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    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.
  16. I myself use a variety of different manufacture drives for my personal stuff. I work in IT and work with large data (I mean LARGE data) spread out over numious SANs with more than 10K drives. In my professional life I've seen a trend of higher failure rates among Seagate drives than any other manufacture (percentage wise), bot not in the last 2 years (about even). These are mostly all Enterprise drives and not the common home user or NAS drives that most of us would use routinely. So I'm not sure how much this matters. I think a lot of failures over time by some companies/users is
  17. I'm confused by this requirement. Why the need for 2 SSDs? Isn't the SSD just a "place holder" that get's used to hold the data just long enough until the system can write it out to the HDDs? Surely one SSD could be used to write the data out to two different HDDs. I'm sure we all get the fact that if two SSDs are used then the files starts out "duplicated" from the start BUT I think most of us could live with the fact that the "temp holding" SSD isn't duplicated until the data is written out to the first HDD. Or put another way, I'm sure many of us could live with the fact that the
  18. You can adjust many things in Hyper-V also if you use versino 2 machines images.
  19. I'm in the USA so I know nothing of AUS pricing. Difference in pricing could surely weigh in BIG TIME of course. Have you compared pricing on 6TB WD RED drives? Yes, I'm sure. They are not general purpose drives but are meant for "cold storage" or archiving where the data is basically written once and not modified often. You can surely add/modify data any time you want but you can take a big write penalty in doing so. Read #2 here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/207868-hgst-launches-new-10tb-helium-drives-for-enterprise-cold-storage to get a better idea how SMR drives work. He
  20. That is not a shabby amount of storage by any means. Guarantee you have more storage than 99.99% of your local friends! You can store a HUGE amount of media on that storage pool for sure. Basically your own personal version of Netflix.
  21. I here what your saying Chris but don't fully agree. I do understand that you need some "working space" to store a few blocks to have ready for the thread(s) doing the uploading. However from a high level view it appears a background process is creating all these blocks getting them ready for the upload and just does it things without communicating with the uploading thread(s). It appears this process has no concept of how far ahead of the upload it is or not and just continues until it has created all the blocks needed for the duplicate section or it runs out of space (which ever comes
  22. For home use I'm not sold on SMR. For those not familar with it take a read here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/207868-hgst-launches-new-10tb-helium-drives-for-enterprise-cold-storage Forget the brand but just read it to understand what SMR is and when it causes write problems. I have a slight personal bias and don't care for Seagate to much. For about the same money I'd rather buy an HGST or WD drive. Don't know how much faith you put in this but have a read here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198154-2014-hard-drive-failure-rates-point-to-clear-winners-and-losers-but-is-th
  23. Depends for me on which way I want to go. For 8 bay http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707367 For 15 bay http://www.istarusa.com/raidage/products.php?model=DAGE415U20-PM#.VYI2zflVhBd The StarTech eSATA 8-Bay Hot-Swap SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP works quite well and pretty cheap at around $300 plus shipping. Connect it up via eSata, USB3 or UASP and it works quite well with DrivePool. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and put 8 4TB drives in it and haven't had a single issue with it. I've first tested eSata, then UASP and then normal USB3. I left i
  24. I've got a few different setups (NASes, Storage Pools, convential JBOD server and a couple DrivePools). My largest DrivePool is currently configured at 88.2TB usable and I've got a couple 6TB drives not in that figure used for parity (SnapRaid). This pool is strictly for media mostly used by Plex. I've got 4 Windows 2012 R2 servers and two are currently dedicated for multimedia. 2 are more generic servers and hold a lot of VHDX images using windows De-Duplication. Then I've got a few smaller NAS boxes used to hold typical family stuff. But getting back to DrivePool. I'll be incre
  25. No, can't do this with CloudDrive. For that type of functionality you will probably want to check out NetDrive.
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