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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 2 points
    "dpcmd remeasure-pool x:"
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 1 point
    Jaga

    Stablebit Thumbnails

    Windows 7 shouldn't be natively creating the thumbs.db files though. The last Windows OS to do that and rely on them was Windows XP. A bunch of helpful information on thumbnails in Windows is here: https://www.ghacks.net/2014/03/12/thumbnail-cache-files-windows/ Starting with Vista, they were moved to a central location for Windows management: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_xxx.db If they are being re-created on your system PetaBytes, I'm not sure why. I triple-checked my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 media server, and none of the movie/picture folders have the files in them (visible OR hidden). This procedure (and a reboot after) might help your issue: https://www.sitepoint.com/switch-off-thumbs-db-in-windows/ I still maintain a 3rd party utility like Icaros will help the most. What it does (in a nutshell) is maintain it's own cache of thumbnails, so that *if* Windows loses them for a folder, Icaros will supply them back to Windows instead of it having to re-generate them slowly.
  15. 1 point
    Well, I'd still recommend those cards. Between one of them and the motherboard, that should get you 10-12 ports that you can use. And while I know that you don't want to dump a bunch of money into it.... keep in mind that if you get a cheap consumer card .... you may end up doing so anyways, as they may have issues and you may end up getting something like this ANYWAYS. As for SAS Expanders ... wow, they've dropped in price: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042NLUVE/
  16. 1 point
    You'll want to use File Placement Rules on folders to ensure they stay on specific drives. Balancing settings, File Placement tab, Folders tab. https://stablebit.com/Support/DrivePool/2.X/Manual?Section=File Placement If your files are currently spread out over multiple disks (per folder) you will want to setup the desired rules, then initiate a re-balance to have it move them into place.
  17. 1 point
    I checked one more way with your link. Here is what I found out. Thank you for letting me know about this.
  18. 1 point
    So then, it's the StableBit DrivePool metadata that is duplicated then. This ... is standard, and it's hard coded to x3 duplication, actually. We don't store a lot of information in this folder. But reparse point info IS stored here (junctions, symblinks, etc). So if you're using a lot of them on the pool, then that would by whey you're seeing this behavior. And in this case, you don't want to mess with this folder.
  19. 1 point
    It's best to deactivate first. While, usually, you shouldn't need to deactivate in this circumstance, the reinstallation process can change some of the information that we use to identify the system. So it's better to deactivate first, since that takes like 30 seconds. Otherwise, if it doesn't activate on the new install, you'd need to activate the trial and then contact us.
  20. 1 point
    Christopher (Drashna)

    Dual Boot with Common Pool

    As for the pool itself, yes, it should be picked up automatically. If it's not, check Disk Management, and make sure that the drives aren't showing as "offline". Also, on the system that is having issues, try resetting the settings, and see if that helps: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q2299585B
  21. 1 point
    johnnj

    So far so good...

    I've been using Drive Bender since MS EOL'ed Drive Extender, but have never been able to use any of the 2.x versions of it due to random drive disconnects under 2012/2012r2. A couple of weeks ago I upgraded the MB in my server and put a fresh install of 2016 Essentials on, but the mount point on my trusty old DB 1.9.5 wasn't working so I had to go up to 2.8. To be honest, it's been nothing but trouble. Drives dropping off (but still showing up under device manager) and system lockups. It got better when I disabled the DB SMART monitoring service, but whenever DB would start an automatic health check the pool would freeze and eventually the system would lock up, not even responding to RDP. I've been aware of Drive Pool for some time, but assumed (incorrectly) that migrating the pool would be a pain. This morning I finally had it with DB and decided to check out Drive Pool and found the migration post on the forum. The part that took the longest was removing the duplication on the DB pool before moving the file structure on each drive. I migrated a 19 drive 95TB pool in about 2 hours total and the pool came right up in DP and so far it's very responsive. I like how lightweight it is and I got the license package with Scanner, which seems like a big improvement over HD Sentinal (which had its own issues). It's only about 25% of the way through creating the duplicates, but even with that going on it seems to perform better than DB did when it was just sitting there. I feel like I should have switched a long time ago.... Thanks, StableBIt and thanks to the community for having all the info I needed on this forum to make an informed purchasing decision (warts and all) and to do the migration itself. John
  22. 1 point
    DotJun

    help with standby

    That did the trick! Thanks much for this! My array now spins down like it's supposed to do. Was this a new default setting as of the last update?
  23. 1 point
    The box for the capacity is a text box. You can type on any value you want (that ... is supported, at least, so up to 1PB). As long as your provider has the free space for it. Just remember that the largest cluster (allocation unit) size may be 64kb on most versions of Windows, which means 256TB volume, max. Also, note that you may not want to have partitions/volumes that are larger than 63TBs, as Windows has issues with disk checking if the volume is NTFS and 64TBs or larger... You can partition and pool the partitions to avoid the issue, if needed... But ....
  24. 1 point
    I just want to say: Its gone 12 hours thus far after updating to the recent build and it hasn't yelled at me to reauthorize GDrive. I'll let you know if anything changes. Thanks Drashna!
  25. 1 point
    Have you tried resetting the status in StableBit Scanner? To do so, open the UI, double click on the drive in question, click on the ">" button next to "File system health" at the bottom, and click on the button with the green circle, and select "mark as unchecked" (or to that affect). If it continues to come up as "damaged", enable logging, and reset the status: Click on the Settings button in the toolbar and select Scanner Settings. Enable the Show advanced settings and information option, and hit "OK". You will only need to do this once, from now on, it will always display this option. Click on Settings, and select the new Advanced Settings and information option. This will open to the logging tab, by deafult. Find the "Chkdsk" option, click on it and select "Verbose". Once you've done this, let it rescan the disk, and if continues to error out, grab the contents of "C:\ProgramData\StableBit Scanner", right click on the "Service" folder and select "Send To" > "Compressed Folder". Then upload the compressed folder to us at https://stablebit.com/Contact

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