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Rob Platt

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  1. So far so good. Looks like my issues boiled down to reparse files and/or something wrong with DropBox (which I've since found is no longer really supported in DrivePool). Thanks for the help @Shane
  2. Update - I upgraded to Beta, no changes. I looked for more reparse files, found them and deleted them. Perhaps a subtle difference. Hard to say. Wish I knew why they were being created. However, while I was waiting for the DrivePool to unfreeze, I started working directly on my disks - which, themselves were super responsive. Remember when I said I renamed a folder and it froze? It happened to be my Dropbox folder (Dropbox wasn't even installed at this point, this was left-over from the previous OS), which I was going to redownload anyway. I went through each disk to to delete
  3. I'm on a release build, but I noticed it's quite out of date compared to the beta's that have been released. Are there any I should consider updating to? That's one thing I haven't tried. Also, just tried renaming a folder which has caused Explorer to hang and any further enumeration of my DrivePool drive to hang.
  4. Right now I'm running a fresh install of windows 10. The only third party software I run is PrimoCache and it hasn't made any differences whether that was installed or not. I turned the built in A/V off. Initially it was running fine as long as the drives with the reparse files were not in. Once I had that mess cleaned up, it was still running fine until DrivePool started scanning/measuring. Then it would fall on it's face again. It seemed like every time I confirmed my disks were all fine, and said "this is it, I can finally blanace", DrivePool would die - which would cause the OS t
  5. Update... No Joy. Rebooted, pool drive is still just barely responsive. DrivePool service has been "starting" for 13 minutes so far. Waiting on any feedback from the first Troublershooter run. Any other ideas?
  6. Status update: I'm down to the last few disks out of my 14. It's probably going to take half the day to finish this optimization. I have see no performance changes. Running the burst test in Scanner, on any of my disks, shows 0 B/s. Once the MFT optimization is complete I'll reboot. Last night I ran Troubleshooter. However I realized that file system logging wasn't enabled. So I enabled that last night - but haven't re-ran Troubleshooter yet. DrivePool has been saying "Checking...." since last night.
  7. Totally forgot about that. Running now against all physical drives. Might take the night. I'll report back when it's complete. Thanks for the reminder.
  8. So after trying to tackle this on my own. I'm at a loss. My pool is still causing huge latency and read failures. The service log is showing Event ItemChanged took too long. I'm on version I just ran the Troubleshooter. The data was submitted successfully. Plex's meta-data is longer in the pool drive. I'm at a loss as to what could possibly be going on at this point. Win 10x64 Home, fresh install. AMD Ryzan 7 1700x, 64GB ram, C: is on an nvme. Re-ran chkdsk on all drives from the command prompt. All completed quickly and without error. Switching to m
  9. After further research I may have my own answer to this. I think it was Plex's fault. I had read that Plex uses hardlinks, so while I wasn't accessing it via my main DrivePool drive, I was accessing it directly from one disk (yes it was still inside the PoolPart folder). I was letting the balancers run to copy the meta data to other disks. Perhaps my work-around really didn't solve anything. It did seem make the Plex WebUI work better. My guess is that is the reason for the high amount of reparse points. I've since moved my Plex meta-data off onto a single SSD. Maybe I can leave the Datab
  10. About a month ago my Win10 system started freezing. I found that if I ejected some of my 14 drive pool disks, the system would unfreeze and behave normally. Same with bootup. Disks in, boot up would stall when it got to the desktop. Remove some drives and it would resume fine. I checked SMART, ran chkdsk, swapped STATA cables, replace my SATA port multiplier cards (2) with a LSI SCSI card, formatted and reinstalled windows. Every time I thought I was making progress I would end right back to the crawling/freezing (sometimes BSOD) system. I even replaced 2 drives that I thought were c
  11. Shane, Once again, thank you for taking the time to explain all of this. In the above, is there a typo? How can drivepool offer to delete an older version if the timestamps are the same? If a file resides on three disks, and two of those files have a timestamp of 1/1/2020 and the third one has a timestamp of 1/1/2021 - drive pool will offer to delete BOTH older versions?? There's no concept of 2 of them are more correct than the third?
  12. Shane, thank you for your detailed response. It makes sense that this is the expected behavior. However, it would be hugely beneficial if there was an improved way of handling this. While DrivePool is "not backup", I love the concept of a self-healing, and adaptable "Raid/JBOD" configuration. Follow-up question since I forgot to include it. What if I had 3x duplication (In this case my Photos are 3x). What would happen to the 1 drive that was "repaired" by chkdsk? Would DrivePool sense that 2/3 of the files are good and fix the third? I clearly hear you when you suggest ejecting
  13. I've ran DrivePool for years and have had little to no problems with the software itself. I have duplication turned on for most of my important media (ie photos/videos) In the past, I've had drive corruption that required running chkdsk. I had a case where chkdsk "repaired" the drive which resulted in many of my files ending up 0kb. These files were originally duplicated, so I thought no problem, DrivePool will repair the duplication and the 0kb files will be replaced with the originals. Only, I don't think that's what happened. I ended up losing some files. Fast forward to now.
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