Originally Posted by markmon1
Originally Posted by mastermaybe
I DO see them in the device manager and under â€œeventsâ€ they appear as â€œmigratedâ€ on 1/14/20.
I donâ€™️t of course know how to make them accessible though in the â€œmy computerâ€ area, though.
I've never used flexraid. And I really don't understand why people dont just use the built in tools windows already has for raid (dynamic disk and spanned volumes etc). But the data on your flexraid disks are still there. The problem is that the file system is not recognized by windows. I assume flexraid is an app. You'll need to run the app and rebuild the array. Don't make any changes other than that. It probably takes several days, but it should rebuild. If the app won't run on windows 10 you're probably screwed. You could always uninstall windows 10 and boot windows 7 again and copy the files you need off onto new drives.
Also, if you read up here: https://forums.unraid.net/topic/8698...from-flexraid/
it seems that flexraid drives each have their own file system. Although I'm not sure what file system that is. It may be possible to mount each drive individually and copy the files you need off one drive at a time. That may fail when single files span multiple volumes.
I think if this were me, I'd run the windows 10 uninstall and go back to windows 7 and get access to your drives. Then I'd figure out how to migrate to a raid system that's current and supported before updating again to windows 10. Preferably dump the third party stuff and use what windows already provides.
Also, I hate raid. I've found that as drives age, when one dies, its often the case that another drive in the array has some small errors and the array becomes impossible to rebuild. I've been screwed by 5-drive raid5 twice with 4 data drives and 1 parity drive. I now run full mirroring via a separate PC that gets daily drive mirrors of the main system via robocopy. Drives are cheap enough I buy them in pairs. Raid won't help you if your problem is file system corruption. (The files are still there but cant be located due to problems in the file system tables). Also won't help in case of accidental deletion or ransom ware encryption. My backup solution handles all that.
Thanks for all the info- even if it’s not all good news.
As I have said- this really is well out of my bounds.
I went with Flexraid years back because people/I convinced me that it was the best “all in one” solution that gave me: back up, pooling and the flexibility of adding/subtracting disks. And again, it has worked perfectly for me, which I am grateful for because I doubt I would have been much help to myself, in lieu thereof from its developer.
Truthfully, I am terrified of reverting back to Win 7 and just “hoping it all works”. I am in way over my head at this point. I have never taken the time to really learn this stuff - especially so after my current system has just “worked” for 6 years- and now I just don’t have the time and guidance for it.
I found your opinion on RAID to be interesting, I have never really heard anyone speak ill of it, and - at least from my reading- it seems all-but-standard in the multi-terabyte media centers.
I certainly love simplicity in ANY regard when it comes to this stuff, so I would invite the simplest solution. As I recall, pooling was a big deal because it was important/needed for kodi and plex to have “one” drive to present your collection in a single library. Perhaps I’m wrong or there was/is a better solution, but I thought I had a bunch of people waving flags for flexraid just for that reason.
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