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  1. I've also been bad about checking the forums. It can get overwhelming, and more difficult to do. But that's my resolution this year: to make a big effort to keep up with the forum.
    2 points
  2. It's a bit of a long shot but perhaps on the E and F drives, the PoolPart.* folder is not hidden and on the D and G drives it is? You can set Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders.
    1 point
  3. You have not stated how much data you have in your DrivePool. I just use the default DrivePool Balancers, and over time, the drives will fill up with data more or less equally. If you just started moving data onto DrivePool, it may be that not all drives have been used yet. The DrivePool GUI gives a visual graph of the usage of your drives. If there is not much difference, I would not be concerned. If you see one drive half full and another empty, then you might need to check which Balancers you have turned on and your Balancing settings in the DrivePool GUI. I have my settings to automat
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  4. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    I don't know why you saw so much memory usage on your first install of DrivePool. I have never seen anything like that. Is it possible that DrivePool was performing some intensive task at that moment? I am glad that Christopher was able to get you back on track and that things are going much better (normal) now. A long yellow bar usually means DrivePool activity or an error state - like duplication needs to be re-checked. The green bar usually means everything is OK with DrivePool and does not need any attention. If you have a green bar, then I don't understand why you would be looking
    1 point
  5. gtaus

    Another Cannot Remove Disk issue

    Last week I had a 5TB HDD failure and tried to remove the disk via DrivePool's GUI. It was unsuccessful. I did get an error message to run chkdsk on the HDD to correct the problem. Unfortunately, chkdsk corrupted the directory and I was left with no data on that drive. Total loss. Today, I have another 6TB HDD that is misbehaving according to DrivePool. So, once again, I tried to remove the HDD using the DrivePool GUI. Again, it was unsuccessful and gave me an error message to run chkdsk on the HDD. NO WAY am I going to fall for that trap again. So I am currently moving data off that driv
    1 point
  6. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    @TPham You simply click the mouse and drag the cursor over the text you want to copy. The text should turn to blue background. When you get to the end of your selection, release the mouse and a popup box should appear "Quote selection". Click on the popup box and it will transfer that quote to your response box. Unlike Windows File Manager, you don't need a drive letter for DrivePool to see and list the drive. I just added another HDD to DrivePool this morning, without a Drive Letter, and all I had to do was simply click the add button on the Non-Pooled drives list on the DrivePoo
    1 point
  7. +1 Have a similar problem with using the DrivePool GUI on one of my remote computers. Got the error message "Licence not Found/valid" despite DrivePool is up and running fine on the server. I have narrowed down my issue to having different DrivePool versions on the server and that remote computer, i.e. the server is running Version 2.2.4.1162 whereas the remote computer had the latest update. So, I tried to update my server with the latest version of DrivePool, but it does not auto update and when I click on force update check, it just says it will notify me but does not. So I'll have to
    1 point
  8. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    If setting the drive volume label to match the drive's serial number works for you, then stay with it. My approach is different and works better for me. First of all, I currently have 18 USB HDDs in my DrivePool. I don't use Drive Letters on any of the pool drives. There are just too many drives in the pool and DrivePool does not need Drive Letters anyway. I preferred to clean up my Windows File Explorer listing, so the Drive Letters had to go. What I do is just name the drives in logical order as they sit on the shelf. Being not too creative, my pool drives are labeled as DP01, DP02
    1 point
  9. This is a false positive, and happens from time to time. And the specific "match" is the predictive engine, which is more prone to false positives. You can safely ignore this.
    1 point
  10. Spend long enough working with Windows and you may become familiar with NTFS permissions. As an operating system intended to handle multiple users, Windows maintains records that describe which user owns each file and folder and how much access each user has to those files and folders. These records are kept on the same volumes as those files and folders. Unfortunately, in the course of moving or copying folders and files around, Windows may fail to properly update these settings for a variety of reasons (e.g. bugs, bit errors, power interruptions, failing hardware). This can mean files a
    1 point
  11. Awesome, glad to hear that! And yeah, AV can be annoying sometimes, but that it's been that long since you have had an issue is a good thing (or a horrible, horrible thing )
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  12. (also: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 )
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  13. Also, there is this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455
    1 point
  14. Carl

    Repeating Checksum error

    I'm working on evaluating the StableBit suite (all downloaded and installed about 9 days ago) for home use and have run into an issue with CloudDrive using OneDrive which is key to my plans. It seems that it's stuck in a repeating loop of errors for days and I'm not sure how to resolve the problem. The chuck offset hasn't changed. The status bar is showing as green so this log and the feedback is the only indicator of problems. Not sure that it makes any difference but the CloudDrive is included in a pool (DrivePool) for redundancy. Any additional information I can provide please let me
    1 point
  15. This can happen if the PoolPart folder itself is damaged/corrupted. Part of the removal process is marking the drive as "removed". But also, it has to be able to read from the folder, as well. File system corruption can stop both. nn While it's removing, yes, it should. Afterwards, no. But you can use the Drive Usage Limiter to prevent files from being placed on the drive, and to move files off of the drive. Even better is the "dp-cmd"'s "ignore-poolpart" command. This immediately ejects the drive from the pool. This doesn't move the drive contents, but only marks
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  16. This is backwards. You don't want to move the hidden directory, you want to move everything else TO the hidden directory. The contents of the hidden directory is what is in your pool.
    1 point
  17. Shane

    Permissions Confusion?

    The poolpart folders do not need to inherit their permissions from their respective volume roots (though they default to doing so on a newly created pool using previously unformatted drives). The SYSTEM account must have full control of the poolpart folder, subfolders and files. The Administrators account is recommended to have full control of same. For more details, I have just created this thread.
    1 point
  18. Shane

    Removing drive from pool

    I've done it. It's literally plug-and-play. So long as DrivePool is installed on a computer and you have the physical ability to plug in your pooled drives, it'll automatically recognise the pool on those drives so you can play with your files straight away. Doesn't matter whether it's Windows 7/8/8.1/10/2008/2011/2012/2016/2019, Home/Pro/Enterprise/Server. In fact, even if every single copy of both Windows and DrivePool somehow disappeared overnight (cue spooky music), you would still be able to access your data with any other OS that can read standard NTFS volumes (they just wouldn't be
    1 point
  19. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    Yes, DrivePool, like many of my Windows programs, sometimes hangs and requires a reboot. Most of the time DrivePool works without any problems, but I have run into some circumstances where DrivePool misbehaves and does not correct itself until after a reboot. I ran Windows Storage Spaces for ~7 years, and the small problems I occasionally experience with DrivePool are nothing compared to the problems I had with Storage Spaces trying to manage the same size pool (currently 70TB). IF I had any real complaint about DrivePool, it would be that it really keeps you in the dark on bac
    1 point
  20. Shane

    Removing drive from pool

    Stablebit does not have a large support department; as I understand it, your support request is going directly to the developers. As much as we'd all like personal 24/7 valet service for our USD$29.95, they do need to do other things from time to time. That said however, DrivePool simply should not need to balance first to remove a drive (caveat: so long as there's room), and certainly shouldn't sit there for 24+ hours doing nothing obvious and then require a reboot to get it unstuck! I hope that Stablebit is able to find the cause and fix it. Please keep us updated?
    1 point
  21. Yes, Mft fragmentataion is evil here. I guess it could explain many things with slow access/rebalance/etc as well. Did defragmenation (contig couldn't do it btw, had to use ultradefrag should someone else also be here and have the same problem) and all is much better now.
    1 point
  22. Reid Rankin

    WSL 2 support

    @Nights0ng The fixes referenced here look like they've made it into the 2.2.5.1237 RC version that's available from the official download page. (The betas are available here.) WSL2 support works pretty OK with these fixes; you can list directories and execute files just like you'd expect. Performance isn't stellar, but not that bad either. My primary workflow is VS Code with a Remote-WSL connection, and my primary dev directory is on a DrivePool drive, and it works fine. Stuff involving access to lots and lots of tiny files, like some git checkouts and npm installs, can be somewhat slower
    1 point
  23. Shane

    Unable to remove failing drive

    You can attempt a Remove while the pool is measuring. If you don't have drive evacuation enabled (and active!) via the Stablebit Scanner balancer for Drivepool, I would also turn off balancing. Since the first two Remove attempts failed and the drive's health is failing, I personally would tick all three boxes on the next attempt. If that also doesn't work, or only recovers some of the files, you could stop the DrivePool service and attempt to manually move the remaining content of the hidden poolpart folder on that drive into the hidden poolpart folders of other drives in the same p
    1 point
  24. The problem is fixed now. No idea what I did! I've been working on this for over 24 hours. I was desperate enough I was trying to change ownership of the StableBit folder in my Google drive to a new owner within my organization. (No idea why I was trying this.. I was just trying anything to troubleshoot.) I got it.. but when I tried to mount the drive under the new Google account, it had to get the chunk IDs as I had deleted that folder in GDrive. After the drive mounted under new ownership, the drive didn't work properly. So I moved everything back to original owner, restored the chunk
    1 point
  25. I can remember when movies would fit on a CD ~700MB. Then the files were split on 2 CD's for ~1400MB. Then DVD's came in at 4.37GB and double sided DVDs at 9.4GB. Then BlueRay discs ~25GB but some BlueRay disc formats are up to 100GB. It's just a constant moving target, I guess. A 5000mb prefetch should be good for about half a 1080p movie these days. Most of my current 1080p movies are between 8GB - 14GB. If I get a movie >15GB, I start to have buffering issues on my Amazon Fire TV stick. However, I have seen a number of new 4K movies uploaded at ~40GB to ~70GB. I don't have a 4K TV,
    1 point
  26. to whoever may be able to answer this.. i think a discord server would be great for this community and would like to see if we an make i happen.. hope to hear back soon
    1 point
  27. Bump for attention. I came looking for a discord group to talk to people in. Live.. I've been really enjoying getting support from devs and their product support people directly through discord. I just made progress a few minutes ago on my setup specifically through discord. Also it's nice for everyone to be able to bounce ideas off each other.
    1 point
  28. I can't replicate this. The buttons appear to be working fine for me. Were there any extra steps that you took to make this happen? Edit: I found it. Only happens if no drives are set as "SSD". I released a new version to fix this.
    1 point
  29. Have now been using your plugin for about a fortnight with no issues, in conjunction with the Stablebit Scanner and Prevent Drive Overfill balancers. Thankyou!
    1 point
  30. Example of my current setup with hierarchical pools: I have my end of life disks all in one pool, and each of the other pools has 2 drives each, purchased at the same time (I placed the purchase dates in the name to tell them apart easier). One of the 8tb seagate drives already has a pending sector on it, so I don't trust it (so no unduplicated content). Will probably RMA that soon. The 14tb drives are solid so far. The new Western Digital 8tb drives are still being scrubbed by the scanner, so I have it set not to place content on them yet until that finishes. Due to some str
    1 point
  31. Take a look at the "Releases" link on the right side of the github page. I'll edit the post with a link to there too so people can find it easier.
    1 point
  32. Personally I use "Allway Sync".
    1 point
  33. I am having the same problem. I need to relocate the cloud drive to another computer and getting access denied.
    1 point
  34. Glad you got it resolved. Pretty sure what I suggested would have worked, but dealing directly with Support (Christopher and Alex) is top-notch too.
    1 point

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