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BuddyRich

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  1. BuddyRich

    General FAQ?

    My 10 Mbps upload speed is not going to break limits anyway. However from my testing it didn't seem like it was respecting the limits anyway. My was set to 4/2 threads but it was going upto 10 on upload sometimes, and I was quite often getting the turtle even though I throttled myself to 8 Mbps up, well low of the 20Mbps max of Amazon. Maybe I was just misreading what the GUI was telling me though? Also in the web interface I did have about 2GB of slabs but the graph was showing 0 residing on the cloud and it was all in my cache. Though with a new disk created in 802 things seem to be better. Can you answer the question about what "copy" of a file will be used if a cloud drive is added to a drivepool as a duplication-only target? Using Drivepools file protection would be handy to eventually get deltas pushed automatically but I want to ensure that my local applications read the "local/original" copy and not stream it from the cloud drive if at all possible.
  2. BuddyRich

    General FAQ?

    I didn't realise ACD was again "unofficially" supported. I thought they removed it unless you had your own API key? I did notice the multiple retries though in my limited testing. What are good settings to use for ACD? Both in initial drive setup and the IO section? I had used 10MB chunks as it was the default but that seemed small. My ACD drive will be 19TB total, though currently I'll only duplicate ~9TB of files to it. I still have space on the server. And because of all of those retries, I assume I should keep the verify setting on. Seems wasteful as it basically downloads it, or does it only download a hash to check? Would there be a benefit to creating a new drive in the newest version? My settings seem to be limited to 50/10 and 4/2 threads but Ive seen other people say 10/10 is good for ACD...
  3. BuddyRich

    General FAQ?

    So Ive set this up... right now for testing purposes. My connection is only 100/10 so speed is not paramount. I got a trial Amazon Cloud Drive account. Used .631 to setup the drive since ACD is no longer supported. Upgraded to .802 and they added the drive to my drivepool. Used disk limiter balancer in drivepool and set my CD to duplicate only and set my other drives to unduplicated only. I think its all OK. If I access something in that duplicated folder from my pool drive, which version will get used? The original (local copy) or the duplicated version on the cloud drive? Could it be either or will it always use the original? Id rather not download (stream) from the cloud drive if I can help it.
  4. BuddyRich

    General FAQ?

    Thanks for the link, that was my question more or less. I knew it acted as virtual drive, but I didn't know if it was pool eligible, etc. So turning on file duplication and setting the cloud drive as the only eligible target for duplicated files, will force files to essentially sync, and then only new stuff that is added after that, giving me deltas... How kludgey is Amazon Cloud Drive support? It will probably be my goto as I will be duplicating an 18TB pool, which may or may not take an entire month to upload to Amazon. Would Google Drive be better in that regard, its the only other unlimited alternative thats reasonably priced. My final question, since it emulates a drive and encypts stuff with AES256, essentialy writing slabs in 100MB, how easy is it to recover if things go south? Obviously logging into Amazon Cloud I would just see a bunch of 100MB files, could I somehow recombine them locally if downloaded manually, say if CloudDrive's API access got cut off?
  5. BuddyRich

    General FAQ?

    I currently am a user of drivepool and am now looking at cloud storage as a backup local. Right now i use snapraid to make a parity drive for my pool. i do not use drivepools duplication. If i also wanted to backup my pool to cloud drive, is there any integration to do so via drivepool? if not, since cloud drive acts as a virtual drive, could i use any software that syncs changes between drives to back up everything initially and then deltas of changed items? In addition to that if i refoldered something does cloudrive bring it down and reup it, or can it do those operations online?
  6. Im contemplating upgrading from Win 8.1 to Win 10, any gotchas I need to be aware of? Im hoping to do a clean install of Win 10 on my server vs. an upgrade. So I would need to reinstall DrivePool. Do I have to deactivate it first (no hardware is changing, just OS). And will it pickup my drivepool drives and settings from the CoveFS and Poolpart folders themselves or is there someting I need to do to "migrate" the pool itself after reinstall it on the fresh Windows 10 install? (the OS drive will be reformated but its not a part of any pools).
  7. Is there any update on this? If the balancing isn't immediate this a lot of wear and tear balancing after the fact. I need OFP because I am using SnapRaid for parity.
  8. So I submitted the logs via this procedure: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_2.x_Log_Collection There was no spot to put my email, how can I followup?
  9. So Ive reproduced the problem. On the two new drives F and G, I copied a folder of .mp3s to my pool (L:) under folder Music. Music has a filter that says music goes to F: and only F but it still copies it all over the drives in the pool, despite the ordered file placement balancer AND the file placement filter, its like its just ignoring it and doing round robin. Actually thats not entirely true, the balancer is running at the same time, and it eventually gets to the right place, but should it not respect the filter first and only copy to drive F:, rather than all over THEN balance? At any rate I had logging enabled when I did this, where do I submit the log as I think its a bug?
  10. So I added 2 more freshly formatted empty 2TB drives to my pool. F: and G:. Set a file placement filter on the Music folder to go to drive F: and only F:, did a large copy to Music on the pool and it still balanced between F: and G: (the other 2GB drive) as they were both equally empty so 150Gb of each was on each drive. This despite both the Ordered File Placement Balancer being the only balancer enabled and the File Placement Filter that was set to go to only drive F:. That said the balancer was running during the copy, and after it completed, it eventually moved everything that was placed on G: off of G: to F: as per the filter but it didn't do either the filter or ordered placement balancer realtime and just the the round robin thing. Is it supposed to be realtime or is it only after the fact?
  11. So I had a bit of time to play with this. I did a rebalance and it seemed to move more smaller files creating duplicate folders across pool drives rather than keeping folders of files together, which is funny because I have space left to accomodate at least some of the bigger files to keep some folders together, the balancer just didn't do it. I updated to the 2.2 beta version as well, but Im still having the issue. Also I am getting this when it balances (I had this with 2.1 release as well). Why is it saying I have 4TB of data to balance? Thats pretty much all of the files on the drives. Some are in the right place because of file placement rules restricting them to certain drives.
  12. Well I spoke to soon. I was copying files back to the pool and as soon as Drive I matched Drive J in usage it then just round-robined between them for the rest of copy, rather than using the ordered placement balancer. Im guessing I wanted the automatic balancing to be on at that point so it would actually use ordered placement? Otherwise, even though it was the only balancer enabled, the default is to write to the drive with the most free space regardless of setting since I was actually using a balancer? When the copy was done, I manually ran the balancer to try and clean up the extra movies files on J. First time I tried to balance it said it couldn't move ~4TB of data so it didn't run. I don't know why it said that, it really only had to move about 300GB from Drive J to I since about 2TB was actual TV shows that should have just stayed on J according to file placement (and everything on I was fine and didn't need to moved either). It was like it was trying to move all stuff oiff I and J and balance it again, shouldn't it have just done a "difference" rather than trying to balance it all from scratch? As a workaround I set movies to just be on H and I only and ran it again. Its not showing anything in performance, but balancing says it is moving from drive J: to I: and I can see a bunch of folders moving from J to I, though its leaving empty folders on J so it seems to be working. Is there any harm if I manually remove the empty folders that are left under J: after the balancing?
  13. So here are my settings now: (On the balancers table I only have the Ordered File Placement enable and my filters was a the first post). Its working, but its still not doing automatic balancing (that option is turned off). The icons show that my pool needs balancing, but why is the 3rd drive showing it? It currently only has TV Shows, so if the balancer respects the filter it shouldn't need to be balanced. What will happen if I tell it to go ahead and balance? One other problem Ive noticed is that it hit the 90% full on the first drive, and spilled over to the next drive, but its separated contents of folders rather than keeping them together. I have a movie folders with the large MKV in it and smaller .nfo and thumbnail jpgs used for Kodi. It put the MKV and one drive, and the rest of the metadata under the same folder on another drive. Im sure Kodi will see it all as one but is there anyway to stop this?
  14. So I turned off Balanacing completely and unchecked all balancers on the balancing tab. it started respecting the file placement filters... Ive gone ahead and bought DrivePool. It looks like it will accomplish what I want. What will happen once one of the drives is full? Will it write to the drive with the most free space by default?
  15. Actually once the amount of data in TV surpassed Movies it started to put TV on H as well. The balancer is running (and it says its writing TV from H ...) but should it not have went to the drive in the rule in the first place? This is a lot of extra writing happening on the disks.
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