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  1. Oh, so about permissions problems... When I click on any folder in the Pool on the new machine, I get the dreaded "You don't have access" alert. Is there a way to easily shift the ownership to the service identity of DrivePool on the new machine? Including all subfolders? I thought I could do it in Permissions, but once I grant access to the identity to see the Permissions, there's nothing to change. I can't remember if clicking to authorize access to the Pool folders survives a reboot or not.
  2. Alrighty! That's what I was hoping for... I'll give it a try and see if I can grind through all the file checking. Thanks!
  3. Hi there, I've been using DrivePool for a long time on my Windows Server 2012R2 box. I'm on the current build of DrivePool (934). I'm currently getting random BSODs that seem to suggest a failing piece of hardware. Memory passes, CPU isn't overheating... so, it's not good. I also have a Mediasonic eSATA / USB 3.0, 4 bay drive box (that DrivePool uses via eSATA on this Windows machine). My issue is this: I'm not replacing this machine. I also don't have another machine with eSATA on it. I bought a Synology, and need to get the data off this box (the Synology has
  4. Thanks again... yeah, I know Windows Search was doing a lot of work after rebuilding the server. I did set the power settings to be around 20 min or something for a spin down. Once I remove this bad disk from the pool, maybe things will settle down. I'm sure that running Plex Server, Windows Media Sharing, and Search all access the disks in unpredictable ways. Once Scanner is done attempting to recover a bad file (or I cancel it), I can try SMART throttling. The disks weren't spinning down prior to Scanner being installed, but again, I bet Search was the culprit. Thanks again!
  5. Thank you for your reply! I think you covered almost everything. I didn't remove the disk from the pool yet, and Scanner is working at the disk. So, I'm not sure if I should stop that process, remove the disk, and then try Scanner again. The file sucks to have damaged, but the world won't end without it. Out of curiosity, is Scanner doing the same work as chkdsk /b? It seems like you need to run chkdsk several times for it to catch everything. So I'm wondering if I need to do both chkdsk AND let Scanner do its thing, or just use one or the other? Thanks again!
  6. I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to spin down my disks like WHS 2011 used to (both using DrivePool). It may be an issue with the controller as I switched motherboards. Are there any options / plug ins in DrivePool (besides the BitLocker one - that's False already) that might help? Everything is basically "Default" on the release version of DrivePool. I have Scanner installed right now, but they didn't spin down prior to its installation. I installed Scanner actually to see if I could make it spin down disks proactively. I'm thinking this pert
  7. Hi there, I saw a previous thread about putting a damaged disk back into the pool, but my question is slightly different... I have a disk that StableBit Scanner says has some damage. It's a small amount of damage vs. the whole disk, but of course, it's part of a big file, so that's likely toast. What happens now? What happens with DrivePool when a bad file is either "fixed" or becomes corrupt? Does the bad file get replicated to other pool members? Or does DrivePool figure out the disk has damage and overwrites the bad file? Should I leave the bad file in place (rename it so it st
  8. OK, thanks... I think I tried that. I'll see if it shows up (no updates appeared, but I didn't look at Add/Remove programs to see if it was a silent update). I should look into DrivePool v2 anyway at some point anyway.
  9. I think it was an Error 11 - which sounds pretty serious. After doing a zillion operations on it via GoodSync (MD5 comparisons on 250GB of data, and syncing folders a few times), I don't see any of the errors there. I'm wondering if it is some sort of spin up / down event? Anyhow, I figure it should have been triggered by now...
  10. Hi there, I was wondering if there is something delivered in the wssx file for the latest upgrade in DrivePool 1.x for WHS 2011 that leaves a thing called "dashboard fix" in the Add / Remove Programs panel? I clicked it and it had no information about it. RDP interpreted another click I did on it as an "Uninstall" request, and a CMD box opened up, and now it's gone... so I'm not sure how to get it back. The installation date was near the time I upgraded to the latest version of DrivePool, so I was wondering if it was in the latest install... and then, how to get it back... TTF
  11. That USB drive is mostly a GoodSync "backup" destination for the shares (www.GoodSync.com - I used it as a replacement for Live Mesh) - so it doesn't get used continuously. I'll kick off the jobs though and see if anything funny happens. Yes, that "unused" drive is now the smallest of bunch - I added a larger one a while ago, and I think DrivePool has been moving files off of it. So that makes sense. I guess I could physically remove it and keep it out of the pool so it isn't spinning all the time. Thanks!
  12. Well, I mean the entire process (without reboots) takes about 20 minutes. It's basically "put data from your shares in a temporary, parallel set of folders"; Destroy original Shares; Make a HomeGroup; Make new Shares via Dashboard in their default location (make sure permissions are like you want them) Move them into the pool. Remove the temporary folders you made. I gave DrivePool a chance to duplicate things around. The Search thing I discovered afterward - "Music" wasn't indexing in DrivePool and I couldn't figure out why... turns out Windows Search database was corrupted.
  13. Hi there, So I think I have finally remedied (or made HomeGroups behave) the situation based on a combination of the suggestions... Here's how it went, after about a month of screwing around, I think this is reproducible and Windows 8.1's Xbox Music appears to be behaving as it should be. I had to un-join my HomeGroup (in all ways - via the Network and Sharing center and Dashboard Settings - check both just in case) Make temporary folders in your DrivePool ServerFolders for each share you have, move you content in each one So, create "Music_backup" etc. Move all files in your exising
  14. I may have to use HomeGroups to get Windows 8.1 / Xbox Music to see all the music in my shares properly. Right now, I have them in libraries, but WHS's LaunchPad, even when my accounts all line up via Credential Manager, still doesn't properly sync my music. The solution appears to be "HomeGroups". Anyhow, the real issue now is that no operation completes in Dashboard anymore... I can't make a new Share, Move a Share, etc. It's like something got unregistered, or the permissions need to get reset somewhere.
  15. Hi there, I'm in an unusual situation now. I think it is due to HomeGroups having screwed up permissions on my Shares - which were OK, until I made a mistake. Or maybe DrivePool has become totally busted and these are coincidental issues. So I need to repair the situation. I have purposely NOT used HomeGroups prior to Windows 8.1 on my clients, but apparently, WHS 2011 cannot properly share music and videos into Xbox Music / Video unless those shares are part of a HomeGroup. It sort of explains why my music was always half in / out of "streaming" or "cloud" etc. Here's my first m
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