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Carlo last won the day on February 3 2016

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  1. Carlo

    Windows 10 support etc

    You're not screwed at all. But MS is being smart and they are not "touching" domain computers (and they shouldn't!!!). All you have to do is login to the local administrator account to initiate the upgrade. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/domain-joined-windows-781-pro-upgrades-to-windows/af5d843c-f39c-4196-9ec9-33ea917cea21?auth=1 Carlo
  2. It's more resource intensive, but it gets the job done quicker/faster during scanning which is more important to me with a big library. But during scanning Plex gets done faster and doesn't put any hurt on my machines so I'd never consider this a reason to switch. I myself would say Emby is far more resource intensive overall when it doesn't need to be then Plex is. read on As a "power user", I too prefer the user management style of Emby over Plex. To the "average" system op, this probably isn't as important as plex.tv gets the job done (I prefer the user control myself). Not sure
  3. Or just use FileBot to rename your movies and TV Shows before adding them to Plex.
  4. Hello lee1978, I didn't notice you said DTS "HD". Thought you just said "DTS". "HD" is harder to get working as Plex doesn't recognize "HD" vs "DTS". All the meta data just says "DTS". However pass through should still do the trick. You will definitely want to search through the forums located here: https://forums.plex.tv/ At present they are down due to a hacker. I believe you will need a PlexPass to search for this as the good info on DTS-HD will be in Plexpass forums. As for the Xbox One. Plex has submitted a new version (the one you will want) to MS for approval but the
  5. DTS passthrough can be done but it's a bit tricky to setup properly. Wait until the plex forums are back up and then search for DTS. Plex won't touch image files. It prefers files ready to stream. Remember, Plex is a streaming server so it wants files in a streamable format, not an image format. Ideally MP4 files are the best all around files that work with just about every client without having to transcode (bandwidth aside). I run one of the largest and most advanced Plex systems around so hit me up if you have any questions. Carlo
  6. No, I've never stopped the pool when moving files in or out of the pool folder. I just run a re-measure when I'm done shuffling files around.
  7. What I've done is: 1) Create a folder "MasterPool" or similar name. 2) Move contents of all folders from the pool... hidden folder to the "MasterPool" folder. 3) Remove/delete the pool... folder 4) Add to new computer and add to pool 5) copy conents from "MasterPool" to the newly created hidden pool... folder. 6) Re-measure the pool. So basically, just move the contents out of the pool. Delete the pool folder and then add to the new computer and recreate the new pool directory. Then just move the folders back. Then re-measure the pool. Simple.
  8. I'm not sure why this happens but I've had it happen to me 2 times in the last 2 or 3 weeks or so on different 4TB drives. I have 8 drives in an enclosure connected via USB3 cables. In my case I'm running DrivePool, Scanner and CloudDrive. What has happened to me is that the UI freezes up (VNC, RDP or console). I can fix this most of the time doing a loggoff /server:name from a different computer then loggin back in. Once in a while, I'll have to do a shutdown command from another computer. In each case of having a RAW disk issue I've noticed the CloudDrive service won't shut down and
  9. All of us who used to run BBS systems were basically pack rats who liked to have full collections of software and media from the times. We could have just access this info from other BBSs but wanted it on our own systems. Not to different really than today. We could watch video on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.. but we STILL prefer to be in control and manage our own collections. Guess we haven't changed much. We're still media pack rats!!! We've went from measuring storage in KB to MB, then GB and now in TB of data. Won't be long before we'll be talking PB of data. Many of us al
  10. CompuNet was my system. It was my own custom stuff until version 2 of MajorBBS came out in 86. I ran and programmed for Galacticomm's MajorBBS (then Worldgroup). I knew Tim Stryker pretty well up until he committed suicide. I contributed a lot of foundation code and what later became Phar Lap protected mode which extended memory for the DOS systems allowing us to run more ISV modules. I was also one of the "hubs" many people used for linked teleconferences among the many, many interactive games (had just about all of them). Worldgroup more or less went down the tubes after Christine (T
  11. There was a magazine called Boardwatch that featured my system a few times. In that same time frame I had around 30 phone/modem lines. Couple years later I had 255 lines. Eventually replacing many modems with ISDN, then replacing many of them with X.25 over the years. Eventually, added IP connectivity and allowing "dial-in" via IP. This was back before even Trumpet Winsock (for those who remember those days). IP was used for telnet, FTP and gopher back in the early days. Was mostly all academic use back in those days. Of course storage grew as the years went by. Man just thinkin
  12. I know you said for the C64. My very first hard drive was the 5.25 full height ST-506 5MB HDD. 5MB of storage at the time of 1980 was a HUGE amount of space and cost $1,500 back in 1980. That would be close to 5K in today's money. The ST-506 was an MFM drive which was pre IDE/SCSI and was manufactured by Shugert Associates (later became Seagate). I also had the next gen drive that came out late in 1981 which was another MFM drive but was 10MB and was the ST-412 (type 1). After these drives they moved to RLL encoding which packed 50% more in the same space. By 1982/83 I had around 1
  13. NO, you use deduplication at the host level so it has nothing to do with the VMs themselves. Carlo
  14. psykix, you could just use a free product like SnapRaid to create a parity across your present DrivePool drives. The volume you stripe to can be local, on another computer or NAS. Doesn't really matter. Something to think about for a bit more piece of mind.
  15. Yes, but that requires you to use a duplication pass and not real-time duplications. I was referring to being able to keep real-time duplication active but to have the option of only using the one SSD drive.
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