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  1. Thanks for the info Christopher. I am reading up on it now.
  2. Long story as to why but I am currently merging 2 pools into 1. What this requires is that I move some files from Pool 2 to Pool 1, remove a drive from the 2nd Pool and then add it to the 1st Pool. (1st Pool will soon be only Pool) What I have realized from this is that there are 2 features I would really like to have. 1st Feature... It would be great if you could simply merge Pools. 2nd Feature.. I am sometimes ready to move more than 1 drive at a time. So let's say for example that I have 2 drives I now want to remove from Pool 2. I start the removal of the first drive. When
  3. I gave this card a hard look. What kept me from getting it is that it, according to the site specs, it can only function as a port multiplier for up to 7 drives total. That means that I could not even attach 2 4-drive enclosures and expect it to work.
  4. I am running into an issue with Scanner initializing on the Server. Running 8.1 Pro OS on the Server. When I say it is an issue, what I mean is it just keeps on initializing. I have let it run 15 minutes before and it never went past initializing. I finally just clicked out of it. Sometimes it will come up in approx 5 minutes...but mostly it will just act hung in initializing until I give up. As a side note, while this is what is happening with Scanner on the Server that I am actually watching, when I log in remotely from the office on the other side of the house, it can take a few
  5. I spent the better part of 2 days trying to determine why 2 drives would not play nice in either Drivepool or Scanner. I thought I would share my findings as it may help somebody with similar issues. The backstory is that I am using some drives out of my old server in the new build. The old system was a WHS Vers 1. I would copy files from the hidden shares under DE.. I would then format the drive and attempt to put the drive in a pool. I had 2 drives... each had random issues going on. One was the only drive in a pool. It allowed files to be loaded and offloaded with no proble
  6. Long story short ....kind of... I recently upgraded my server. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro OS on a SSD. The only other things running are Drivepool and Scanner. The actual pool is a number of drives that are in addition to the SSD. The OS SSD is not part of the pool but, as I said Drivepool and Scanner are installed there. Soooooo..through work, I was offered the opportunity to use a copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for my build and upgrade from the 8.1 P version. It will all be the same hardware that I recently upgraded to. My issue is that I have moved my data over alr
  7. OK...so as I was sitting here and writing my problem, it occurred to me that....I had taken drive letters away from the other drives in the pool. On a hunch..... I added letters back, rebooted and the missing drive showed right up. But now this begs the question....if I have to assign drive letters to all the drives to get a new one to show up, doesn't that cap the drive limit? If not, how do you get the system to recognize new drives when you have removed drive letters from the existing drives in the build? I had created folders for the drives when I deleted the drive letter.
  8. Honestly, I am suspecting this is more of a Windows 8 thing than Drivepool thing. I am hitting a wall though and am really hoping somebody can point me in the right direction. I can not be the 1st person building a pool that has run into this. So I am in the process of shutting down my old WHS Vers 1 Server. I have built the new server on the 8.1 Pro platform. All new Hardware.. (i5, Gigabyte z97x-ud3h-BK motherboard, 16 GB ram. OS running on samsung 850 EVO I have already installed a new HGST and WD Red 3TB. Both were new in the box and both showed right up. I put the drives in a pool
  9. I am building a new server and it will be in the basement. I am moving over from an old Vers 1 build and typically I would monitor it from the office...(same LAN...different area in the house) So I see that you can log into any Scanner app running on the LAN ....but you need to do it from a scanner app on the PC you are on? Does this mean that I need 2 licenses for Scanner...one for the Server and the other for the PC in my office to monitor the server? What are my options here?
  10. I do plan on having both DrivePool and Scanner installed. Seems like a small price for something fairly critical...especially when you are dealing with larger, and sometimes hard to replace files. Thanks for the information.
  11. I am building a new server and plan to use Drivepool. I am a little foggy on a few things though. I get that there is "theoretically" a Pedabite limit due to Windows constraints. And I get that I do not have to assign every hard drive a letter in Windows. And no, I do not have 26 drives...but I like to know my options and limits. Also, even at 10 or better drives, that screen would get cluttered. So...my questions are... If I do not assign letters to the drives, how do I locate a drive if it has failed? And frankly, even with letters assigned to the drives...coming from Se
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