Originally Posted by whiteboy714
Kind of confused at the difference between "content" and "disk" in the text file.
I: is my parity drive.
The drives I want to protect are F,G,H,J and L.
Any idea how to do this in the config?
The parity file (keyword 'parity', and 'q-parity' for dual) contains the parity data that can be used for data reconstruction. The content file (key word 'content') contains checksums (aka, hashes) which can be used to verify the integrity of your data. If you have single parity, you must have at least 2 copies of the content file. But the content file is much smaller than the parity file. The parity files and content files are generated by snapraid ('snapraid sync'), and they must be specified as actual files in the configuration file (not just pathnames).
The data drives (keyword 'disk') are the locations of the data you want to generate parity and checksum data for. They specify pathnames to your data. But you can also store content files on the data disks (v1.8 of snapraid will automatically exclude the content files from generating parity data).
For a single parity drive, you probably want something like this (the excludes are copied from the example file, you may want something different there):
disk d1 F:\\
disk d2 G:\\
disk d3 H:\\
disk d4 J:\\
disk d5 L:\\
exclude \\System Volume Information