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talex

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  1. Thanks again - yes the one I want to use the SSD's for has 6 discs in a 2x pool - I only added 1 SSD for cache - guess I can remove it and then add it back in when I get another to add, then re-enable the cache plugin. I used to "hoard" but the wife is kind of sick of all the computer stuff lying around - We had 3 gaming teenagers who upgraded alot over the years - the last just finished college and got his own place so I have a ton of hardware I am still sorting through - much of which makes excellent "home server" hardware - probably have about 6 gaming motherboard with as many Phenom Qu
  2. Thanks Chris, WIth the iSCSi - I have a couple of Dell R710's - loaded with ram, each has mirrored SSD's for the OS (one has Hyper-V core, the other vmWare - I want to put the VHD's for the OS's of the VM via iSCSi so I think this will work then and the VHD's will certainly be much smaller than the pool they will reside in, this may or may not work I will have to see as I have all pools 2x duplicated - but who knows, the VM's are mainly SQL instances and I might just decide to slap in some old physical drives for each since I have a few lying around and there are 4 trays in each empty... a
  3. Hi all, I have been running drive pool several years with no issue's on a 2012 Essentials build so to start, thanks for a great product. I am in the process of upgrading this server to 2012 R2 Standard for several reasons battling with some short comings of essentials v1 unrelated to the file server - I have already gotten the new OS installed as well as drive pool and everything looks good but since I am going through this process I am also in the process of looking into other solutions such as unRaid or freenas or sticking with Windows / drivepool. I plan on running a couple physica
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    License transfer

    Having problems with license transfer. Had OS (Server 2012 Essentials) running on a WD Black 2.5" Laptop drive, decided to try an SSD for the OS, cloned drive to SSD, booted SSD, said I needed to transfer the license... put the WD back in booted, deactivated, took out the WD, put the SSD back in and then activated, the program says license transferred but does nothing. Scanner transferred ok but drive pool right now is useless in it's current state as it just sits at the screen with the transfer button.
  5. consider it a "feature" request... for me at least that would be the best way to do it. I suppose though that in a way that is already built in, if you just physically remove the drive, it would then be "missing". If you were to then remove that "missing" drive from the pool then drivepool would re-duplicate what was needed at that point - is that correct?
  6. Why would there be risk? Can't you tell it just to remove the drive from the pool but leave the files on the drive to be removed in place thus actually leaving 2 copies of the file - 1 still in the pool and another copy on the drive being removed?
  7. Hi, Wondering the quickest way to remove drives from a pool. I have 6 drives currently in the pool, 3 had smart warnings the drives are 1.5TB about 3/4 used. I added 2 - 2TB drives to the pool and last night and I removed one of the 1.5TB (2 to go) but the process took all night (almost 12 hours so far - it's at 97% Duplicating) just to remove a drive and re-duplicate. Duplication is set on the whole pool. Before I try it the same way again, what is the quickest way to get the 2 remaining drives removed, I also plan on adding a 3rd 2TB drive today as well. Thanks
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    Moving drives

    Thanks drashna, I understand it can take a long time and I am not faulting Drivepool at all, was just thinking of stopping the duplication because there is 1 particular folder that has thousands and thousands of small files, these I don't want to lose but they also don't need to be in the pool (I should have thought that out better) but there are other files I don't want to risk so I was considering stopping the duplication process, moving that folder out of the pool then restarting the duplication process because I will be moving them as soon as it finishes, I just don't know the way to
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    Moving drives

    You wouldn't happen to know what would happen if I stop the duplication process? Right now I turned on pool duplication and everything is in the pool under shared folders. The folder that I think is taking all the time would be the ROM's folder which is about 1.5 to 2TB. I changed my mind and think I will just put all that on an external drive but wonder what would happen if I turn off the duplication, move that folder then turn it back on again...
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    Moving drives

    Ya it was 551GB. It's seems to be going well other then the % indicator is not updating. Currently Unduplicated = 1.75TB - Duplicated = 1.07TB so it's chugging along, "other" changes but stays roughly around 2GB, I have no clue what that is. looks like in about 1 3/4TB it should be done, then I will add the other drives 1 at a time, copy the files, format, rename to correspond with their physical position in the case and add to pool... those should go much quicker - they are all 750GB drives with larger files on them (mainly ISO from my TechNet and MSDN subs).
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    Moving drives

    That is what I am doing, letting all the current data duplicate and stabilize, then I will add the other drives. I want to add them 1 at a time to the pool so I can name them for their slot in the case and I am naming all the drives by row and column number... once I rename them I know the data has been moved and then I add them to the pool...
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    Moving drives

    I have many of the files copied, there are a couple of drives I still need to copy to the pool which will then get added to the pool after this duplication is complete. I have 6 more drives to add which are newer and once I get all the data in the pool I might remove the drives that have smart warnings. I have about 10TB total data but have a few 2TB drives on the way to backup the entire server (drobo also on the way), just want to get everything transferred, put in the duplicated pool before I put this back in my server rack at which time I will deal with any smart or drive issue's as needed
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    Moving drives

    Here are some screen shots 42.3% still.... BUT I the duplicated GB and Unduplicated GB have changed - this image shows 475GB Dup, 2.06TB UnDup and the current screen shows Dup = 5.51GB, UnDup = 2.01 TB... So it must be working but the % graph is not updating as you would excpect because the .% should have changed.... as long as it's working I can live with that although at the rate it's going it will take the remainder of the weekend.
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    Moving drives

    I seem to have run into an issue. Last night I turned on duplication I have about 3TB of data in various folder, when I awoke the screen was sitting at 42.3% "Duplicating...." After seeing no progress for about and hour I decided it was time to reboot - Windows installed some updates then re-booted a couple times. Upon starting up DP it went through a process "Checking...." (42.3%) - that seemed to finish after about 45 minutes, now it's been sitting back at "Duplicating..." (42.3%) for about an hour. There are ALOT of small files (Tens of Thousands of Mame, SNES etc ROM files) so I know d
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    Moving drives

    good to know... will install and then turn on duplication
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