klode got a reaction from Tardas-Zib in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials issue
Hi, as a little bit of background, I was using drivepool v.1 on WHS 2011. It was running fine. I then decided to upgrade to v.184.108.40.2060 to test it out. Also, everything was good. I then decided to give a try to Server R2 Essentials. I installed drivepool and then transfered 3 hard drives to the new server (D, E, F) from the old server. Opening the dashboard under the drivepool tab, I can see 3 drives labeled E, E, F under pooled drives. Under non-pooled drives is C, D. Trying to add the D drive return an error saying it can't add a drive already added to the pool, which is obvious. My question is why do I have 2 "E" drives instead of having D, E, F drives as pooled and C drive under non-pooled. Looking at disk management all drives are listed as C, D, E, F. Even in the dashboard tab related to folder and drives, they show up as C, D, E, F. All files seems to be there but how do I fix this? The drivepool letter is "S", so there is no interference with the drive letters.
Edit: I just install Stablebit Scanner and it reports 4 drives C, D, E, F.
klode got a reaction from meeldilla in Access denied when removing drive
Hi, a month ago I needed to replace a damaged drive according to Scanner. I used the add/remove option in drivepool. It ended up with access denied. Tried many times with same result. So, drastically I just physically removed the drive from the server. I tought this happened because of the damaged drive. Yesterday, I wanted to replace one of my older drives with a new WD20efrx. Went again with the add/remove process and still got an access denied. This drive was healty according to Scanner. So, I believe I shouldn't have any problem removing a drive. Anyone have an idea of what Is going on?
klode reacted to Christopher (Drashna) in Removing Drive Letters
Instead of removing the drive letters completely, I'd recommend mounted the drives to NTFS folders, that way you can easily run chkdsk on the drives if/when you need to.
This is basically what you want, but it is a bit more manual... (but simple)
As for the Add disk, if it's not initialized or formatted, DrivePool will do that automatically, actually. And the Virtual Disk Service assigns a new drive letter automatically.