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Reverse RAID of an Object


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 drives from that RAID 6. You can do that by creating a reverse RAID of an  image.

Note: Many controllers write their own metadata to drives to recognize that the drives 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 drive image (or other drive object),

1 Right-click the drive object in the Drives panel and select Create Reverse RAID on the shortcut menu.
> The Reverse parents will appear in the Drives panel

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

2 Adjust 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 in the Drives panel as real objects.

These parents can be imaged, viewed/‚Äčedited, etc.