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      Login issues   11/07/17

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    • Christopher (Drashna)

      Getting Help   11/07/17

      If you're experiencing problems with the software, the best way to get ahold of us is to head to https://stablebit.com/Contact, especially if this is a licensing issue.    Issues submitted there are checked first, and handled more aggressively. So, especially if the problem is urgent, please head over there first. 


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  1. 2 points

    Recommended server backup method?

    Sure. So DP supports pool hierarchies, i.e., a Pool can act like it is a HDD that is part of a (other) Pool. This was done especially for me. Just kidding. To make DP and CloudDrive (CD) work together well (but it helps me too). In the CD case, suppose you have two HDDs that are Pooled and you use x2 duplication. You also add a CD to that Pool. What you *want* is one duplicate on either HDD and the other duplicate on the CD. But there is no guarantee it will be that way. Both duplicated could end up at one of the HDDs. Lose the system and you lose all as there is no duplicate on CD. To solve this, add both HDDs to Pool A. This Pool is not duplicated. You also have CD (or another Pool of a number of HDDs) and create unduplicated Pool B witrh that. If you then create a duplicated Pool C by adfding Pool A and Pool B, then DP, through Pool C will ensure that one duplicate ends up at (HDDs) in Pool A and the other duplicate will en up at Pool B. This is becuase DP will, for the purpose of Pool C, view Pool A and Pool B as single HDDs and DP ensures that duplicates are not stored on the same "HDD". Next, for backup purposes, you would backup the underlying HDDs of Pool A and you would be backing up only one duplicate and still be certain you have all files. Edit: In my case, this allows me to backup a single 4TB HDD (that is partitioned into 2 2TB partitions) in WHS2011 (which onyl supports backups of volumes/partitions up to 2TB) and still have this duplicated with another 4TB HDD. So, I have: Pool A: 1 x 4TB HDD, partitioned into 2 x 2TB volumes, both added, not duplicated Pool B: 1 x 4TB HDD, partitioned into 2 x 2TB volumes, both added, not duplicated Pool C: Pool A + Pool B, duplicated. So, every file in Pool C is written to Pool A and Pool B. It is therefore, at both 4TB HDDs that are in the respective Pools A and B. Next, I backup both partitions of either HDD and I have only one backup with the guarantee of having one copy of each file included in the backup.
  2. 1 point
    HI Jeff, how large is the Pool, the backup destination and do you use duplication? Edit: Ah, the original post says it does. In that case, you might rearrange your Pool hierarchical. E.g. unduplicated Pool A: DIsk 1 and Disk 2 unduplicated Pool B: DIsk 3 and Disk 4 and DIsk 5 Duplicated Pool C: Pool A and Pool B. Then you would backup either the HDDs of Pool A or those of Pool B, whichever takes your fancy. THis is what I do with my WHS2011 Server (although, it is rather small storage-wise)
  3. 1 point
    I'm still using the same Case/Power supply but I've since upgraded to a new Motherboard/CPU/RAM/Graphics card. (and new 8TB Red Drives) The reason I upgraded was because of random Blue Screen of Death reboots. After I upgraded nearly everything I STILL had frandom BSoD issues! Long story short, it ended up being a BAD DisplayPort Cable! New DisplayPort cable, and all problems went away. (expensive troubleshooting!) Here's the "good" cable https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YOP0T7G/ Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Processor Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2K16G4D240FSE (Red) ASUS Prime H270-PRO LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX Graphic Card (STRIX-GTX1070-8G-GAMING)
  4. 1 point
    i had the same at that time, but not enough to dismount, its 22:48 for me now, so past the window it has dismounted all previous days. It would seem like today is the first day in over a month that i havent had any dismounts, i REALLY hope this means the issue was at google and is now resolved. i also switched to using the latest beta builds around when i posted this thread, i also noticed performance seemingly being much better. i assume something changed in the way I/O works?
  5. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Specific CloudDrive usage

    StableBit CloudDrive could sort of do this. But not well. However, it sounds more like you want to sync the contents between the two systems. And in this case, StableBit CloudDrive wouldn't be great. It sounds like you want syncing software. Something like Free File Sync, GoodSync, or the like. Another option is to look into the DFS replication. As that may be closer to what you want.
  6. 1 point
    Awesome, I will do exactly that, as soon as I get a motherboard that works. Stupid thing is getting RMA'd tomorrow. I'll be getting my license later in the week
  7. 1 point
    Well, glad you found us! I do a full format (which writes 0s to the entire volume), and then let StableBit Scanner run a surface scan. That's it. Also, all of my data is duplicated Caveat: I may be biased on the tools.
  8. 1 point

    A few notes from a newbie

    The removal of the 8TB 3ware drive from my MainStorage Pool completed sometime in the wee hours this morning. I removed the drives, and the 3ware card, then moved the replacement drives (2x4TB, 1x2TB, 1x1.5TB) into the slots emptied by the removal of the 2x2TB drives. So far, good. Then, when I went to boot up, it wouldn't. After a few tries, I managed to get the system to enter the BIOS. I went to the Boot section. It showed one of the hard drives as the first boot device, and the DVD drive as the second. I pressed Enter to get a list of drives, so I could pick the Intel SSD that I installed Windows 10 on. It wasn't there. Hmmmm... So, I went to the Disk Drives item and hit Enter. It showed 12 drives, none of them the Intel SSD. Double hmmmmmm. I futzzed around with the connections and stuff and, finally, I managed to get the Intel SSD to show up. I picked it as the boot device and it worked. Not sure of all what I did, but I guess it's better to be lucky than good
  9. 1 point
    Thanks Umfriend. That was the last bit I needed to know before giving this a go.
  10. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Balancing not working

    Only one? That said, you want the "Drive Space Equalizer" balancer plugin. That does what your expecting. https://stablebit.com/DrivePool/Plugins The "Volume Equalizer" only worries about data on the same disk, but different volumes/partitions.
  11. 1 point
    Yeah there will definitely be some adjustment to the new forum software. there is a lot more functionality, but it is a lot more "under the hood" stuff, or will take a bit to get used to. Also, there are probably settings on our end that will require tweaking, to get "just right", as well.
  12. 1 point
    The "cloud used" amount refers to the space used on your provider, not the amount of data stored on the drive. When you delete something on your CloudDrive drive, it doesn't remove the drive architecture that has already been uploaded from from the provider. So, if it's a 500GB drive and you've already created and uploaded 500GB worth of chunks to the provider, those will remain, just like a real drive, to be used (overwritten) later. This is why you can use recovery software to recover data on your CloudDrive drive just like a physical hard drive. If you want to remove the additional space, you'll need to shrink the drive, which you can do from the "manage drive" options.
  13. 0 points
    Christopher (Drashna)

    My Rackmount Server

    Every time I add a new dick disk >:( And I've posted about it on the MS forums, "sorry, we cannot reproduce it"......
  14. 0 points

    My Rackmount Server

    I Still have to refer to this thread when adding a new drive to my WS2012r2 server to get the Dashboard working (so I'll put all the bits in so I can find it next time!!!): 1) Add Drive(s) 2) From an elevated CMD Prompt --> "wbadmin delete catalog" 3) Restart WseMgmtSvc 4) Run Dashboard and re-setup the server backup
  15. 0 points
    Looks like you got flagged as a spammer. Not sure how/why. Should be fine now.