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  1. So will you retain the 6TB in the Pool or keep them separately? I don't think DP supports that by default. Assuming you have no duplication and want to take them out (they would not record any changes/updates then though), what I can imagine you could do though is: 1. Stop the DP service. 2. On each of the 6TB drives, MOVE the data out of the hidden poolpart.* folder to a place outside of it (e.g. contents of D:\Poolpart.*\ to D:\OldPool\). So you access the drives themselves, not *through* the Pool. 3. Start DP service. Note that DP will show an empty Pool now although the free space
  2. So DrivePool with duplication provides some protection to drives going bad. If you have x2 duplication, then any 1 HDD may fail at a given time. DP will typically recover from this (especially if you have Scanner as well) assuming there is enough space available on the other HDDs. However, DrivePool does this by storing two full duplicates/instances of a file. So if you have 30TB of data, you would need 60TB of storage space. No experience with DAS or Storage Spaces. However, I know that Christopher (I think still) advises against USB connected HDDs as part of a Pool and I wonder whether
  3. I use SATA disks and I did try a (the?) registry hack but so far without success.
  4. I got a 1015 in IT mode. If you find out how to get disks to spin down, let me know please. I did at some stage edit the registry but that did not do anything for me.
  5. Umfriend

    SSD caching Question

    I can't imagine a HDD not being fast enough to stream some media. I thi k that is what you need to look at. And no, DP does not use SSD as read cache (and I don't see how that would help TBH).
  6. I don't know. My experience with Thunderbolt is underwhelming, especially w.r.t. stability of USB and network (in this case a laptop connected to a Thunderbolt docking station) but that may be just me. TBH, it just does not seem like such a good idea to me. Installing WSE2016 on consumer hardware may pose issues (although I got it running easily on such hardware) and it seems relatively expensive to me as you would have the enclosure close to the NUC anyway. I realise it is an attractive form factor but only if it can stand alone. I would reconsider. There are many options for cases so it
  7. Just be aware that USB connections fail sometimes. I believe USB enclosures are not recommended and I think you'll find cases here where the use of these caused serious issues for some. AFAIK, eSATA would be preferable.
  8. You could wipe but I'd advise to wait. There may be ppl here who have suggestion on how to recover. Sry but I do not..
  9. The downside is, I think, that DP by default fills (archive) drives that have most space free first. In your case, as the SSD is 1TB, DP would write to the spinners with 2TB free first. You can adjust this with some balancers and if you know which files you want to be prioritised to be stored on the (archive) SSD then you could use File Placement Rules.
  10. I don't use the SSD Optimizer, I am not sure. I think you can't do this through a setting. What might work though is if you repartition the SSDs, use one partition for storage and the other for cache. There are some caveats to this as well though
  11. Yeah, I fear with writing at least 900GB to a 2TB HDD, much of the old information will have been overwritten. Very hard to recover from such a thing. If I may I would like to offer a bit of advice on drivepool and on backups with WHS2011 (or WSE2016 for that matter), although budget constraints may limit their value. 1. If you have DrivePool, you really want Scanner as well. 2. Any data that is worth while to back up, have it duplicated. Duplication is no backup but at least in many cases it will benefit uptime and limit recovery-work. 3. If you have a Pool, ensure that you fre
  12. Two things: 1. I think / speculate that the PoolpPart.2ad* folder is a remnant of the Pool J:\ you had. If there is data in there that should simply be in Pool I:\ then I would consider moving them. 2. Is it correct that not all folders in the Pool are duplicated? To be sure, "x1" means there is no duplication and only one instance of a file exists.
  13. Also, AFAIK, external USB enclosures are not recommended precisely because USB connections may drop. Never heard of Get Data Back Pro but if it can show the files, can't it do whatever it takes to make it regularly readable again?
  14. I think you mean a 10TB drive, no? In any case, that Pool should have no data. Does it show any sign of progress?
  15. I agree with insleys and I tested this on WSE2016.
  16. What you should do is removing the drives from J. One by one is my advice. When you removed the last J should stop to exist.
  17. So J says 27.7TB because it had 9.5TB in HDDs and Pool I which is 18.2TB. That makes sense actually. It is just the way Hierarchical Pools (i.e. Pools becoming part of yet another Pool) work. What worrries me though is thay you have duplicated data in J. That says, to me, that something is actually writing to (virtual) drive J:\. You can still remove drive I:\ from Pool J. I would do that right now. But then you do need to check whether there are applications that are writing to J:\ while they should, probably, be writing to I:\ There is no real need to fear deleting anything. As lon
  18. Yeah, WS2019 missing the Essentials role sucks. I'm running WSE2016 and I have no way forward so this will be what I am running until the end of days probably.... But wow, nice setup! With the HBA card, can you get the HDDs to spin down? I tried with my Dell H310 (some 9210 variant IIRC) but no luck.
  19. Yes they do. To be sure, new screenprints (including the Pool Organsation bar) would be helpful to check and if you have any specific nightmare scenarios (as in: But if I do this, won;t DP do that?), feel free to ask them first.
  20. I assume I:\ is the actual Pool you want. Note that in Pool J:, there appears to be no data (unusable and Other only). So I would: 1. In Pool J:, remove Pool I. This will not delete anything from Pool I itself, it will only move what is located on Pool I through Pool J to D:\ 2. Move anything left, which should be nothing, from Pool J:\ to Pool I:\. Then Pool J:\ should be really really empty 3. Remove D:\ from Pool J: Now, Pool J no longer exists and you can add drives to Pool I: as you want. However, Pool I is missing a disk. I would resolve this first because it messes up me
  21. I may well be wrong but AFAIK, there is no way to have DP not write a number of duplicates consistent with the duplication settings right away. I speculate that the FileDuplication_AlwaysRunImmediate setting related to cases where the duplication settings where changed or where something went "wrong" as in a missing drive being removed etc.
  22. So the 2 SSD requirement comes into play only if you have x2 duplication. Assuming you do then I can not be sure (don;t use SSD plugins) but I am pretty sure that through your use of hierarchical Pools, the main Pool will see the SDD-sub-pool as one and thus not sufficient for x2 duplication... That DP or the plug in requires drive letters for it to work is, AFAIK, out of spec and you could post a ticket for that I would say.
  23. Now for me it is of no concern but I have the default setting so it should be synchronized and I can tell you it is not, i.e., the date modified for a folder as presented in Windows Explorer is _not_ by definition the most recent date/timestamp at which a file within such a folder on any individual HDD has been written. As I indicated, it seems to present the first date/timestamp that it finds. I think that is what OP is looking for and I submit that DP currently ( does not work that way.
  24. Just wondering, the 4TB HDDs, these are separate, right? I mean, they are not part of a Pool yet? And you want both 10TB HDDs to contain all the Photos and Videos, right? Would you mind if I came up with a scenario where you would achieve this although the 10TB HDDs would be partitioned into 2 5TB partitions?
  25. Sorry, no clue. From what I have read, it is not that easy to configure this easily.
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