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  1. hammerit

    WSL 2 support

    I tried to access my drivepool drive via WSL 2 and got this. Any solution? I'm using 2.3.0.1124 BETA. ➜ fludi cd /mnt/g ➜ g ls ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error Related thread: https://community.covecube.com/index.php?/topic/5207-wsl2-support-for-drive-mounting/#comment-31212
    4 points
  2. 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.
    4 points
  3. My advice; contact support and send them Troubleshooter data. Christopher is very keen in resolving problems around the "new" google way of handling folders and files.
    3 points
  4. 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
    2 points
  5. 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
    2 points
  6. Thanks guys I plucked up the courage and went to beta on all apps and connected to the new cloud thing. Looking good!
    2 points
  7. 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)
    2 points
  8. 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
  9. (also: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 )
    2 points
  10. methejuggler

    Plugin Source

    I actually wrote a balancing plugin yesterday which is working pretty well now. It took a bit to figure out how to make it do what I want. There's almost no documentation for it, and it doesn't seem very intuitive in many places. So far, I've been "combining" several of the official plugins together to make them actually work together properly. I found the official plugins like to fight each other sometimes. This means I can have SSD drop drives working with equalization and disk usage limitations with no thrashing. Currently this is working, although I ended up re-writing most of the ori
    2 points
  11. Managed to fix this today as my client was giving errors also. Install Beta version from here: http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/ (I used 1344) Reboot. Don't start CloudDrive and/or service. Add the below to this file: C:\ProgramData\StableBit CloudDrive\Service\Settings.json "GoogleDrive_ForceUpgradeChunkOrganization": { "Default": true, "Override": true } Start Service & CloudDrive. Should kick in straight away. I have 42TB in GDrive and it went through immediately. Back to uploading as usual now. Hope this hel
    2 points
  12. I see this hasn't had an answer yet. Let me start off by just noting for you that the forums are really intended for user to user discussion and advice, and you'd get an official response from Alex and Christoper more quickly by using the contact form on the website (here: https://stablebit.com/Contact). They only occasionally check the forums when time permits. But I'll help you out with some of this. The overview page on the web site actually has a list of the compatible services, but CloudDrive is also fully functional for 30 days to just test any provider you'd like. So you can jus
    2 points
  13. Unintentional Guinea Pig Diaries. Day 8 - Entry 1 I spent the rest of yesterday licking my wounds and contemplating a future without my data. I could probably write a horror movie script on those thoughts but it would be too dark for the people in this world. I must learn from my transgressions. In an act of self punishment and an effort to see the world from a different angle I slept in the dogs bed last night. He never sleeps there anyways but he would never have done the things I did. For that I have decided he holds more wisdom than his human. This must have pleased the Data God'
    2 points
  14. After posting, I found an issue I had missed: the disk was marked as Read Only in disk management. After running DISKPART from cmd I managed to remove the read-only tag using the command attributes disk clear readonly and it appears to be OK now.
    2 points
  15. Unintentional Guinea Pig Diaries. Day 7 - Entry 1 OUR SUPREME LEADER HAS SPOKEN! I received a response to my support ticket though it did not provide the wisdom I seek. You may call it an "Aladeen" response. My second drive is still stuck in "Drive Queued to perform recovery". I'm told this is a local process and does not involve the cloud yet I don't know how to push it to do anything. The "Error saving data. Cloud drive not found" at this time appears to be a UI glitch and it not correct as any changes that I make do take regardless of the error window. This morning I discove
    2 points
  16. Unintentional Guinea Pig Diaries. Day 5 - Entry 2 *The Sound of Crickets* So I'm in the same spot as I last posted. My second drive is still at "Queued to perform Recovery". If I knew how to force a reauth right now I would so I could get it on my API. Or at the very least get it out of "queued" Perhaps our leaders will come back to see us soon. Maybe this is a test of our ability to suffer more during COVID. We will soon find out. End Diary entry.
    2 points
  17. 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 dri
    2 points
  18. 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
    1 point
  19. Nicely done. Looks like Stablebit Scanner has more sorting options than Hard Disk Sentinel.
    1 point
  20. gtaus

    DrivePool and SSD combinations

    The SSD write cache did increase speed on my system, but it depends on my file transfer scenario. If I am transferring files directly from my server's drive into DrivePool on that same server, I see my maximum speed of the SSD (about 480 MB/s). If I am transferring files over my home network ethernet (about 30 MB/s), or wifi (? MB/s), or from an attached USB HDD (about 80 MB/s), then even my DrivePool archive HDDs are fast enough to keep up with the transfer. I have set aside 100 GB of my 228 GB SSD as my DrivePool write cache and also use that as a cache for my working temp folders. In
    1 point
  21. Solved from another post where user had similar issue, missed it before posting this.
    1 point
  22. Hi Newbie! ;D, DP needs very little, I had it running on an Intel Celeron G530 and could stream 1080p to at least one device. So a cheap build with, say, a Ryzen 3 3200G, 8GB of RAM, a decent 350W PSU and W10 would work like a charm as a file/stream server. The things you'd probably look for are SATA connectors (cheap boards often have only 4). Although you could get a cheap SAS card (IBM 1015 or somesuch, used.) which would provide plenty of expandability. The other thing is the network connection. 1Gb Ethernet, I think, should be "enough for anybody". It is a bit of a bad time as C
    1 point
  23. Good to hear. Once everything else is sorted out, if you still can't find the source of the "Other" files then feel free to post here and we'll follow up.
    1 point
  24. yep - beta apps new ones posted today
    1 point
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Also, there is this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455
    1 point
  29. 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
    1 point
  30. 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.
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Well, there may be some scenario where drive letters are required. But with 16 HDDs in my pool, I am more than happy to assign names to the HDDs and not have to bother with drive letters. In theory, DrivePool is able to pool many more than 26 HDDs, so you would reach a point where you would run out of drive letters anyway. If you need to assign a drive letter to a DrivePool HDD that has a name only, you can easily do that in Disk Management and it will not affect DrivePool at all. Again, DrivePool does not read the drive letter at all. It only uses the hidden PoolPart directory for identi
    1 point
  34. I just removed the letters on all 8 pool drives and nothing exploded! Same for SB scanner, business as usual (except for now blank drive letters You now have me interested in leaving them unlettered, but there must be a scenario/usage case where lettered pool drives are desirable. EDIT: Should a need arise, I could always revert to letters, but I'll leave them out for now and see how it goes. Thanks @gtaus
    1 point
  35. 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)
    1 point
  36. 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
    1 point
  37. 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
    1 point
  38. srcrist

    Move data to a partition

    Volumes each have their own file system. Moving data between volumes will require the data to be reuploaded. Only moves within the same file system can be made without reuploading the data, because only the file system data needs to be modified to make such a change.
    1 point
  39. Umfriend

    Mixed speed disks

    So I think it is a matter of use case and personal taste. IMHO, just use one Pool. If you're going to replace the 5900rpm drives anyway over time anyway. I assume you run things over a network. As most are still running over 1Gbit networks (or slower), even the 5900rpm drives won't slow you down. I've never used an SSD Optimizer plugin but yeah, it is helpful for writing, not reading (except for the off-chance that the file you read is still on the SSD). But even then it would need a datapath that is faster than 1Gbit all the way. What you could do is test a little by writing to the
    1 point
  40. Same behaviour for me. I submitted a ticket today to support.
    1 point
  41. So weird, this seems to make it work on my end also! Just go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/library/drive.googleapis.com Press "Enable" and afterwards go disable it again - voila it works.
    1 point
  42. KingfisherUK

    My Rackmount Server

    So, nearly two and a half years down the line and a few small changes have been made: Main ESXi/Storage Server Case: LogicCase SC-4324S OS: VMWare ESXi 6.7 CPU: Xeon E5-2650L v2 (deca-core) Mobo: Supermicro X9SRL-F RAM: 96GB (6 x 16GB) ECC RAM GFX: Onboard Matrox (+ Nvidia Quadro P400 passed through to Media Server VM for hardware encode/decode) LAN: Quad-port Gigabit PCIe NIC + dual on-board Gigabit NIC PSU: Corsair CX650 OS Drive: 16GB USB Stick IBM M5015 SAS RAID Controller with 4 x Seagate Ironwolf 1TB RAID5 array for ESXi datastores (
    1 point
  43. Hi all, I am using CloudDrive for a while now and I am very happy with it, nevertheless I have a question if it is also possible to script it? At the moment I have configured DrivePool and CloudDrive on my personal server. CloudDrive is my solution for a backup to the cloud, but as I don't want to have the drive always mounted (virusses, ransomware, etc), I'd like to script it. I already have a script which syncs my data to the CloudDrive but I'd like to enhance it so it mounts the drive. And it would be very nice if it could be dismounted when Cloud synchronization is completed.
    1 point
  44. You will never see the 1 for 1 files that you upload via the browser interface. CloudDrive does not provide a frontend for the provider APIs, and it does not store data in a format that can be accessed from outside of the CloudDrive service. If you are looking for a tool to simply upload files to your cloud provider, something like rClone or Netdrive might be a better fit. Both of those tools use the standard upload APIs and will store 1 for 1 files on your provider. See the following thread for a more in-depth explanation of what is going on here:
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. No issues. I've been using SMR drives personally since Seagate released the Archive drives. And I have a pool of mixed drives. WD Reds, Seagate NAS, Seagate Archive. The only caveat is that the SMR drives have a "write cache" of non-SMR space. If you fill that (fairly easy to do so), the write speeds get atrociously slow. Because of this, I would recommend using the SSD optimizer, to effectively bypass this issue. Doesn't matter if balancing is slow, since it is any ways. In fact, that's the setup that I have (for years now), and it works wonderfully.
    1 point
  47. 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
    1 point
  48. Deactivate the license on the old system move the drives over to the new system install the software activate the license That's it. The software will see the pooled drives and automatically recreate the pool. Duplication information will be retained, but balancing information won't be. You may want to reset the permissions on the pool, but that depends on if you customized them or not. For StableBit Scanner, just deactivate the license and activate it on the new system. To do so: StableBit DrivePool 2.X/Stablebit CloudDrive: Open the UI on the system that the software is i
    1 point
  49. 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
    1 point
  50. 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
    1 point

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