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  1. 4 points
    VERY IMPRESSED! Didn't need to create an account and password Same activation code covers EVERY product on EVERY computer! Payment information remembered so additional licenses are purchased easily Nice bundle and multi-license discount I'm in love with the Drive Pool and Scanner. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. -Scott
  2. 2 points
    You can run snapraidhelper (on CodePlex) as a scheduled task to test, sync, scrub and e-mail the results on a simple schedule. If you like, you can even use the "running file" drivepool optionally creates while balancing to trigger it. Check my post history.
  3. 2 points
    Quinn

    [HOWTO] File Location Catalog

    I've been seeing quite a few requests about knowing which files are on which drives in case of needing a recovery for unduplicated files. I know the dpcmd.exe has some functionality for listing all files and their locations, but I wanted something that I could "tweak" a little better to my needs, so I created a PowerShell script to get me exactly what I need. I decided on PowerShell, as it allows me to do just about ANYTHING I can imagine, given enough logic. Feel free to use this, or let me know if it would be more helpful "tweaked" a different way... Prerequisites: You gotta know PowerShell (or be interested in learning a little bit of it, anyway) All of your DrivePool drives need to be mounted as a path (I chose to mount all drives as C:\DrivePool\{disk name}) Details on how to mount your drives to folders can be found here: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4822624 Your computer must be able to run PowerShell scripts (I set my execution policy to 'RemoteSigned') I have this PowerShell script set to run each day at 3am, and it generates a .csv file that I can use to sort/filter all of the results. Need to know what files were on drive A? Done. Need to know which drives are holding all of the files in your Movies folder? Done. Your imagination is the limit. Here is a screenshot of the .CSV file it generates, showing the location of all of the files in a particular directory (as an example): Here is the code I used (it's also attached in the .zip file): # This saves the full listing of files in DrivePool $files = Get-ChildItem -Path C:\DrivePool -Recurse -Force | where {!$_.PsIsContainer} # This creates an empty table to store details of the files $filelist = @() # This goes through each file, and populates the table with the drive name, file name and directory name foreach ($file in $files) { $filelist += New-Object psobject -Property @{Drive=$(($file.DirectoryName).Substring(13,5));FileName=$($file.Name);DirectoryName=$(($file.DirectoryName).Substring(64))} } # This saves the table to a .csv file so it can be opened later on, sorted, filtered, etc. $filelist | Export-CSV F:\DPFileList.csv -NoTypeInformation Let me know if there is interest in this, if you have any questions on how to get this going on your system, or if you'd like any clarification of the above. Hope it helps! -Quinn gj80 has written a further improvement to this script: DPFileList.zip And B00ze has further improved the script (Win7 fixes): DrivePool-Generate-CSV-Log-V1.60.zip
  4. 2 points
    Issue resolved by updating DrivePool. My version was fairly out of date, and using the latest public stable build fixed everything.
  5. 2 points
    I think I found where my issue was occurring, I am being bottle necked by the windows OS cache because I am running the OS off a SATA SSD. I need to move that over to part of the 970 EVO. I am going to attempt that OS reinstall move later and test again. Now the problem makes a lot more sense and is why the speeds looked great in benchmarks but did not manifest in real world file transfers.
  6. 2 points
    I used this adapter cable for years & never had a problem. Before I bought my server case I had a regular old case. I had (3) 4 in 3 hot swap cages next to the server. I ran the sata cables out the back of my old case. I had a power supply sitting on the shelf by the cages which powered them. The cool thing was that I ran the power cables that usually go to the motherboard inside of the case from the second power supply. I had a adapter that would plug into the motherboard and the main power supply that the computer would plug into. The adapter had a couple of wires coming from it to a female connection. You would plug your second power supply into it. What would happen is that when you turn on your main computer the second power supply would come on. That way your computer will see all of your hard drives at once. Of course when you turned off your server both of the power supplies would turn off. Here is a link to that adapter. Let me know what you think. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3DG9612
  7. 2 points
    CC88

    Is DrivePool abandoned software?

    The current method of separate modules, where we can pick and choose which options to use together gets my (very strong) vote! Jamming them all together will just create unneeded bloat for some. I would still pay a "forced" bundle price, if it gave me the option to use just the modules I need... and maybe add one or more of the others later. I'm amazed at the quality of product/s that one (I think?) developer has produced and offering for a low - as Chris says, almost impulse buy - price. Keep up the good work and bug squashing guys!
  8. 2 points
    It's just exaggerated. The URE avg rates at 10^14/15 are taken literally in those articles while in reality most drives can survive a LOT longer. It's also implied that an URE will kill a resilver/rebuild without exception. That's only partly true as e.g. some HW controllers and older SW have a very small tolerance for it. Modern and updated RAID algorithms can continue a rebuild with that particular area reported as a reallocated area to the upper FS IIRC and you'll likely just get a pre-fail SMART attribute status as if you had experienced the same thing on a single drive that will act slower and hang on that area in much the samme manner as a rebuild will. I'd still take striped mirrors for max performance and reliability and parity only where max storage vs cost is important, albeit in small arrays striped together.
  9. 2 points
    To clarify a couple of things here (sorry, I did skim here): StableBit DrivePool's default file placement strategy is to place new files on the disks with the most available free space. This means the 1TB drives, first, and then once they're full enough, on the 500GB drive. So, yes, this is normal. The Drive Space Equalizer doesn't change this, but just causes it to rebalance "after the fact" so that it's equal. So, once the 1TB drives get to be about 470GB free/used, it should then start using the 500GB drive as well. There are a couple of balancers that do change this behavior, but you'll see "real time placement limiters" on the disks, when this happens (red arrows, specifically). If you don't see that, then it defaults to the "normal" behavior.
  10. 2 points
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Moving from WHS V1

    Windows Server 2016 Essentials is a very good choice, actually! It's the direct successor to Windows Home Server, actually. The caveat here is that it does want to be a domain controller (but that's 100% optional). Yeah, the Essentials Experience won't really let you delete the Users folder. There is some hard coded functionality here, which ... is annoying. Depending on how you move the folders, "yes". Eg, it will keep the permissions from the old folder, and not use the ones from the new folder. It's quite annoying, and why some of my automation stuff uses a temp drive and then moves stuff to the pool. If you're using the Essentials stuff, you should be good. But you should check out this: https://tinkertry.com/ws2012e-connector https://tinkertry.com/how-to-make-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-client-connector-install-behave-just-like-windows-home-server
  11. 2 points
    Jaga

    Recommended SSD setting?

    Even 60 C for a SSD isn't an issue - they don't have the same heat weaknesses that spinner drives do. I wouldn't let it go over 70 however - Samsung as an example rates many of their SSDs between 0 and 70 as far as environmental conditions go. As they are currently one of the leaders in the SSD field, they probably have some of the stronger lines - other manufacturers may not be as robust.
  12. 2 points
    Jaga

    Almost always balancing

    With the "Disk Space Equalizer" plugin turned -off-, Drivepool will still auto-balance all new files added to the Pool, even if it has to go through the SSD Cache disks first. They merely act as a temporary front-end pool that is emptied out over time. The fact that the SSD cache filled up may be why you're seeing balancing/performance oddness, coupled with the fact you had real-time re-balancing going on. Try not to let those SSDs fill up. I would recommend disabling the Disk Space Equalizer, and just leaving the SSD cache plugin on for daily use. If you need to manually re-balance the pool do a re-measure first, then temporarily turn the Disk Space Equalizer back on (it should kick off a re-balance immediately when toggled on). When the re-balance is complete, toggle the Disk Space Equalizer back off.
  13. 2 points
    With most of the topics here targeting tech support questions when something isn't working right, I wanted to post a positive experience I had with Drivepool for others to benefit from.. There was an issue on my server today where a USB drive went unresponsive and couldn't be dismounted. I decided to bounce the server, and when it came back up Drivepool threw up error messages and the GUI for it wouldn't open. I found the culprit - somehow the Drivepool service was unable to start, even though all it's dependencies were running. The nice part is that even though the service wouldn't run, the Pool was still available. "Okay" I thought, and did an install repair on Stablebit Drivepool through the Control Panel. Well, that didn't seem to work either - the service just flat-out refused to start. So at that point I assumed something in the software was corrupted, and decided to 1) Uninstall Drivepool 2) bounce the server again 3) Run a cleaning utility and 4) Re-install. I did just that, and Drivepool installed to the same location without complaint. After starting the Drivepool GUI I was greeted with the same Pool I had before, running under the same drive letter, with all of the same performance settings, folder duplication settings, etc that it always had. To check things I ran a re-measure on the pool, which came up showing everything normal. It's almost as if it didn't care if it's service was terminal and it was uninstalled/reinstalled. Plex Media Server was watching after the reboot, and as soon as it saw the Pool available the scanner and transcoders kicked off like nothing had happened. Total time to fix was about 30 minutes start to finish, and I didn't have to change/reset any settings for the Pool. It's back up and running normally now after a very easy fix for what might seem to be an "uh oh!" moment. That's my positive story for the day, and why I continue to recommend Stablebit products.
  14. 2 points
    Jose M Filion

    I/O Error

    Just wanted to give an update for those who have problems with xfinity new 1gb line - I basically had them come out showed them how the line was going in and out with the pingplotter and they rewired everything and they changed out the modem once they did that everything has stabilized and been working great - thank you for all your help guys! long live stablebit drive! lol
  15. 2 points
    1x128 SSD for OS, 1x8TB, 2x4TB, 2x2TB, 1x900GB. The 8TB and 1x4+1x2TB are in a hierarchical duplicated Pool, all with 2TB partitions so that WHS2011 Server Backup works. The other 4TB+2TB are in case some HDD fails. The 900GB is for trash of an further unnamed downloading client.So actually, a pretty small Server given what many users here have.
  16. 2 points
    The Disk Space Equalizer plug-in comes to mind. https://stablebit.com/DrivePool/Plugins
  17. 2 points
    Mostly just ask.
  18. 2 points
    ...just to chime in here...remember that expanders have firmware too. I am running 1x M1015 + 1x RES2SV240 in my 24bay rig for 5+ years now....I remember that there was a firmware update for my expander that improved stability with S-ATA drives (which is the standard usecase for the majority of the semi-pro users here, I think). Upgrading the firmware could be done with the same utility as for the HBA, as far as I remember...instructions were in the firmware readme Edit: here's a linbk for a howto: https://lime-technology.com/forums/topic/24075-solved-flashing-firmware-to-an-intel-res2xxxxx-expander-with-your-9211-8i-hba/?tab=comments#comment-218471 regards, Fred
  19. 2 points
    Also, you may want to check out the newest beta. http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3204_BETA.exe
  20. 2 points
    Okay, good news everyone. Alex was able to reproduce this issue, and we may have a fix. http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3198_BETA.exe
  21. 2 points
    The import/export feature would be nice. I guess right clicking on the folder and 7zip'ing it, is the definitive solution, for now, until an automated process evolves. According to Christopher's answer that it seems to be an isolated incident, I'm wondering what is it about our particular systems that is causing this purge? I have it running on both W7 and W10 and it purges on both. Both OSs are clean installs. Both run the same EVO500...alongside a WD spinner. Both are Dell. It seems to me that the purge is triggered by some integral part of the software once it's updated. Like an auto purge feature. I'll be honest, I think most people are too lazy to sign up and post the issue, which makes it appear to be isolated incident, but I believe this is happening more often than we think. I'm on a lot of forums, and it's always the same people that help developers address bugs, by reporting them. Unless it's a functional problem, it goes unreported. All of you...know how lazy people are. With that said, I like the idea of an integral backup and restore of the settings.
  22. 2 points
    As per your issue, I've obtained a similar WD M.2 drive and did some testing with it. Starting with build 3193 StableBit Scanner should be able to get SMART data from your M.2 WD SATA drive. I've also added SMART interpretation rules to BitFlock for these drives as well. You can get the latest development BETAs here: http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/ As for Windows Server 2012 R2 and NVMe, currently, NVMe support in the StableBit Scanner requires Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016.
  23. 2 points
    I used Z once, only to find that the printer with some media card slot wanted it itself or would not print at all. Same for some Blackberry devices caliming Z. So yeah, hi up but not Y and Z. I use P, Q and R.
  24. 2 points
    You could do it with a combination of a VPN, Drivepool pool(s), and Clouddrive using file share(s). Here's how I think it could work: The VPN connects all computers on the same local net. Each computer has a Pool to hold data, and the Pool drive shared so the local net can access it. Clouddrive has multiple file shares setup, one to each computer connected via VPN and sharing a Pool. Each local Pool can have duplication enabled, ensuring each local Clouddrive folder is duplicated locally X times. The file shares in Clouddrive are added to a new Drivepool Pool, essentially combining all of the remote computer storage you provisioned into one large volume. Note: this is just me brainstorming, though if I were attempting it I'd start with this type of scheme. You only need two machines with Drivepool installed and a single copy of Clouddrive to pull it off. Essentially wide-area-storage.
  25. 2 points
    It's $10 off the normal price for a product you don't already own, but $15/each for products that you do.
  26. 2 points
    "dpcmd remeasure-pool x:"
  27. 2 points
    "Release Final" means that it's a stable release, and will be pushed out to everyone. Not that it's the final build. Besides, we have at least 7 more major features to add, before even considering a 3.0.
  28. 2 points
    I'm using Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (GUI Version - newest updates) on a dual socket system in combination with CloudDrive (newest version). The only problem I had, was to connect with the Internet Explorer to the cloud service. Using a 3rd party browser solved this. But I'm always using ReFS instead of NTFS...
  29. 2 points
    wolfhammer

    not authorized, must reauthorize

    I need to do this daily, is there a way to auto authorize? otherwise i cant really use this app.
  30. 2 points
    HellDiverUK

    Build Advice Needed

    Ah yes, I meant to mention BlueIris. I run it at my mother-in-law's house on an old Dell T20 that I upgraded from it's G3220 to a E3-1275v3. It's running a basic install of Windows 10 Pro. I'm using QuickSync to decode the video coming from my 3 HikVision cameras. Before I used QS, it was sitting at about 60% CPU use. With QS I'm seeing 16% CPU at the moment, and also a 10% saving on power consumption. I have 3 HikVision cameras, two are 4MP and one is 5MP, and are all running at their maximum resolution. I record 24/7 on to an 8TB WD Purple drive, with events turned on. QuickSync also seems to be used for transcoding video that's accessed by the BlueIris app (can highly recommend the app, it's basically the only way we access the system apart from some admin on the server's console). Considering Quicksync has improved greatly in recent CPUs (basically Skylake or newer), you should have no problems with an i7-8700K. I get great performance from a creaky old Haswell.
  31. 2 points
    Surface scans are disabled for CloudDrive disks by default. But file system scans are not (as they can be helpful) You can disable this per disk, in the "Disk Settings" option. As for the length, that depends on the disk. aand no, there isn't really a way do speed this up.
  32. 2 points
    Umfriend

    Recommended server backup method?

    Sure. So DP supports pool hierarchies, i.e., a Pool can act like it is a HDD that is part of a (other) Pool. This was done especially for me. Just kidding. To make DP and CloudDrive (CD) work together well (but it helps me too). In the CD case, suppose you have two HDDs that are Pooled and you use x2 duplication. You also add a CD to that Pool. What you *want* is one duplicate on either HDD and the other duplicate on the CD. But there is no guarantee it will be that way. Both duplicated could end up at one of the HDDs. Lose the system and you lose all as there is no duplicate on CD. To solve this, add both HDDs to Pool A. This Pool is not duplicated. You also have CD (or another Pool of a number of HDDs) and create unduplicated Pool B witrh that. If you then create a duplicated Pool C by adfding Pool A and Pool B, then DP, through Pool C will ensure that one duplicate ends up at (HDDs) in Pool A and the other duplicate will en up at Pool B. This is becuase DP will, for the purpose of Pool C, view Pool A and Pool B as single HDDs and DP ensures that duplicates are not stored on the same "HDD". Next, for backup purposes, you would backup the underlying HDDs of Pool A and you would be backing up only one duplicate and still be certain you have all files. Edit: In my case, this allows me to backup a single 4TB HDD (that is partitioned into 2 2TB partitions) in WHS2011 (which onyl supports backups of volumes/partitions up to 2TB) and still have this duplicated with another 4TB HDD. So, I have: Pool A: 1 x 4TB HDD, partitioned into 2 x 2TB volumes, both added, not duplicated Pool B: 1 x 4TB HDD, partitioned into 2 x 2TB volumes, both added, not duplicated Pool C: Pool A + Pool B, duplicated. So, every file in Pool C is written to Pool A and Pool B. It is therefore, at both 4TB HDDs that are in the respective Pools A and B. Next, I backup both partitions of either HDD and I have only one backup with the guarantee of having one copy of each file included in the backup.
  33. 1 point
    TeleFragger

    My Rackmount Server

    ok so I am redoing everything and shuffling stuff around. what has stayed is ... Network... this is a beauty.. ive got $75 into.. HP Procurve 6400CL - 6 port CX4 port 10gb switch 5x ConnectX-1 CX4 port 10gb NIC running force fw to 2.9.1000 ConnectX-2 CX4 port 10gb NIC running Mellanox custom forced 2.10.xxxx fw!!!!! just got it and toying...I get that people say cx4 ports are old and dead but for $75 to be fully up for me is just the right price... then the hardware/software... Case: Antec 900 OS: Server 2019 Standard (Essentials role is gone.. im sad) CPU: Intel i5-6600k MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI RAM: 4x8gb ddr4 GFX: Onboard Intel HD 530 PSU: Corsair HX 620W OS Drive: 128GB SSD, Samsung Storage Controllers: 2x HP H220 SAS controllers flashed to current fw Hot Swap Cages: ICY DOCK 6 x 2.5" SATA /SAS HDD/SSD Hot Swap Storage Pool1: SSD Storage Pool2: Sata with 500GB SSD Cache pics are garbage and I haven't moved it into my utility room...
  34. 1 point
    TeleFragger

    My Rackmount Server

    Wow yall got awesome setups! I don't have a rack, nor do I want the sound of the rack servers. what I have started using was a Lenovo ThinkStation Towers - dual xeon - 16 slots for memory!!!!! and now Lenovo P700 and P710's. they are all quiet and can be pumped up on drives and ram and dual xeon's ESXI 6.7 Machine 1 - 2x Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz - 64gb ram ESXI 6.7 Machine 2 - 2x Xeon E5-2620 v0 @ 2.0GHZ - 128 GB Ram ESXI 6.7 Machine 3 - 2x Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz - 64gb ram FreeNAS 11.1 - 1x Xeon E5-2620 V3 - 24gb ram - 6x 2tb wd black (yeah I know reds not back but ive got them and they work.. hah) Server 2016 / stablebit drive pool - HP Z420 - OS-128gb SSD / pool - 3x 2tb wd black + 2x 4tb wd black + 512gb ssd crucial for SSD Optimizer Server 2016 is getting ready to gain 2 ( 6x2.5" hot swap bays) and filled with 12x 512gb crucial ssd running off 2x HP 220 SAS controllers Network... this is a beauty.. ive got $75 into.. HP Procurve 6400CL - 6 port CX4 port 10gb switch 5x ConnectX-1 CX4 port 10gb NIC running HP FW 2.8 1x ConnectX-2 CX4 port 10gb NIC running Mellanox custom forced 2.10.xxxx fw!!!!! just got it and toying... I get that people say cx4 ports are old and dead but for $75 to be fully up for me is just the right price...
  35. 1 point
    The current Windows Version has automount disabled per default. This means drives without assigned drive letters are not mounted at system start and DrivePool will not recognize them. But you can fix that by enabling automount: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_F3540.
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Click the double-right arrow to the right of the balancing bar while it's working. That will increase priority on the re-balance and speed up transfers.
  38. 1 point
    After some testing, Pool B follows Pool A's SSD Optimiser You can close this thread, thanks for the help!
  39. 1 point
    That should work, then. Just wanted to make sure. And yes, that would definitely need an SSD (and maybe even an NVMe based SSD) for that. If you want to use file placement rules AND the SSD Optimizer, there are some settings that you MUST change. Junctions. If you have the option, always junctions. Symlinks can be handled oddly in some cases. And yeah, that software is nice You can create multiple pools, actually. That may be the best for what you want. But keep in mind that each disk can only be part of a single pool.
  40. 1 point
    Quick update: I went with the LSI 16e that you suggested @nauip, so thanks for that. Couldn't find any other options that were as robust or had as much capacity without taking a large leap in cost (more than double). The card already arrived (OEM version), and was in immaculate condition - clearly never opened or handled. It's shiny, new, properly flashed and humming along in the server now. Having seen it myself, I'm less worried about manufacture date. Mini-SAS cables are on the way, and I've already picked up the 7x8TB drives (in USB enclosures) for shucking later. The drives are being tested by Stablebit Scanner as we speak (of course!). Go figure - the very first unit ended up having controller/sector issues, so that's being returned today. Small side note on the USB enclosures: they have horrible heat dissipation characteristics. Stablebit Scanner was able to push them to 50c within 20 minutes, at which point it suspended surface tests to throttle heat (as it should). The drives sat forever and didn't cool off more than 2c, until I put them on top of case fans blowing up. After that, I was able to resume the surface scans at full speed, with a temp range of ~30-38c thereafter. I'm absolutely certain this is why they have lower warranty periods, simply because the drives in off-the-shelf USB enclosures are going to run hotter, and even thermally throttle on large jobs (which I never even suspected). The catch-22 is that they are 8TB drives, and typically would handle larger jobs... so they are poorly engineered, and should come with internal fans. I think I'm going to try to setup the new Pool drives on the old server and transfer data across locally between the two pools, then build the WSE 2016 server on top of a bare-metal Hyper-V 2016 install before adding the new Pool back in. The thought of transferring >10TB of data on a 1Gbit network makes my skin crawl.
  41. 1 point
    Same thing happened to me, now twice. There were two updates within the last week, so it seems. Every version of Scanner was the latest at every point of the software running on all my systems. Both times, the previous scan data, after the update, was purged. I don't see this to be such an essential problem but I'm just reporting the observation.
  42. 1 point
    Okay, thank you for confirming. I have a video conference with Alex later, and I'll definitely be bringing this issue up.
  43. 1 point
    Ah ha! Triggered it! I've updated the ticket, and hopefully, we'll be able to fix this soon!
  44. 1 point
    This answered my question, too. Though I suspected I already knew the answer, it's helpful to be sure.
  45. 1 point
    i run one setup with 10 google accounts to get away from the daliy limits. So yes it works!
  46. 1 point
    Yeah i agree, their support is awesome. Chris is always quick on responses and helpful. I have always been amazed how well their support is, specially with a small team to work with.
  47. 1 point
    Hey Christopher. Yeah, the "studiness" of DrivePool is really really nice, it has agreed to everything I have thrown at it so far, including Multi-Boot! As for performance of the read stripping, I have less good news: Today I tested copying from one of those disks but outside of the pool, to the SSD, and got ~200MB/s, so read stripping has only increased performance 12%. This is a far cry from the Intel RAID which simply doubled performance (Crystal Disk reported ~400MB/s sequential reads, but the RAID required Intel's own Write-Back cache or writes would fall down to 80MB/s). Of course you cannot match RAID, but 12% is a bit low, I was hoping for something like 50% faster. What do YOU get in term of performance improvement for 2x duplicated files on your server? PS: I see now how you manage reparse points. There is 1 file per point in the covefs folder, which contains type and souce and target, and an ID tagged to the reparse point as an alternate data stream. The reparse point is just an empty folder (I haven't yet tried SymLinks on files but presumably they will be empty files). Might slow down if someone has thousands of reparse points but I won't reach that many. What's nice is that Robocopy is able to copy SymLinks as Symlinks TO AND FROM the pool! Woohoo! AND if I FSUTIL the reparse point to delete it, DrivePool does its job and the reparse point becomes a normal folder, exactly the way it works on a normal disk. This is awesome! Best Regards,
  48. 1 point
    B00ze

    Dual-Boot (continued)

    Good day Christopher. Well, good news - I can redirect/Share the ENTIRE ProgramData folder, at least with the evaluation license. It did not complain about anything at all when I switched to Win10 and installed the second copy (after having junction'ed the ProgramData StableBit folder). It's a lot of fun; I can do something in Win7, which generates a notification (top left button in the UI) then boot Win10 and the notification is there, telling me I changed duplication 10 minutes ago (on another OS!) Now the real test comes; will it work with a real license? Stay tuned. PS: Just in case, I gave both OSes the same PCNAME. If this works, add some comments in the encryption code, something like "remember not to use PC SID or something similar to encrypt because some people dual-boot" ;-) Oh, and now that I've used the UI, I find the duplication pop-up pretty annoying. It's fine if you enable full pool duplication to have a kind of warning pop-up, but when you are playing with folder-level duplication, having a "Are you sure you want to duplicate" window pop-up every time you change a folder is pretty annoying. I understand it is asking also if I want to duplicate to more than 1 drive, and I'm not quite sure how to handle this better, but there is probably better way! The UI is nice. I would prefer a MMC snap-in to a custom UI, but it's not bad. I think you should make the "Manage Pool" words bigger, since this is where all the action is. Overall I do like the simplicity of it. Thank you.
  49. 1 point
    Ah. Mount point's don't really matter. To DrivePool, or Windows really. So unless you're intending to mount the drive on the pool's path, there should be no issue.
  50. 1 point
    You could probably just restart the "Windows Server Essentials Storage Manager" service, I think it was. And this may fix the issue, without a full reboot. So duplicated data on the 2x4TB drives, and unduplicated data on the 8TB? If so, that's doable (via the "Drive Usage Limiter" balancer, "manage pool" -> balancing -> "balancers" tab). But keep in mind that we don't keep track of originals and duplicates, so "duplicated" is all data that is duplicated, aka both copies. Unduplicated data is any data that isn't duplicated.

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