Reverse RAID of an Object

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This technique can be used to decompose data on a single object into virtual parents. Then such virtual parents can be processed like on real objects. They can be viewed, edited, imaged, copied to physical drives, etc.

Suppose you have an image of a former RAID 6 (Reed-Solomon) and you wand to re-create data on individual disks from that RAID 6. You can do that by creating a reverse RAID of an  image.

Note: Many controllers write their own metadata to disks to recognize that the disks belong to certains RAIDs. Without that metadata they won't see those RAIDs. You have to write that metadata manually.

To create a reverse RAID of a disk image (or other disk object),

1Control-click the disk object on the Drives panel and select Create Reverse RAID on the contextual menu.
>The Reverse parents will appear on the Drives panel

Initially, the reverse RAID is set to its default values as RAID 5 on the Parents tab.

2Adjust RAID parameters on the Parents tab, as necessary.

You need to add one reverse parent, change RAID type, and adjust RAID offset .

>Process the appeared reverse parents  on the Drives panel as real objects.

These parents can be imaged, viewed/edited, etc.