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  1. Not in the drivepool interface. I have gear -> Updates -> check for updates, or -> force update check now. v2.3.0.1385 The feature is mentioned in the DrivePool Change logs.
  2. In beta build .1052 * Added StableBit Cloud powered automatic updates. - Instant update notifications. No need to "check for updates", updates are pushed to you in real-time as soon as they're released. - Support for multiple release channels (Dev BETA, BETA, Release Final). - Automatic downloads. - Legacy automatic updates will be disabled when connected to the StableBit Cloud. Prior versions didn't auto-update software. When using Cloud, how does one configure to notify, but not install updates? Or clarify "pushed" language. FYI, In DrivePool, I've never had check for updates work in prior versions and always needed to manually check the website for updates.
  3. Understood. But this is a change in behavior not mentioned in the release notes, so should get rectified. I suspect it is related to the new Cloud monitoring service.
  4. I recently upgraded from a .12xx version (not sure of the last digits) to the current .1385 version. Now, every time I start the DrivePool GUI I receive an UAC prompt to allow changes to this device. Impacts both Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2. I rebooted after installing the .1385 version. I know does not have this behavior. DrivePool didn't used to generate this prompt. What changed and can it be changed to not require the prompt. I have not configured StableBit Cloud. Looks like it was added during a pre-beta build. - Release - Beta .1056 * Require administrative access for the UI. - Release Do documentation on why admin is now required.
  5. StableBit Cloud is not the same as Stablebit CloudDrive. The Cloud product seems to be an aggregator for Scanner/DrivePool/CloudDrive notifications, not storage.
  6. Looks like there will be a Cloud+ subscription at $1/device/month. https://blog.covecube.com/2022/03/stablebit-cloud-plus/ As a 3xDrivePool only customer, I don't see a use case.
  7. I think I have it working with a single SSD drive as cache. 1. Turn off pool duplication 2. Turn on Folder duplication. Set duplication on top level folders, which includes any subfolders. 3. Turn off Real-time duplication. This allows a new files to be written to the cache. The pool will eventually re-balance and move the files to other drives in the pool, emptying the cache SSD. I was able to see the in-use figure drop on the cache and task manager showed mostly reads from the cache and writes to archive disks once files stopped being added to the pool.
  8. I have a pool with three disks + and SSD. The disks are marked as archive and the SSD is marked as SSD. File duplication is enabled, there are no file placement rules. The duplication space optimizer is enabled. Ordered file placement plug-in is not enabled. File duplication is enabled at the pool level. Real-time duplication is enabled, but I don't see this activity in the performance section. Windows 10 task manager only shows one disk in the pool active at any time. See https://imgur.com/NBusKnJ for configuration. How do I get the SSD to be used? https://imgur.com/NBusKnJhttps://imgur.com/NBusKnJ
  9. Nevermind, it in Balancing, Balancers, Drive Usage Limiter.
  10. Up voted. I feel this is a design flaw. It really should fail gracefully and continue functioning w/o the cache.
  11. Just getting started with Folder duplication and can't find a way to limit file placement to selected drives. Is this a possibility? Also - Feature request - allow checking multiple folders and adding folders to duplication. e.g. I have 20 folders and want 11 duplicated but not the remaining folder.
  12. More an FYI since I've figured it out. I asked Drive Pool to remove a disk that was showing pending sectors in my disk monitor. I used the default removal command which has "Force drive removal (unreadable files will be left on the disk)" unchecked. During the removal there was a warning about a "Data error" while removing the drive from the pool. This stopped the removal. The error message just reported the data error, but not the file(s) impacted. To find the files that were effected you can do a search in C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs\Service for log files containing "Error moving" e.g 1. open a command prompt 2. cd "C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs\Service" 3. for %i in (*.log) do find "Error moving" %i >> error.txt You will find lines like DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [RemoveDriveFromPool] Error moving file from \\?\Volume{7b835eeb-5e9b-42b4-87e0-d8d7fdbfed15}\PoolPart.8b3037e7-f95a-41d7-9900-e6f07d8dd12f\Plex\Series\Farscape\Season 03\Farscape - S03E12 - Meltdown.mkv to \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume23\Plex\Series\Farscape\Season 03\Farscape - S03E12 - Meltdown.mkv. Data error (cyclic redundancy check) 2021-10-04 17:44:33Z 89617594250 D
  13. I recently had a disk flap online/offline multiple times in a short period (loose cable?). While I received the e-mails, the machine involved doesn't have e-mail access. It would be nice to have a local log of events in the windows event logs as application events. Also, there were no notifications in the DrivePool UI (upper left). Thanks.
  14. Perhaps, I'm not sure that wouldn't be limited by my bus, I don't have an M.2 slot in this system. I think I'll try some small SATA ssds and see if I have enough to do RAID 5 and have Drivepool use them as cache. Otherwise I'll take Shane's suggestion and split up some of my existing HD into 500GB + remainder and mark the 500GB segments as "SSD" Most of the drive are on a LSI 9xxx-8i so are sharing that one controller. Maybe adding another controller would help.
  15. I am using a file sync tool that can run multiple file copies at one time. The problem I'm having is that DrivePool is picking the same physical disk for all four file write streams. I have 10gb network cards between a server and it's backup and with parallel file copies to a single drive limits performance. The pool is generally will balanced before the copies start. Using an SSD cache is not really a solution as often the total volume would exceed 500GB. Is there a way to force DrivePool to spread file operations across multiple disks?
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