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  1. 2 points
    gtaus

    2nd request for help

    I have only been using DrivePool for a short period, but if I understand your situation, you should be able to open the DrivePool UI and click on the "Remove" drive for the drives you no longer want in the pool. I have done this in DrivePool and it did a good job in transferring the files from the "remove" drive to the other pool drives. However, given nowadays we have large HDDs in our pools, the process takes a long time. Patience is a virtue. Another option is to simply view the hidden files on those HDDs you no long want to keep in DrivePool, and then copy them all over to the one drive you want to consolidate all your information. Once you verify all your files have been successfully reassembled on that one drive, you could go back and format those other drives. The main advantage I see with using DrivePool is that the files are written to the HDD as standard NTFS files, and if you decided to leave the DrivePool environment, all those files are still accessible by simply viewing the hidden directory. I am coming from the Windows Storage Space system where bits and pieces of files are written to the HDDs in the pool. When things go bad with Storage Spaces, there is no way to reassemble the broken files spread across a number of HDDs. At least with DrivePool, the entire file is written to a HDD as a standard file, so in theory you should be able to copy those files from the pool HDDs over to one HDD and have a complete directory. I used the Duplication feature of DrivePool for important directories. Again, I am still learning the benefits of DrivePool over Storage Spaces, but so far, I think DrivePool has the advantage of recovering data from a catastrophic failure whereas I lost all my data in Storage Spaces. If there is a better to transfer your DrivePool files to 1 HDD, I would like to know for my benefit as well.
  2. 1 point
    srcrist

    Setting Cache Drive desitination

    There are some inherent flaws with USB storage protocols that would preclude it from being used as a cache for CloudDrive. You can see some discussion on the issue here: I don't believe they ever added the ability to use one. At least not yet.
  3. 1 point
    srcrist

    GSuite Drive. Migration\Extension

    A 4k (4096) cluster size supports a maximum volume size of 16TB. Thus, adding an additional 10TB to your existing 10TB with that cluster size exceeds the maximum limit for the file system, so that resize simply won't be possible. Volume size limits are as follows: Cluster Size Maximum Partition Size 4 KB 16 TB 8 KB 32 TB 16 KB 64 TB 32 KB 128 TB 64 KB 256 TB This is unfortunately not possible, because of how Cloud Drive works. However, a simple option available to you is to simply partition your drive into multiple volumes (of a maximum 16TB apiece) and recombine them using DrivePool into one large aggregate volume of whatever size you require (CloudDrive's actual and technical maximum is 1PB per drive).
  4. 1 point
    Have you tried remeasuring?
  5. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Hiding Drives

    welcome! And yeah, it's a really nice way to set up the system. It hides the drives and keeps them accessible, at the same time.
  6. 1 point
    I guess that would really depend on the client/server/service, and how it handles uploaded files. However, it shouldn't be an issue, in most cases.
  7. 1 point
    Umfriend

    2nd request for help

    Use remove. You can move through Explorer but if you do that you need to stop the drivepool service first. Moreover, once you start DP service, it may try to rebalance files back to other drives so you need to turn of balancing to prevent that from happening. Also, if you have duplication then you want to disable that first. Yes, it will all take some time but it has, AFAIK, never failed. Quick and dirty though... not that failsafe sometimes. And even cutting/pasting will take quite some time.
  8. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Hiding Drives

    You can remove the drive letters and map to folder paths. We actually have a guide on how to do this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4822624 It would be, but the only problem is that it would be too easy to break existing configurations. Which is why we don't have the option to do so.
  9. 1 point
    malse

    WSL2 Support for drive mounting

    Hi im using Windows 10 2004 with WSL2. I have 3x drives: C:\ (SSD), E:\ (NVME), D:\ (Drivepool of 2x 4TB HDD) When the drives are mounted on Ubuntu, I can run ls -al and it shows all the files and folders on C and E drives. This is not possible on D When I run ls -al on D, it returns 0 results. But I can cd into the directories in D stragely enough. Is this an issue with drivepool being mounted? Seems like it is the only logical difference (aside from it being mechanical) between the other drives. They are all NTFS.
  10. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Read Striping

    Full Stop. No. The Read Striping may improve performance, but we still have the added overhead of reading from NTFS volumes. And the performance profile for doing so. RAID 1 works at a block level, and it's able to split IO requests between the disks. SO one disk could read the partition table information, while the second disk starts reading the actual file data. This is a vast oversimplification of what happens, but a good illustration of what happens. So, while we may read from both disks, in parallel, there are a number of additional steps that we have to perform to do so. To be blunt, the speed is never going to rival hardware RAID. However, between with disk switching, and the reading blocks of the file and caching into memory. That said, you should still see at least the native disk speeds, or a bit better. But this depends on what the disks are doing, specifically. CrystalDiskInfo probably isn't going to get great stats because of how it tests the data. At best, enable pool file duplication, so that EVERYTHING is duplicated. Make sure Read Striping is enabled, and then test.

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