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  1. 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
  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.
    2 points
  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
    2 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. (also: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 )
    2 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Yup. This is an issue we see from time to time, and it's a known issue with Windows (not our software). Specifically, the issue is that ... sometimes, windows will not mount a volume if it doesn't have a letter (or path) assigned to it. Fortunately, this is a dead simple fix: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_F3540
    1 point
  17. Saphir

    Best practice to format PC

    Hi Glauco I just changed my Server from WHS 2011 to Win 10 with deleting from my OS drive the old partitions and installing Win10 frech from an USB Stick. The drives with my data which were in a Pool I disconnected in this time. Afterwards I installed DrivePool new on the new OS, switched the PC of and connected the data drives. after starting Win 10 I looked in DrivePool and the Pool was there. It worked with my Backup Pool too. Only the drive letter was changed. You only have to install DrivePoll and connect all your Pool drives. DrivePool scannes the drives and will find the infor
    1 point
  18. Saphir

    DrivePool and SSD combinations

    @Shane Can you change the title of this thread in "DrivePool and SSD combinations" I think that would fix better to the subject, thanks. Not needed anymore. With holfing the right mouse button on the title I was able to change it by myself. Didn't see that feature before and found it now by chance.
    1 point
  19. gtaus

    SSD Optimizer problem

    Welcome to the forum. As to stealing this topic.... on the top of this thread it states that the issue was solved by @Christopher (Drashna) way back in 2016. Given that DrivePool has been updated many times since then, if you have a similar issue as this old thread, then it might be better to start a new thread with your concerns. There was just another recent thread on the SSD Optimizer. You might also find that discussion helpful. When I was first setting up my SSD cache, I noticed that sometimes it would not flush properly until I rebooted the computer. After making changes
    1 point
  20. I'd take a wild stab and say probably negligible difference so long as windows is idle and behaving; checking task manager, my fileserver's boot SSD is currently averaging ~1% active time, ~450 KB/s transfer rate, ~1ms response time and <0.01 queue length over 60 seconds at idle, and it's a rather old SATA SSD. I think you're much more likely to run into other bottlenecks first. But YMMV as it depends how many simultaneous streams are you planning for, what other background programs you have running, etc. You could test it? Open task manager / resource monitor, set to show the drive's
    1 point
  21. 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
    1 point
  22. 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
  23. been on DP beta all the time for years - no issues of note
    1 point
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. In an attempt to learn the plugin API, I created a plugin which replicates the functionality of many of the official plugins, but combined into a single plugin. The benefit of this is that you can use functionality from several plugins without them "fighting" each other. I'm releasing this open source for others to use or learn from here: https://github.com/cjmanca/AllInOne Or you can download a precompiled version at: https://github.com/cjmanca/AllInOne/releases Here's an example of the settings panel. Notice the 1.5 tb drive is set to not contain duplicated or undupl
    1 point
  32. That was exactly it, thanks so much for your response!
    1 point
  33. i would go with option 1 - as you only have two drives with duplication so they are the "same" - does not matter which one you choose - vss will not be copied etc 3 - would work but will be slower than 1 2 - avoid cloning liable to give you problems and yes - shut down any service thats writing to the pool before you start - more for maintaining the best speed internal copy will be approx 1TB per 3 hrs - give or take - remember speed will vary by files size (lots of small files very slow) (large files quick) and where the data is on the disk - i suspect that the new 8TB wil
    1 point
  34. I think a 2nd Pool for non-critical data using old hardware is an excellent idea.
    1 point
  35. Thank you for posting the solution! Same problem, same fix. I could see this having taken me a LONG time to figure out.
    1 point
  36. UmFriend is correct Plex only sees what DP presents to it as it sees the pool drive (virtual) and not the disks if a drive fails then the "other" copy is used so Plex or any app carries on as normal if you have duplication on. As for the streaming error - could be a number of reasons - one of which is the file was damaged by the disk failure or the disk was removed and plex then could not find the file....... If you have read striping on you can see in DP that it uses both disks at various times when presenting a file to application X - this does not radically change the speed of the
    1 point
  37. denywinarto

    Bad drive causing BSOD

    1. Manually move all files to the outside of the poolpart.xxx folder on the bad disk so that drivepool can't see them any more. 2. Remove the old disk from DrivePool (it will be instantly complete since the poolpart folder is empty). 3. Insert new disk (new different PoolPart.xxx is created). 4. Manually copy the files from the old disk to the new poolpart folder on the new disk. I found out by doing this i didn't get BSOD compared to moving the disk using DP Above is why i think the BSOD is related to drivepool, what i'm worried about if one my drives go bad then it would
    1 point
  38. Reid Rankin

    WSL 2 support

    Here's the DrivePool tracking issue; it appears has been resolved in version 2.3.0.1193.
    1 point
  39. Moving data to the Pool while retaining the data on the same drive is called seeding and it is advised to stop the service first (https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4142489). I think this is because otherwise DP might start balancing while you are in the process of moving drive-by-drive. I am not sure but I would think you would first set settings, then do the seeding. (I am pretty sure that) DP does not "index" the files. Whenever you query a folder DP will on the spot read the drives and indeed show the "sum". Duplicate filenames will be an issue I think. I think that D
    1 point
  40. Shane

    eXtreme bottlenecks

    In my experience Resource Monitor's reporting of read and write rates can lag behind what's actually happening, making it look like it's transferring more files at any given point than it really is - but that transfer graph is definitely a sign of hitting some kind of bottleneck. It's the sort of thing I'd expect to see from a large number of small files, a network drive over wireless, or a USB flash drive. Can you tell us more about what version of DrivePool you're using (the latest "stable" release is 2.2.3.1019), what drives are involved (HDD, SSD, other), how they're hooked up (SATA,
    1 point
  41. Shane

    how to replace failing HDD

    Hi Querl28. There's a few different ways. Simplest is you install the replacement drive, tell DrivePool to add it to the pool and then tell DrivePool to remove the old one from the pool. DP tell you whether it successfully moved all the files on the old drive across (in which case you can then physically remove the old drive) or not (in which case you have to decide what to do about it). If you don't have spare ports to add the new drive before removing the old one, but you have enough free space on your other drives in the pool, then you can tell DP to remove the old drive from the
    1 point
  42. 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
  43. Is it ok to fill non primary hdds to full capacity that would be accessed only to read files?
    1 point
  44. [1] Yes, it will only move the data from disk 2 if a balancing rule causes it to be moved (if you have disk space equalisation turned on, for example). Otherwise, it will stay put. [2] You could just set the drive-overfill plugin to 75-80%? Then if any disk reaches that capacity, it'll move files out? Personally, I assign a pair of landing disks for my pools. Two cheap SSDs where incoming files get dumped. DP then moves them out later, or if it fills up. Note that the disks should be larger than the largest single file you would put on the pool. If cost is an issue, you could try the fo
    1 point
  45. I pass through the HBA for Drivepool. I use Dell Perc H310 cards and the SMART data is all visible, as it should be because my Windows VM has direct access to the HBA. edit: Wrong Chris I know, but hopefully helpful?
    1 point
  46. This is the wrong section of the forums for this really, but if you want to force duplication to the cloud, your pool structure is wrong. The issue you're running into is that your CloudDrive volume exists within (and at the same level of priority as) the rest of your pool. A nested pool setup that is used to balance to the CloudDrive and the rest of your pool will allow you more granular control over balancing rules specifically for the CloudDrive volume. You need to create a higher level pool with the CloudDrive volume and your entire existing pool. Then you can control duplication to t
    1 point
  47. Yuuuuup. This happens from time to time (I've seen it 4-5 times in the last 10 years, including both my systems and other peoples, so exceptionally rare). I'm glad you were able to figure this out, and posted the solution! Hopefully, no more weird stuff for you!
    1 point
  48. You can do this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4822624 This hides the letters, and keeps the drives accessible.
    1 point
  49. I ran WSL2 + Storage Space from August 2019 to March 2020. It works well. I ended up switching from Storage Space to DrivePool because it's really hard to diagnose Storage Space when it misbehaves. And when it does fail (and it will), it does so in spectacular fashion. I was bummed out about losing parity functionality but DrivePool + Snapraid is fine for my use case. Anyway, I was able to use DrivePool with WSL2 (Docker) by mounting cifs volumes (windows shares). Here's an example: version: '3.7' services: sonarr: build: . container_name: sonarr volumes: - type: b
    1 point
  50. Setting the SMART queries to be throttled like that (720 minutes) means that the temperature (a SMART value) is only going to be updated every 12 hours. If you uncheck the throttling option here, you'll see it updated much more rapidly. And setting it to something like "60 minutes" (1 hour) should see it update less frequently, but will be updated more often, and may get a more accurate reading.
    1 point

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