Originally Posted by Guinness77
I have a couple of questions:
I currently just have a bunch of disks that I manage manually, and make mirror of each one.
Can I mirror each drive in Flexraid if I wanted? Or would I be better off just using Cobian backup to create a copy and mirror the changes?
Flexraid doesn't do mirroring that I am away of.
If I pooled the drives, would I still be able to see the individual drives and mirror them?
I don't think so, but even if you got to the drives individually, how would you mirror them?
Is it even worth mirroring anymore, or just use a few more parity drives for safety?
I don't think it is worth it if you are dealing with any large amount of data. I have a RAID1 setup for my OS drive on my server, but I'd never do that for my data.
If I create a pool of my drives, and I copy an iso file to the drive, will that one file always be on 1 drive (what if there is not enough room on any of the drives, will it spread it across the drives)? I would prefer not to have files broken and spread.
If it's an ISO, it's one file anyway. Even if you were copying a folder instead, I believe it will put everything on the same drive. Now if you add stuff later, I'm not 100% sure how it handles that.
If I start to organize my movies etc.. once pooled, how will the changes look when I pull a drive out of the pool?
Quick example. I have a My Movies folder in which each movie has its own folder. When I seem them in the pool, they all appear under My Movies. If I pulled the drives out, I'd have My Movies folders on each drive that held sub folders, but Movie A might be on Drive 1 while Movie B is on Drive 2.
You can pull the drive out of a pool and pop it in another computer and it will just be a normal drive correct?
I know that it works with windows, not sure about Linux or Mac.
Can you have multiple storage pools?
At least when I first set mine up, that was not an option, but I know they were looking into it.
Also, can you set a certain percentage of the drive to be empty (i currently leave around 150gb). Is that even worthwhile doing?
No and I don't think so.