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  1. Not sure how the transferspeed would be higher and if you were to copy files to the Pool then, by default, DP would write to the drive with most free space available...
  2. In principle, yes. Not sure how to guarantee that they will stay there due to rebalancing, unless you use file placement rules.
  3. No, you only need a license on Server and then allow PC and laptop to access a share that points to the virtual disk DP makes for you. On Android, no clue.
  4. You could use Hierarchical Pools. Say you have disks A, B internal and C is the external one. You can then: 1. Create a Pool Q consisting of A and B, no duplication 2. Create a Pool R consisting of C, no duplication (*) 3. Create a Pool P consisting of Pools Q and R, x2 duplication. However, I don't think there is a good way to deal with temporarily removing drives. AFAIK, if you then (physically) remove/disconnect drive C, DP will put Pool P in read-only mode. May be what you are looking for but I'm not sure that will always work out well. Moreover, is that a USB connected drive? AFAIK, using USB-connected drives is not considered best practice and IIRC, it has led to problems, including data loss, due to connections over USB sometimes dropping for a bit (which I think is still within spec for USB). (*) you could also create Pool P with Q and C, so without the intermediary step of Pool R but I think it makes it a bit harder to manage when removing/adding.replacing drives.
  5. I think https://stablebit.com/Contact
  6. Then perhaps you need to follow Terry's instructions on the other underlying drives first.
  7. Actually, I think you are right. Once DP has worked-out which files should go where (I think that happens when DP status bar says "building bucketlist"), it should at that point be easy to see if there is space enough. I would still want DP to go ahead, because it has to happen anyway, but perhaps send out a mail or somesuch indicating that more space is needed. Then again, it is coding for something that is, I think, rarely an issue. Once you need to replace a drive, insert on of at least equals size. That is, I think, by default what most would do anyway. I run DP one a WSE2016 server BTW.
  8. Yes. I think there is a stting in DP to try to recognise the Pools after Bitlocker has been started or somesuch.
  9. Actually, once a drive is lost, it would take quite some time to determine how much would be needed to re-establish the required duplication. DP would not have been aware or remember what was stored on the lost drive. The first step is called re-measuring (try it). And yes, as a result of that, DP might be able to give a recommendation on how much, if any, additional storage is needed. But practically, if you know the size of the lost drive, then all you need to know is: how much data was on it and how much do you have available now. Your math does not work out BTW. After the failed drive, you have 4TB of duplicated data (using 8TB) and 4TB of unduplicated data and you would need a 4TB drive.
  10. Umfriend

    DIsk duplication

    If you want to replace, the best way, IMHO, is to: 1. Add a new drive to the machine and Pool 2. Remove the faulty drive through the GUI of DP 3. Let DP do its magic (may take a while) 4. Remove the faulty drive from machine.
  11. Sorry, I am at loss here. Can you access the backup folders on the underlying drives?
  12. But imagine you are going to write a new file to the pool. How would DP know whether it will have to write two or three duplicates? That is not deterministic. Put otherweise, imagine you have two folders only, one is x2 and the other is x3 duplication and 3TB of (gross / real) space available. What should DP show? 1.0 or 1.5TB free?
  13. There is always this: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455
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