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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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Adding Drives to Array
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Is there any RAID setup that will allow you to add more drives thus increasing space as you need it that doesn't involve backing up and wiping out to create a new one?

As my setup grows larger with more and more data, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to have to move data to another drive as I setup a new array as the size of drives aren't big enough to hold all of it.
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#2
Only RAID 1. (Which does not increase capacity)
Or replacing disks one by one, then resize volume.

Sorry.
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(07-25-2019, 09:30 AM)SoftRAID Support Wrote: Only RAID 1. (Which does not increase capacity)
Or replacing disks one by one, then resize volume.

Sorry.

To be sure that I understand correctly. I run a 2x3x12TB RAID10 configuration. Are you saying that in a few years I could replace the 12TB with, say, 16TB drives and increase the volume size from 36 to 48TB without having to move the data back and forth?
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Yes you could.

It is tedious, as you need to replace each of the 6 drives, one at a time, but it can be done. At the end you would "resize volume" to use the extra capacity.
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