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  1. Nevermind, it in Balancing, Balancers, Drive Usage Limiter.
  2. Up voted. I feel this is a design flaw. It really should fail gracefully and continue functioning w/o the cache.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. After some digging, it looks like searching the logs in C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs\Service for Error moving" will find the file names. C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs\Service>find /i "Error moving" *.log 13:20:41.2: Warning: 0 : [RemoveDriveFromPool] Error moving file from \\?\Volume{d92a9186-3303-4a0c-a481-ea38c7619713}\PoolPart.9c1fe6e2-37d0-4425-88c8-9fe5e99b8512\DL\somefile.txt to \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume29\DL\somefile.txt. Continuing removal. (Data error (cyclic redundancy check)) At the end of the drive removal you will also get a notice that the drive could not be removed due to files in use.
  9. I'm removing a drive that reported some uncorrectable errors. I have the live GUI service log displayed with drive removal logging "warnings" and am seeing: 13:20:41.2: Warning: 0 : [RemoveDriveFromPool] Error moving file from \\?\Volume{d92a9186-3303-4a0c-a481-ea38c7619713}\PoolPart.9c1fe6e2-37d0-4425-88c8-9fe5e99b8512\DL\folder...\file.txt to \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume29\DL\folder...\file.txt. Continuing removal. (Data error (cyclic redundancy check)) 1. Was the file migrated off the drive or left behind? 2. How do I get a listing of files not moved?
  10. Sometimes when I drag a single file between two folders on the same pool, windows does a copy instead of a move. Watching the DrivePool console shows that the file is being read and written to the same physical disk. This is also confirmed in task manager. (I have a new mostly empty disk in the pool). Drag tool tip says "copy" and the progress dialog says coping 1 item. The original file remains in the source folder. So far I've only noticed this on files with really long path names e.g. 186 chars + 93 filename = 279 total characters. Looks like the windows path-file length limitation.
  11. I too am having this issue on Server 2012 R2. I installed - Security and Quality Rollup updates for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 (KB 4471989) on 12/15. Should I uninstall the .NET update or xfer the license. I have a two system license and I'd hate to have my other system loose it's license.
  12. I recently had a hard drive go off line while at work so it was a bit until I could get back to it. Turned out to be a loose cable, and it came online with the next boot. It is now a few days later and DP has alerted with the attached image. I'm not sure if it is safe to proceed. There is a P:\System Volume Information folder in my pool
  13. Not my experience. I nearly always end up with a single drive at 100% utilization with about 40% read, 60% write I/O. Thanks anyway.
  14. I have a pool with 8 drives. I frequently am unzipping large archives or converting .RAR files to actual folders/files. When I do this, frequently the output is being written back to the same disk, or just a single disk leaving the other 7 disks idle. Is there a way to ensure that more than one disk is involved to speed things up? I considered using a placement rule for .zip and .r0xx files, but that just puts those files on one drive but doesn't assure that the outputs will end up on a different disk.
  15. On my system the default size of the balancing dialog does not include all of the content. Would be nice on some displays or zoom levels (e.g. vision impaired folks) to have a scroll bar.
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