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  1. My first thought was using the Balancing -> Fileplacement option and removing the disk from each of the top level folders. But that doesn't stop someone (well, not me!) from creating a new top level folder structure.
  2. I performed the steps mention in the link article and rebooted. Started a rebalance and activity does not show up in the DrivePool performance section. Can confirm files are being moved using windows Resource Monitor.
  3. To save energy, I'd like to schedule my backup server to be power down most of the day and sleep when backups are complete. I have enabled sleep on the system and have a scheduled task that wakes the box at 10 PM. All the boxes that backup are scheduled to start their backups about this time and take 1-3 hours depending. The system powers down on idle. With the system in sleep except for 3-4 hours a day, I'd rather the box didn't hibernate during a rebalance or measure. Is there a way to 1. initiate a rebalance from the command line, and 2. check if one is running so I can script a shutdown when DrivePool is idle? I've checked dpcmd and don't see anything there. I've checked C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs\Service log files, but don't see anything, even when there is an balance running. My system contains two pools a 16 TB pool with duplicate for home device backups, and a 135 TB pool which backs up my Plex library. Running DrivePool v2.3.2.1493 Edit: I found an event in the service logs, but not too helpfull. The pool goes PoolModeNoMeasure at the start of a rebalance listing the pool ID, the a Balancing pool parts event, and then when complete the pool goes back to PoolModeNormal. This could be hard to script since the events could span log files. There are no events in the Windows event log [Rebalance] Setting Background I/O priority [FsControl] Set overall pool mode: PoolModeNoMeasure (lastKey=Rebalance, pool=d5660952-83bd-4707-894c-484f1399dd2e) [Rebalance] Balancing pool parts... [Rebalance] Setting Background I/O priority [Rebalance] Balance not critical. [Rebalance] (CriticalBalanceBytes=10,737,418,240B, BytesToBalance=4,123,275,783B) [Rebalance] (CriticalBalanceRatio=0.900, BalanceRatio=1.000) [Rebalance] (IsFilePlacementClean=True) [Rebalance] Setting Background I/O priority [Rebalance] Balance not critical. [Rebalance] (CriticalBalanceBytes=10,737,418,240B, BytesToBalance=4,123,275,783B) [Rebalance] (CriticalBalanceRatio=0.900, BalanceRatio=1.000) [Rebalance] (IsFilePlacementClean=True) [FsControl] Set overall pool mode: PoolModeNormal (lastKey=Rebalance, pool=d5660952-83bd-4707-894c-484f1399dd2e)
  4. I guess I was thinking Drive Pool should clean these up has a house keeping activity. Perhaps just before re-balancing or when a particular .copytemp file is older than x (e.g. 3 x the minimum re-balancing interval).
  5. I was thinking of doing this, but I have an instance of a .copytemp file not matching the original file. Looks like the copytemp file is incomplete
  6. The version I'm running does not show any activity in the Performance section when balancing the pool. Task Manager does show disk I/O. Please add information to the performance tab to make it more obvious that activity is occurring. I have large 12-16 TB disks in my pool and it takes days to re-balance after adding a new drive.
  7. I've just added a couple of 14 TB drives to my pool and it is taking forever for the re-balancing to complete. Is there a way to limit re-balancing to run for only a certain duration (e.g. 10 hours), or to only run during certain time windows (e.g. 10pm to 6 am).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. StableBit Cloud is not the same as Stablebit CloudDrive. The Cloud product seems to be an aggregator for Scanner/DrivePool/CloudDrive notifications, not storage.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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