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0000051Storage Pooling[All Projects] Generalpublic2011-05-30 00:022011-08-30 12:05
PCWindows 7 x64SP1
0000051: Automerge with space-split priority does not dsitribute data evenly but just fills up the DRUs one by one
Automerge with space-split priority does not dsitribute data evenly but just fills up the DRUs one by one. If more data is copied than one DRU can hold, it continues onto the next but does not seems to actually distribute the data in any appreciable way.
http://www.openegg.org/forums/posts/list/821.page#8196 [^]

this post explains step by step how this was produced (and re-produced in later trials)
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rar FlexRAID.sys - Copy.rar (167,515) 2011-06-01 02:57
txt ViewConfig.txt (193) 2011-07-26 23:30
log log.log (7,950) 2011-07-26 23:40
Issue History
2011-05-30 00:02stigmaNew Issue
2011-05-31 12:43BrahimVersion 2.0 build 8 => 2.0 build 8
2011-05-31 12:43BrahimNote Added: 0000198
2011-05-31 12:43BrahimAssigned To => Brahim
2011-05-31 12:43BrahimStatusnew => feedback
2011-05-31 17:41BrahimNote Added: 0000200
2011-05-31 18:19stigmaStatusfeedback => assigned
2011-05-31 18:24stigmaNote Added: 0000203
2011-05-31 18:53BrahimNote Added: 0000204
2011-05-31 23:25BrahimNote Added: 0000205
2011-05-31 23:25BrahimStatusassigned => feedback
2011-05-31 23:26BrahimNote Edited: 0000205bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0000205#r29
2011-05-31 23:28stigmaNote Added: 0000206
2011-05-31 23:28stigmaStatusfeedback => assigned
2011-06-01 02:57stigmaFile Added: FlexRAID.sys - Copy.rar
2011-06-01 02:58stigmaNote Added: 0000214
2011-06-05 00:43stigmaNote Added: 0000228
2011-06-05 15:23BrahimNote Added: 0000236
2011-06-05 15:23BrahimStatusassigned => feedback
2011-06-09 22:00stigmaNote Added: 0000254
2011-06-09 22:00stigmaStatusfeedback => assigned
2011-06-24 15:36BrahimMerge Mode => Auto-Folder-Priority
2011-06-24 15:36BrahimNote Added: 0000311
2011-06-24 15:36BrahimStatusassigned => feedback
2011-06-25 09:07stigmaNote Added: 0000313
2011-06-25 09:07stigmaStatusfeedback => assigned
2011-07-26 23:18dsopikNote Added: 0000365
2011-07-26 23:30dsopikFile Added: ViewConfig.txt
2011-07-26 23:40dsopikFile Added: log.log
2011-08-30 12:05BrahimMerge Mode Auto-Folder-Priority => Auto-Space-Priority
2011-08-30 12:05BrahimVersion 2.0 build 8 => 2.0beta1
2011-08-30 12:05BrahimNote Added: 0000449
2011-08-30 12:05BrahimStatusassigned => resolved
2011-08-30 12:05BrahimResolutionopen => fixed

2011-05-31 12:43   
Did you mark any of the drives as restricted?

I looked at the code and can't really see yet why the space balancing feature would not work.
If you could post the content of the generated ViewConfig.txt file in the root installation directory, that would be helpful.
2011-05-31 17:41   
Also, try attaching your FlexRAID.sys.log file.
2011-05-31 18:24   
logfile in private note. (I assume you can see it Brahim?)
2011-05-31 18:53   
Yeah, I can see it.
Will report back later.
2011-05-31 23:25   
(edited on: 2011-05-31 23:26)
Hum... it very hard to pickup much from so much log.

Can you stop both the FlexRAID service and the Disk Manager service and then delete the FlexRAID.sys.log?

I want you to start fresh and send me the logs as soon as you experience the issue.

2011-05-31 23:28   
I will do a fresh log starting from when i create the pool and do the test immediately and send it. Either today or tomorrow. Will update.
2011-06-01 02:58   
New log created. Uploaded via bugtracker.
This was deleted right before creating a new pool - then copying about 9,5GB of medium-sized files to it. There is still only data on the first physical disk in the pool.
2011-06-05 00:43   
I see preview 9 is out. Let me know if you need me to re-run tests and generate new logs on this build. I don't know if that would be relevant at all to this problem or not.
2011-06-05 15:23   
Yes, please test using build 9.
2011-06-09 22:00   
I will redo tests with the new build. Might take a little while though as I am dealing with a couple of hardware issues before I start any new software test (they are unrelated to this problem, except in that they delay me).
2011-06-24 15:36   
Any update on this?
2011-06-25 09:07   
It is still on my mind - but due to the schedule in the near future it is unlikely I will be able to update in the next 2 weeks. I intend to do so as soon as I can though. Just leave the bug open if that is ok and I will get back to it as soon as I get around to re-test on the new server hardware I am putting up.
2011-07-26 23:18   
I also have this exact problem using Build 11. I have copied my text from my forum entry that I input today. I will clear my log file and reproduce this issue and then upload the log file. Please let me know of any other testing I can do to help. THANKS!

From the Forum:

I am using Flexraid 2.0 Build 11 running under Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit. It is a very impressive program! I have set up the Flexraid service and drivepool successfully using the WebUI and have tried a few tests, but I am still unclear how the auto merge mode works for Auto-Balanced-Space-Priority.

My ViewConfig.txt (which was setup through the WebUI) looks like this:








After starting up the drivepool, I saw the s:\ (virtual drive pool) in Windows Explorer. I then created a Video folder on s:\ (virtual drive pool) and began to copy folders of .avi's into this video folder and everything showed up perfectly. Next I took a look at the logical drives and noticed that only the 1st one contained the Video folder and all of the .avi subfolders. The other 4 logical drives did not contain any folder structure at all.
2011-08-30 12:05   
Okay, this pesky bug should be resolved in the next build.