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  1. 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.
    5 points
  2. 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
  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. 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. 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
  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. 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
  17. 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
    1 point
  18. its a resolution issue - lower resolutions it works - higher does not
    1 point
  19. 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
    1 point
  20. 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
  21. 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
    1 point
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
    1 point
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. That was exactly it, thanks so much for your response!
    1 point
  31. throttling also occurs if the drives get hot - check that setting
    1 point
  32. ... I'd guess that you could use Windows' Device Manager to disable the Covecube Virtual Disk and the Covecube Disk Enumerator, but I wouldn't mess with those unless Stablebit provided instructions.
    1 point
  33. methejuggler

    Plugin Source

    Hybrid SSDs are nice for normal use, but in mixed-mode operating environments they get overwhelmed pretty quickly and start thrashing (ie. NAS with several users). There's also the problem of things like DrivePool mixing all your content up across the different drives, so the drive replaces your cached documents with a movie you decide to watch, and then the documents are slow again, even though you weren't going to watch the movie more than once. If there was a way to specify to only cache often written/edited files for increased speed, then maybe? But I think that would still run into issues
    1 point
  34. 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
  35. For whatever it's worth, in the past I have encountered problems with "copier" software silently missing files. Admittedly I was dealing with very large file sets, very long paths, and unicode names, all back when a lot of software would have trouble with just one of those let alone all three, and the less-than-reliable hardware I was (ahem) relying on at the time probably didn't help, but the important takeaway is that if you're working with "irreplaceable" data you might want to stress-test your copier and verify that it is actually doing what it says it's doing.
    1 point
  36. In the File Placement Rules section: your FIRST (uppermost) rule should be that all files matching "\movies\*" are to be placed on all drives INCLUDING that one (check all drives) your LAST (lowermost) rule should be that all files matching "*" are to be placed on all drives EXCLUDING that one (check all the others, leave it unticked, and in your particular case you also want to select "Never allow files to be placed on any other disks" for this rule). Any other rules you might have should be placed ABOVE the LAST rule, and should not have that drive checked (and again, you
    1 point
  37. Umfriend is correct. The service should be stopped to prevent any chance of balancing occurring during the migration when using that method. And that method is fine so long as your existing arrangement is compatible with DrivePool's pooling structure. E.g. if you have: drive D:\FolderA\FileB moved to D:\PoolPart.someguid\FolderA\FileB drive E:\FolderA\FileB moved to E:\PoolPart.someguid\FolderA\FileB drive F:\FolderA\FileC moved to F:\PoolPart.someguid\FolderA\FileC then your drivepool drive (in this example P: drive) will show: P:\FolderA\FileB P:\FolderA\FileC as Driv
    1 point
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. srcrist

    Move data to a partition

    There is no appreciable performance impact by using multiple volumes in a pool.
    1 point
  42. 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
  43. You can do this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4822624 This hides the letters, and keeps the drives accessible.
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. Just to clarify for everyone here, since there seems to be a lot of uncertainty: The issue (thus far) is only apparent when using your own api key However, we have confirmed that the clouddrive keys are the exception, rather than the other way around, as for instance the web client does have the same limitation Previous versions (also) do not conform with this limit (and go WELL over the 500k limit) Yes there has definitely been a change at googles side that implemented this new limitation Although there may be issues with the current beta (it is a
    1 point
  46. I believe that this is related to your windows settings for how to handle "removable media." CloudDrive shows up as a removable drive, so if you selected to have windows open explorer when removable media is inserted, it will open when CloudDrive mounts. Check that Windows setting.
    1 point
  47. Now I have an image of you having some sort of steampunk mechanical networking setup...
    1 point
  48. mondog

    QNAP Hardware?

    Hello - I have been using WHS2011 and Stable Bit Drive Pool on a HP Proliant N54L for several years. I have been happy with it, and don't really want to change, however it is 2020 now and as i understand it, support for WHS2011 ended in 2016... So, I got my hands on a QNAP TVS-671 (Intel Core i5 based) NAS and was wondering if there is any way to still use Windows/Stable Bit Drive Pool with this hardware? The NAS does support VM's, but it has to be set up in some way (either JBOD or RAiD) before I can create/use VM's, so I don't a VM running Windows/Drive pool would work.. Would it
    1 point
  49. Personally I use "Allway Sync".
    1 point
  50. 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

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