[Sticky] Feature Discussion suggestions
All I can say is it is in the list of features to add. Yes, the intent is to be able to add the 2nd parity drive. That should be very doable.
@pavel You could try setting up file sharing from a Mac attached to the RAID and then access that on her iPad... I know it's not the same as local direct storage, but depending on the kind of work she want's to do it may be 100% usable.
I know it's probably outside the scope of what you want to wrestle with given the range of hardware your tasked with supporting, but it would be AMAZING if SoftRAID could take a tab from some of the storage software solutions on Windows and allow users to create things like storage pools, where a Faster SSD would serve as cache for a larger, but slower array of HDDs, kind of like how Fusion Drive worked, only better (e.g. stable, more options about how things are configured, block sizes for the cache, manual over-provisioning, maybe a tuner for sequential speed vs IOPS, option to co-locate or exclusively store certain files on one kind of storage or the other). A fella can dream :)
Is there any feature to get remote notifications from SOFTRAID? SNMP, SMTP, or otherwise? I run my Thunderbay Flex 8 on a Mac Mini as a server so I don't look at the desktop GUI all that often.
We do not have email notification yet in SoftRAID 7.
however, there is a command line: softraidtool status
you can use this with a python and chron script to notify you any time the output changes from "No problems found with any SoftRAID disks or volumes." to send you an alert.
You can even use something like ChatGPT to help write the script.