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Randym8888

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  1. My Seagate ST3000DM001 is 1 year and 47 days old and has a load cycle count of 356,600. I.e. about 1 per minute after accounting for a little down time over the year. However it is one of three 3TB pool drives and the other 2 non-Seagates have far lower counts. I've tried a number of things for months to try and stop the disk from parking its heads so much. No software solution (e.g. hdparm) has worked even when staying logged in permanently to ensure it keeps running. This seems to be a common complaint yet there still is no new firmware. The above change appears to have stopped the park
  2. Drivepool v2 on whs 2011: I poked around Google and here but didn't find anything. I can't see my Drivepool drive when accessing my server via WHS' Remote Web Access. The DP drive is shared to Everyone and shows up fine to all machines on the local network. The other two shared (non-DP) drives show up and are accessible on the Remote Web Access screen. I'm sure I'm just missing something simple. Thanks!
  3. Actually I have nothing on D:, the client backups are pooled on F, G and Z. It was the inclusion of a separate E: drive in the server backup that made the OS disk size requirement jump to 2 TB. I.e., C: + D: on disk 0 is very small, about 100 GB total, mostly empty space. WHS Restore should be smart enough to leave out E: in its disk size requirement because you don't have to restore the E: drive when restoring the OS disk. Anyway, I'm only using "server backup" to provide a restore of the OS unless MS fixes this size calculation problem in the future. A nice simple fix would be for WHS t
  4. I guess as dbailey said there is a 2 TB server backup size limit, with some 'qualifications'. (I think that's on the "writing" side, not the "reading" side.) But here is my 2 cents on why I think it's moot, from experience: If you have to replace the WHS system disk, you have to replace it with a disk at least as large as the existing one. But what this seemed to mean in reality is that you need a replacement disk as large as the total image size generated based on your server backup selections. So, if you include more than just the "System" and "OS" in the server backup setup, your n
  5. I cannot upload the log. I get an error "you aren't permitted to upload this kind of file." And the scanner service memory dump is 258 meg. I will go ahead and send both via the crash dump submission page. Question about the log: After the first error, why does the time go from 07:02:40Z to 17:20:49Z ? The server was about 13:02 at the time. Or is this number just a counter of some sort? Also, I just noticed that the size limit on uploads in the forum is cumulative, so I have only 25K left for uploads. I found "Manage Attachments" under my account settings and see that the limit
  6. Balancing was set to immediate. Since the OP, I tried various things and a couple of restarts, but duplication usage of the drive has continued. The G: drive (the last disk) is flagged to not hold "any" files, per picture 1. The last thing I did a few days ago was changed to 3X duplication to see if I'd get a notice that there weren't enough disks for 3X (because the 3rd disk was set to not hold files), but I didn't receive a notice. After a duplication and balance you can see from the 2nd pic that 3X across all 3 disks is occurring. You can also see that the blue and red triangles are loca
  7. I set balancing options to exclude my 3rd pool disk "G:" from duplicated files. But duplicated files are still placed on G:. See attached. I have rebalanced and re-measured but there was no change. I would like to keep this disk from storing duplicated files. I am using release 2.0.0.420. Thanks! Duplic exclusion not working.pdf
  8. I apologize I didn't take the time to do the dumps you requested (see original post). I went to beta 447 but got no change in behavior. Then I started a balancing which did populate some info in the mouseover windows, which I imagine is a helpful clue to the problem. But the balancing never progressed and the graph stayed gray and so I went back to 2.0.0.420. The mouseover popup images now all contain info, and the graph is restoring itself to blue from gray.
  9. I had two new identical model seagate 3gb sata drives in the pool, and each one dropped out of the pool at one time or another over several days. A reboot brought them back for a while, then 1 would drop again. It happened at least once to one physical drive, and 3 times to the other. They are on separate ATA channels in case that matters, and there are no SMART issues. (Unfortunately I didn't confirm for each dropout that the drive was lost to Windows or just to DrivePool.) By leaving one removed from DP the last few days, all has been stable. The other drive is still there, seen by WH
  10. Excellent product, I have had it on WHS 2011 for the past week. See the attached pdf. The first pic shows the mouseover info for drive 2 in my pool. The second pic shows the mouseover for drive 3, which shows no info. (No info shows for drive 1 either.) Maybe I'm missing something, or it's a bug. Thanks!
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