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(@softraid-support)
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@dhk

Initialize the new disk with SoftRAID

Unmount the volume manually (all volumes on those disks). then use "Convert" to convert the volume to a mirror and add the disk.

Restart and you should be OK.

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Posted : 15/06/2021 1:42 am
 DHK
(@dhk)
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Convert not available

 You said:

Initialize the new disk with SoftRAID DONE

Unmount the volume manually (all volumes on those disks). DONE in Disk Utility

then use "Convert" to convert the volume to a mirror and add the disk. Please look at the attached screen shot. "Convert" is disabled/grayed out in the dropdown box. How do I convert the volume?????

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Topic starter Posted : 15/06/2021 5:28 am
(@softraid-support)
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@dhk

Please attach a SoftRAID support file, and I can try this out.

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Posted : 15/06/2021 12:42 pm
 DHK
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 Here's the file. Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 15/06/2021 2:09 pm
(@softraid-support)
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A side effect of our APFS (lack of) support, we cannot determine what a volume type is (unknown) so cannot convert. In a few months or less perhaps, we will have 6.1 out, with APFS support and can support this. You can wait, or perhaps try to Carbon Copy Cloner to clone to the other disk temporarily.

 

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Posted : 15/06/2021 3:09 pm
 DHK
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I have an APFS formatted drive acting as a Mac Time Machine drive. Now that V6.1 is out can I add two more APFS drives to  make a RAID 1 array? I'm running Big Sur 11.6 on an M-1 iMac. Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2021 3:01 pm
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We did not complete the RAID 1 APFS conversion code for 6.1. Hopefully for 6.2. So you need to create a new volume (APFS) for Time Machine with SoftRAID.

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Posted : 11/10/2021 5:31 pm
 DHK
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I already have a single drive APFS for TM, but was hoping to RAID it... oh well. 

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2021 7:51 pm
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@dhk

I know. I wish we had finished support for that. APFS was (and still is) a lot of work to support.

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Posted : 11/10/2021 10:16 pm
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