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(@bendy1234)
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Hi,

 

I used SoftRaid first many years ago … I can’t remember why, but remember it was great. Around SoftRAID 3 or 4. I’ve now bought a Thunderbay 4 so am using it again - SoftRAID 6 beta as I'm on Big Sur. I have a question in terms of how I’m planning to use it.

 

  1. I’ve set-up a RAID 5 volume with 4 x 8 TB HDDs (APFS)
  2. Now, I’ve decided for the sake of redundancy, that I should buy another Thunderbay 4 and 4 more x 8 TB HDDs
  3. Set-up a RAID 6 volume on the second Thunderbay 4 (APFS)
  4. That RAID 6 volume would be split into a 4 TB Time Machine partition (volume?) and the remainder as a single drive for other data
  5. Copy the data from the RAID 5 to the RAID 6
  6. Wipe the RAID 5 volume and then expand the RAID 6 to include the RAID 5 disks

 

Is that above achievable? Especially with APFS? I’m conscious the initial set-up needs to be correct otherwise things get painful!

 

Thanks very much,

Colin

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Topic starter Posted : 09/02/2021 3:25 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Not yet. We do not support RAID 6 yet, that is just sample code. Wait until the read me states we support RAID 6.

 

And we do not support adding disks to a RAID volume to make it larger. Sorry

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Posted : 09/02/2021 4:08 pm
(@bendy1234)
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Thanks for responding. Apologies, I read the beta page that stated RAID 6 was in v6. I guess that's not in the beta?

https://srforums.wpengine.com/support/softraid-6-public-beta/

So, when RAID 6 is ready, that sounds like I should prepare the 8 disk RAID 6 RAID, in addition to the existing 4 disk RAID 5, then transfer data from the RAID 5 to RAID 6? Obviously that's a decent outlay, so would be good to know if there's another option? 

Thanks

 

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Topic starter Posted : 09/02/2021 5:38 pm
(@softraid-support)
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RAID 6 "will" be available. We only have working sample code at present, which we are removing access to in the next beta. We will put it back when we have it working. thanks!

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Posted : 09/02/2021 8:45 pm
(@bendy1234)
Active Member

Makes sense. Thanks for your help.

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Topic starter Posted : 10/02/2021 2:50 am
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