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Discuss APFS volume issues here

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Topic starter Posted : 09/06/2021 3:55 pm
 eggs
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Posted by: @softraid-support

Discuss APFS volume issues here

@softraid-support - Any update on the status of APFS support (i.e. ability to mount the volume) in Monterey? I saw there was a change in the most recent beta notes about fixing an issue with APFS and large volume transfers but nothing about the ability to mount APFS formatted volumes.  

Thanks for any updates!

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Posted : 29/07/2021 8:15 am
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@eggs

If you use the SoftRAID 6 beta, you can create APFS volumes. They will auto mount at startup (Assuming the driver loads)

If you unmount an APFS volume, you cannot mount it with the SoftRAID application yet. This will be supported in 6.1. (However you can mount it with Disk Utiliity)

This is all coming in 6.1, I expect some of the main functionality to start arriving in the next 2 weeks.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/07/2021 11:01 am
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@softraid-support

Thanks for the reply. It turns out in one of my beta updates that the reduce security allowing extensions to be enabled switched off. Reenabled the allow extensions and now my APFS volume is loading.

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Posted : 29/07/2021 1:58 pm
 eggs
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I have a planned upgrade to add a disk to my APFS volume and when I went to add the disk the option is greyed out for the APFS volume. Is that unsupported in the beta at this time for M1 APFS support?

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Posted : 01/08/2021 6:01 pm
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@eggs

We will be adding support for more features in a soon to come beta.

However you cannot add a disk to a RAID volume to expand it, only to a mirror to add a secondary.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/08/2021 11:16 am
 eggs
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@softraid-support

 

Thanks for the reply, I was doing a bunch of looking in the forum and reading the SoftRaid manual and I guess I came to the wrong conclusion. Is the only way to expand a RAID volume to delete it and recreate it with the additional disk? I had seen users replace disks with larger disks but it didn't occur to me that I couldn't add a disk to the volume.

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Posted : 02/08/2021 1:28 pm
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Sorry for the confusion. We are unlikely to add this anytime in the near future. its actually difficult to do when the target hardware can be literally anything, to ensure 100% reliability.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/08/2021 2:06 pm
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@softraid-support Looking forward to updates, as I just loaded Monterey and SoftRAID 6.0.5 will no longer load -- says I need earlier version of MacOS to run.

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Posted : 02/08/2021 9:58 pm
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You need 6.1 beta for Monterey

 

http://www.softraid.com/sr_beta

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Topic starter Posted : 02/08/2021 10:50 pm
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