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How to use a SoftRAID startup volume with High Sierra

If you're using High Sierra, and booting up from a SoftRAID volume, you'll need to follow the steps given in this forum post, since the macOS High Sierra Installer does not recognize SoftRAID volumes as valid startup volumes.

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Internal part of Softraid has stopped
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I'm occasionally getting this message:

"Softraid Error
An internal part of the SoftRAID application has stopped functioning properly. Please quit SoftRAID and relaunch it.
[QUIT] "

Normally I just restart the application and I see no issues so it seem harmless, but I also don't think it should be happening.


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The app is losing contact with the SoftRAID Monitor, so has to be restarted.

This seems to be a bug introduced by a security update. We have not yet figured out what is causing this.

It is indeed harmless. But annoying.
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Any idea when this issue might be fixed? It makes "Verify" and "Certify" functions impossible to use since when the app crashes, the long running functions do as well.

I get this error several times a day if I leave the app running. macOS 10.14.6 beta 5. Happens on macOS 10.14.5 also.

Running a Mac mini (late 2012) - no T2 chip.


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We do not yet have a fix for this.

Are you comfortable using the command line to do these functions? I can help with the commands. You need to identify the "disk#" of the device, either with SoftRAID (disk tile), or the terminal (diskutil list)

Lets say the disk is disk5:

softraidtool disk disk5 certify 3

Will certify the disk at disk5 with three passes.

Softraidtool disk disk5 verify

will verify the disk at disk5.
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