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  1. 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).
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 2.2.5.1237 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. 2.3.0.1385 - Release 2.3.0.1244 - Beta .1056 * Require administrative access for the UI. 2.2.5.1237 - Release Do documentation on why admin is now required.
  9. StableBit Cloud is not the same as Stablebit CloudDrive. The Cloud product seems to be an aggregator for Scanner/DrivePool/CloudDrive notifications, not storage.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Nevermind, it in Balancing, Balancers, Drive Usage Limiter.
  14. Up voted. I feel this is a design flaw. It really should fail gracefully and continue functioning w/o the cache.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
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