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Dizzy last won the day on May 17 2019

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  1. I am now getting text messages every 5-10 minutes, and there are now more damaged volumes. One or more volumes have file systems that are damaged: Covecube Virtual Disk - damaged volumes C:\DrivePool\Cloud 01\ C:\DrivePool\Cloud 02\ C:\DrivePool\Cloud 03\ C:\DrivePool\Cloud 05\ Is this something with scanner not handling virtual drives correctly? Are the cloud drives really damaged? What's going on?
  2. I received a couple emails last night: One or more volumes have file systems that are damaged: Covecube Virtual Disk - damaged volumes C:\DrivePool\Cloud 01\ This is one of the 5 cloud drives I use to make up a 250TB DrivePool that is used to backup my main pool via duplication. Not sure what's going on. I'm not sure that there is anything I can do to fix it... Unless the issue is actually the C: drive. I noticed these in the "Feedback" area:
  3. I have upgraded my server hardware, and I have a couple SSDs and a couple new drives coming next week and I could use some help getting everything setup to maximize speed, efficiency, and backup. I would like to duplicate everything to a cloud drive for offline storage as well. So far my attempts to set that up have been unsuccessful. I would greatly appreciate it if someone knowledgeable could spend some time with me and help me get everything set up properly. Thanks!
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    Drive Names Not Saved

    That looks like it was it. I had v2.3.xxxx beta, so it needed upgrading :) Thanks!
  5. I have spent a bunch of time (Several times) going through and identifying all my drives and renaming them. When stupid Windows 10 forces my system to reboot all of the drive names revert back to their generic names. How can this be prevented?
  6. Well shoot, it appears that the CloudPool is useless
  7. Ok, so I added another physical drive to my pool (aka DrivePool), and got it cleaned up. I created a 250TB CloudDrive on BackBlaze and split it into 50TB volumes and created a DrivePool from the volumes (aka CloudPool). I then created a pool from the DrivePool and CloudPool (aka HybridPool) I downloaded the Balancing Plug-In and set it up as follows. My understanding is that with these settings my Unduplicated files will fill up the DrivePool first. And if I never let them fill up then they will all stay on the DrivePool. The Duplicated files will fill the CloudDrive first. So when I enable File Duplication everything will be duplicated onto the CloudDrive, and as long as the CloudDrive is larger than the DrivePool and has free space, the duplicated files will stay there. Are my assumptions and set up correct? Or am I completely clueless and should just go to bed? I disabled the Drive Usage Limiter after taking the screens.
  8. So, my existing DrivePool is about 60TB. I create a CouldDrive of size 250TB, then create 5x 50TB volumes, then create a Pool of the CloudDrives for a CloudPool of 250TB. If I then create a HybridPool (DrivePool + CloudPool) with duplication then it should have no problems duplicating the 60TB I have. If I add drives to the DrivePool does is automatically adjust the HybridPool, or does it need to be recreated?
  9. Get a Norco box for the drives, and a LSI Host Bus Adapter with External SAS connectors. Then plug the internal SAS connector into the backplane of the Norco box, and the external connector to the external connector of the HBA.
  10. I'm actually looking to do something very similar. In my case I have a pool of 16x physical drives. Only about 10% free across the pool. No duplication. I was hoping to create a couple of CloudDrives (using BackBlaze) that would duplicate the pool of physical drives (basically creating an offsite copy that can be used for restoring) If I understand you correctly, you created a pool of physical drives with duplication (so all data is duplicated within that data pool). You then created a cloud pool with duplication. Then you created a pool of the two pools (physical drives and cloud drives). Under normal usage, wouldn't Drivepool copy half of the data into the cloud pool to normalize. Then you have half your data on-site with a backup (duplication), and half your data off-site with backup. I think the best situation would be to have a physical pool with duplication, AND a cloud pool duplicating the entire physical pool. That would essentially give you an on-site AND off-site backup.
  11. Would the StableBit FileVault mentioned in the Dev Status page take care of this? If so, we need that FileVault ASAP!
  12. I currently have about 40TB of data across 16 physical HDDs in my server. None of it is duplicated. I have set up 2x 50TB CloudDrives on BackBlaze. How can I add them to my drive pool and set things up so that the physical drives will duplicate onto the cloud drives?
  13. I added two 50TB cloud drives to my pool. I want to duplicate all of my data onto the cloud drives, and have those used to repair the pool if needed. How can I set that up?
  14. Ah, I didn't realize that I could type in a size, I was just looking at the dropdown options. Thanks for that... One thing solved. After my wife lost a lot of HER data in the most recent drive failure, she agreed that it would be worth it to spend some money to ensure that we have things protected properly. I like the idea of backup AND repair. I have DrivePool, Scanner, and CloudDrive. Could you walk me through how to get that set up? I don't think I want to add the BackBlaze drives to the general pool since my data would be added to them in a way where I'd end up accessing that data from the Backblaze drives, and since downloading costs money, I really only want things downloaded if it's to restore/repair data. As I write this and think about it, I'm leaning towards the personal. I think I liked the idea of using CloudDrive, but it may not be the best in this case. I have a few other ideas that CloudDrive will work nicely for though.
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