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  1. 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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  2. Just a heads up, yes, it does continue to attempt to upload, but we use an exponential backoff when the software gets throttling requests like this. However, a daily limit or schedular is something that has been requested and is on our "to do"/feature request list. I just don't have an ETA for when it would be considered or implemented.
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  3. 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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  4. Deduplication, ntfs compression, and "slack space" can all account/contribute to this.
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Nicely done. Looks like Stablebit Scanner has more sorting options than Hard Disk Sentinel.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Alex

    Cloud Providers

    As I was writing the various providers for StableBit CloudDrive I got a sense for how well each one performs / scales and the various quirks of some cloud services. I'm going to use this thread to describe my observations. As Stablebit CloudDrive grows, I'm sure that my understanding of the various providers will improve as well. Also remember, this is from a developer's point of view. Google Cloud Storage http://cloud.google.com/storage Pros: Reasonably fast. Simple API. Reliable. Scales very well. Cons: Not the fastest provider. Especially slow when deleting existing chunks
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  12. LOL. I just recently did this on my own pool, actually. There isn't a good way. You need to format the drives to do this (or use a 3rd party tool, and hope it doesn't corrupt your disk). The simplest way is to use the balancing system. Use the "Disk Space Limiter" balancer to clear out one or more disks at a time. Once it's done that (it make take a few hours or longer), remove the disk from the pool and reformat it. Re-add it and repeat until you've cycled out ALL of the disks. Specifically, the reason that I mention the Disk Space Limiter balancer is that it runs in the
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  13. 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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  14. Well, Alex has covered the development side of this, I've been looking into the pricing of the different providers. While "unlimited" is clearly the best option for many here, I want focus on the "big" providers (Amazon S3, Azure Storage, and Google Cloud Storage). Unfortunately, for many users, the high cost associated with these providers may immediately put them out of range. But we still think it is a good idea to compare the pricing (at least for reference sake). All three of these providers include a storage pricing (how much data you're storing), "Request" pricing (how many API
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