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  1. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    Have you determined what speed your TV streaming device pulls movies from your Storage Spaces or DrivePool? For example, when I watch my DrivePool GUI, I can see that my Fire TV Stick is pulling about ~4 MB/s tops for streaming 1080p movies. I don't suffer any stuttering or caching on my system. If I try to stream movies >16GB, then I start to see problems and caching issues. But, at that point, I know I have reached the limits of my Fire TV Stick with limited memory storage and its low power processor. It is not a limit of how fast DrivePool can send data over my wifi. Well, there
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  2. Thanks guys I plucked up the courage and went to beta on all apps and connected to the new cloud thing. Looking good!
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  3. Shane

    NTFS Permissions and DrivePool

    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
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  4. 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.
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  5. (also: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 )
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  6. gtaus

    Removing drive from pool

    I just got done watching a 720p movie and I don't think my stream ever got over 1 MB/s. When I said the 1080p stream was 4 MB/s tops, that is maybe a short burst at the start of the file which I assume is filling the Fire TV Stick's onboard memory cache and then, like you noticed, it drops below 1 MB/s. Since you see more or less the same streaming transfer rate that I do on my system, maybe you can see why I am always saying that I doubt if your problem with streaming is coming from DrivePool. If I copy files to/from a remote computer to/from my DrivePool computer on my home network, I c
    1 point
  7. Shane

    Removing drive from pool

    A1: I'm not familiar with the Pace 5268A (or any other AT&T routers), sorry. Different country! In theory, generally, it should be possible to have router "A" handling internet traffic while router "B" handles local traffic without them fighting about it; in practice some routers are (much) less capable than others and some ISPs also lock down the functionality of routers they provide / mandate. For whatever it's worth, here's an example very basic setup: Internet <-> [WAN port] Router A [LAN port] <-> [LAN port] Router B [LAN port(s) and Wifi] <-> Local
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  8. anything above 1920x1200 does not work i have two other displays 2560x1600 and 4k - they do not work
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  9. Same here. The bonus with DrivePool is that if it fails you don't lose data, just the pooled drive itself. Worst come to worst, just reinstall the earlier version again.
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  10. its a resolution issue - lower resolutions it works - higher does not
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  11. been on DP beta all the time for years - no issues of note
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  12. yep - beta apps new ones posted today
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  13. Could we have the option to split the dashboard by the a PC (host) having combined results - is not that useful as when there is an issue - there is no obvious why to tell which pc its on
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  14. Scanner is missing a couple of column options that exist in the app Age and Power - both of which i use - can these be added? Ping and Bay are also missing
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  15. The StableBit Cloud is a brand new online service developed by Covecube Inc. that enhances our existing StableBit products with cloud-enabled features and centralized management capabilities. The StableBit Cloud also serves as a foundational technology platform for the future development of new Covecube products and services. To get started, visit: https://stablebit.cloud Read more about it in our blog post: https://blog.covecube.com/2021/01/stablebit-cloud/
    1 point
  16. 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.
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  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
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  20. 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
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  21. 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
  22. 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.
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  23. 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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  24. This is a topic that comes up from time to time. Yes, it is possible to display the SMART data from the underlying drives in Storage Spaces. However, displaying those drives in a meaningful way in the UI, and maintaining the surface and file system scans at the same time is NOT simple. At best, it will require a drastic change, if not outright rewrite of the UI. And that's not a small undertaking. So, can we? Yes. But do we have the resources to do so? not as much (we are a very small company)
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  25. Also, there is this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455
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  26. 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
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  27. 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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  28. 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.
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  29. 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
  30. Shane

    NTFS Permissions and DrivePool

    Edit: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 is the normal, Stablebit-approved method to reset NTFS permissions. It should suffice in most cases, and it's easier to do than my method, so try it first. To fix broken NTFS permissions I now use a freeware program called SetACL because - at least in my experience - it properly supports both long paths and unicode and can fix damaged security records that Windows builtin tab and utilities like takeown and icacls can’t (for reasons that personally I boil down to “unicode and long paths were added to Windows partly via the progra
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  31. 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
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  32. It can't be added. The "RAID" setup presents the resulting drive to the OS as a volume - it has no SMART data. The individual disks may well be accessible as hardware devices, but they do not present as accessible volumes/drives. WD Dashboard works because it is specifically designed to access the relevant hardware at a low level. Each manufacturer does this a little differently, so it's probably not feasible to add to Scanner, which works on a software level.
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  33. 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
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  34. 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?
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  35. 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.
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  36. I ran Windows Storage Spaces for ~7 years before I moved to DrivePool. IIRC, Windows locks out all access to the pool drives in Storage Spaces, and as you stated, the best you get is one large drive displayed with most programs. At that time, I don't think I was able to get any disk monitoring programs to work with my Storage Spaces pool of drives. If StableBit Scanner does not work well with Storage Spaces, you might want to download the free version of Hard Disk Sentinel to see if that program can detect the individual drives in the Storage Spaces pool. I know Hard Disk Sentinel detects
    1 point
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
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  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. Spider99

    How old are your drives?

    Unless i get performance issue need more speeeeed - i dont replace mine till they die or i run out of space and need bigger ones have a lot of old smallish drives hanging around gathering dust
    1 point
  46. Personally I use "Allway Sync".
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  47. I am having the same problem. I need to relocate the cloud drive to another computer and getting access denied.
    1 point
  48. 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
  49. stalfos

    Duplication Warnings

    Okay, thank you Christopher, I deleted the System Volume Information folder from the Drivepool drive and the warning has gone away. (I could not delete from the GUI, even after changing permissions, but del /f worked from command prompt)
    1 point
  50. It means the pool drive. And yeah... how Windows handles disk/partition/volume stuff is confusing... at best. For this ... take ownership of the folder, change it's permissions, and delete it (on the pool). Then resolve the issue. It should fix the issue, and shouldn't come back.
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