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  1. Hi, just wondering if there’s a newer beta to try? I’m on and I have this damaged file system issue on two drives. Thanks
  2. If I could interject here, I have an HP Gen8 Server (ML310e) running the same B120i controller and it is possible to run that controller in straight ACHI mode. It allows all the SMART metrics to pass through with the default settings in Stablebit Scanner. I have 4 Drives plugged in right now and they all report back without issues. If OP is running a single drive RAID volume, maybe it's worth it to just switch to ACHI. I also had similar issues with getting SMART data from a USB enclosure. I just assumed it was a limitation of the USB. What's weird is that I can plug the same enclosure via eSATA and I can get SMART data coming back with that... I'm going to read through this thread a little closer and see if I can get SMART via USB again.
  3. Hi Chris, Thanks for the suggestions. I did try taking ownership and it kept failing with the same error. really strange. what's stranger is that I recently moved the drive with the access is denied errors from a marvel 88SE9230 controller to an Intel controller while troubleshooting some SSD detection issues and after rebooting with the drive on the intel controller, all the folders I had issues taking ownership of disappeared. This allowed me to delete the entire old PoolPart folder. (yay!) I don't quite understand why but I wonder if the OS treats the drive differently if it's detected as a hard disk drive vs. a solid state drive... Anyways, Thanks for the suggestion to copy the other files in the old PoolPart directly into an existing PoolPart. My only worry is that some of these files are old or have been updated or moved to new locations. I think i'll have to set aside a few hours and manually verify that the files already exist in the Drive Pool before I go ahead and straight up delete them. Thanks,
  4. Hi, 2 issues i was hoping to get some advice on: 1) I recently removed and re-added a drive from my drive pool while juggling some file placement issues and it's left behind an old PoolPart.GUID directory that I can't seem to delete. There are no files and all the "leaf" directories (directories that don't have anything in them) report back as "access is denied" whenever I try to access/delete/change permissions. I'm running with admin privilages as well. reboots haven't cleared up the broken folders either. CHKDSK is clean as well... this is on a w2k2012 r2 OS. 2) I've also noticed i have another old PoolPart.GUID directory on another drive. This time, it *does* contain files (~2.8GB's worth 1000's of files). Last touched more than a year ago.. This was probably from another drive removal and then re-add. The files are still readable and directories are accessible (unlike issue #1). Anyone know of a way to easily validate the files in this old PoolPart are safe to delete? It's a lot of directories and a lot of files. thanks,
  5. Hi Chris, Thanks for the help, I've currently left my 1TB SSD as an archive drive and forced the VMDK's to live only on the SSD. Everytime I set the 1TB SSD as an SSD drive, the SSD Optimizer does seem to want to start moving stuff off the SSDs right away. so for now, I've left it as an archive drive. Is there a way to set the amount of unduplicated files on an SSD drive besides zero? Thanks,
  6. Now I have some strange behaviour... It looks like the new SSD is not respecting the file placement rules i have. I've excluded the SSD from the video share yet I see a lot of duplicated videos being stored on the SSD I've included ONLY the SSD for my VMDK's, yet I only see ~50% of the actual VMDK's being stored on the SSD. What exactly is going on here? Is there a way to force drivepool to reshuffle the files around? Thanks,
  7. I noticed another weird behaviour with the way the SSD Optimizer Balancer works... So I've setup a bunch of file placement rules to force some VMware VM's onto the new 1TB SSD I have. Drivepool says it's out of balance, and I initiate a rebalance and it happily moves all my VMDK's onto the new SSD. Then, it says it's out of balance afterwards, so I click to rebalance and then it starts moving files OFF the SSD. I suspect this is because of the SSD Optimizer Balancer because it's marked the drive as an "SSD" drive and sets the unduplicated target to zero. The balancer then goes back and forth between moving stuff onto the drive and off... Any way I can force files onto the SSD first, and while still allowing other 'archived' files to remain on the drive? thanks
  8. Hi guys, With the lower prices of SSDs, I picked up a 1TB SSD to add to my drive pool. I already have a small SSD in the pool(my system drive) and I was hoping with 2 SSDs I can get full write speeds into my duplicated folders. It was to my surprise I can only select the new drive as an SSD or as an archive disk but not both. Is this by design? I want to use the 1TB SSD as both the initial dump and as an archive disk. Thanks.
  9. Cool. Thanks for the explanation. I didn't realize there was a read only mode. This puts my fears to rest. Also congrats on the clouddrive. Looks interesting!
  10. Hi Guys, so just some background, I have DP running on WS2012R2Essentials and I have 8 drives in 2 enclosures (the main computer + an esata external enclosure). During a power outage, the main computer was rebooted but the enclosure remained powered off. Now DP is saying all the drives from the enclosure are missing. I'm not too worried as in a few hours, I'll be back home and be able to power on the enclosure, but here comes the question... What happens to the duplicated files during this time? Will DP start duplicating the files across the remaining 4 visible drives? Is so, when does it start that? What happens when the drives come back online and there are now 3 copies on 3 drives? Also, as a side note, is there a provision in the duplication algorithm that makes sure duplicate files are stored on separate enclosures/locations (or at the very least different controllers)? I'm just imagining my enclosure killing 4 out of the 8 drives and I'll still lose duplicated files that were duplicated only on the drives in the enclosure. If there isn't anything like this, may I recommend this as a future feature enhancement? Thanks,
  11. Thanks! I took a look at grey hole and it very much looks like a Unix version of drivepool but with less features and scalability. I guess I should've elaborated on the reason for my question. I was looking to get AFS support with some of these Unix based solutions but it looks like there's still nothing close to the ease of windows and drivepool. Not willing to give up all of that just for AFS.
  12. Hi All, Not sure if this is a faux-pas or not and this is certainly not a knock on drive pool at all (I love it), but does anyone here know of any other solutions that provide similar/same flexibility that drivepool has when it comes to growing/shrinking your drivepool while maintaining duplication and uptime? I love how I can throw in an extra HDD through USB 3, or eSata, or SATA, or USB, or whatever, and just add that to the drivepool and be done with it. I've looked at all the linux based NAS os's (freenas, unraid, synology, etc...) and I can't seem to figure out if they have the same capabilities. My understanding of RAID says once you've created your RAID volumes, you cannot extend/grow it without having to start from scratch. unraid seems to tout some flexible RAID volume feature but besides some jargon on their website, I can't find any technical guides on how it actually works. Same with freeNAS. There seem to be lots of mentions that you can grow a ZFS volume from one type to another as you add drives, but I can't seem to find any real details. hopefully someone here has had some experience with this. Thanks!!
  13. I had installed the latest beta version (2.5.xxx) if I recall correctly. I'll try to uninstall the desktop version first and see what happens. Hopefully I can repair the install if the uninstall fails. edit: Nope. had to uninstall the desktop version then trying to reinstall the whs version failed, so I had to uninstall that via control panel (which gave an error but still removed the entry), then I had to remove the add-in from the dashboard which was still installed. Only then could I reinstall the whs version.
  14. Oh.. haha.. I did install both on the same computer (my windows home server). It's on the windows home server that I'm trying to have both running. Kinda like how the drivepool has a dashboard add-in and a desktop UI, I was trying to get a similar setup with scanner. If this isn't supported/possible, I guess I should back out of having both versions installed. I assume uninstalling one version will break the uninstall of the other? what would you recommend I do to revert back to a single version?
  15. Thanks, How exactly do I launch the remote control? I've installed the WHS scanner and then the "windows 7" version of the scanner and see both in the uninstall programs section of the control panel. But I still don't have scanner in my start menu... I don't see any obvious executable in program files\stablebit\scanner either...
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