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gregcaulder

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  1. Its been almost 2 years, and there is still no update on this. Can we please get an update on this, would really like to use VSS and Deduplication features built into windows, along with other features that are built in that don't work with DrivePool.
  2. PrimoCache is installed, but it wasn't running at the time of the dump. I will try some of your other suggestions for the burst test on the Scanner. I will report back with what I find. G
  3. I had another restart, and this time the memdump had something different in it. Here is the Zipped Memdump. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48061/StableBit/DrivePool/2015-03-16%2001-31-00%20MEMORY.zip
  4. No RAM issues with all of the battery of tests i have run against it. The servers ram is Registered ECC ram, and was stress test when the server was built. I have since run many other tests today, and still no errors have been found in the RAM. G
  5. Tried the suggested beta, and CloveFS is still causing system to BlueScreen and restart. Here is my Latest memory dump: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48061/StableBit/DrivePool/2015-03-12_CloveFS_MEMORY.zip Please let me know what Alex finds out, as this is very frustrating. G
  6. Can you provide release notes for this beta version? I do have network boost enabled, and read stripping enabled. But the BSOD only happens during heavy writing (correction reading and writing), and not reading. It generally happens when all of my servers are doing backups, and doing file systems to the system.
  7. No antivirus, DrivePool version 2.1.1.561. OS is windows Server 2012 R2.
  8. I am having the same problem. I analyzed the crashdump file, and it tells me that covefs.sys is causing the crash. This happens quite frequently, and it is not very consistant. I just uploaded my MEMORY.zip file from here http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_System_Crashes
  9. I have tried this, and i am still not able to scan more than one disk on the same controller. My controller reported by StableBit Scanner, has a Buss speed rated to 212MBps. Here is my exact config file, maybe i am just missing something. I have also unchecked ALL settings in the Throttling tab of the scanner settings. If anybody can help point out to me why it is not scanning more than one drive at a time on the same controller, that would help me out a lot. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <!-- Copy this file to Scanner.Service.exe.config in order to put into ef
  10. Good afternoon, Do we have any progress on being able to use Win 2012R2 drive quotas? My coworkers are the dullest bulbs in the box, and they are killing me on putting duplicate files everywhere. This is a mission critical issue/topic for me.
  11. Here are a couple off the top of my head that use VSS, Consumer versions and server versions that CAN use VSS, but Starred items (*) are not required to only use VSS. Norton Ghost Symantec Backup Exec* Acronis Backup & Recovery* The list can go on and on, but i really dont want to look up all of the windows compatible backup software list off Wiki, and see if they use windows VSS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_disk_cloning_software http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software I just posted this in another form, but there is info about how to use it in the W
  12. I am sorry but i just dong believe this. You can download the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) to get info, and build for VSS. All of the info you need to know how to use it and implement if should be in the SDK. Here are some useful links: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384649%28v=vs.85%29.aspx http://code.google.com/p/libvshadow/ And since the drivepool disk itself is a virtual disk, im pretty sure that microsoft has made something that can effectively allow you to implement VSS. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd323654(v=vs.8
  13. I already knew about the reparse points beta release and have been running it for a while. I was asking if this build will be heading out of beta to move onto other things on the to-do list (wink wink, quotas and VSC). And as for the Volume Shadow copy, about no documentation. That just seems very unlikely, how would all of the other backup software vendors write their software for it with no documentation.
  14. Good afternoon, How is the beta progress on Reparse points going? I haven't heard much, if any chatter about the progress of bug fixes or tweaks or new beta release for re-parse points. I'm curious because I would like to be able to get quotas to work. And Volume shadow copy to work so i can use backup software that requires VSS.
  15. To be honest I would rather have the Quotas work over the deduplication. It would be nice to have it, but to be honest, it isn't something that is absolutely urgent like the Quota's is for me, and the ability to get VSS enabled.
  16. I tried the latest beta that has re-parse points (2.1.0.432). And Quotas still does not work. Neither does VSS or file deduplication.
  17. There was a post about the drive not showing NTFS when i right click on the drive (I don't know what happen to the post). But i can confirm that it is telling me NTFS everywhere. Any more suggestions?
  18. I did not modify the config file. but i have already checked, and it is set to True for the parameter you suggested.
  19. I recently moved our main network storage server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with the Server Essentials role added. I then went ahead and created a pool of 4 500GB 10k drives, and used the Dashborad manager to move the shares to the new drive pool. I had noticed that my Quotas were not longer enabled for the shares. So i went into the File Server Resource manager and tried to reapply the quotes. But no dice. The error that comes up says "The selected path is not on a NTFS volume. Only NTFS volumes are supported". What gives with this? Am i not going to be able to use Quo
  20. Does this mean that Volume Shadow Copy will be able to work if/when reparse points are added to Drive Pool? Not quite sure how VSS works exactly, but I know that is uses the "System Volume Information" folder. The would be a huge plus if i could get VSS.
  21. I think your mising the understanding of how the De-Duplication process/method is supposed to work. De-Duplication should be directly processed on the PoolDrive itself, and not the independant drives that make up the pool. DrivePool's operations to the individual disk should be completely transparent to any actions done to the Pooled disk. De-duplication should perform the deduplication on the mounted virtual DrivePool disk, it does this I believe by some sort of hard links of junctions to files data blocks. But as for your issue with folder sizes not showing properly, this link w
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