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  1. I moved a set of disks from one computer to another computer after moving the old set of disks to a third computer. Drivepool then made me transfer the license which I did without thinking. The computer already had a valid license so why did I have to transfer it? Did I just destroy a valid license ?????? All 3 computers had valid Drivepool Licenses. All I did was swap disks around. I never meant, nor did I need to monkey with the licenses. What now ???
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    I'm getting lots of these warnings in my event log on Server 2012 R2 standard - The IO operation at logical block address for Disk \Device\00000079 (PDO name: ) was retried. 00000079 is the Covercube Virtual disk. Any ideas ? TIA
  3. Had a failing HD in the pool. Wanted to replace it but couldn't remove it due to the above error. Tried several times, rebooted between attempts and no joy. Finally gave up and nuked the pool from orbit and started over. Fortunately the pool was backed up so I didn't loose anything. The new pool is x2, dunno if this will help me avoid this situation tho. I know it is now too late but how should I handle this situation should it ever occur again? PS: Yes, I told it to ignore errors and remove anyway and that had no effect. TIA
  4. Suffered a disaster when one of my motherboards had a stroke. I replaced it and fortunately Windows Server was able to recover, had to reactivate but all was well after that. I also had to transfer the DrivePool license which was no surprise. The surprise came when I renamed the server. Once again I had to transfer the license. Is the License transfer triggered by a named change? Is there a limit to the number of times this can happen before I'm locked out? Reason I ask is I want to change the name again and maybe even again. Thanks
  5. The concept seems kinda wonky to me. Could someone explain it for me?
  6. Just set up a new system using Server 2016. I deactivated my license on the old system and installed it on the new system and it reactivated without a hitch. That was 2 days ago. Today I fired her up and Drivepool said I need to transfer my license to this computer. I did so and it was successful. My question is, why did I have to do it a second time?
  7. I've been wondering about this for some time now and today I ran into a major omission that left me baffled. Maybe I just overlooked it but I went to check what version I had and could not find it anywhere. In most Windows programs it's under Help -> About which is totally missing from Drivepool.... Or maybe I didn't see it?
  8. Thank you sir. I'm resetting all settings now.
  9. What happened was I hooked up a drive from another computer that was part of a defunct pool to this one in order to delete the partition. DrivePool on this computer somehow picked it up and now I'm getting a "One or more drives are disconnected from the pool" error on boot up. The pool in this computer is complete and healthy and only one pool is showing so I have no idea where this message is coming from. Anybody know how to fix this? Thanks
  10. Yep, I did pull it without removing it first. I lost a 5TB drive in a pool that wasn't duplicated so the whole kit and kaboodle was trashed. Fortunately the entire pool was backed up to another system so nothing was lost.
  11. Never mind. I deleted then recreated the partition and all seems to be well now. Apparently Drivepool info survives a reformat.
  12. I removed a disk from a server that was part of a now defunct pool. I put it in another server and immediately format it. i verify it's empty. then I open Drivepool to add this disk to the current pool and it doesn't show up under available disks. drivepool is "checking". I then look at the disk again and it has a poolpart file on it. This disk has never been a part of this pool and was reformated so why the heck is Drivepool even monkeying with this disk at all?? OK, "checking is completed and said drive isn't showing anywhere in Drivepool. Windows sees it just fine and the disk is in per
  13. Yea, need to set up email. Would have saved me some grief.
  14. It won't let you copy to a degraded pool. I honestly didn't know this and beat my head against the walk thinking it was a Windows security issue. I removed a drive from the wrong server and while it was out it was formatted in another. It was then put back in the original server. Drivepool of course showed a drive missing and it took awhile for this to come to my attention because I was trying to transfer some files via the network and never actually logged in. Once I realized what happened I added the drive back to the pool and it rebuilt without a problem. This was an x2 pool so nothing was
  15. OK, I've downloaded installed and activated the Disk Space Equalizer plugin but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to trigger it. How do I get it to run? Never mind. I figured it out.
  16. I can find how to delete a drive but not a pool. Thanks
  17. Yep, bad board is on it's way back to the seller and system is back to normal. Think I'll stick with the X8DTE-F / M1015 combo.
  18. All my troubles started when I decided to upgrade the MB. New (used SM X8DT6-F from eBay) turned out to be have a flakey builtin SAS controller. Even after replacing it with the 1015 I still had issues like IPMI reported no sensors present. SD5 would not run, etc. I finally cried uncle and boxed it back up to return to sender. Put the old board (SM X8DTE-F) back in along with the 1015 and all is well again. I like the way you can now transfer the DrivePool license easily from one machine to another, this saved me some additional grief. Anyway, ordeal over. BTW : I have 3 IBM 1015's that I
  19. Thanks. After giving it some thought I realized I had had this problem before and you told me to reset all settings. I'm in the process of doing that as I type. Hopefully this will once again fix it. I had to move the pool from the builtin LSI 2008 controller on the Supermicro X8DT6-F to a IBM Megaraid 1015 due to suspected flakiness after a MB swap. The 1015 is the same controller the pool was previously on and everything was perfect. Hopefully I'm back to where I was.
  20. I think what's happening is DP is jumping the gun a little because by the time I open DP, all drives are present and accounted for. Is there a way to get DP to wait a few more seconds before declaring a drive MIA?
  21. The "Missing" drive is nowhere to be found in DP so how can I remove it? Once the computer boots and I go into DP, all is normal, all proper drives are present and accounted for .
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