you go and want to use your flexraid media server it's LESS IDEAL.
I basically have been saying this the entire time. If you can, design your system ideally and you never need to worry about this stuff.