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ikon last won the day on November 25 2017

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  1. Thanks santacruzskim. I've never really tested the SSD's performance, but I do recall seeing a boost in performance after installing it. I should mention that I don't use any duplication at all.
  2. sanatacruzskim, one thing has struck me: how are you determining which drive the files are going to? I was thinking about it and I'm not sure how I would know.
  3. Christopher, from my re-read of sanatacruzskim's post, it sounds like you nailed it on the head. I might be beneficial to have a more blatant notice to users of the SSD Cache option that duplication requires 2 SSD drives.
  4. I get around the data loss problem by having multiple backup drive sets. I have 4 to 5 complete copies of all my data, depending on whether my current off-site drive set is fully caught up.
  5. Just an FYI, in case anyone is not aware: my father taught me long ago not to put things on HDDs and then forget about them, expecting the data to remain intact 'forever'. He told me magnetic media change over long periods of time (i.e. years): the bits 'drift' and weaken, and that can lead to unreadable data eventually. He said that, if the drives are in a system, I should run a utility like Scanner in the background that will periodically read the data (and re-write it if needed), to keep the recorded data intact and strong. For drives not in a system he said I should connect them to a system every year or so and run something like SpinRite to refresh the data signals. He never said anything about SSDs. I'm not sure whether there's any 'magnetic drift' issue with them, although I suspect not.
  6. OK, good point. Maybe that's a good reason to spend $60 on a 120GB SSD.
  7. Not a problem: not using DP duplication at all: nada, zip, zilch. All files are duplicated to totally separate pools, in different enclosures. Backup copies are made every night from the main pool to the NearLine and OffSite enclosure pools.
  8. Christopher, are you saying I can use the leftover space on the SSD in my server as a cache for the main pool, even though it's the drive with the OS on it? Is this possible? If so, awesome!
  9. Ah. I think I've got it now (takes me a while, often). OK, I will set it using the File Scan section. Thanks. UPDATE: just set "Mark all filesystems as unchecked" for the 2 drives that were indicating file system damage, and they're both now scanning their file system. Thanks again.
  10. I saw that, because of some earlier posts you made in this thread. What I'm asking is if setting All Checked Blocks as Unchecked to initiate a scan will cause the file system to be checked as well, so it can automatically set itself to Healthy.
  11. The way I've been forcing Scanner to scan a disk is to set All Checked Blocks as Unchecked. Will that do it?
  12. Just so I truly understand, you're saying that Scanner does not reset its status after initiating a CHKDSK scan and finding no file system issues?
  13. I'm now having this issue. My version is Beta. CHKDSK /f x: has 3 times reported no problems with 2 drives, but Scanner continues to report file system damage on both, even after setting CHKDSK to Verbose. I have run the troubleshooter to upload the relevant data files. Oh, and I tried to run chkdsk /r \\?\Volume{c36115c7-9b09-4dcc-a6eb-e00483938a84} but it said the volume cannot be opened for direct access. Oops. I just ran CHKDSK again on one of the drives and it said there were orphaned files that it recovered. I'm rescanning that drive now. On the other drive, however, CHKDSK still did not find any problems and SBS is still reporting a damaged file system.
  14. I think Drashna was saying to try your existing key on the new install. Since it's installing on the same hardware, it may work. without having to deactivate. If it doesn't work, then email.
  15. Here's a detailed view of the Scanner blocking:
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