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  1. I'm going to go ahead and to the uninstall - new installs later today likely. I'll use the 2 unique activation codes...and see what happens. I'm thinking somehow they got bundled together when I added Scanner - but guessing the code is NOT the same for both. Thanks for the feedback on what/how to do the uninstall.
  2. Any feedback on my last questions re: license number?
  3. ok, found the "manage license" areas in the WHS 2011 Dashboard - but both are the exact same license code? Does that make sense? I see the Deactivate buttons in each - but it notes "it must be deactivated before using on a new PC - but I'm planning to install the latest (including the 1.x to 2.x upgrade for DP) on the same WHS 2011 PC - so I read somewhere that the new installations should "see" the existing licenses? Or maybe I misread. If I have to re-enter, doesn't look like there's a way to copy/save to a text file...not a huge deal - but more concerned as the license code is the same f
  4. I also have the DrivePool Plug-in: Disk Space Equalizer (version 1.04) - assuming I should uninstall that also? Should that be uninstalled first or does it matter? And just realized it looks like I can unistall both DrivePool, the space equalizer & Scanner - all from within the WHS 2011 Dashboard (remove the add-ins) OR from the standard Windows programs/features - does it matter where I do the uninstall? And I'm searching for this so might find it before you respond - but where/how to do I locate my license numbers? Since I'm uninstalling the old ones, sounds like I'll need to re
  5. Ok. So no issues uninstalling the existing for each, then installing the new versions sounds like? So do both the new versions have "stand alone" programs to run for managing/viewing vs. the current integrated Dashboard tabs? Anything else I need to know before doing these "upgrades"? Thanks much.
  6. My scanner is 2.5.3062 and in the Addons tab of WHS 2011 it notes "Update Available". So do I just download and install the latest? Also - in the Addons tab - it notes DrivePool has an update. I'm still on 1.2.7226 and have been operating on the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theme. Should I be updating it? If so, should I be sticking with version 1? Would like to read up/understand what the pros/cons are of updating to version 2 - and is that even possible licensing wise? Much thanks
  7. Update: The scan finished late Monday (Scanner activity gone from Resource monitor).. Dashboard still locked up - so killed it and restarted it. Scanner tab shows all scanned, all good. But then BSOD shortly after. Fluke? After I rebooted the server - hasn't been any issues since. So I'll watch to see if/when it scans again "automatically". I'll have to checkout the settings to see when it should scan again though...don't recall. Hopefully this isn't a recurring thing?
  8. I was replying from my iphone - but couldn't log into my account - so had to create a new one. Replied several hours ago - but just found out that since I didn't validate the other email address, it didn't post my reply - until now #$%#@ Update: The Resource monitor now shows the 2 Scanner.service.exe items actively scanning 2 different disks than yesterday - but the Dashboard is still stuck where it's been since Friday night. Note: I'm logging into the desktop on the server directly - and all else is working fine - IE: WHS is not locked up. I was able to watch a few movies last n
  9. Same thing mine is doing. To clarify - you mean the DASHBOARD GUI is frozen right? Mine finally finished the 2 x 4TB drives it was scanning. The Resource monitor now shows the 2 Scanner.service.exe items actively scanning 2 different disks - but the Dashboard is still stuck where it's been since Friday night. Note: I'm logging into the desktop on the server directly - and all else is working fine - IE: WHS is not locked up. I was able to watch a few movies last night w/o any issues as well - so I'm going to let it run. I'm wondering if I kill the Dashboard in task manager - and start
  10. I guess I've been busy... I am using the "free" time I have during the Covid-19 stay-at-home isolation to do some cleanup and replace (upgrade) some drives on my WHS 2011 server. So in checking the scanner tab in the dashboard all disks are reported as having no issues. But when I click on individual drives, the messages below say: - surface was checked/defect free as of 1/17/2017 for most disks - but some date back to November or December of 2016 - all of the known file systems checked/healthy - on disk SMART not predicting any failures (well for the 4 drives in the serv
  11. So I added in the Drive Space Equalization balancer and now all drives have the same free space...so working nicely now. Odd thing though: I can't get to 100% for balancing...it was @ 99.9% and then after re-balancing as well as trying the "Check Duplication Consistency" - now I'm at 99.8% There are no warnings or other messages - just a hyperlink to re-balance. I read on some post that somebody reset the balances back to the default and that got him back to 100%, but not sure what that does? I don't want the drives to en up being re-balanced back the way they were (all free space on a
  12. I recently swapped out my external drive enclosure and added an RR 642L card to my HP N40L. Previously I had the external enclosure connected to the on-board eSATA port (with the hacked HP BIOS to allow port multiplier capability). I see that in SCANNER I don't get temperature, age or SMART info any longer. Not sure I follow the above discussion on the setting that was changed to allow Scanner to see all that info - where can I learn more about that - and are there any issues in making that setting change? I can see the 4 drives fine - just not the detailed info I saw on the on-board
  13. Thanks - I was actually only asking about adding the additional "balancer" you recommended - but I went ahead and setup full RDP access to my server via some manual port forwarding rules - so I can get in and do whatever I need now...very handy. Is there any real risk/concerns to upgrading to 2.0? Sounds like it's a pretty graceful transition...
  14. I downloaded that one locally, uploaded it to the server back home...now need to figure out how to install it remotely? Also - looks like I can update my older 1.x version of DP to the latest 1.x just by clicking the update the add-in link form the Add-Ins tab? Assuming I can do that at any time...or should I wait for the current balancing activity to complete? Assuming I should re-boot the server after updating?
  15. See above post for issue - the screenshot below is what is setup for the Balancers/order. Not sure what to modify to "gain back" the unusable space? Is that possible?
  16. Why the hurry? - Left on a biz trip this am...family anxiously awaiting the return of their media ;-) So I needed to ensure it was back up and running. When I left at 3am - it was duplicating and at about 8%, now (11:30am) it's at 94% but says "re-balance" - see screencap below. Not sure why the re-balance message? I don't see any errors or warnings/ Related question: and maybe this is a DP 1.x issue? DP isn't re-distributing files to the newest/large drive...it seems to be placing the files wherever the existing folders are...so while I have 3.66 TB free...I keep getting errors
  17. Refer to my prior reply....but I needed to move forward and so I resorted to the instructions in this post (noted in my initial posting above): http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4142489 I COPIED the NON-DUPED folders into the PoolPart/ServerFolders folder (so I have a backup) and MOVED the DUPED stuff into the same (so DP shouldn't have to do as much work re-duplicating). The tail end of the instructions the above link were a tad confusing - it refers to deleting the contents of the DrivePool Program Data folder and then rebooting the server in the linked item in #5 (for vers
  18. OK, figured that was the best approach... I'll google now - but I don't know how to prioritize DP? I'm on version 1 which is integrated into the WHS 2011 dashboard... If anyone had a quick response to that...great, otherwise will google. Thanks! UPDATE: Can't find anything on setting PRIORITY for DrivePool for version 1.x Can I change the PRIORITY of the DrivePoo PROCESS in Task Manager? IE: it's currently running at NORMAL - can I set it higher? (ABOVE NORMAL. HIGH or REALTIME) Hope somebody can advise...I have the Drive Removal running...thanks Few last q
  19. Hope this makes sense... 2 days ago StableBit Scanner and WHS 2011 reported that a drive was failing....and a brand new 6TB WD Red drive of all things! So I shutdown the server, physically removed the drive and backed up the data to another 6TB drive. I mostly backed up the Server Folders that I don't have duplication turned on for - as the duplicated server folders should be ok (dupe copies on the other drives) - correct? So I was all set to add the NEW 6TB drive into the pool and then follow the instructions in this posting: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4142489
  20. Sigh. That's why I need a good primer / instructions. I get lost in the sea of popup security windows. I just tested a few - one of the users defined isn't able to access certain shares marked as "no access" in WHS but IS able to access others with the exact same settings in WHS Even if I delete the use and re-add - and resetup the permssions - its as if Windows is remembering the orignal settings and applying them to the re-added user.
  21. So you mean set permissions in WHS 2011 Dashboard to allow full access - then MANUALLY adjust permissions for each share in Windows? Do you have a god primer on that - or point me towards something that explains the process? I'm fairly comfortable with most config aspects - but permissions and the multiple cascading menus that pop up are confusing. Guess I'll do an upgrade for DrivePool first though and see if that helps.
  22. Circling back... ok, regardless of whether it's a good idea to upgrade to version 2.x - looks like I'm WAY behind in version 1 releases by a fair ways. So assuming there's plenty of reasons to upgrade to the latest version 1 release? Q: I was having all sorts of permissions issues (still am but have found work arounds that are less than optimal) - IE: users that were not granted access to shares could still access those shares while other dshares they WERE granted access to were not accessible. I couldn't figure it out. Any chance somewhere in the releases since 1.2.4.7226 a fix was
  23. I'm on version 1 (1.2.4.7226 to be specific). What are the pros & cons of upgrading to version 2?
  24. I guess I need to do some reading? Where/how do I use the "Drive Usage Limiter"..I've seen that reference come up in a few replies and don't think I've ever seen any detailed settings/config stuff for DrivePool...maybe I haven't looked closely enough? Thanks for the feedback/clarifications.
  25. Does DrivePool lock down the ability to create new folders and copy files to the server when it is in the middle of removing a drive? I'm in the process of removing a drive (upgrading the size) and I wanted to copy some files over to the server and I'm getting those same error screens (need permission) - regardless of what PC on my network I try that on. ALL have the proper permissions to create folders/files in the sahred folders I'm trying to do this. I can't even add a new folder from the Administrator logon to Windows Home Server 2011. I've had my license for a number of years bu
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