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  1. Well, this didn't work at all. I also tried Beta 682, but no luck. After reboots and manual balancing, the unduplicated data seemed to have increased on all but one of the disks in question, which was instead emptied as much as possible (Disks 9-14). Screenshots below: removed
  2. I've tried all that just now, but what actually triggered a rebalance was to set the slider at the plugin itself to 99%. I guess my pool is too full already to fulfill the rules I've set while keeping 10% of each disk free. Will report back if this didn't work. Out of curiosity: With the amount of possible rule combinations in all these balancing plugins, finding an efficient sequence of file operations to go from one ruleset to another and detecting whether some configuration is possible or not must require some clever code. Has the developer ever talked about how this is done somewhere?
  3. Hello, I have a batch of older drives in my pool of which two recently started to fail. I bought all of these together and I want to reduce the work needed to recover my unduplicated files next time (couldn't evacuate the drive using DrivePool, it was too far gone, but managed to recover my data). So I figured I would restrict the older drives to only contain duplicated data and I set this in the balancer "Drive Usage Limiter" plugin (unchecked "unduplicated"). How can I force DrivePool to move all data according to these new rules? Do I need to use "Ordered File Placement" instead?
  4. The first one there, "Windows Server 2012, 2008 / Windows 8, 7, Vista (32/64-bit)", v1.2.25.9 . I could try the Vista or WHQL one, but it's the one the OS preferred. None of the methods do any more than this: removed If I switch between the methods randomly, I can sometimes provoke a crash. it says "unknown software error" and causes a .NET runtime event log entry like this: removed
  5. Thank you, that worked. I still only get around 100-110MB/s total scanning speed (according to resource monitor) though. In my previous RAID configuration, the controller was able to provide several hundred MB/s. Do you have any idea as to why scanning cannot utilize this kind of bandwidth?
  6. On my RocketRAID controller, it only scans one disk at a given time, even if I check none of the options on the Throttling tab.
  7. The crashes are definitely from the UnsafeDirectIo setting, yes. I have found error report files in C:\ProgramData for both Scanner and DrivePool and I went ahead and sent them via the contact form, referencing this topic. Maybe they help. All disks are in legacy mode.
  8. I forgot to mention I already tried your config (found in another topic) and the only difference to my config is that I have Smart_DoNotQueryRemovableMedia and Smart_DoNotQueryUnknownMedia set to True. With both configs, I get very frequent crashes of the Scanner service. I can provide event logs or error reports of the crashes later. I think these crashes, as well as the crash of the test tool that I mentioned, might be from the same bug in the underlying library. None of the methods in the test tool is successful in reading SMART attributes.
  9. Hello, I recently migrated from hardware RAID arrays on the Highpoint RocketRAID 3540 controller to DrivePool, using the legacy drive passthrough of said controller as well as additional disks directly connected to the motherboard. I've set the UnsafeDirectIo option to True in the (properly renamed) config file, but SMART data cannot be read by Scanner. The DirectIoTest tool crashes when I select "Unsafe Direct I/O" and on all other methods, it detects the disk as being an SSD (which it isn't). Version: 40 Model: HPTDISK 0-6 Serial number: Bus type: RAID Command queuing: True Device type: 0x00 Raw device properties: 0 Removable media: False Vendor ID: HPT Product ID: DISK 0-6 Product revision: 4.00 I'd really like to get this to work and I'm available for any testing necessary. The email notification feature of the controller does not support SSL and I'd also have to parse SMART data from the Highpoint web interface to get at least some idea of the health of the drives otherwise.
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