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  1. I did a reinstall of the latest version of Windows 10 and installed Scanner 2.5.4.3216. This morning, I noticed that it got thru the SSD and roughly 6% of one the HDD ( Machine has roughly 8 HDD installed) Rebooted this morning. After about 3 hours I opened up scanner, which I had to wait a few minutes for it to "Initialize". When it finally came up, it showed 1 of the drives as being at 4% complete and no attempts on the other drives. I could have sworn I have seen scanner try to scan multiple drives at once. This machine currently sits idle, so I can't see why the disk check % wouldn't be higher or multiple checks happening at once. Also should I be seeing initializing when opening the app, especially after a few hours? I would understand right after a reboot Is there a different version of Scanner that I should be using?
  2. Using beta 2.2.0.870, I've been noticing at random times in file explorer it will show the drivepool, but it won't list how much space is available (X GB Free of X GB), along with all the other physical drives. Eventually explorer freezes. Drivepool also appears to be stuck on 35% duplicating Metadata, as that has it checked for 3 & I'm not duplicating anything else. In the system, there are 8 drives. 4 - 8 TB Easy store. 5 TB Seagate, 6 TB Seagate & 2 - 4 TB HGST Green I'll reboot & the drives come back for about an hour & the same issue again. I have tried swapping sata cables on all the drives with new ones to see if that was an issue. Scanner & HD Sentiental both say there are nothing wrong with the drives The reason I'm mentioning the issue on here was when I unplugged some of the drives & drivepool is not doing anything except saying drives are missing, I didn't have any issues with drives disappearing whatsoever. A few minutes ago, I uninstalled 870 & trying the released version (I think its 2.1.561) to see if I have better luck. Also was adding of duplication of metadata fairly recently added, as I haven't seen it duplicate that before, even when trying some of the betas on other machines? Thanks
  3. I personally went back to the release version (I think 2.1.561) & haven't had any issues. By chance are the later version more geared towards W10? The reason I ask, is I seem to have better luck with the "release" version on my W7 machine & it seems that I can run the beta's on my W10 machine.
  4. It was the latest public beta 2.2.0.852 & again this is a W7 machine. Not sure if it's best to use an older version with W7 or not, as it seemed in the past I had better luck with the released version. That being said, the beta seemed to complete the measuring faster compared to the released version. Not sure if I was just seeing things or not Thank you for confirming that it shouldn't measure after each boot. The only time I noticed that it would start over was if it didn't complete the measuring before a restart occurred.
  5. I've noticed with the latest beta that when DP is measuring, that trying to access the pool is very slow, and when I try to open a small file, I'm having to wait before it actually tries to open. Other times, it will acct like the drive pool isn't in file explorer. Is there a limit on the number of drives before setting out run slow, or is there a way to tell it at what time to measure No files on the pool have changed, but yet it's measuring after they reboot. Ok another computer, our doesn't measure after every reboot. This is a W7 machine & using the latest public beta. On the public "released" version, I didn't recall it measuring after every boot
  6. After opening Scanner, it's stuck on "Initialzing" with the dots going left & right. I even tried stopping & restarting the service & same result
  7. Hello, I wanted to get some clarification on the File Evacuation options "Damaged Drive" compared to "SMART Warnings" For example, I have seen two different type of SMART warnings in DrivePool. The first being the FYI type of warning & the second being highlighted in orange stating (in so many words) the drive is about to die. What I would like to be able to do is the SMART warning is more the FYI type to not do anything, but if DrivePool is saying the drive is about to die, to start evacuating the files Can this be done, or does the "Move files out of drives with SMART warnings" move all files regardless of the SMART warning message? Thanks
  8. Hi Everyone, I'm currently using Crashplan to backup the cloud & also to an external hard drive. What I'm wondering is could I install DrivePool on another computer that is running Crashplan & backup to that? Reason why I ask is the consumer version of Crashplan only allows you to backup to one drive The idea being I could take the external backup & make it become an offsite local backup Thanks
  9. Hi Everyone, I have a disk that Scanner says is damaged (when I try to do a file scan afterwards it cannot find anything & When I do a chkdsk, it comes back with nothing wrong). I want to be able to still use the disk & have it rescan the disk. When I look up previous messages, it mentions to click on the + next to the disk to see 4 options (on the left). The problem is, I only see 3 - Option for block size - Button to "Start Check" - Button to Edit blocks The one I'm using is still on the trial, but on the other computer, which does have a paid license, it also only has 3 options. It appears that I'm missing the "sector menu" Anyway to get this back? Thanks
  10. mayorville

    A few questions

    Hello, I was thinking of trying Drive pool & have a few questions 1) When folder duplication is turned on (2 copies), & someone tries opening one of the files in the duplicated folder, will it read off of both files or just one or the other? I thought I read something that it read off of both, but I might be thinking of a different scenario. 2) If a file in a duplicated folder becomes corrupt, I assume it automatically reads off of the 2nd copy? Also will it try to make a 3rd copy if the 1st is unreadable? 2) As far as balancing & duplication, how does it handle drives of different sizes? For example, the computer I'm thinking of trying this on, has 3 - 2 TB drives installed & was thinking of adding a 3 TB drive (total of 9 TB). With balancing & (specific) folder duplication, will it fully utilize the 3 TB drive, or only the first 2 TB of the 3 TB drive (thus 1 TB ends up being "wasted". Another words, would it be better just to add a fourth 2 TB drive or even a 4 TB drive (thus making the total drive or pool size be even) instead of adding a 3 TB drive 3) Multiple licenses. I see there is a discount for buying multiple licenses. Is this meant for multiple computers in the same household only or can it be for computers in multiple locations? For example, could I buy a couple licenses for myself & buy a couple for my relatives & take advantage of the discount? Thanks
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