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  1. Hey Wayne, It doesn't work that way unfortunately. When you create a new pool, drivepool creates (hidden) folders on the two hard drives (called PoolPart.xxx). The files that are already on the two hard drives will not show up on N. The easiest way I would get your files on N would be to move the files from your E and F drives to the new N drive. Some people also take the files from each drive that are outside the PoolPart folder and just drag them into that folder. Hope that helps you a bit!
  2. I haven't had any experience with torrenting directly to my pool, but that was a conscious decision on my part. My main pool consists of 4 disks that are only accessed for storing/retrieving VERY rarely, and they are set to go to sleep after 30 minutes. Obviously for me, I wouldn't want something like constant torrent activity keeping the drives awake (downloading, seeding, etc). So I came up with a cool way to transfer torrents only after they've been completed. You may be asking "Why doesn't he just use the store downloading files here and completed files here option in utorrent", that wouldn't work for my setup since the completed location would be the pool, thus keeping the hard drives spun up from seeding. uTorrent stores completed downloads to my C drive (the C drive is always on anyway). Then, an app called SyncBackPro detects the completed torrent files and copies to my pool. Afterwards, I use another app to delete the original torrent from my C drive after 2 weeks (allows for seeding to almost always finish after downloading, cause I like to seed). The 2nd app is called Belvedere, which is an app that detects file changes and can perform an action when an event is triggered. So basically, I told Belvedere to delete files/folders that are older than 2 weeks. Works great for me, especially with huge multiGB downloads! Keeps my 4 pooled disks sleeping, until the torrent is complete, and then it does its thing in the background without me having to touch a thing. I do realize this might not help you or might be a complex setup, but I figured i'd throw in my two cents! Strange that some people have issues with direct pool torrenting though, I'll have to test that one day.
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    Sync software

    I highly recommend SyncBackPro from 2Brightsparks for syncing. It has an awesome feature which can trigger a sync automatically when it detects a file has been changed on the source, instantly syncing to the destination afterwards. So you don't even have to schedule anything. It's always on and always synced But you DID mention free, so... that might not work for you. Here's their site if you're interested though: http://www.2brightsparks.com/
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    Duplication Questions

    So apparently the issue has fixed itself. By adding a few more gigs of files to the pool, it balanced itself automatically. "File Distribution Not Optimal" was the message I kept getting before, so perhaps it really wasn't optimal due to the size of my original folder (14.5GB) and 3 hard drives (1TB,1TB,2TB) .....? Maybe it wasn't able to optimally distribute them because the placement would always be off because of calculations. I have no clue. But needless to say I am now a happy camper. ----------------------------------
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    Duplication Questions

    I don't think I am. Can you give a quick example of what that may be? Recycle bin has been emptied. I shut down the drivepool service, showed all hidden files, went to each of the 3 drives and removed the .covefs folders. I then restarted the service, tried re-balancing, and still nothing...
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    Duplication Questions

    done, enabled file system logging, hit the re-balance button, it didn't rebalance. and then I zipped the new logs and submitted.
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    Duplication Questions

    Can file/folder security permissions ever block drivepool from moving things from disk to disk? Anyway, I will just wait for the team to check the log files and hopefully there's something going on that's fixable.
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    Duplication Questions

    I did try clicking the arrow, many times. it gives a "Re-balance" option. When I click that, it seems like it starts. It indicates "Balancing" and after 15 seconds or so, it goes back to "File distribution not optimal" with the green bar incomplete (like the screenshot)
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    Duplication Questions

    For this specific pool, it has only 1 folder that is duplicated. The rest of the pool is empty right now (only has the one folder I mentioned). Balancing is completely default, except I uncheck "Not more often than every:" on all my pools. Nothing else gets touched. I have 3 pools total, and the other two are working great. http://puu.sh/cdAil/7413c1fca6.png <- Screenshot of Folder Duplication window Note: the owncloud folder isn't the actual program/databaseSQL folder. Only the storage of uploaded files from users are here. Btw this pool was fine until a few days ago when I added a new hard drive and removed the old one. Then the "File distribution not optimal" message began showing. So I thought deleting all volumes (using disk management. I also diskpart'ed and cleaned all 3 disks) and creating the pool from scratch again would fix it. I then copied the owncloud folder back to the pool, and this is where I'm at right now.
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    Duplication Questions

    Okay, I will do this now. I'm suspecting I have a corrupted disk service. Maybe VDS. I've been having strange file problems for a while now on this install (haven't reinstalled since earlier this year and i've done LOTS of changes to services, app installls/uninstalls, shares, disabling VSS and re-enabling, uninstalling windows features and reinstalling, etc etc) I feel maybe a fresh install would fix all of this. Another issue (could be related) that i've been having is when I open resource monitor, it will show the wrong drive letter for all activity on the "Disk" tab. For ex. I have a single disk (regular disk, unpooled) with the J:\ drive letter Everything in resource monitor for my pooled drives (E, F, G) is always something like J:6\poolpart J:9\poolpart J:4\poolpart and J:\ is totally unrelated to my pooled drives. even for C:\ drive activity it would show something like J:2\prorgram files\program_here\file.dll I'm going to upload the logs to the link you provided above right now.
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    Duplication Questions

    Edit: The message has since changed from "Duplication Inconsistant" to "File Distribution not optimal" Am I just paranoid that the duplication isn't optimal, and that if I add some more data, it will "soon" be optimal? I'm just so confused...
  12. I had a read through the manual and searched the forums but still didn't get the answer I needed. If I have a pool that consists of 2 physical disks, and I enable 2x duplication, that means files are being duplicated twice (one in 1st drive, 1 in 2nd). Which would mean 2x would protect against 1 drive failure. I'm assuming it isn't possible to set 3x duplication for only 2 disks. Can 3x duplication be set for 3 disks? The reason I ask is because, I have a pool of 3 disks that has 2x duplication. When done that way, there are no errors and "Pool Organization" has a solid green bar all across. On this same pool, if I increase the duplication to 3x. It beings duplicating, and after duplicating it starts balancing. The balancing will stop pretty quickly and the green bar will decrease in length with a lighter color and say "Duplication Inconsistant". I've re-measured, tried rebalancing, but nothing fixes. Am I doing something wrong? Or is 3x duplication on 3 drives just not possible? Maybe I'm not understanding the true concept of duplication yet. Edit: I also tried "Reset all settings" before changing the duplication level to 3x. This screenshot is after a full reset, and changing the to 3x.
  13. Great info. In my case I'm using MySQL in phpmyadmin but I'd like to use Windows Server Backup to perform scheduled backups of the entire application directory which obviously includes the SQL database in there. That shouldn't be a problem I'm guessing?
  14. Thanks Christopher, and that brings up a good question for me. How does one go about backing up an SQL databse (automatically)? I know it might be different for all databases, but this one is on owncloud, which is kind of an all-in-one solution. I've found that copying the entire program installation directory (when the database isnt running) copies everything and when run on another drive the database is up and running flawlessly.
  15. Hey guys, was wondering if this is "safe" to do? I want the reliability of duplication (just in case a drive dies) on two or more drives for hosting an owncloud database, but I'd like to make sure drivepool wouldn't do anything quirky with having something like an sql database being written to the pool 24/7. I do notice that Drivepool in itself does take a bit of CPU overhead when doing some tasks. Is this something Drivepool could handle/worth it in the long run?
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