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Is SnapRAID free?

Is SnapRAID free?

SnapRAID is a Free Software application released with the GPLv3 license.

How do you use SnapRAID?

To use SnapRAID you need to first select one disk of your disk array to dedicate at the “parity” information. With one disk for parity you will be able to recover from a single disk failure, like RAID5. If you want to be able to recover from more disk failures, like RAID6, you must reserve additional disks for parity.

Is SnapRAID a backup?

SnapRAID. SnapRAID is a backup program for disk arrays. It stores parity information of your data and it recovers from up to six disk failures. SnapRAID is mainly targeted for a home media center, with a lot of big files that rarely change.

Does UnRAID use SnapRAID?

UnRAID is a GNU/Linux-based server solution. UnRAID is based on Slackware Linux as of this writing and implements data redundancy and parity in a slick way. It’s similar to using MergerFS and SnapRAID, but with a slight difference. It also supports Docker and KVM through a nice and easy-to-use web-ui.

How many drives do you need for SnapRAID?

At now the worst case reported in the SnapRAID history, is a four disks failure, successfully recovered using four parities….Do I need one or more parity disks?

Parities Data disks
4/Quad Parity 22 – 28
5/Penta Parity 29 – 35
6/Hexa Parity 36 – 42