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  2. Jaga

    "Last scanned: Never" for drives in Mediasonic ProBox

    Great, glad to hear it.
  3. lazyg408

    "Last scanned: Never" for drives in Mediasonic ProBox

    It turned out doing the reinstall steps fixed the problem. Thanks.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Umfriend

    Create two pools on same physical disk

    I was a bit to quick as I don't know your use-case. But if you run a server that is used by more people who could cause I/O on both partitions, then the HDD performance will suffer as the head actually needs to run from one partition to the other. But such a scenario might not at all be relevant for you. And heck, backups over performance, I say. In any case, your 2-disk 2-partition plan will work (I had a similar setup for a while). If you have the budget and the machine is somewhat up-time critical, you might consider having a third 8TB HDD handy in case of a failure.
  6. Hello, I have not opened a ticket yet. Let me see if the problem persists after the repair I did. EDIT: The repair did not help. Just installed the latest beta to see how it goes...
  7. So? You are really saying that after a user discovered a bug that makes unusable (for the average user) your product, on an already released product, you refuse to test it just because a publicly available link is removed from a single MS page O_o. That's masochism. I spent hours trying to bisect the problem (and I shared my findings), I spent more time to collect the links you need to test safely YOUR product and you just want to sit and wait that a MS webmaster re-add that link to that page? I'm sorry but that sounds a bit incredible to me. Taking any rule just like a Jehovah Witness takes the Bible has never been a good idea. W10 And Win Server are the same OS (assuming we are talking about the same build, and we are), few things are allowed or disallowed because the kernel policies (e.g. the maximum RAM available, or the ability to launch DCpromo.exe) some things are just added or removed packages (just like the dedup packages), in that specific case there is absolutely no difference between Win server 2019 and W10 1809. There isn't a single hacked/changed bit, there isn't any circumvention of a software protection, there isn't any safety risk. From a legal point you are right, no one would theoretically be allowed to use even Notepad.exe taken from win 7 on win 8, but you really should be a bit flexible on that (just like MS is since the DOS days). It's not the case here (given the server ISO is there), but assuming you're are going to test your product on W10 + the "hacked" packages, what would be the MS position or that? Do you think they feel your're "stealing" something? Or maybe they consider that action something meant to improve the OS usefulness and the user experience?
  8. Christopher (Drashna)

    BugCheck / Reboot When Attempting to Write to Share

    @kgian Could you open a ticket at https://stablebit.com/Contact, if you haven't already?
  9. Christopher (Drashna)

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    They're both the Enterprise versions, and legally speaking, only available via Volume License means, as far as I'm aware (that and MSDN or whatever they've renamed it to). So, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Ultimate, yes. And remember, if you're not the customer, you're the product.
  10. Christopher (Drashna)

    Server 2019/Server 1809/Win10 1809 + Deduplication + DrivePool = NO GO

    Unfortunately, the eval center still doesn't give a link to the ISO. And while the ISO may still be at the link you've posted, it's not a publically available one. Disagree. Running it on any system that it is not included with already, or LICENSED for is a violation of the licensing, to start with. Not to mention, it's not designed nor testing on these other configurations, and may cause issues. Additionally, for the most part, people post links to the files, which are copyrighted, and may be a copyright violation, as well. So, yeah "hack" is very accurate here.
  11. slongmire

    Create two pools on same physical disk

    Thanks - I understand your comment about the backup - unfortunately I have been caught in a continuing issue with Macrium Reflect over excluding directories (as I use the Image Backup method rather than the file-by-file method) - when excluded directories are specified I get failed backups with errors about network resource not available and/or file not found-aborting. I have worked with Macrium several times over this and the simplest method is to just separate out the Movies from everything else. I would love to have enough space/resources to just put the movies on their 2 disks and the data on its 2 disks, but my pc has 3 slots for drives - all full - and the esata port is occupied by the Bluray Disk. So - this was my idea for a solution. Why would you not recommend the 2-disk 2-partition plan (if I can call it that for simplicity's sake)?
  12. Umfriend

    Create two pools on same physical disk

    Yes, that's the way two do it: 2 partitions, assign one to one Pool and the other to another Pool. I would not recommend it though. If it is about backup then you could specify a backup excluding the movies folder. If it is about defrag, the movies won;t get fregmented so there is no issue there. It's not about the size of the disk/partition but abou thow much must be replaced. The last time I heard about defragging being a concern is, I don't know, 15 years ago?
  13. slongmire

    Create two pools on same physical disk

    Here's what I have - two identical HGST 8tb sata drives - each partitioned (gpt) identically as - Partition 1 2.4tb; Partition 2 5tb. What I want is to create two independent drive pools as - DP M (Movies) = Disk1 partition1 + Disk 2 Partition 1 and DP Q (datafiles) = Disk1 partition1 + Disk 2 Partition 2 The reason is to improve routine operations such as defrag and backups since the movies parition will change very rarely (only when a new movie is ripped) but the datafiles change constantly. THus the movies partition rarely needs to be backup up (certainly not daily) but the datafiles does need daily backups. I want to have duplication of each of the pools across the two physical drives. 1> CAN I do this? 2> How? Is it as simple as just creating the two pools as though the partitions are "real disks"? Once I can get the two pools created I need to move the movies from an existing drivepool which currently contains everything and takes nearly 15 hours to backup across the lan (1Gps ehternet). Many thanks for your help now as well as in the past!
  14. zeroibis

    Correct way to apply PrimoCache write cache

    Oh BAM I found what was off. I knew based on the CPU usage and SSD usage that they were not being loaded heavy and figured it was something with the network. Changed the nic to enable jumbo frames and bam dropped the transfer down to ~9min. I do not remember turning them on before but maybe they were enabled when the ati card was connected. I do know that for some reason the ati gpu drives would screw around with the network connections in general (for example with the ati gpu it would take an extra 45 seconds to establish a network connection and this issue never occurs when an nvidia card is connected instead). Very strange behavior but at least now I am back to 9min to transfer 94GB which is what I am looking for. Especially given previous best case test SSD to SSD was getting 8.5min.
  15. zeroibis

    Correct way to apply PrimoCache write cache

    No that was just the transfer time from the 960 EVO (1tb) to a 970 evo (250gb). The transfer directly to an nvme SSD represents the fastest possible transfer time. Actually recreating that test on my current system it takes over 10min now and I am not sure why that is. Only setting changed since then was enabling sata hot plug in bios and swapping a PCIe x16 ATI card (running pcie2.0 x4) for a x1 (3.0) nvidia card. Oh it could be that the NVME has now settled to its true performance because I wrote over 11TB to it earlier this week. (that shit is warn in now)
  16. Leonardo

    No upload/download activity until Windows restart

    Today I had exactly the same problem. A reboot was needed.
  17. Last week
  18. I am running version 2.2.2.934 and have the exact same problem. When I try to write to the shared pool drive, after a while I get blue screen and restart. No problem reading. I run Win 10 1803 x64. I just tried running the 2.2.2.934 installer manually and choosing repair. If the problem persists I will try the latest beta.
  19. Jaga

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Yep - ran into the hassle when I first went to do the free upgrade to W10 (~2 years ago?). Was on a Skylake already and had to do a rebuild. I only remember it being a huge hassle and bit of a nightmare when I went to do the upgrade (+rebuild) not long after the free upgrade period ended (W7 to W10). Perhaps they've loosened it up since then, simply for those reasons. I just feel obligated to let people know so they can do some reading prior to the upgrade and protect themselves. MS purposefully obfuscates licensing, so digging is almost mandatory. If it still works, great.
  20. t-s

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Maybe this is still written somewhere in the eula, but practically isn't true anymore. Once you get your digital entitlement moving it to a new HW trough the MS account is possible w/o much hassle Remember that using W10 is more a favor you're doing to MS than viceversa, so MS agevolates the process in any way. LTSB/LTSC are practically the new Win 7 (but given the less spyware and the lack of the store MS wants real money for them just like for older OSes.)
  21. The purge issue is already fixed by the update KB4464330 (which moves the build from 17763.1 to 17763.55) obviously it is the same for both Win Server 2019, Win 10 1809 and Win Server 1809. So the EVAL ISO, (which are still there) can be safely downloaded and upgraded (especially for a test machine where you have nothing to loose) Eval Standard/Datacenter (English US) https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/17763.1.180914-1434.rs5_release_SERVER_EVAL_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO And the mentioned cumulative update http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/10/windows10.0-kb4464330-x64_e459c6bc38265737fe126d589993c325125dd35a.msu Well calling it may be misleading, they are the official signed package which are missing from W10, Server Essentials and the (free) Hypercore (for the record both DP and deduplication worked well on Hypercore 2012/2016 I used it to provide the [de]duplication to WHS) No need to wait anymore.
  22. Christopher (Drashna)

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    As long as your hardware isn't using Skylake or newer CPUs. And AMD is doing the same thing (dropping support for Win7). So .... yeah....
  23. Christopher (Drashna)

    Drivepool with Local Disks and Parity via CloudDrive

    Yes. Just keep in mind that you're splitting the usage between things, and you may see a performance hit for doing so. That depends on your usage. I'm personally using a couple of 120GB SSDs and they work great for my needs. But if you want to use the CloudDrive cache on them, then the larger, the better. As in, get the largest size you can reasonably justify buying.
  24. Christopher (Drashna)

    Server 2019/Server 1809/Win10 1809 + Deduplication + DrivePool = NO GO

    Okay, I just wanted to make sure! Well, Microsoft pulled them because of the profile purge issue. I don't see the ISO, at all. And yeah, I know about the hack. Yup, we plan on it. We're just waiting for Microsoft to re-release the ISOs so we can do testing. Ah, yeah, I can see that being an issue, potentially.
  25. Jaga

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    MS silently backs this because the license is a one-time, non-transferable license good for use on that hardware build only. When the CPU/Motherboard/etc (any major component) needs to be replaced, the license becomes invalid and you are forced to purchase a new one at full price, because "the machine changed". It's a stepping-stone to being locked in to W10, which ultimately doesn't save you anything except a little time. You're going to have to spend money at some point - only the mobile/tablet sector still gets OSs for free. If you aren't getting anything with W10 that you seriously need, consider heavily before replacing your W7 OS.
  26. t-s

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    I mean not officially. W10 Pro is "free" in the same meaning as W10 Home. You can buy it, and surely MS is happy if you do that, but you can also upgrade from win 7 and you will get a digital license for that machine. Upgrade from win 7 home and you will get a W10 home license. Upgrade from win 7 Pro and you will get a Win 7 Pro digital license. No matter if Win 7 was bought or not. MS silently backs this operation because it is desperatley trying to switch from beeing a razor vendor to a blade vendor. The more W10 are installed the more chances that applications and multimedia stuff will be bought. Where the OS license still matters for MS are from Servers and LTSB/LTSC which comes free from the metro crap and the store. Also Pro becomes less Pro on each W10 upgrade, there is "Pro for Workstations" now, which is the new real Pro.
  27. Umfriend

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Well, I do do a lot of data analysis for which I use SQL Server and yes, the databases can be quite large I was not aware W10Pro was free. Which is good because I need to get that on my lab-laptop. I though HyperV role was only available for WS2016 Standard/Enterprise. Anyway, a lot to take in. Gonna explore some stuff soon. Many thanks!
  28. t-s

    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Well, RAM and storage space are just like money, they are never too much, but, frankly calling 64GB "a limit" is a bit exagerated.. A 64bit machine tekes on average 1.5/2GB of RAM (which is managed dinamically by HyperV anyway) for personal usage 8GB of ram are more than enough to run the host system and a couple of 64bit guests, unless you need to run SETI@home in one of such machines I never installed W10 home in my life, I didn't see the point of running any windows home when they where paid products, and even less now that PRO and Home are both "free,"... (LTSB2015/LTSB2016 and LTSC are the only worth W10 flavours) WSE 2016 comes whith the full HyperV role so the consolle is included as well.
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