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  1. Oh yeah, not a problem. Thanks for looking out though. Local shadow copies, differential backups, offline copies, etc... It's all good. As Drashna stated earlier, this is an option but depending on your configuration it may cause the pool condition to be "unhealthy" as it's violating the rules/balancing options for the other drives. So, as a workaround, I kicked around the idea of doing differential backups to the cloud, using CloudDrive. Unfortunately, the latest version is on shaky 'experimental' ground with Amazon. Hopefully this gets sorted out soon. Oh, and FYI; I was
  2. My apologies if this has been discussed before... I want to implement the 3,2,1 rule (3 copies, 2 local, one remote/cloud) using DrivePool and CloudDrive. For important files, I would like 2 copies of files stored locally (spanned at least two disks, which I'm already doing) with a third copy stored in the cloud via a CloudDrive disk added to the pool. How can I use the balancers to enforce that a (third) copy is always made specifically to the CloudDrive disk, and not just spanned to a random third disk in the local pool? Beyond that, for less important data where a single local copy i
  3. Interesting... Success!!!! So I tried the first of the two provided methods, and at least DrivePool identifies the two missing disks. Awesome! Then, I re-added them and the pool re-measures. The correct volume size was then listed (17.8TB). The unfortunate bit was that all data listed on the SSD's was listed as "Other" data. That sucked, because I know some of that data isn't being listed in the pool exists in that "Other" data. I then mounted one of the previously missing disks as a drive letter and browsed the PoolPart folder (as suggested in the latter aforementioned steps). BEHOLD!
  4. I have 11 disks in this pool. 3x4TB SSHD's, 2x3TB HDD's, and 6x256GB SSD's. None of these disks are given drive letters, and instead are connected directly to the Pool. I recently purchased a new HBA (m1015, cross-flashed to 9211-IT mode) and reconnected all the disks successfully. Everything was running great, and I was getting ready to rename the disks in the Disk Manager to reflect their physical connections. Upon doing that, I noticed some disk duplication in the DrivePool (eg. The pool was showing duplicates of the same disk, new name non-pooled with old-name pooled). So, I thought I
  5. Honestly, I hadn't really thought about strictly using DrivePool in lieu of RAID5 too much. It makes perfect sense; but my initial plan was just to manage the OS and storage volumes using hardware, then use DrivePool strictly as an accelerator (since I'm too cheap to get a real RAID controller with SSD write-caching capability, like a MegaRIAD FastPath configuration). My thinking was, everything in the RAID 5 volume already has redundancy, but then duplicating out to SSD tiers would add another layer of redundancy and acceleration. The only things going out to the SSD tiers would be files requ
  6. Interesting; I just had the EXACT SAME PROBLEM with two 3TB ST3000DM000 drives. One started counting up QUICKLY to 11,800 reallocated sectors, then started counting bad sectors soon after. Then, days later, the second one jumped up to 13,200 reallocated sectors. Both drives were instantly evacuated and pulled. Completed the RMA process a while back and just got notice that they're on back order. :/ So, in the interim, I just bought (or, broke the bank) on four 6TB HGST NAS drives. Never again, Seagate... Never again.
  7. Let me preface by saying that I'm just using the trail right now, but following my rebuild (this week), and after my new drives arrive, I look forward to purchasing the license. So far, I'm really liking DrivePool and Scanner. Gonna get the bundle for sure!! OK, so, I have a LOT of SSD's that I've acquired over time. Most were given to me second-hand, but all look good in SMART, and have all tested great. Now looking to do a complex pool. I have a Dell PERC h310 HBA that bought off ebay, which will facilitate eight SSD's as follows: 6x Plextor M6S in RAID10 as the OS volume. 2x Sams
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