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New major update for FlexRAID is comming soon. A kernel mode "transparent" RAID.

You can use drives individually or through the pool (which is the suggested mode).


...well actually no I cannot leak it. Sorry.


But I beta test it and let me tell you: It is looking great.


Now works on kernel level, so many restrictions of the past are lifted.


Here are three grabs from my system (these are browser captures)...



Nice stats... (more to be implemented)



My differently sized disks, a parity... a pool (could be more).



Nice customization etc.


More info to come later.

Although the actual release can beat me.
 

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This is a new FlexRAID "mode" (or version) that is in fact based on NZFS platform core.

(there is actually NZFS.exe in the driver install)


So no it's not NZFS, but is one of the cool things that can be done because of NZFS development.


Cannot say more, both because I might not say these correctly and because I am not sure how much the developer wants to reveal right now.
 

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A new FlexRAID mode, hmm. Like Snapshot and Realtime RAID modes? So I am guessing it is going to be a part of what we know as FlexRAID today, and not in an upcoming product which we call NZFS. Hoping for some official news on this soon.
 

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Originally Posted by ncarty97  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23496855


Excuse my ignorance, but does this solve the issue of nfs not working with flex raid?


Sent from my SGH-T959V using Tapatalk 2

I used Hanewin NFS on a Windows box for a while with Flexraid with no issues at all. How is it not working for you?
 

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Originally Posted by ncarty97  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23496855


Excuse my ignorance, but does this solve the issue of nfs not working with flex raid?


Sent from my SGH-T959V using Tapatalk 2

I used Hanewin NFS on a Windows box for a while with Flexraid with no issues at all. How is it not working for you?
I had not tried handgun yet, was just told it had issues with whs 2011 and flexraid


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Be careful, do not try tRAID on your current FlexRaid server if you value your data. It's just a RC and still has a lot of bugs.

Thanks, NLS. for posting it up. Looks like you're not frequently here.
 

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Originally Posted by Elpee  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23498830


Be careful, do not try tRAID on your current FlexRaid server if you value your data. It's just a RC and still has a lot of bugs.

Thanks, NLS. for posting it up. Looks like you're not frequently here.
Yes, it's a Release Candidate and should be treated as such using test data.


Lots of bugs, no it doesn't have lots of bugs...
 

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Originally Posted by Elpee  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23498830


Be careful, do not try tRAID on your current FlexRaid server if you value your data. It's just a RC and still has a lot of bugs.

Thanks, NLS. for posting it up. Looks like you're not frequently here.
Like what bug?
 

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Just a few days after testing.


A bug at the NTFS permissions on all the pool members by syncing all permission changes to all disks in the pool.


A bug at if your system crashed during the parity build because of your fault, the task that is stuck in error will never be able to be deleted it.


A bug at the RAID is to initialize at only 130 MB/s, but if you cancel it and start the pool without initialization, you're getting double the speed (260 MB/s) with verify sync job.
 

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Originally Posted by Elpee  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23507234


Just a few days after testing.


A bug at the NTFS permissions on all the pool members by syncing all permission changes to all disks in the pool.
No idea of what you speak of.

If you are referring to whether the storage pool is strict on NTFS permissions, that is a design choice in favor of usability.

RC2 will have a strict mode for those that enjoy the intricacies of NTFS permissions.

In all my years, getting too intricate with NTFS permissions has never paid off. The default configuration is to follow a KISS approach (specially when most users want to connect all kinds of devices to the pool without fuss).
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A bug at if your system crashed during the parity build because of your fault, the task that is stuck in error will never be able to be deleted it.
This fixed. More importantly though, it has zero effect on usability.

So okay, a cosmetic issue.
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A bug at the RAID is to initialize at only 130 MB/s, but if you cancel it and start the pool without initialization, you're getting double the speed (260 MB/s) with verify sync job.
When is a feature ever a bug? http://forum.flexraid.com/index.php/topic,2358.0.html


That's the best you could come up with?


How are these "bugs" affecting data integrity?


Go ahead and admit you were wrong and were only speaking out of FUD.
 

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Out of curiosity, why would you purposefully program the Create an Array to be slower than the Verify and Sync? If the Verify and Sync also creates an array, why not make the Create an Array button do the exact same thing as the Verify and Sync button and have both be faster?
 

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Originally Posted by cybrsage  /t/1471295/flexraid-transparent-raid-leaked#post_23509747


Out of curiosity, why would you purposefully program the Create an Array to be slower than the Verify and Sync? If the Verify and Sync also creates an array, why not make the Create an Array button do the exact same thing as the Verify and Sync button and have both be faster?

Follow the link in the above post.

It explains everything.
 
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