I'm new to DrivePool, purchased it last week to go on my new HP Microserver N54L running WS2012E, separate SSD for boot, 8GB of RAM,
I had yet to really use the DrivePool (composed of a 4TB and 3 1TB drives), only putting a few folders in it. Yesterday I added my existing 4TB drive to a pool with 3 other 1TB drives and a 4TB drive that had a few ServerFolders on them. Then I tried to move the first shared ServerFolder in the Dashboard to the DrivePool. It was my Movies share, about 1TB of movies.
After about 7% done my RDP session was hung. Only the boot drive light was running, no longer the other hard drives. I power cycled the system and it came back up. Sadly, my Movies folder was empty on the G: drive, the old letter of the drive now in the pool and the S: drive, the DrivePool volume. All of my Movies gone.
I copied my Movies folder from a backup on a USB 3.0 disk directly to the DrivePool and watched it for 2 hours to see if it would lock up and it didn't.
Today I tried moving a 30GB shared ServerFolder using the Dashboard into the DrivePool and the computer froze again. I let it sit for about 25 minutes frozen and it ended up rebooting by itself. No data loss this time, but no files were even copied to the DrivePool either, even though it had stopped at about 20%.
Moving ServerFolders is also slow through the DashBoard. Seems to be faster if I just manually move a folder.
I let the server sit all day without any storage activity and it didn't lockup until I started moving a shared folder into the DrivePool this evening after work.
I was also able to remove 2 of the 1TB drives from the DrivePool without an issue.
Anyone seen anything like this before? Any suggestions? All of my drives are checked out by Stablebit Scanner, no bad sectors, no problems. Server was running for about 8 days with no lockups before yesterday.