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  1. Basic functionality to (re)check if new update exists? Can't seem to find a button to press to recheck after I clicked no. Btw - If you manage remote pool updating the DrivePool soft locally, it wont update the remote pool (makes sense). I just couldnt get the remote pool server to see there was an update available. Had to manually download and install update. -v
  2. Thank you for your reply Christopher! It is helpful to be able to bounce off thoughts and questions off knowledgable folks. Im hearing through the gravevine EFS is dead (but yes there is still potential for some users till have it since in NTFS/Windows its being deprecated but not yet fully removed). However when we talk about potential users.... Would you believe me if there was a total of 7 (as in seven! not hundred, not thousands, 7 total) active updating users of a certain infrastructure? Sometimes it doesn't make sense to support some stuff. I'd very much like to see that VerifyOnCo
  3. Ahh the MANUAL. For a kid who said never gonna read a manual... its time to read the manual. Just FYI maybe make it really standout on the website? I had no idea the manual existed, was actually searching through old blog posts (which are extremely helpful) and forum threads to glean data about the features - but a manual is a great way for me to familarize myself with the underlying concepts and execution. I see read striping is a more complicated matter than initially meets the eyes. I did a test where i basically grabbed random files, some ginourmous, some small some medium and intiated
  4. Awesome. I appreciate the responses. One last question on this line of thinking: Delayed Duplication is ONLY for new files? I couldnt imagine seeing modifications being tossed onto a feeder disk and then sent out to the disks at a later point if you enabled delayed duplication. Hope that makes sense. Thanks, ~v
  5. Hi, What are the limits of read striping? For example if I transfer from a folder the is 3x duplicated I expect it would pull from all 3 disks of that file, correct? How come it starts off with 3 disks then falls to 1 after a period of time? I would expect it to use all 3 disks for read striping (for the whole copy)? All the pools disks are on the same controller. For testing I am copying from the Pool volume to OS SSD (which is on a different controller). When I transfer from DrivePool volume over network it engages 3 disks, then falls back to one after about 15 seconds. Also
  6. Hi, So read striping is wicked for reads. It looks like it will pull from multiple disks when transfering. Sounds great to me! But now the question: What happens when a remote volume or file is modified is saved? For example a mounted VHD or Truecrypt volume mounted remotely, modified, unmounted/committed. The saving/commiting doesnt write the whole volume back - it only writes the modified blocks. How does it know where to store the modifications back to? Does DrivePool write modified blocks back at the same time to all copies? I feel this is basic file system functionality 10
  7. It seems that the Scanner scans take a MASSIVE time for 4-6TB disks. A 6TB disks appears to take 15 HOURS, and it will only do 1 at a time (since they are on the same controller). Any way to "speed it up" or enabling more than one disk scan per controller (say 2 disks)? Otherwise it means the first week of the month is spent Surface scanning? Also stats - can it show how long the scan took? should be an easy add. ~v
  8. Thank you for your response Christopher. I also thought it was Windows EFS based but that doesn't sound right as EFS is dead. Would like to know how that reflects for Bitlocker. I watched several of the HomeServer Shows to better understand. From my data gathering Stablebit DrivePool current response to "Bit Rot" is a rather roundabout way + notification that would appear to not fully protect against the issue. To further explain it seems: In the videocast the term "Bit Rot" was loosely defined by Alex as when data is not accessed regularly and the underlying medium "rots"/decays silen
  9. Hi, In the Scanner features it outlines file recovery: File RecoveryOnce a damaged file is identified by the file system aware scan, you can attempt recovery of that file. * File recovery supports uncompressed and unencrypted NTFS files. Partial file recovery works by reassembling what's left of the file to a known good location on another disk. An optional, full file recovery step is attempted by reading each unreadable sector multiple times, while sending the drive head through a pre-programmed set of head motion profiles. This has the effect of varying the direction and the veloci
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