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(@dennis)
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Currently I have a Thunder Bay 4bay. There are two 6tb drives using appleraid 1.

I just got two more 6tb disks that I want to use as a 4 disk raid 5 using SoftRAID.

What would be the procedure to make this happen. I see I can covert an apple raid to softraid, but, I'm not sure. 

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Topic starter Posted : 18/02/2022 9:08 am
(@softraid-support)
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Sorry, we do not have the ability to convert RAID 1 to RAID 5. You need to create the RAID 5 first adn copy the data back to it.

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Posted : 18/02/2022 12:03 pm
(@dennis)
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Ok, I should have gotten the trail version, but I got the license. It is not working properly for the M1 max: Here are the Circumstances.

I have purchase the 4 bay OWC RAID exclosure. It now contains 4 6TB drives. While waiting for two the the drives to arrive, I created an apple raid with the two and transferred my files. Their sources for the load came from several sources. The apple raid now has 4 TB, I do not have another drive to move to.

I was planning to use RAID5, but apple doesn't support that, thus soft raid. I though that I can then create a soft raid 1 with the two new drives, copy the apple raid to the soft raid and then convert the apple raid into softraid.  No matter what I try, softraid doesn't create the new raid. 

1) I certified the two new drives, initialized them and then tried to create a raid volume. The M1 rejected the mount when softrais tried to mount it, and then softraid said it gets an error trying to build the raid. aa

2) I tried to erase the two new drives using disk utility, and then did the steps in #1 without the certify. Same issues as in #1.

 

Enclosed please find the log for softraid.

 

Feb 19 1329 - SoftRAID Application: Creating the mirror (RAID 1) volume named "Raid-1 Disk 2" of size 5.46 TB with the following disks: disk9, SoftRAID ID: 0941A58E342E0780, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt), disk10, SoftRAID ID: 0941A5861FC48E80, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt).
Feb 19 1339 - SoftRAID Application: The volume create command for volume "Raid-1 Disk 2" failed with an error (error number = 125).

 

This post was modified 8 months ago by SoftRAID Support
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Topic starter Posted : 19/02/2022 3:25 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

This is an M1, so you need to do this or the SoftRAID driver will not load. that is why you are getting the errors creating the volume.

https://support.apple.com/en-lk/guide/mac-help/mchl768f7291/mac
Select reduced security and enable this:
Select the “Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers” checkbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions.

Now you need to reinstall the SoftRAID driver.

After enabling third party extensions, reinstall the SoftRAID driver, (do not immediately restart) and go to System Preferences / Security to "Allow" OWC as an identified developer.

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Posted : 19/02/2022 4:22 pm
(@dennis)
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I did the steps you outlined. The low security was all I needed to change, as the option allow identified developer was already set. Did not work; Screen shot.

 

Screen Shot 2022 02 19 at 4.17.03 PM
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Topic starter Posted : 19/02/2022 5:30 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

If you meant you set third party developers to reduced security, after that you must reinstall the SoftRAID driver again, and "allow" again. Did you do that?

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Posted : 19/02/2022 9:18 pm
(@dennis)
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@softraid-support yes.

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Topic starter Posted : 19/02/2022 9:19 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

Paste this command into the terminal:

sudo kextload -v /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

 

What is the result?

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Posted : 19/02/2022 9:27 pm
(@dennis)
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dennis@MBP2021 ~ % sudo kextload -v /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Password:

Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Error Domain=KMErrorDomain Code=27 "Extension with identifiers com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID not approved to load. Please approve using System Preferences." UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Extension with identifiers com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID not approved to load. Please approve using System Preferences.}

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % 

  [Restored Feb 19, 2022 at 827 PM]

Last login: Sat Feb 19 2023 on console

Restored session: Sat Feb 19 2042 MST 2022

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % 

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % 

 

Then the Mac asked if I want to let OWC be a a recognized developer. It then restarted. I'm not at home where the enclosure is, I will need to test this out tomorrow. I feel like we are closer to solving this.

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 19/02/2022 9:38 pm
(@dennis)
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I ran the command again, and this is the results

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % sudo kextload -v /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Password:

Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Error Domain=KMErrorDomain Code=71 "Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e

Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e

Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e" UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e

Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e

Incompatible architecture: Binary is for x86_64, but needed arch arm64e}

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % 

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Topic starter Posted : 19/02/2022 9:44 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

You are certain you did this?

https://support.apple.com/en-lk/guide/mac-help/mchl768f7291/mac

Select reduced security and enable this:
Select the “Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers” checkbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions.

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Posted : 19/02/2022 10:28 pm
(@dennis)
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Yes

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Topic starter Posted : 20/02/2022 3:16 am
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

Thanks for confirming. Lets check if the driver has been quarantined by macOS. Monterey has started doing this for some reason. Paste this into the terminal.app:

 

sudo xattr /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

There should not be any output.

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Posted : 20/02/2022 10:29 am
(@dennis)
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Last login: Sun Feb 20 1209 on console

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % sudo xattr /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext

Password:

dennis@MBP2021 ~ % 

Nothing returned

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Topic starter Posted : 20/02/2022 1:38 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@dennis 

There are only a few things this can be:

Enabled third party security

Allow OWC (maybe not done)
check for quarantine (done)

try once more to reinstall the driver.

Before restarting, go to System Preferences/Security and "allow" OWC. Are you able to do that?

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Posted : 20/02/2022 2:36 pm
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