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  1. Thanks. yea, I think I got it now. still busy making a mess of things, but I am getting the hang of it. Plus, windows decided to drop a big update on my head in the middle of it, but it's still good. I rebuilt the drives, and picked some better settings. I do have an interesting question tho, What's the best Storage Chunk Size for a 1gbit network connection to a windows file share? both machines are modern, and all devices on the LAN are at 1gbit. Too small seems to make everything work really hard, and too bit seems to slow things down, a lot. I have a number of projects that have both large sets of small files (source code projects) and some Video Projects that get into the 1GB~10GB range. TL;DR What would you recommend for the Storage Chunk Size, Cache Size, and Prefetch for a 1 Gbit LAN and windows file share server? Thanks!!!
  2. Ah, the thing I didn't have was stripping enabled. I was worried that was going to slow it down. Once I get the mess I made cleaned up, will give that a shot, Thanks!
  3. Hi, I got a question: Ok, Here's what I am starting with: Local Machine D: 2 GB E: 5 GB F: 3 GB Local Network Server Windows Fire Share Lots of space. Network: 10 gbit network. Now, what I want to do: (already tried, actually) 1st pool: Local Pool D: E: F: No duplication, just 1 big 10 GB pool. "Local Pool Drive" is the name. 2nd pool: Cloud Drive, Windows File Share Provider, 10 GB disk, no encryption. "File Share Drive" is the name. 3rd Final Pool +"Local Pool Drive" +"Fire Share Drive" Some folders like my Steam Games I don't want to duplicate because Steam is my 'backup' I set this up, but something went backwards as it seems to be trying to put the un-duplicated files on File Share Drive, which is not what I want. I am currently taking my files back off to be able to rebuild this. I think I've set some stuff up wrong. I understand the basics, but I am missing something in the details. Now, my thinking was to allow me to have a local 10 GB drive, and a 10 GB mirror on my file server. So, I get the best of both worlds. it seems it can "Technically" do this. What I would like to know is, when reading files, will I get local copy reads, or is everything going to grind to a halt with Server Reads? Is there a way to force local reads? I expect a cache would hide the uploads unless I went crazy on it. (hint, I copied all my files on it, it went crazy.) but, I was hoping for a Quazi live backup. So, I get full use of my local disk sizes and have a live backup if a drive ever failed or I wanted to upgrade a disk. Is this one of those "yea, it can, but it doesn't work like you think" or "yea, your just doing it wrong" things. What are the best options for Could Drive (pinning, network IO settings, cache size, drive setup settings) What are the best Local Disk options, D: E: F: and the Local Disk oh, and as a nutty side note, I tend to play games that like SSDs, I have a C: SSD but it's limited in size, (yea, I know, buy a new one, ... eventually I will) so, I would like to setup those games along side my others and add C: to D: E: and F: and tell it no files go on C: cept for the ones I say and EVERYTHING just looks like a D: drive because the actual drive letters will be hidden in disk manager. so, If I want to move a game into or off of my C:, Drive pool SHOULD make it as easy as clicking a couple of boxes right? That's a lot so summary: Can I force local reads when using a pool of Local Pool and Could Drive Pool together? Can I force certain files into specific drives only? (seems I can, just want to confirm) Can specific folders not be duplicated? (again, I think I know how, but there's a larger context here.) Can I do the above 3 at once? Thanks!
  4. Ok, I tried both the StableBit Drive Pool and Scanner, Love them, I've already kicked Drive Pool all over the place and it held up, so, it's gonna replace Spaces for my drives, and Scanner already helped me save the life of my drives because I didn't realize my enclosure was cooking the disks. So, I am going to pick them up. Now, Cloud Drive. This part is confusing to me. I had already understood (in concept) that it creates a local disk that gives a view of Google Drive. (which is what I want to use it for) and I've 'connected' my google account to Could Drive. But the next screen stopped me in my tracks. For 'Create...'ing a drive, Cloud Drive Size, Local Cache, Cache Type all made sense to me. I already have very important files on my Google Cloud I don't want to loose, so I didn't select encryption or duplication. Then I pulled down Advanced options..... Local Cache Drive only allows me to select any of my internal drives, none of my other usb disks show up, Then it goes into Sector Size / Chuck Size / Chunk Cache Size and [x] verify chunk integrity which I don't know much about but would assume the defaults are reasonable for now... however....... Format the Drive and Assign a Drive Letter..... Woah! stop. Format what, exactly? What is being formatted? The local disk?, erasing my Google Drive?, what are we talking about here? this is so super unclear that it is a 100% show stopper and why I am here. I do not want to risk either my local drive or my google drive. and then NTFS and Windows Default for the last two format options that made me come to a complete halt. I don't want to format anything, I am only seeing my local C: (boot) and D: (data) drives, not seeing any of my USB drives (not thumbs) and is connected to my google drive that I have stuff on I don't want to loose, and it's asking me to format something..... Could someone please explain this? I thought I would be able to have (for this example) an E: that is a good (view/copy/cache whatever) of my Google Drive that I can access and edit. Also, on my google drive, some of the documents we use take advantage of drives' history feature. (actually, it might be part of google sheets, it's a spreadsheet we use and sometime look at history on) What I was hoping to do is be able to use DrivePool and keep a local backup copy of all our work on google drive. So, what is this format option all about, what's getting formatted and how does it affect google drive?
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