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  1. I'm not sure how to address this issue. I'm at a loss right now considering how much data is at stake.  Understandable if I lose a drive due to some failure if no duplication but if I do have duplication I do not expect such a data loss to occur.

    But hopefully this is something I can mostly recover from but I just don't know how to proceed.  For now I've shut off my server.

    The only thing I did tonight was update to the latest cumulative update for Server 2016 but since I can access some other smaller folders that are on drive pool I don't believe its due to the update. Or maybe it is.  I don't know.

    I see no drive failures.  I see no errors beyond the one I've mentioned.

    How do I proceed? 



  2. I'm not sure yet if I lost any data but if I didn't I'd like to still try to move to Server 2016 Essentials.  What isn't clear is what the best practice is to switch OS


    1)   Do I disconnect the drives when I do a clean install of Server 2016?
    2)   After the OS is installed, do I just immediately install drive pool and it expect it to pick up the drives?
    3)  Is there anything I should be (or not) doing after the initial installation of Drive Pool?  Like should the pool be left alone as it is discovering the files?
  3. I'm having serious issues with my pool since trying to move to Server 2016.  I should have not bothered as I had working server but I guess hate myself.  The worse that could happen though has occurred.  Drive Pool does not work properly anymore.  I'm now back on 2012 after an image restore but nothing has been fixed.   There are some serious issues going on at the moment...


    1)  It looks like paths are not correct anymore across the drives.  


          a )  If I check the folder size at a parent folder, it will be reported incorrectly.  If I go into the folder its fine

          b )  Network shares are not displaying correctly.  For example, a videos share should show 5 folders but it's only showing 1 folder.  This folder itself should have many folders within but that also has one folder



    2)  I cannot move files from the pool


    3)  It's not clear to me what Drive Pool needs to do after an install - does it need to go through a process of rebuilding?  It seems to be calculating at the moment but taking a long time.   I don't care if it takes a day and it works but it's not clear to me what I should expect.  If the expectation is that I can't do anything with the folders (that seems to be the case), that probably should be a warning in the app.  Even better would be some sort of indication that it's actually going through some process - % count down etc.


    I don't know what to do 


    UPDATE - I think it might be ok.  This was likely due to just not understanding what actually happens when switching / upgrading the OS.  The drives might have been just busy but would be great if someone can comment

  4. I see the same version that I installed at the beginning of the year still being the final version available.  I'm building a new server and hesitant to build again with Drive Pool if development is stagnating.


    Also, the RC - safe to use?  And what is the release date?

  5. Thank you!  I've set up the mounts but I'm unclear on this with removing the drive letters...


    "Note that changing a drive letter of a drive with existing shared folders on it will break the link to those folders and they will no longer be shared."


    I'd like to remove the drive letters for the drives in the pool but concerned of breaking something.  I would think it's ok since Drive Pool now shows the mount names instead?

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