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  1. I did not open asupport ticket to go with the logs, should I have done this?
  2. Anyone install the Anniversay Update yet?
  3. BitLocker_PoolPartUnlockDetect is off and has been for a week. Logs incoming. 30 second capture.
  4. The heatbeat access is Drivepool. When I stop the service the disc access stops. Resmon does not show this disc access at all to any drive however scanner and task manager pick it up, both showng the same thing. I'm going to leave Drivepool off all night and see if the drives are spun down in the AM.
  5. ​The integrated Intel controller. Intel 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller. I know disks will spin down on the controller. Used to have two WD RE 750GB drives and they spin down for years under Windows 7. My Reds spin down fin on my Synology as well I'm determining spin down success based on Power Draw off my Kill A Watt. With Just an SSD my system pulls 38-40 watts, steady. Tested this for many weeks. With the 5 Drives Idle, power should be about 51 watts which is right in with what I measure of 48-52. If the drives are asleep, I should see power in the 40-42 watt range but it never drops below 48. Thta tells me the drive are idle not asleep, per WD drive specifications. I'll start testing various services/etc. My first test will be to disable Drivepool/scanner and see if things change. ​
  6. I'm having the same problem. Windows 10 Pro, Drivepool and latest scanner beta with 5 WD 2TB Red drives: 1 identified as WD20EFRX-68AX9N0 and 4 as WD20EFRX-68EUZN0. I made the suggested edit and restarted drivepool service, I've turned off drive indexing on the drive properties, disabled all backup software, and verified my drives are set to spindown after 30 minutes. I even tried to uninstall Scanner. So far nothing changes the behavior. Running resmon shows nothing touching anything but my C: drive. ​ ​ ​What I am seeing is every 2-3 seconds there is a disc access of 4KB across all drives at the same time. It's like a heart beat of some kind that doesn't show in resmon. See attached screenshot from one of the drives and from scanner showing the drives getting hit all at once. ​ EDIT: Stopping the Windows search service had no effect either. ​ ​ ​
  7. Can't replace virtualbox for Atlats@home. http://atlasathome.cern.ch/ Otherwise It wouldn't be installed.
  8. I'v decided to take the KISS principle with this migration. Focus on the desired results and not solve prolbems that don't yet exist. To accomplish that I'm going to start with my Win10 Pro box, strip out everything except teh "server" and feature software: Stablebit + Drive Scanner ​Snapraid for Disc Rot protection ​​Crashplan ​Marcrium Reflect ​Emby ​BOINC/Virtualbox (Project Atlas uses tiny headless VMs) Bitdefender AV As long as the box is stable 24x7, I'll leave it as is. If something becomes unstable, I'll address it as they come. I can always split out something to a VM later on. I've migrated all desktop activites do a laptop so checking email, research, CD ripping all happens there now. I've go my rial license up so I can get things going and when payday hits next week I'll register and go from there. Now I need to RTFM to sort out my Pools, folder duplication and SnapRAID considerations. Thanks for the nput Chris, it helps me sort out ideas by chatting with someone. I engineer by talking aloud.
  9. I do but I'm concerned it's not 24x7 ready. I'll ponder this a bit more. Thanks for the alternatives. I've used both Sophos and Untangle although it's been awhile. I was also an Untangle partner about 5-6 years ago. I prefered Kerio Control to both of them for SOHO/SMB applications. For my use case, pfsense is a much better fit. Lean, easy to setup with simple OpenVPN client setup for my PIA account. I have little use for all of the UTM features in a home environment. I did see Untangle finally added OpenVPN but I still prefer pfsense. Been using it it in my vm labs and my home network for 3 years. Good point on staying with bare metal. More pondering. So aside from the SMART issue, are there any other reasons to pass thru vs. creating full disk VMDK's?
  10. ​ ​So this project was put into the Freezer for quit some time but I'm reviving it. My first dilemma: Build a top heavy system using Windows 10 Pro or Virtualize the stack and split out functions? Both introduce different sets of complexities and in the end I want set it and forget it. I check backups and patching, the rest runs itself. I have this today with my Nas + desktop + Firewall but they eat lots of real estate in my office. No basement to hide stuff in and it's far too hot in Northern CA to use a closet without having to to air flow modifications that are very wife unfriendly. I'm leaning heavily towards Hyper-V but this is my first whatck with Hyper-V so I may be missing he boat on something. ​​ Windows 10 Pro Server ​​This smells like recipe for instability at some point and it leaves my firewall appliance on my desk still. ​Stablebit + Drive Scanner ​Snapraid for Disc Rot protection ​Starwind iSCSI ​Crashplan ​Marcrium Reflect ​Emby ​BOINC ​General Desktop usage for Email, WWW, Music ripping (Im old scool, by CD and rip to flac) ​ ​Moving onto Hyper-V, which looks to be a "better" solution if I deploy it properly. My main question is whether to pass all the storage discs directly through or just fill each with a single VHDX file and assign that to the Guest OS? I could care less really, as long as one isn't a setup for failure or a technological cul-de-sac. My readings indicate I should just create the VHDX files and be done with it. Am not married to Hyper-V. I can use KVM or ESXi as well. Feel free to make eidts, recommendations, etc. ​ ​Hyper-V Host Server​ ​Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Xeon E3 1245 v3 processor Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H-CF Motherboard 16Gb G.Skill PC3-1600 ddr3 ​OCZ Trion 150 240GB SSD for Boot Drive running off the Integrated SATA Toshiba 256GB SSD for VM boot VHDX files running off the Integrated SATA ​Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Antec HCG-620M power supply ​LSI SAS9211-8I 8PORT Controller with 2 3WARE Cable Multi-lane Internal Cables (SFF-8087) 5 x 2TB WD RED- running off the LSI controller ​2 x 1TB drives running off the LSI controller ​1 Seagate 5TB UDB Drive ​HP (Intel) dual port Server NIC Pfsense Guest HP Dual NIC will be dedicated to this VM​ 1GB Ram 2 cores ​File Server Guest ​Windows 10 Pro or Server 2012 R2 Stablebit Drivepool StawrWind Iscsi snapraid 4GB+ RAM 2 cores ​5x2TB Drives via VHDX ​2x1TB Drives via VHDX ​USB Drive via pass though - this will be for snapraid parity files. Emby/BOINC Server ​Windows 10 or Linux - don't care really. 2+ cores 4GB RAM Macrium reflect for OS Backup of Windows ​limited trans-coding. 1 Roku at a time ​
  11. With the exception of 1 bad day, the day I installed the beta, it has been runnign without a hitch. Much more stable than the current production release, for me. I've been trying to break things by moving large amounts of dat on/off the pool as well as placing all of my local email storage there is I have active file activity. So far, no issues. Next will be start bitlocker on the pool drives. I have it on all non pooled drives that are unlocked at bootup via PW. The rest will be the same.
  12. Yes this is with DrivePool. So far explorer has not hung on me but I've had 1 app crash, 1 service crash and a BSOD since installing the Beta of DrivePool. I uploaded the logs already after the crash. I've placed all of DrivePool into my AV (BitDefender) exclusions including the running process to elimiante any colisions there. My system runs rock solid until I introduce DrivePool and then.. not so much. If the Beta doesn't play nice I'll go back to the released version and work on the crash dump.
  13. Thanks for the reply. Been playing with things with some old drives I have. Good way for me to determine size needed for data, etc. I'll need less storage than I anticipated for all my data which probably elimiantes the need for an addon HBA as well as parity but if I need one i'll go the IBM route. I have no issues flashing the card. Thanks for the tip, I've seen that other places as well. Right now my biggest issue is Windows 10 stability. I know the stable version doesn't support it and the beta, well, it's beta so it's been hard to say "Yeah this will work". The stable version causes explorer to hang on boot about 70% of the time so I cannot start programs, shutdown, restart. I have mouse and keyboard but everything is just locked. I have to hard reset. I'm trying to model my eventual setup with Emby server, Crashplan, etc but so far I cannot get Stablebit to a place I'm happy with so I'm stalled at the first step. storage. I just installed the latest beta and i'll report errors and see if I can at least move forward with my testing.
  14. Greetings, I've been working out how I'm going to replace my aging synology DS413j NAS. Crahsplan is no longer supported do to Java version limitations and it's not very fast, at all. My research is pointing me to DrivePool + SnapRaid/disParity. So here is what I want the rig to do and what I'm working with: Functions Media Storage Standared File Server Native Crashplan support Media Server (Plex most likely) iSCSI server for two workstations (Steam game Liibraries) using StarWind iscsi target Backup destination for Macrium reflect disc images Supports BOINC Supports Encryption, preferably Bitlocker Hardware (existing) Xeon E3 1245 v3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H-CF Motherboard 16Gb G.Skill PC3-1600 ddr3 Samsung 120gb SSD for Boot Drive Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Antec HCG-620M power supply 4 x 2TB WD RED (In the Synology) Windows 10 Nvidia GTX960 2GB Video card The hardware is my current desktop. I used to work from home and run 4-5 VMs using Vmware workstation but that use case is not in play any longer. I just game with the rig now. So i'm going to build a mATX rig for gaming, move my current Toshiba 256Gb boot SSD and video cared into it and build my server around the current workstation. I want this to a set it and forget it build. What I'm not sure about is how to setup the storage. Currently I have 5.35TB of storage with 1.07 TB free. This includes all backups + media and files. Here is what I'm thinking, all drives encrypted with bitlocker: DrivePool 1: 4x2tb WD Reds - Data and Media with duplication OR Parity for safe keeping, maybe both. Drive Pool 2: single 3 or 4 TB drive for Backups. No duplication/parity 1 3 or 4TB drive for iSCSI drives with parity (if supported). Parity Drive if needed I'm not planning an replacing any working hardware in my workstaion due to fiancial limititations. I'll need to add a 4-8port JBOD HBA as the Intel controller only has 6 sata slots and maybe a second NIC for the iSCSI target if performance warrents. Thoughts?
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