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Everything posted by Umfriend

  1. BTW, I am not even sure DP supports a NAS as part of a Pool. USB enclosures will work (but I still think USB enclosures are not advised by Stablebit).
  2. Pools behave as if they are regular NTFS formatted volumes. However, any software that uses VSS (which many backup solutions do) is not supported. I don't know Crashplan so couldn't say. Having said that, you could backup the underlying drives. If you use duplication, then Hierachical Pools can ensure that you only backup one instance of the duplicates.
  3. OK, sounds seriously borked to me. I would try to run Windows Update, then reboot, then try installing DP again. But also I would submit a ticket here: https://stablebit.com/Contact You do get support through the forums but it can take a while sometimes. This should be faster I think. Good luck.
  4. Have you tried rebooting and then installing DP?
  5. OK, the Select Items indeed looks fine. I have no experience whatsoever with backing up to a shared network folder. What does that point to specifically? Would you consider trying to backup to a dedicated HDD (first and recommended option)? As an aside, I would never backup to a destination that can only hold one backup....
  6. I was hoping for the screen you get when you press Next twice. Now I am also interested in the Specify Destination Type screen. Not sure if I can help but those are the ones I would look at.
  7. Do you configure Server Backups through wbadmin.exe? (I run WSE2016 so I am a bit unsure how it works with WS2019). Could you post a screenshot of the 'Select Items for Backup" screen?
  8. I think you mean errors in the Event Viewer? Anyway, I can confirm that running WSE2016, Server Backup runs just fine with me. I also include some of the underlying Pool drives (not the Pool itself, that won;t work and should give errors such as above). I don't know, Christopher might know. What I would look at, again, is the Server Backup setup and really ensure it is not trying to backup the Pool. Can you find out what Disk 8 and HarddiskVolume22 is?
  9. No worries. You do want to edit the list (don't do a new post, edit the existing one). Prior to step 2, one should stop the DrivePool service. After step 2, restart the service (or reboot). This is not trivial because while you are moving files into a Pool, DP may start to rebalance.
  10. So AFAIK, everything DP reports wrt space is in terms of actual disk space. Assume a Pool of 2 x 10TB drives, x2 duplication except for one folder named UDF (UnDuplicated Files). - Pool is empty and shows 20TB free - Save a 1TB file to the Pool. The Pool will show 2TB Duplicated and 18TB free. - Save 2 100GB files to UDF (two files because one would complicate a bit and cause Unusable for duplication, now one is on one drive, the other on the other). Pool will show 2TB duplication, 0.2TB unduplicated and 17.8TB free. A duplicated file is indeed seen as a single file _assuming_ you access the file through the Pool / DP. However, a x2 duplicated file is stored on two HDDs. Each has a hidden PoolPart.* folder within which the file resides. If you access the HDDs directly, you can see two files. In the above example, if you pulled one HDD (so it is still working) and put it into another PC, then yes, on that PC you can simply navigate to the PoolPart.* folder and find all your, duplicated, files (unduplicated is a matter of chance of course). DP stores everything in plain NTFS so that is nice from a recovery point of view. Now assume one of the 10TB drives crashes, hard. DP will put the Pool in read-only mode. You will add a new 10TB HDD to the Pool and remove (through the GUI) the faulty one. At that time, DP will check for duplication and find none are duplicated even though most should be. DP will then re-duplicate. Non-duplicated files stored on the faulty HDD are lost (barring recovery and/or actual backups). I guess that's basically it.
  11. What you can do is tell Scanner to ignore this error (and just this one, not possible new ones). What I would do is have it scan the drive again. If it comes back with a bad sector, see if you can RMA it.
  12. Use remove. You can move through Explorer but if you do that you need to stop the drivepool service first. Moreover, once you start DP service, it may try to rebalance files back to other drives so you need to turn of balancing to prevent that from happening. Also, if you have duplication then you want to disable that first. Yes, it will all take some time but it has, AFAIK, never failed. Quick and dirty though... not that failsafe sometimes. And even cutting/pasting will take quite some time.
  13. I can't imagine DP having issues with drive-managed SMR HDDs.
  14. Umfriend

    Hiding Drives

    In that case, remove the drive letters but map the drives to folders within the Pool. I don;t know exactly how that works but it can be done and has been discussed here in the fora.
  15. Umfriend

    Hiding Drives

    Couldn't you just remove the drive letters? DP does not need them.
  16. Somewhere on the map, left side, you can find an option "Mark all sectors unscanned" or something. That will kick off a new one typically. Start check does not do anything, I think, if according to the settings no drive needs to be scanned. You want Automatic Scanning Enabled (press that button until it says that). AFAIK, the scan time is set at the start of it scanning, not the end of it.
  17. Have you looked at the disk sector map?
  18. Umfriend

    Building an Epyc server

    Just a heads-up: Are you aware of the differences between WSE2019 and WSE2016? WSE2019 basically misses everything that made it sort of a SOHO-OS. If by "have an unlimited number of users back up to my server?" you mean the client backup function of WSE you're SOL. It is gone. AFAIK, Clouddrive (and I don't use it and know nothing about it) is a single user app. It does not allow multiple users to access/write the data. Check that first.
  19. t may be you actually want to press that button. It may then say "Automatic Scanning Enabled". Then you are good to go. It should scan again according to: Settings -> Scanner settings .-> Scanner. DP and Scanner are still actively supported and they are developing other stuff. It's just that they don;t come round these forums much as I see it. For actual support one can contact them through https://stablebit.com/Contact.
  20. I would suggest, again, a reboot. I am pretty sure you can kill the Scanner GUI through task manager. Scanning is a background process run by a service and should continue (check with ResMon). Then restatrt the Gui. My guess is it will be responsive.
  21. Know nothing about VMs bit could you simply reboot WHS? Scanner will be closed and resume where it left after boot ( it may say 0% but thatiis because Scanner expresses as part to be done when restarted. You can look at the disks' map to see this).
  22. Got some screenprints of your setup? Does it say "Automatic Scanning Enabled" right to the right of Start check and Stop check?
  23. AFAIK, trial products are fully functional during the 30-day trial. But I do remember having this issue years ago even as a licensed user. Turned out that if I just pressed the Automatic Scanning Disabled button (yes, it was a button), it turned out right.
  24. In that case, I would consider buying single HDD and as large as you can afford. I assume you have duplication. Not sure how you would backup that much data..
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