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    Lightbulb 2 questions

    1. Will the SMB version send an email notification if one of the drives in a software RAID array fails its S.M.A.R.T. test?

    2. If we create SMB Server "A" and SMB Server "B" and we want to synchronize the data between them - will the SMB version allow this? In orther words, have a synch to B and B synch to A. I saw from the comparison that SMB allows "destination synching" but not "sourc ce/destination synching."

    Thanks for your help,


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    Default S.M.A.R.T & Synchronization

    Question 1:

    The SMB function of S.M.A.R.T. test allows you to perform short and long test of the hard drive. You will be informed about progress of test. After the test is completed you can view the "results" in test log. Providing your motherboard and hard drive have this available.

    The SMB has a function called Software RAID E-mail notification. This makes it possible to send notification by e-mail about events on software RAID arrays (e.g. rebuild started, rebuild finished, span is active and so on). Also If you select the "Include array status" - to every event will be added the status of event-related array including hard drive failure will be notified.

    Additionally we have Function: S.M.A.R.T. unit’s health status
    This function allows you to check S.M.A.R.T. status of hard disks. S.M.A.R.T.
    (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system for
    computer hard disks to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the
    hope of anticipating failures. It will be possible to enable S.M.A.R.T. when all hard disks support it and it is enabled in BIOS settings. When S.M.A.R.T. is enabled you will see all detected hard drives with information if specified drive has passed health checks.

    Function: S.M.A.R.T. info
    This function allows you to view S.M.A.R.T. parameters, which this disk is able to
    return. In the upper part of this function you can see elementary parameters of hard drive such as device model or serial number. There is a table with
    S.M.A.R.T. attributes name, also minimum threshold value of this parameter, then current value, next worst value and then the status.

    Question 2:

    The SMB uses destination synching. If your requirements need “Source/Destination” you will need the NAS-XSR Enterprise version. In the SMB-XSR version the Function of Synchronize Mode requires two servers, you have the option to synchronize shares between them. One as Destination and the other as Source.

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