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Upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave - Dont know what I dont know

(@doncon54)
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Hey All,

I am about to undergo the upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave. I have all the details/hardware ready to ensure i have METAL support in the GPU, but where I am drawing a bit of a blank in my prep is how to handle my RAID 5 setup with SoftRaid.

I need to first upgrade my BootRom via High Sierra upgrader. This will require me to boot the high sierra installer from a AFPS formatting drive, which currently NONE of my drives are AFPS.

This will require me to pull my raid array (3 different disks) out of my Mac Pro. I've never done this before. So my first question is simply:

Question #1) TO safely dismount them, I just turn my computer off, and pull all three raid drives, and turn my computer on correct?

Next, once I upgrade my BootRom, then my GPU w/Metal Support, I'll be upgrading to Mojave. Once Mojave is updated, to reactivate my SoftRaid array I land at this question:

Question #2) Do I simply shut down again and install the 3 disks and start up SoftRaid Software (currently on 5.8.4)?

 

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Topic starter Posted : 30/12/2020 11:41 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

There should be no pronblems with SoftRAID. Here is what to do if you don't get your volumes mounting.

 

https://srforums.wpengine.com/pages/support/5.8_Volumes_Not_Mounting.pdf

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Posted : 30/12/2020 2:08 pm
(@doncon54)
Active Member Customer

Thanks for fast reply. Should I umount the raid via the software first or just turn off computer and pull them out?

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Topic starter Posted : 30/12/2020 2:19 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

You strictly do not need to remove them, we are being over cautious in the instructions.

If you unmount the volumes, wait until there are no more lights blinking (flushing the disk cache) before pulling the cable

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Posted : 30/12/2020 9:44 pm
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