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  1. the system the drive pool is on is increasingly problematic, I think i can run it long enough for the migration to get off of the internal drives. how can i transfer the whole set to another machine?
  2. REALLY liking the odrive.. while its a bit of 'all the eggs in one basket'. its great for offlining stuff you need to have but probably never retrieved again. it defiantly has a file size limit, it seems to have problems with amazon cloud at about 6 gig, so if you use it there you might file split less than 4 or so gig. its not perfect, and beware updates. they can devalidate your encryption.. and that's a messy 'remove / reattach'.. and its really messy if you do the 'out of the odrive' settings.. not update friendly at all. so live in the odrive, in as few encrypted paths as possible. between 2 amazon accounts ive both backed up and offlined nearly 50 TB. and still going. if you do system images, use something that can break it into 4 gig chunks. easeus or something, if its a windows image, use a file splitter. I haven't attempted anything with drive pool drive yet. I would love to disable all the local duplication and have odrive simply copy it to amazon, but ive not tried this yet. it can do simple mirroring. and its very fast. its upload can saturate your bandwidth, if the receiver is capable of it. I have a 100 mb pipe, and I've done better than 500 gig a day.
  3. I wasn't thinking of using it in the drive pool path, more as a backup destination. If drive pool knew what the additional suffix meant .cloud .cloudf (folder) then it would be considered backed up, and not take any space locally. or more to the point, still consider it backed up when it became zero length and renamed. I don't know how things are 'restored' from a duplicate backup path in drive pool, but this would require launching it by association. odrive does allow for command line retrieves. the file is restored, and renamed.
  4. If there were a tweek or you can make to pool drive to be odrive aware.. that would be wonderful. This is an unmapped directory, double clicking on it retrieves the next level of the directory structure and any download markers it contains: Spaces.cloudf and this is an offline file: NetDrive2_Setup_2_6_1_689.exe.cloud retrieval only works locally, while you can share a sync path, you can only contribute to it. when its offlined you will have to retrieve it from a station running odrive. encryption / passwords are done at the directory level
  5. yes. Think of it as an un-syncing dropbox. You install it where ever. all of the stations can contribute to the same path, but if they aren't configured to retrieve anything all you will see on them is a download marker. these are all using the same account. it does no duplicate removal or compression, for that you need something like arq. I've managed to clean off nearly 1 TB so far to amazon cloud.
  6. I started using this week. and its $100 a year.. so there is that. The professional service does a 'delete' after a successful upload.. you put 10 gig in it, it will delete 10 gig, replace it with download markers, when its succeded. there does seem to be a 4,6,or 8 gig file size limit, so be sure to split the really big files. https://www.odrive.com/account/myodrive
  7. backup is backup... what ever makes it.. brave on with one method, but if another happens to work too.. why not.. its another backup. one isn't necessarily superior.. as things like amazon cloud are limitless and both can be used concurrently. I will mention if it is a folly or not. I will have one tuesday.
  8. synology nas: https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2 'Also, Cloud Sync now offers one-way sync options, making things easier when backing up data to a public cloud or vice versa, while data encryption guarantees files sent to the public cloud remain for your eyes only. ' the nas drives with dsm / disk station manager 5.2 and later can do one way transfer to cloud services, with encryption.. and if thats not enough Im sure something like box crypt would work on the device would substantially improve the encryption. Do any of you use this approach? I am buying a 2tb nas to try it out with. netdrive 2 and boxcryptor has been working wonderfully, but i am finding i need a non computer approach, and if a nas can backup and delete, so much the better.
  9. After nearly $200 of experimenting on different software combinations, i finally have one that works. I cant say it works on the drivepool system, as ive not gotten it to work there, but that isn't unique to itself, its a finicky system. it is just as well, netdrive 2 and boxcryptor can be resource hogs. netdrive2 can use amazon cloud drive (unlimited at $60 per year), and map it as a virtual drive. boxcryptor then maps to that virtual drive (another virtual drive) giving you file name encryption(it looks like unicode korean, at least 64 characters) and otherwise transparent, random access; endless drive encrypted goodness. amazon cloud drive shows as a 107 TB path, and it never seems to shrink. My upload pipe is 100mb, I have been pushing 350 gig a day to it. boxcryptor is file encryption, any one file isn't depending on the environment to work, and it works from multiple systems at the same time. Its arguably fragile, you can get on and wipe out the backup, its little more than a mapped drive.. but its been chugging along for a week for me. as a 'second' backup its very good, i can fill it with crap i wouldn't bother backing up otherwise. -- netdrive2 caches EVERYTHING that passes through it, so you need to dedicate a whole drive to where the cache lives, and the intended backup material used in a 'move'.. so its deleted as soon as the transfer completes. the cache clears on reset. and its defiantly transferring, not waiting in que. the windows file copy will pause while netdrive uploads, then resume for the next file. use friendly copy apps. terra copy, or xxcopy command line have been fine. restoring / coping back is a bit inconsistent, as it cashes that as well, so while your 'copy' may seem to be slow, its going into the cache first. I did 6 gig in about 45 minutes in a restore.
  10. i had to go with the final solution to get the drivepool working again, and its normal once more. with the drive disconnected from the system i removed it from the pool. it all worked again. I have it plugged into another system working on getting the data off. I will transfer the directory structure, if the drive reads correctly. 1.5tb win 7 pro. 2 gig seagate in the black standing box.. ive had 3 of this model fail.. not a good design..
  11. now im not sure that made any difference. I pulled the drive out of its case and put it into a cradle and read and scanned it on another system, it read as ok.. putting it back on the drive pool has made things nearly stop again. how can i remove the drive the drive from the pool and transfer the files back in manually?
  12. I got the gui to behave with the drive disconnected, at least now the settings are for clear. at the very least it wont be putting anything else onto it.
  13. I have a drive that is failing in such a way that 'remove' wont complete or progress, and I cant change the pool properties of it so that it emptys. the gui stalls attempting to change anything at all. can I edit a file and change the drive status so that it will empty, or remove it and then copy the files back into the pool by another method? the errors the gui reports, when it hasnt frozen, is 'object reference not set' and 'device not ready'
  14. so after a month of running it on drives that occasionally sound like a chirping bird, I spent some money and have a new drive to take over from those. whats the simplest way short of 'evacute' to reduce and or copy the contents off? Ive unchecked the drives I want emptied in 'unique' only have them for duplicate, and a few of the worse ones are completely deselected. will they empty?
  15. thats nice.. I used 'take ownership'. it took a while to run, but it freed up any protections too. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
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