Just Released – RAIDiator 4.2.3 (x86)
February 5, 2009
NETGEAR is pleased to announce the release of RAIDiator 4.2.3 (x86), an update firmware for the ReadyNAS Pro network attached storage product lines.
This release will work with ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer and Business Editions, and can be updated easily from FrontView. The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-x86-4.2.3. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release to ensure your ReadyNAS is running with all the latest bug fixes and enhancements.
The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.2.1.
- Enhanced X-RAID2 to support dual-redundancy, allowing for protection from 2 disk failure while maintaining the flexibility of X-RAID2 auto-expansion. To use X-RAID2 in dual-redundancy mode, you will need to backup your data and restore after performing a factory default to set the ReadyNAS in dual-redundancy mode. When you request a factory default and reboot, there’s a 10-minute window where RAIDar will allow you to select the RAID mode. At this time, select X-RAID2 with dual-redundancy option, and you’re good to go. You will need a minimum of 4 disks to see this option, and you will need a new RAIDar 4.1.5 release (Windows, Mac, Linux) supporting this.
- iSCSI target management is now available on the ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition. The option will show up in the Volume/iSCSI tab. iSCSI target can co-reside with the normal NAS function, and up to 2 TB can be allocated for the target device. The target device supports CHAP authentication and can be expanded up to 2 TB.
- Time Machine support for Mac users just got a whole lot easier. The ReadyNAS can now be set up for Time Machine in a matter of a couple minutes. The option is available in the Backup/Time Machine tab. Follow the simple instructions here.
- rsync over SSH is now available on the ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition. The option allows you to perform encrypted rsync backups without the need to utilize a VPN. Simply import the public SSH key from the remote rsync host, and forward port 22 on the router connected to that host and you’re set.
- FrontView Backup Manager now has treeview for selecting local share folders.
- ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition now has Flex-RAID mode (RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6), Hot Spare, Disk Scrubbing, Background File System Check, DHCP Server, WINS Server, and Network UPS support.
- LCD now turns off to prevent burn-in. Press the Pwr button to turn the LCD back on. If there’s any abnormal status, LCD will stay on.
- Snapshot of shares with rsync passwords will now also have the same rsync passwords.
- Fixed issue where NFS shares would sometimes lose their sync mode settings.
- Fixed backup to home share “unable to access path” error messages.
- Fixed spurious network timeouts.
- Fixed iSCSI target support.
- Fixed fragmentation of certain file write pattern from Windows.
- Fixed issue where disk scrubbing did not go through the entire array in X-RAID2 mode.
- Fixed issue where cancelling disk scrubbing did not always work in X-RAID2 mode.
- Fixed SMART checks not running properly.
- Fixed reallocated sector warning messages not being sent.
- Fixed rsync backup job delete option.
- Fixed Test Connection button in backup page.
- Took out “Advertise AppleTalk over AFP” option in the Discovery page. This option currently does not work, and will be put back in a future release.
- A failure in the OS root partition now marks the disk as dead in FrontView, and that disk will now need to be replaced. RAIDiator will however attempt to add the disk back in before marking it dead.
- Fixed SMART log from being repeated in the same file.
- Fixed LCD display of IP address when teaming is enabled.
- Fixed issue where teaming would sometimes not work the first time you bond the interfaces.
- Fixed Wake-on-LAN.
- Fixed SNMP reporting error.
- Fixed recovery issue with root volume.
- Fixed hot spare support in Flex-RAID mode.
- Ethernet speed is incorrectly reported as 10 Mbit over SNMP.