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isotope

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Post 2 PMpFri, 26 Aug 2016 12:39:25 +0000 2010, 16:46

IB-RD2253-U3 on linux

Hi there,
sorry if what I'm asking is a noob question; I tried searching the forum before and couldn't find this specific model (IB-RD2253-U3) nor mentions of RAID enclosures working with linux (the search returned: "ignored because they are too common words: linux raid") :/

I found this, which is encouraging:
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=14519&p=36525
as it proves, at least, that somebody managed to do something similar to what I had in mind.

On my end, my reserves are:
* I'm not super-familiar with linux, I know the basics, and I still didn't get whether having an ICY BOX raid enclosure working in linux is a trivial thing or not
* I didn't get if, in order to have the box working with raspbian (or any alternative the guy used), any official/unofficial firmware update is required
* I'm considering to buy a different model than the IB-RD3620SU3 and I have no clue whether this might make any difference, linux-wise

I'm looking for a solution which is compatible with traveling, where all I need is to copy photos and videos from SDs and CFs to a RAID 1 Drive, without relying on a laptop.
If Raspberry is not ideal but there are other highly-portable, minimal solutions which you might want to suggest (and which you know perform well with IB-RD2253-U3 or similar enclosures), I'm more than open to listen.

I think I got that, since linux is not mentioned in the official pages, it is implied that no support is granted with that regards, and I'm not expecting to receive any.
I'm just looking for some clarification, to avoid finding after the purchase that what I have in mind is not feasible.

Thank you,
s
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isotope

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Post 2 PMpFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:25:40 +0000 2010, 16:46

Re: IB-RD2253-U3 on linux

Hi, just a tiny poke here.
Since time was becoming short, I had to go for a different solution at the moment.
Still, I'm considering the strategy mentioned above for the future and I'm keen to hear any feedback.

Is it that inappropriate, as a question? Too noob? Out of topic?
Can I have a little hint, at least?

Thank you,
s
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Stephan

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Post 2 PMpSat, 17 Sep 2016 17:55:08 +0000 2010, 16:46

Re: IB-RD2253-U3 on linux

Hello isotope,

i don't think your question is the problem, but
how rare Linux users are.

In the Datasheet only Windows and Mac OS is mentioned.
So either Linux was not tested or is not supported.

Sorry i really don't know more.

Best regards,
Stephan
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isotope

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Post 2 PMpSun, 18 Sep 2016 12:03:19 +0000 2010, 16:46

Re: IB-RD2253-U3 on linux

Hi Stephan,
thank you for your reply.

Even though I knew Linux is not supported, I was hoping to find users with some experience discussing the topic in here.
The feedback I got by searching "linux" on the forum is a bit misleading, as it states:
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: linux


Anyway, thank you for the clarification. I'll try keep looking around for people trying this (and stick to simpler solutions for the moment).

Best,
s
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oxymoron

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Post 2 PMpTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:49:04 +0000 2010, 16:46

Re: IB-RD2253-U3 on linux

Hi,

its somehow surprising that there is no official statement for Linux compatibility as some earlier post claims, or that someone would be designing a product without Linux support. From my experience I can confirm that the device it's working under Ubuntu 16.04.

Unfortunately, it's not running under Armbian on Bananapi on Debian (likely the same on Raspberry Pis), still figuring out why.

cheers

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