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  1. Hello, I've noticed recently that Drivepool deals with "Size" vs "Size on disk" differently inside and outside of the pool which causes drivepool to think the drive is bigger than it is. From what I can tell: When files are outside of the pool it uses the "Size on disk" i.e. "Used space" reported by Windows + "Free space" and calculates the size of the drive. When files are in the pool it uses the "Size" not "size on disk" to calculate used space + "Free space" to calculate size of the drive. This causes a discrepancy in the size it believes the drive to be and ca
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  2. Are you going to head back to StableBit DrivePool and make some updates and add some of the posted suggestions? This is fantastic software and I hate to see it stagnating.
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  3. Rob Platt

    Reparse.covefs.* files

    So far so good. Looks like my issues boiled down to reparse files and/or something wrong with DropBox (which I've since found is no longer really supported in DrivePool). Thanks for the help @Shane
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  4. gtaus

    Hard drive enclosure or NAS?

    I used to run a Windows Storage Spaces server for about 7 years. The last 2 years, as my pool kept larger and larger, I had more and more problems with Storage Spaces. I spent a long time considering other options including FreeNAS. I talked to people who were running, or used to use, FreeNAS and learned that FreeNAS has problems like Storage Spaces when the pool gets large. At that time, I was just over 80TB on the pool and having significant problems with Storage Spaces that I did not have when the pool was much smaller. The people I talked to about FreeNAS told me similar stories, it w
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  5. Nicely done. Looks like Stablebit Scanner has more sorting options than Hard Disk Sentinel.
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  6. gtaus

    How old are your drives?

    I tried to buy my Amazon renewed drives from the seller GoHardDrive. I have purchased drives from GoHardDrive for years and their customer support has always been first rate. I feel confident they would back their warranty.
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  7. Yup. This is an issue we see from time to time, and it's a known issue with Windows (not our software). Specifically, the issue is that ... sometimes, windows will not mount a volume if it doesn't have a letter (or path) assigned to it. Fortunately, this is a dead simple fix: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_F3540
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  8. Fortunately, no. I have 18 USB drives and was very happy when I discovered that DrivePool did not require Drive Letters to work. I have auto update on Windows 10, so I imagine I have the latest updates. Everything is working fine here. Although I do not use Drive Letter assignments, I have all my pool drives named. Since I am so clever, I named them DP01, DP02, DP03, etc... and they sit on a shelf in that order, too. I also labeled the drives with a small tag. Makes it easy for me to pull a drive if it has any problems. I hope you find out what happened to your DrivePool and why you
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  9. Saphir

    Best practice to format PC

    Hi Glauco I just changed my Server from WHS 2011 to Win 10 with deleting from my OS drive the old partitions and installing Win10 frech from an USB Stick. The drives with my data which were in a Pool I disconnected in this time. Afterwards I installed DrivePool new on the new OS, switched the PC of and connected the data drives. after starting Win 10 I looked in DrivePool and the Pool was there. It worked with my Backup Pool too. Only the drive letter was changed. You only have to install DrivePoll and connect all your Pool drives. DrivePool scannes the drives and will find the infor
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  10. You might be able to use the file placemeent rules to do this. Eg. "/*/*/*" However, I'm not sure that this will work.
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  11. bejhan

    S.M.A.R.T. - 78.4%

    After a bit of research, I've discovered that even though the maximum value of an attribute is 255, manufacturers choose a maximum value that suits them (usually a nice round number). In WD's case, they have chosen 200 (200 / 255 = 78.4%). I have an HGST drive that seems to be using 100 instead which results in 39.2%.
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  12. You can use the Disk Management panel in Windows to add/change/remove the letters of your drives. Because you're swapping the letters, you may need to restart your PC between operations (e.g. remove letters, restart, add letters); so first take note of the physical disk numbers for each pool drive (normally displayed in the lower half of the panel) so you add the correct letter to the correct drive afterwards. (obviously, do NOT mess with the drive letter of your operating system drive)
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  13. Not every Cloud Provider is going to be listed. And that's okay. For the public beta, we focused on the most prolific and popular cloud storage providers. If you don't see a specific provider in StableBit CloudDrive, let us know and we'll look into it. If you can provide a link to the SDK/API, it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. Just because you see it listed here does not me we will add the provider. Whether we add them or not depends on a number of factors, including time to develop them, stability, reliability, and functionality, among other factors. Pr
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  14. Do we have an update on Mega.nz? I see under the list its still being worked on, but this has been like this for a few years. Mega.nz offers unlimited storage and does have an api set. So shouldn't be to hard to setup. I know there are mount programs now like Netdrive and Raidrive that have support for it. I would be nice to have this as an option. https://stablebit.com/Admin/IssueAnalysis/15659
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  15. Wow, nice digging! And sorry for not getting back here sooner! Also, for the permissions, this should work too: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455
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  16. The local cache uses "sparse files". These files can take up a very large space, or none at all, and they'll still report the same size. This is how part of how we keep track of what chunks are used where, etc. And if you right click on the file/folder, and check properties, you'll notice that it will report the size and size on disk, and these should be very different values. In fact, the "size on disk" should be closer to the local cache size. However, the cache size isn't a hard limit for what can be stored on the disk. We grow past that in the case that the cache is filled up co
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  17. I've got a few different setups (NASes, Storage Pools, convential JBOD server and a couple DrivePools). My largest DrivePool is currently configured at 88.2TB usable and I've got a couple 6TB drives not in that figure used for parity (SnapRaid). This pool is strictly for media mostly used by Plex. I've got 4 Windows 2012 R2 servers and two are currently dedicated for multimedia. 2 are more generic servers and hold a lot of VHDX images using windows De-Duplication. Then I've got a few smaller NAS boxes used to hold typical family stuff. But getting back to DrivePool. I'll be incre
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  18. Alex

    My Rackmount Server

    @weezywee Very cool. That APC box looks familiar (I think). I have a APC UPS that I've hacked to use 4x deep cycle marine batteries to provide 3 to 4 hours backup for my entire office (instead of the built in Li-Ion which would only last 15 min.).
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