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Umfriend

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  1. My storage needs don't really grow so I am just sticking with what I have, anything between 1.7 and 5.5 yo (6 drives). I bought them spread out over time. Mostly Toshiba and HGST as I had a few issues with Seagate and WD years ago. Only 2 HDDs of same type and purchase date so those are in seperate Pools. As long as they don;t fail, I'll run them until they do.
  2. You can have two PoolPart.* folders on one drive at one folder level (e.g. root) but that is a symptom of something gone a bit wrong. Long story. Only one of them would be the real currently active PoolPart.* folder. A PoolPart.* folder can in fact contain yet another PoolPart.* folder in the case where you use Hierarchical Pools. But mostly, no, normally a drive has one PoolPart.* folder in the root. You're most welcome.
  3. It's a bit of a long shot but perhaps on the E and F drives, the PoolPart.* folder is not hidden and on the D and G drives it is? You can set Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders.
  4. I am just guessing but as this appears to relate to one file, perhaps use the "Automatically resolve [...]" option in the first screen? Alternatively, seek out the individual copies and delete them manually, then recheck and/or rebalance?
  5. Just note that with a 3x10TB + 3x8TB setup, hieracrichal Pools will suffer a deadweight loss. Why? Because you can not create two non-duplicated Pools of the same size. So when you then create a Hierarchical Pool for duplication, it will see one 28TB and one 26TB drive and 2TB will be unusable. You don't happen to have a 2TB HDD lying around somewhere, do you? Edit: Of, should you have, say, a 6TB HDD, you could do 3x10 and 3x8+1x6TB.
  6. I would just consider to split the 2x2 Pools so that each Pool has one drive on each adapter and perhaps split the 1x5 Pool into two and use Hierarchical Pools for duplication and have each underlying Pools' drives on seperate adapters. Why? Should one adapter fail then you can still access all files without having to connect all HDDs to the other adapter. Sure, you will do so anyway but at least you can now read before you do that.
  7. So gtaus did a good elaborate job but there is one thing that is not entirely correct: If you use the SSD Optimzer plugin, where you assign an SSD as a cache / first landing zone, then that will only work for files that are not to be duplicated. If you write a file to a folder that has x2 duplication, DP will write one copy to a HDD right away. If you have little duplicated data then it won't matter much though. If you do have duplication and insist that one SSD suffices then there is a way to trick this using Hierarchical Pools. Two copies would be written to the SSD initially. I conside
  8. Umfriend

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    This is why last time I bought two 8TB drives but different brands Still, that risk is small and what you could do is add one, balance, add another, balance etc.
  9. Good idea but no. And LR might be the app you need a log for. But I am speculating really.
  10. Or an issue with the combination of the two. You might raise a ticket. I have no clue how one would investigate this, probably would need to recreate the issue first.
  11. I find this amazing but it is what it is. I have no other suggestions, sry. It may still be a LR issue that arises when DP is running but this is all way over my head. You could raise a ticket with stablebit.
  12. That last suggestion of Spider99 is what I was trying to accomplish. Instead of having Lightroom scan Z:\, try a scan on M:\ (no need to hide/unhide files). If that also results in Lightroom scanning C:\ and D:\ then it is not DP related (which I can not imagine anyway) because direct access to M:\ does not go through DP software. But, as Spider said, a real seperate USB drive would work better to show that the issue can be recreated and is not caused by DP at all.
  13. I wonder. If you were to assign a drive letter to one of those 8 drives, say T:\ and then let Lightroom scan T:\, would it then also scan C:\ and D:\? If so, then it really can't be DP related IMHO. It would be even better if you can recreate the issue with a whole other disk, perhaps some USB HDD lying around.
  14. I think a 2nd Pool for non-critical data using old hardware is an excellent idea.
  15. I have never tried to use File Placement Rules but as I understand it, if you tell DP to place \movies on that 6TB HDD then it will and also spill over to other drives when the 6TB HDD is full. DP will not, I think, through a no space error. Not sure how to ensure that non other data arrives on that drive, that might need a lot of FPRs, but may be easy. Having said that, I would not add a drive I am suspicious about if, unlike me, you do not use duplication. Do you have Scanner? Maybe run the Seagate tool again.
  16. On migration, you already answered yourself correctly in another thread. On the F12 thing, I wonder whether it isn't BIOS related. Others have had this issue but I've not found it attributed to a corrupt OS install. You could also try to repair the W7 Install if you really think it is broken.
  17. DP certainly has no issues with long (> 255 char) filenames. Not sure what Unicode is actually but I have never seen that mentioned as an issue for DP. Note that although Stablebit support does visit this forum, a better way to get support is to open a ticket (https://stablebit.com/Contact).
  18. I think this is confusing. Yes, when you remeasure, DP shows all data as Other at first until it is clear what is Pooled data (on within that, what is duplicated and unduplicated). By default however, Other relates to data on the drives comprising the Pool that resides outside of the hidden PoolPart.* folders. This is data that does occupy space on the Pooled drives but is not actually in the Pool itself. I am not convinced OP's issue has anything to do with Other. @OP: Have you tried to read the manual? It points to some logfiles that you can try to have a look at. It is unfortunate that
  19. I would first run a CHKDSK and, if you have Scanner, let it scan the drive as well. I would also have a quick look at EventViewer for any ATAPI/DISK/IDE errors. Finally, I would consider trying to remove the named file manually. Oh, and a reboot.
  20. I don't know Plex but normally any application that accesses files through the Pool is neither redundancy nor phyiscal location aware. It is not Plex that needs to know what drive has the data, DrivePool does that for you. I think that if you have duplication then, yeah, it may read from multiple drives. Mind you, I have never really experienced a performance gain because of this but some say they have. I guess that when a drive gets removed/offloaded that that may impact performance somewhat but AFAIK, it is a lower priority task and should hardly interfere with regular I/O, especia
  21. Not that I am aware of. Can you explain a bit more? What is the setup - 1 PC local only or are we talking a server and shares? Get any error message? Can you give an example of a file that you can access one way (what is the full path and filename) but not the other (which full path and filename are you trying)? Any messages on the DP dashboard/GUI? What does the Pool look like (screenshot)?
  22. Umfriend

    Missing Disk

    Well, you currently have a Pool, say P:\. Just go into the Poolpart.* folder on the F:\ drive and copy the contents to P:\
  23. Umfriend

    Missing Disk

    I am not entirely sure but I would consider: 1. Remove F:\ and select the force or somesuch option 2. While you're at it, remove the SSD 3. Locate the relevant data on F:\ (in the PoolPart.* folder) and copy (my preference) or move that into the Pool. The data should spread over Disk 1, D, E and H 4. Remove Pool L, any drives in there. If not possible, see of Pool L comes up after reboot. 5. Format F:\ 6. Add F:\ to the Pool 7. Pool L should be gone but if it is still there then you should be able to clean it up 8. DP will reallocate files to F:\ once it re-balances That's
  24. And does the new 8TB HDD get used after balancing?
  25. My guess is that that found.000 file is very large? In any case, other than CHKDSK as a first step, I am not sure what to do.
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