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  1. I'm not Drashna, but I assume the idea was to create a CloudDrive that doesn't use an actual cloud provider (Dropbox, AWS, etc..) but a "Local Disk" provider. That means, that instead of uploading the chunk files (a large collection of small block files which the cloud drive is made of from a technical point of view) into the actual cloud, they are simply stored in a regular folder on a local disk; or - if you want redundancy and pooled space - on a local pool. If you mount the CloudDrive to a drive letter, it will look as a regular drive to the system, and so, according to the comments above, it should be possible to make this virtual drive the default storage for Windows Apps. While _technically_ the drive is actually stored (cut into small file chunks) on the local pool. I'm actually using a "local disk" cloud drive for having a "detachable" encrypted storage that is still duplicated and compatible with file based incremental backup. Whereas I never faced any "hard" problems with this approach, it unfortunately is a lot slower / less reactive than the large TrueCrypt container that I used before. I also tried folder and metadata pinning, but while it made it faster in terms of "usable", it's still not comparable to a TrueCrypt container. So .. if you want to use it for performance critical Windows Apps, it might still not be the best choice.
  2. Actually, I just tried it and I find the command-line documentation quite comprehensive. If you have DrivePool 2.X installed, just open a command prompt with admin rights and type dpcmd set-duplication-recursive A help will be shown with examples etc. Seems like indeed this tool can help you with your task.
  3. To calm you down: If the PoolPart.XXXX... folders are still there, your data should be save in there, too. Not each file in every folder, but scattered amongst all the drives that made up the pools. You can browse them and even read the data, best done by temporarily copying the file of interest to somewhere else to make sure the originals remain unchanged. Be careful to not write to them, as this may produce version conflicts once your pool goes properly online again. Regarding the resuscitation of your pool(s), I would wait until there is a proper fix or statement about Windows 11 compatibility or your particular problem. If you reset all settings now, chances are that it won't help but you just have to set them up again from scratch later.
  4. Hi there, glad to be part of the Covecube community now! I've just yesterday set up a new pool with all my (scanner checked) spare drives, moved all my data to it and configured some balancing and file placement rules. Nothing too awkward, though, I guess. Now I wanted to eventually empty some drives that were just in there temporarily, though not yet remove them from the pool. So I used the options on the "Drive Usage Limiter" plugin to set some of my drives to neither contain (new nor existing?) duplicated nor unduplicated data: The settings worked in that a "real time file placement limit" (I think that's what it is called?) was set for the drive: But unfortunately, no action whatsovever made the pool actually fulfill that limit! The "Pool Organization" shows up as a long green bar, when I hover it, it says: Whenever I click on "Manage Pool" -> "Re-measure..." or click the pool organization arrow -> "Re-balance" or even "Troubleshooting" -> "Recheck duplication" ... all ends up with some processing and stopping in that condition. So I took a look into the error log and found that all those operations are stopped by something like this: (Colored highlights by me.) I guess that's a bug? Cheers, Jonas
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