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  1. OK, that picture makes sense. I don;t knot about this but there is something with Plex that DP does not support ("hardlinks"?), but I don't know if that could cause this. If it has had very little progress for 8 hours then, personally, I would simply reboot orderly and see how that goes. Any reason to choose folder duplication over pool file duplication? What kind of box are the disks in and how are they connected?
  2. I don't understand this at all, I wonder what this will look like after checking. You really need Drashna for this I think. As I read the picture, you have *no* duplication on anything other than in METADATA and apparently that takes up 78TB. That can't be right.
  3. No. "x2" makes two duplicates, as in two copies of each file. Not two "additional" copies of an original. Not three in total.. It would help perhaps if you attached a screenprint of the GUI.
  4. So if you look at the GUI, to the left of the graph depicting the Pool, do you see in green "x2" or something different, like "x2+"? If it is "x2", then on on the right of the bar depicting the Pool Organization, isn't there a thingy where you can select to remeasure and/or rebalance? That would, I think, get duplication in order again. (BTW, not to nitpick, but 1x duplication is no duplication. It is confusing but most use x2 for a set of two duplicates..)
  5. I have no clue but sorta indicates to me that you need to pass the drives and create the Pool in the VM.
  6. Size of individual drives don't matter that much, as long as lower - level pools are about the same size. Spider99's suggestion may work well as well in combinatie with a solution that provides BMR for the OS.
  7. I do not use OFP or FPR but I wonder whether you could set Automatic Balancing to every day at, say, 23:00, and uncheck the "File placement rules respect...plug-ins.". Otherwise, if you do not duplicate between cloud and local, you could perhaps consider using the two seperate Pools and run a batch every night to move from local to cloud? I don't think DP was made with a view to exhibit behaviour based on the time of day...
  8. No, duplication is instantaneous. Which is good.
  9. 1. Install DrivePool (DP) 2. In the DP GUI, add the three 10TB HDDs to a new Pool (I would use the letter P for that one) It is important to realise that existing data on the HDDs will NOT be affected but they will also NOT be part of the Pool. If you want to move those files to the Pool, you could do this: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4142489 3. Now set duplication to x2 4. Let DP do its magic. Be aware though that DP does not use parity. It is a file based solution that simply ensures that you have a number of duplicates where each duplicate is stored on a diffe
  10. @riahc3: How much data are we talking about and what kind of backup solution(s) do you (want) to use? As an example, I can not imagine image restore or BMR to work. Personally, I use Windows Server Backup (which uses VSS) to backup individual drives (and yes, I have x2 duplication but manage to backup the files only once by using hierarchical Pools).
  11. Now I am rather ignorant on these kind of things but... how do other disk driver creators deal with this? Or is MS the only one?
  12. I understand the concern. I use DP with x2 duplication and Windows Server Backup and that indeed relies on VSS. So what I have done is I created two Pool (Q:\ and R:\) with x1 (so no) duplication and then created another Pool P:\ that consists of Pools Q:\ and R:\ and Pool P:\ does have x2 duplication. This way I have the best of both worlds I guess, I got x2 duplication and x1 backup. It would work similarly with x3 duplication, i.e., create three Pools without and then add them to a Pool with x3 duplication etc. It is not without its compromises, you would want, for instance, each
  13. By making calls to the VSS service through the API.
  14. I am thinking it is a permissions issue. You might try http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 on that drive.
  15. I am thinking it may be a permissions issue. You could try http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q5510455 But if DP is complaining about missing disks then you may need to remove them in the GUI.
  16. It is possible but I would advise to copy it to the intended target disk but outside of the PoolPart.* folder. Then, if/once succesfull, delete from Pool and then simply move on target disk from location to intended location within PoolPart.* folder.
  17. I strongly suspect that when Scanner found issues with the drive, it told DP to evacuatie it., thus filling the other drives. You're welcome.
  18. Awesome! Yes, install that drive, add it to the Pool, click on remove for the faulty drive and let DP do its magic. It may take quite some time but, especially as I think you do not have duplication, you want to get the Pool healthy ASAP. The faulty drive can be tested, there are various ways and tools to do so. If you can RMA, then that is the way to go, if not you can try that. In and by itselfm a few damaged sectors is no issue (I have them one one HDD due to a power failure). However, if you can get the number of damaged sectors to increase then I would not use it at all other than to
  19. How about moving it through the Pool itself? It will save two copies immediately without having to do a check (I would think). I am assuming you currently move through the underlying drives. Or is it that you do the moves within the same drive (which is very fast)?
  20. Oh, and if you run scanner, then possibly it is also a high priority balancer in DP (Open DP -> Manage Pool -> Balancing -> Balancers - StableBit Scanner -> What are the settings of File evacuation? It may be the other HDDs are running full because DP is trying to evacuate the drive. Any chance you have older smaller HDDs lying around and spare connectors?
  21. In Scanner, right-click the row with the column names and select it to show the drive letter. I am assuming you know which drive letter is which actual HDD. If not, well, it becomes a bit messy with, for instance, power down - disconnect all but one, power up. DP will complain about missing disks but leave that for now. Is the disk that is online faulty? You got it. No? Then shut down, add one other disk, power up, rinse and repeat. It is a nuisance but I know of no better way. While you are at it, consider actually labeling them
  22. Saw your PM. I am not official support, I just help out now and then. In your case, if I understand correctly, the only thing that is currently giving issues is that one HDD, right? I would get a new HDD, probably a bigger one. Connect, put in Pool, then remove the faulty HDD. You could still use it but I would perform a burst-test or somesuch and if the number of faulty sectors increases then I would say it is a goner.
  23. Sure. That is one of the reasons I have my data drives connect to a SAS-HBA card, just two cables, in my case, to disconnect from the SAS card ;). But yeah, I can see how it would be nice to be able to complete the full installation prior to DP starting to do its magic. I guess once DP starts to run, it will first remeasure and you can stop that through the GUI but it would have to be attended, you'd have to be quick about it and be aware of this.
  24. One thing, if you use balancers that are not available by default but rather as a plug-in, then there may be an issue and I think you would need to install the plug-in first before reconnecting the Pool-HDDs (see https://community.covecube.com/index.php?/topic/4261-reinstall-wtf/#comment-28626.
  25. Yes, you did state that. I just had not taken into account that that plug-in might not be available at some point. However, it seems to me that if you physically disconnect the Pool prior to re-install, then do the re-install, install DP AND install the plug-in and _then_ attach the Pool, it should work fine. Can't be sure but that is what I would think.
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