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  1. Thanks for the reply, that's unfortunate, but I guess it'll have to do. The tool, I assume it's where you download the CloudDrive folder which then "converts" it to appear as a disk? What's the 3rd tool? I know of acd_cli, rclone but not the third, unless you're counting CloudDrive.
  2. Hi, Recent events have shown that Amazon Cloud Drive seems to be making some business decisions against third party apps and as a result may be changing their business plan for Cloud Drive as a hole. All my data is on ACD right now, and I'm looking to see if it's possible to move that to GDrive? I'd rather not have to download everything from ACD to GDrive, through StableBit, so I'm wondering if it's possible (using another method) to move the whole CloudDrive folder from ACD to GDrive without any faults? Is this possible? Thanks
  3. Hi all, I'm having a problem with a drive in CloudDrive suddenly being destroyed. I'll give you a bit of background on my setup and what happened to cause this, or at least what I think happened. I bought two licenses of CloudDrive, one for my "host" machine and one for a remote machine for uploading (since my upload on my host is very very slow). I initially tried detaching the cloud drive on the host machine so that I could attach it to the remote machine. I have done this countless times, typically with little problems. One of the main problems I do have when trying this is getting an error when trying to detach the drive stating "Invalid function" or "Permission Denied." This time, I was getting a permission denied. Typically this clears itself after a few minutes, but today it did not and I decided to forcefully detach the drive. I was sure that no files were being read, and proceeded. I left for a bit and came back to try to attach the drive on the remote machine. However, it wouldn't attach, and would give an error "The given key was not present in the dictionary." I thought this was a bit odd, so i decided to click the little refresh icon beside the connection name. This is when CloudDrive showed that the drive was destroyed. It shows the drive, under the connection name, as "[Destroyed drive]". If I try to attach it, as the link is still there, I get the error "This drive has been partially deleted and cannot be attached." I figured this may have been a bug in the version of CloudDrive I was using (802), so I updated to the latest (843 at this time) BETA and tried again. Unfortunately, I got the same error. If I go look in the CloudDrive folder in ACD, I can see the files do still appear to be there (about 55,000 files total). Is there a way I can recover the files? I am tempted to delete the drive and recreate it hoping that the program uses the same folder on ACD and magically restore my files, but I feel like this won't work as I expect. Any suggestions here? If you need any logs, please let me know. Thanks EDIT: Looking through some of the other off-topic posts here made me think to look in my Trash folder on ACD. In that folder, I found two files (7d9b7002-b501-47c6-b093-081d8f6b396a-ATTACHMENT and 7d9b7002-b501-47c6-b093-081d8f6b396a-METADATA) that had been deleted around the time that the drive would have been detached. I restored these files and refreshed the connection. The drive was no longer considered corrupted, and I was able to attach it. It took about 15 minutes to attach (I feel like it was reading all the data in the drive), but eventfully it did and it's back up now. I would like to provide any assistance I can to help replicate this to see if it's a bug or not.
  4. Thanks for the explanation. The original disk was a refurbed unit from Seagate, either way no harm done. As for the lost files, I have duplication on so no files would be lost, although after you explain it I do see how that could be a problem in the sense that if one drive was lost DrivePool would have to constantly duplicate your files over and over.
  5. Hi, I've been a long time DrivePool user and love the software, but I recently noticed something that I'm not sure was intended. I have one bad disk that frequently keeps disconnecting from the machine. I have replaced the disk, but the damn thing keeps disconnecting, I just haven't looked into it further as doing a "Scan for Hardware" in Device Manager usually brings it back. Anyways, I noticed that when the disk is missing I cannot write or delete files from the DrivePool disk (in this case M:\). If I try, I get an error message stating that I need permission from Administrators on the local machine. I almost went nuts trying to figure out the permissions within Windows thinking something was wrong, simply because the Administrators group on the machine was the owner of the drive and all subsequent folders. Reads from the drive still work as expected. I can replicate this by finding any drive in Disk Management on the machine, right clicking and then clicking Offline to turn off the disk (at least in Windows). Once I bring it back online, it works again. Is this intended? As mentioned, I almost went absolutely crazy trying to figure the permissions out. The thing that made me look at DrivePool was that if I rebooted the machine, it usually worked for a little while before disconnecting again. I tried transferring files, and at roughly the same time I got an email stating the drive was missing which made me think maybe it wasn't permissions. As soon as it was back online, I could write to it again. If it is intended, is somebody able to walk me through why this it is the way it is (I'm sure there is a good reason for it), and if it's possible to disable? Thanks!
  6. Hi! I had a question about how CloudDrive works. I understand that there is a local cache stored on one of the drives, and I'm pretty sure that local cache is used for a temporary place while files are being uploaded and a local cache for frequently used files. I'm currently using CloudDrive with Amazon Cloud Drive, basically as a test as I'm curious about the data loss. I've had a fair amount of uploads fail from ACD_CLI, but retrying them always works. My question is that since most of us probably have a large amount of drives on our severs I'm curious about the cache. I've seen the threads here stating that there is potential data loss with Amazon Cloud Drive. I'm curious that if there is a large enough cache (let's say 500gb, or even expandable in the later BETAs) how CloudDrive would handle the failures. My assumption is that if the upload fails to ACD CloudDrive would attempt to re-upload the file and try again. Is this possible? This would help avoid failures, and then once the file is in the cloud the local file is deleted. Perhaps it does this and I'm overlooking how it works. I can see two potential problems with this: The cache is used for frequent files as well (from my understanding) meaning that there would be ~500GB of local data. I'd personally want to avoid that. The idea I had was to keep the file locally ONLY until it's fully uploaded and verified in the cloud. The way CloudDrive uploads files wouldn't allow for this due to how it uploads (it looks like it uploads in parts), but I'm not familiar with the file store. My purpose of using CloudDrive is an easy way to have the cloud data mounted as a drive in Windows that is also encrypted and can easily mounted to other machines within the network. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for that, I did miss it. Appreciate the honesty!
  8. Just curious if there has been any development on the issue (even on Amazon's side)? Or has it been abandoned completely?
  9. Hi, I'm hoping to get more information regarding this product. I am an avid supporter of Scanner and DrivePool, and i was excited to see CloudDrive on the website yesterday. I've installed the trial and have setup a provider with Dropbox. I've got a question about how the product works. I've got 7 drives pooled in DrivePool, and I've set my Dropbox provider's cache to one of those pools. I can see a CloudPart folder has been created on one of them as the cache. The size of the folder is 5GB (what I've got in total for Dropbox) and the Size on Disk is 1GB. I know I am able to upgrade my storage in Dropbox to 1TB, however I'm curious how it works on the local side of things. I am assuming that the "size" (5GB in current scenario) is the maximum size the cache can be and the 1GB is the current size of the disk. I am planning on using this software for Plex (local media server) storage and can have many files going onto the drive at once. How does this work with the online? I assume that if I transfer a 3GB file to the drive it will stay in cache until it can upload to the cloud? Is this correct? Let's assume that if I upgrade to 1TB, is that 1TB always used on the cache drive? How does it work on the other side of things? Let's assume we're watching a 30 minute file which is in Dropbox. How much if it is locally stored and how much is stored in the cloud? Let's assume that only the first 5 minutes of the file are cached and I skip to half way. I assume it would download the correct parts of the file from Dropbox if not stored locally? Thanks!
  10. That makes sense. I am still curious about how often it queries without the throttle, if you get a chance please let me know. As for the ticket, it was opened with Seagate (unless you also work for Seagate) and they said that SeaTools isn't compatible with Server 2012 R2 and that I should download the DOS version. I can't be bothered TBH. On greater news, over 6 hours the head has only parked 19 times. Much more reasonable! I've increased the throttle to 90 minutes. Thanks for your assistance!
  11. Hi there, I wasn't aware of that setting. Does S.M.A.R.T. wake up the disk every time it queries? What is the normal querying if the throttle is not on? I have also created a ticket with Seagate, but they haven't responded yet. I did a test using "SeaTools" and it says that the drive is defective (already). The same with my other 3TB drive of the same model. I'll see how the S.M.A.R.T. Throttling works, and may upgrade the firmware if not. Thank you!
  12. Hi there, I took a look at the stickied topic that goes into detail about how drive spindowns work (very informative) and how it related with StableBit Scanner. Let me go into some detail about the problem I am having. Basically, I purchased a new Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 (3TB) drive on Wednesday and it's already showing it has parked its head 2,506 times according to Scanner's built in S.M.A.R.T. data. According to StableBit, the maximum recommended head parks for the drive is 300,000. If my math is right, that value should hit 300,000 in half a year which is way too short for a drive. Now I do understand that the value is just a guideline and doesn't mean the drive is necessarily going to fail, I am just worried regardless. For example, just 13 hours ago the value was at 1,729. It has parked it's head 777 times over 13 hours while I was asleep, that's too high in my opinion. At least I have my pool duplicated in DrivePool. So, I am wondering if there are any settings in StableBit (or even DrivePool) that may be causing this? I can see the same occur on another one of my drives (exact same model). I've checked both in Windows and in StableBit and the standby settings are set to never. I just would rather the drive stay idle and spinning over continuing to spin up and down. StableBit has advanced power management enabled and is set to Maximum Performance (no standby). In addition, I have set StableBit to "not use Direct I/O when querying S.M.A.R.T.", "never scan the surface automatically", "never scan the filesystem automatically." I have these settings set thinking that StableBit may be causing the drive to come out of standby repeatedly, but that is just an assumption as I'm not sure how the scanning works. Has anybody else seen the same weirdness with these drives? If it matters, the drives are in a Mediasonic Probox 4 Bay (non-raid) enclosure. I am unsure if the (or any) enclosure itself has control over when the disk sleeps. Thank you for your help! EDIT: Windows *was* set to Balanced mode, but still had the "turn off hard disk" set to Never. Just in case, I changed it to "High Performance." If it helps, I am running Windows Server 2012 R2.
  13. Ah well, I just did it the old fashioned way, just took a few hours. Good to know for next time. Thanks!
  14. Hi there, Rather new to DrivePool. I own multiple drives worth a few TB of data each and am just trying to ensure I don't lose any files in the process of converting to DrivePool (currently, I don't use any sort of drive manager). I don't care much for duplication at this point, I did use drives to backup others but at this point it's not too criticial. My real question is how can I move all of my pre-existing files into the DrivePool? I have been copy-pasting the old files into the new drive on my test computer, but with TB's of data that may take some time. Thanks!
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