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  1. Hello. I have a weird issue. I have DrivePool running on Windows 8.1 - 42 drives in pool #1. I have multiple folders in the root of the DrivePool (mounted as A: drive) that are shared out on my network. When I select my Movies folder from the DrivePool directly on the machine (selecting Drive A: in File Explorer) the contents are listed quickly. When I select the "W:" drive which is the network share of the "Movies" folder, the contents are very slow to display - initially shows 0 files, then take 5-10 seconds to list the full contents. When I select the "W: network drive from another machine on my local network which is the "Movies" share, the contents display quickly. I have check the DrivePool drive "A" and it does have indexing on it. I also checked the "Movies" share for drive "W" and it also has the indexing checked. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Did some more looking and found feature request #96 for adding Areca card support. I'm guessing that this feature will either not be implemented or will be in the distant future. Guess I'll need to look at what smartmontools can do. Thanks.
  3. Hello. I just wanted to check and see if there is any update on this issue. Like haileris I have a setup with a lot of drives (currently 72) and this functionality would be highly beneficial. Currently using DrivePool and loving it on top of SnapRaid. Thanks, Vorpel
  4. Thanks for the replies - they are very helpful. I don't mind that the files are potentially on different drives - I'm not worried about that. With my setup I have to have some type of pooling, otherwise it is way too big of a maintenance nightmare to consider. Reason why I am uninstalling - I have a very complex setup. My main server (running Windows 8.1 - going to redo it with Windows Server 2012 R2) has 24 drives connected to an Areca ARC-1680ix-24 raid card and present the drives as JBOD. I have a second Areca ARC-1680ix-16 that connects 2 other systems via HP SAS expanders that add 24 drives from the second machine and 14 drives from the third. The drive pool initially had just the 24 local drives, but over time I've added the other 38 drives (minus the 9 drives for snapraid triple parity on each server). For whatever reason, I'm having some stability issues, though it was working nicely for the past 2 months. There are several issues that don't appear to be related and I am looking to deconstruct my setup to eliminate complexity and make troubleshooting a bit easier. I am also looking to possibly start over with a better OS (I initially tried going with Windows 2012 R2 but my motherboard - Asus P9X79 WS - does not support it and I was having issues locating drivers back in June). I am interested in using Drivepool in the future, but I don't know if I'm having issues with it playing nice with Snapraid. I only want the pooling feature - not any of the duplication or auto balancing as that messes up Snapraid. I thought I had it configured that way, but there doesn't appear to be a lot of control over that. Anyways - thanks again for all your help. I'm going to tear the server down and replace the SAS to SATA cables as that might be one of the issues (drives randomly not showing up to the OS, but after reboots they do... mostly). If there is a guide for using Drivepool with Snapraid - I would be very interested. -dc
  5. One last thing - can I safely remove the drives and attach them to another system to move the files out of the PoolPart.xxxx folder? Thx
  6. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check to see if I can find out what process it thinks is holding the file. As for removing Drivepool. So, I can uninstall Drivepool and then still be able to move the contents from the PoolPart.xxxx hidden folder to the root of the drive? When you say that the contents might not be complete - can you please elaborate on that? Would files be partially on 2 or more disks? I'm a bit concerned about that. Thanks, dc
  7. Hello. How can I remove Drivepool completely? I have Snapraid on the drives and I currently have Drivepool set to not duplicate. I am just looking for the best way to move my data out of the pool folder. When I access the drive directly and try and cut and paste the data to the root of the drive I get an error that the file is locked by another program. I have stopped the Drivepool service and set it to manual, and after rebooting I am getting the same issue. I am running Windows 8.1 Thank you very much. -dc
  8. Thanks for the reply. I did see that thread, but it was quite old so I was hoping...! I'll just setup the monitoring in the tools provided by Areca for SMART scanning, and use Scanner for the rest. -dc
  9. Hello. I have DrivePool working great on my server and am in the process of getting Scanner configured. After the initial installation all my drives are seen by Scanner, but I'm not getting the SMART info to pass through. Here is my setup: 3 local drives (Sata) (SMART info is showing on each) 24 local drives connected to an Areca ARC-1680ix-24 controller with BIOS 1.51. 38 external drives connected from 2 systems, each with an HP SAS expander connected to a 2nd local Areca ARC-1680ix-16 controller with BIOS 1.51 Both controllers are set to JBOD and both have the SMART polling currently set to 30 minutes. When I look at any of the 62 drives connecting via the Areca controllers, they all slow "The on-disk S.M.A.R.T. check is not accessible. Drive temperature and mechanical operating parameters are not available and will not be monitored." Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, dc
  10. I know it has been a while since I started this thread, but I've finally gotten my home system mostly setup. I have 64 drives (2 local SATA, 24 on internal Areca ARC-1680ix card, and 38 from SAS expanders through a second local ARC-1680ix card). Stablebit scanner sees all drives! Thanks.
  11. I scanned the headings on all the topics, but didn't see an answer so... How many drives are supported for the scanning? I have a server with 26 internal drives, and then an Areca ARC-1680ix card attached to 2 HP SAS Expanders from 2 other servers (24 drives each) bringing the total number of drives to 74. I am very interested in both products - DrivePool and Scanner - to work with SnapRAID for protection. Thanks!
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