Originally Posted by jaboki
Any opinions on this? I'm interested in this answer as well.
1) I think that post should read, "if"
your os drive fails . No different than if your os drive fails and you are on a one drive system . Your toast ! You need to make a back up of your os drive . That is sop for any computer . No exception here either .
2) If you loose the os drive you will need to start over with FR assuming you have no back up of your os drive AND you would have to manually re add all the drives back into the pool . Basically start over. If you have a back up then yes, you would pick up where u left off from the last time the os was backed up .You could make a back up of the os drive on the server . Unlikely the os drive and a data drive would fail at the same time.
Make sure you register your copy of FR weather you install it right away or not . The license code expires in about 7 day's of purchase . If you register FR right away you can extend that 7 day limit . Just FYI
Originally Posted by amarshonarbangla
Another question regarding FlexRAID.
Lets say I have three 3TB drives, two of which are in a pool and one of them is the parity drive. As I understand, FlexRAID fills one drive at a time in a pool before moving onto another. So if there's a "Movies" folder in the pool and one of the drives in the pool is almost full, what happens to the "Movies" folder when I put a movie that won't fit in whatever space is left on the first drive? Will the movies folder be split in two?
Understand this : FR works in a POOLED environment. When you click on "computer" inside the explorer bar of your os you will see one drive called (example only) " V Flexraid" that is the entire pool in one drive . That is where your " movies folder" is pulled from , not the individual drives inside the pool. In essence you will still have one folder called "movies" . The over flow will move to the next drive but still be seen as one in the pool .
This is one concept of FR that is tough to grasp at first . Think .... " many drives pooled into one "
I haven't done this in a while but I will make exception here ( i got flamed to many times ! )
Assassin puts out a FANTASTIC guide on Flex Raid . Hands down , no question !
I would also urge all folks who are curious to go to the FR wiki page . There is a TON of info that will explain it in more precise detail . It truly is an amazing program and I highly recommend it
The forum . Be patient . This forum is slow in responding to questions and bumping your own thread is not frowned upon;)
And last but not least .... the Home Page
http://www.flexraid.com/Edited by flocko - 10/11/12 at 4:28pm