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4wd:
Just wondering, if your talking about a lot of files that rarely change, eg. a reasonably static file server or even some of the drives having static contents, would it be worth your while to use some form of "snapshot" RAID on them rather than a full blown RAID solution?

eg. SnapRAID, disParity - both free, or FlexRAID - not free.

Those are the ones that will work with existing filesystems, ie. you don't need to reformat to some other filesystem, (eg. ReiserFS, ZFS, etc).

That way you won't get the performance hit associated with a normal RAID system.

superboyac:
Just wondering, if your talking about a lot of files that rarely change, eg. a reasonably static file server or even some of the drives having static contents, would it be worth your while to use some form of "snapshot" RAID on them rather than a full blown RAID solution?

eg. SnapRAID, disParity - both free, or FlexRAID - not free.

Those are the ones that will work with existing filesystems, ie. you don't need to reformat to some other filesystem, (eg. ReiserFS, ZFS, etc).

That way you won't get the performance hit associated with a normal RAID system.
-4wd (March 09, 2015, 01:37 AM)
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I remember looking at these options.  After doing my test now, the one that appears most attractive is snapraid.  I'll give that a shot.

4wd:
SnapRAID has a third party GUI, (Elucidate), that'll help with scheduling, syncing, etc but you'll still need to hit the CLI if you have to do a restore, (they haven't done that bit yet).

Re. SnapRAID, check your Volume Serial Numbers are all different, as per http://sourceforge.net/p/snapraid/discussion/1677233/thread/1e509458

superboyac:
I changed my mind.  Now I'm going to try FlexRaid.  If I like it, I'll buy it.  if not, I'm going back to storage spaces.

I tried freenas last night.  It was too much for me.  I just don't have the time these days to learn a new interface or command line anything.

4wd:
That was quick  ;D

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