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    JazzMan got a reaction from xilex in Can you move a pool from one machine to another?   
    I just did this, no problem. You should just be able to install DP, migrate or buy a new license, attach the drives and DP should recognize the pool.
     
    Someone else may know a few caveats like perhaps if you have complex duplication, placement, and balancing rules.
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    JazzMan got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Can you move a pool from one machine to another?   
    I just did this, no problem. You should just be able to install DP, migrate or buy a new license, attach the drives and DP should recognize the pool.
     
    Someone else may know a few caveats like perhaps if you have complex duplication, placement, and balancing rules.
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    JazzMan got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in My Storage Server   
    I bought the Q30 including the mobo, raid card and power supply from them.  They list a few sample configurations on their site, and have a configurator for more choices, but when I dealt with them they were super flexible in working with each clients' specific needs.  The configurator can be a starting point but then you can order off the menu.  In my use case I wanted a different CPU than what they had on the configuraator; they could not source the specific one I asked for but understood my requirements and suggested an appropriate alternative they could source.
     
    You can check out these articles if you are not familiar with storage pods;
    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/178757-how-to-build-your-own-180tb-raid6-storage-array-for-9305
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/open-source-data-storage-server/
    or search the web for something like "backblaze storage pod" and maybe add "open source" if you really are interested in just acquiring a case from a metal shop and not all the internals.
     
    For some history as I understand it;
    45Drives was an early supplier to BackBlaze but is no longer.  I think BackBlaze is up to version 6 or higher of the pod.  Around version 4 or so, BackBlaze switched to BackupPods.com and possibly others as suppliers of the pods.  However the pod designs are open source and can be bought and put together from a parts list if one desires.
     
    I needed something that arrived working and was not a server build learning experience, so I bought a system assembled and tested sans drives.  I then just dropped my drives in, installed Win 7 and DP and was basically ready to go.  Most drives were moved from some other computers, one of which had been running DP, and I added a few blank drives, so I did have to move some files around to get them into the new pool and duplicated properly. 
     
    http://www.45drives.com/
    https://www.backuppods.com/
    http://protocase.com/products/electronic-enclosures/45drives-storage-pods.php
     
    My perhaps faulty recollection was that 45Drives wouldn't necessarily sell you all the nuts and bolts and individual parts one by one like at Radio Shack of old but would be very flexible in putting together (or leaving out) the major electronic components that go into a server to a clients' needs, and that BackupBods was the opposite on either ends of that;.they would either sell you a completely built working machine with all the drives and little customization, or they would sell you all the nuts and bolts and individual parts a la carte to assemble yourself.
     
    I'd contact both companies and explain what you are looking for. (metal case, metal case with backplanes, etc.)  Protocase is the metal fab shop for 45Drives, so if you really are just interested in the chassis and not the backplanes, etc, you could contact them.
     
    This info may have changed in the past 1.5 years.
     
    Cheers,
    David
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    JazzMan got a reaction from Spider99 in My Storage Server   
    I bought the Q30 including the mobo, raid card and power supply from them.  They list a few sample configurations on their site, and have a configurator for more choices, but when I dealt with them they were super flexible in working with each clients' specific needs.  The configurator can be a starting point but then you can order off the menu.  In my use case I wanted a different CPU than what they had on the configuraator; they could not source the specific one I asked for but understood my requirements and suggested an appropriate alternative they could source.
     
    You can check out these articles if you are not familiar with storage pods;
    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/178757-how-to-build-your-own-180tb-raid6-storage-array-for-9305
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/open-source-data-storage-server/
    or search the web for something like "backblaze storage pod" and maybe add "open source" if you really are interested in just acquiring a case from a metal shop and not all the internals.
     
    For some history as I understand it;
    45Drives was an early supplier to BackBlaze but is no longer.  I think BackBlaze is up to version 6 or higher of the pod.  Around version 4 or so, BackBlaze switched to BackupPods.com and possibly others as suppliers of the pods.  However the pod designs are open source and can be bought and put together from a parts list if one desires.
     
    I needed something that arrived working and was not a server build learning experience, so I bought a system assembled and tested sans drives.  I then just dropped my drives in, installed Win 7 and DP and was basically ready to go.  Most drives were moved from some other computers, one of which had been running DP, and I added a few blank drives, so I did have to move some files around to get them into the new pool and duplicated properly. 
     
    http://www.45drives.com/
    https://www.backuppods.com/
    http://protocase.com/products/electronic-enclosures/45drives-storage-pods.php
     
    My perhaps faulty recollection was that 45Drives wouldn't necessarily sell you all the nuts and bolts and individual parts one by one like at Radio Shack of old but would be very flexible in putting together (or leaving out) the major electronic components that go into a server to a clients' needs, and that BackupBods was the opposite on either ends of that;.they would either sell you a completely built working machine with all the drives and little customization, or they would sell you all the nuts and bolts and individual parts a la carte to assemble yourself.
     
    I'd contact both companies and explain what you are looking for. (metal case, metal case with backplanes, etc.)  Protocase is the metal fab shop for 45Drives, so if you really are just interested in the chassis and not the backplanes, etc, you could contact them.
     
    This info may have changed in the past 1.5 years.
     
    Cheers,
    David
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    JazzMan got a reaction from vapedrib in My Storage Server   
    This is the machine I use Stablebit DrivePool on.  It is not strictly a "server" as it gets used for workstation tasks as well and thus has a desktop, not server, OS.
     
    Case: 45Drives Storinator Q30
    OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275v2
    MoBo: SuperMicro X95CM
    RAM: 2x8GB ECC
    GFX: NVidia GeForce GT 710
    PSU: Corsair HX750i
    OS Drive: SanDisk X300 128GB SSD
    Storage Pools:
      142 TB:
        10x 4TB (WD40EZRX)
        14x 6TB (WD60EZRX)
        4x 8TB (WD80EFZX)
        ~ About 3.5 million files (7 million with x2 duplication)
      18.2 TB:
        2x 10TB (ST10000VN0004)
         ~ About 155,500 files (311,000 with x2 duplication)
      * Pool sizes as reported by DP.
        Drive sizes as marketed.
        Both pools configured with x2 full pool duplication.
    Misc Storage: 750 GB (WD7500BPVT)
    HDD Controller card: HighPoint Rocket 750

     

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    JazzMan got a reaction from Spider99 in Pool Order   
    Is it possible to reorder the way the pools appear in the UI and/or the order in which they are measured?
     
    At the moment my large G Pool is listed first in the UI and is re-measured first whenever is considered inconsistent.
     
    I'd like my smaller D pool to be first in the UI and "Next Pool" would take me to the G pool.  D is more important, would re-measure quicker, and D comes before G in the alphabet.
     
    Thanks,
    David
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    JazzMan got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Creating a pool that includes existing files.   
    Yes, if you have whole disk duplication turned on, the effective useable space is half the raw space.  The advantage to this, though, is that you have an automatic immediate online backup and don't have to deal with all the stories you see about parity based RAID arrays not rebuilding or taking a week to rebuild.  The other advantage is being able to include a mixture of drives of any size.
     
    You can also configure to duplicate only certain folders also, though, so if there was a lot of temp work in the pool or something you could survive losing, you can exclude those folders from duplication.
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