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  1. I was reading the changlog and I read; * [issue #13517] When the "dedup" file system filter is installed, "Bypass file system filters" is overridden and disabled. This allows pooled drives that are utilizing data deduplication to work correctly with StableBit DrivePool. Is this for the Windows Server 2012r2 Data Deduplication Service? It's been a while and I've been using mhddfs and I was looking into swapping my server back to Windows for ADDC, and some other stuff that is easier to do in windows. Right now I do a hardlink of my Finished folder to another folder called Sort. I
  2. Regarding Linux arguments, I couldn't agree more. To me an OS is a means to an end. Then there's Abercombi... err Apple. The thing about Deduplication is that; unless DP became very intelligent about it's file handling, it would be very unlikely that DP could handle proper file placement for DP to work. Dedup is a per volume attribute. DP is an overlay very akin to UnionFS or AuFS in concept utilizing the .NET libraries. It would be like using AuFS with ZFS (Dedup enabled). The difference is that DP isn't linking directly to the files and is instead working with the file allocation table. If
  3. I won't use Dynamic Disks because I can't save them in Linux. Same goes for Windows fakeRAID and StorageSpaces. I do most of my partition work in Mint as Windows seems to have a conniption fit with even the most basic partition work of non-dynamic drives. Their excuse? Oh, there is third party software for that. Yea, it's call gparted... d*cks. I had a disk fail and windows refused to mount it in any way, shape, or form. Linux Mint mounted it just fine, though it did suggest that I reformat it, then later that I should toss it. I got everything off of it and it all sha-512'd fine. If I was
  4. I couldn't get spell check to give me the right "niche" spelling. I decided a long time ago that if I ever lost all my data, I'd never make another Archive again. Last time when using a Windows raid, I thought I had lost it all. I didn't even feel too bad. I've been learning recently that age old expression, "The things you posses soon come to posses you." So I don't see it as being the worst possible thing. Though I'd totally ebay all the drives and hardware. Cash is always useful. Ebay does take 10% of all sales along with PayPals 3% +$.30 and ebay horribly under writes shipping fee's wh
  5. I use snapraid with q parity so no need for duplication. The chances of loosing two drives at once is astronomical. I'm mainly trying to get my current storage to stretch farther. I'll defiantly replace drives and what not as time goes by. As for those helium drives. The price tag is a real put off. Lets face it, 350$ for 4TB is way too much. I know it'll come down. I have a feeling that the next gen storage wars will be between solid state and this helium tech. For now they're the playthings of the wealthy and hobbyists. The fact that this discussion is on a forum for drive pooling a bunc
  6. Sorry for the delay. I actually made a piece of software that does the above. The problem was that Windows shares had a rough time with Hardlinked files. Also, renaming files was impossible in the case of files linked from torrent downloads. I just went ahead and removed my duplicates using snapraids duplicate check and a program that I made to help make the process really fast. It's unpolished, but works. The beautiful thing about deduplication is that two files that aren't duplicates but have duplicate parts get a file size reduction. This is apparent in mp3's were a tag is changed but t
  7. I won't touch Storage Spaces or any Windows Raid like solution after almost loosing a 10TB archive when Windows "forgot" that my drives were in the array and threw up an error stating that my raid was unrecoverable and there for "fixing" the main record to report such. I had to bring it back from a backup that I no longer have. That wasn't an isolated case either. I like DrivePool and SnapRAID because if the unthinkable happens and I loose a drive or two I can recover it/them with SnapRAID (Happened once with a single drive, but that drive was on it's way out anyway) and DrivePool puts them in
  8. I went ahead and did a test. It's still a problem. I can't access deduped files from the pool but I can access them from their respective drives. Also, they report some odd file sizes in File properties, but that seems universal. I'm guessing that's a side effect of the deduping process. It still seems untidy from my perspective of MS.
  9. Deduplication works on a block level. Basically if block 55 in file x is the same as block 22 in file y, the system will set block 22 in file y to block 55 in file x and sparce it in file y. This is of course a gross simplification as the block in question no longer belongs to either file and both files get a relink and a sparce out. The TOC or FAT of MFT or what ever you want to call it lists each block location per file. It only works on the same partiton. That's why Deduplication dosne't work with ReFS as ReFS is incapable of per block listing due to it making sure a file isn't fragmented a
  10. This is Kayot, due to some weirdness I can't seem to log into my real account. The recovery email won't show up either (I checked spam) That aside; Does Server 2012 R2 Deduplication break DrivePool? I know it has to be per drive, which is fine since I use a SnapRaid. I was reading from posts in May on the old forum that DrivePool couldn't access deduped files. Since I'm about to Dedup my Archive I wanted to make sure I wasn't about to nuke DrivePool.
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