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  1. @umfriend - OK, the penny finally dropped, thanks. So, still not sure what my best layout is, but at least I'm pretty sure I understand the behavior better now. Much appreciate the input.
  2. not sure what I should be setting in the Drive Usage Limiter - currently, I'm using two SSD's as cache drives for both Pool A and Pool B, and the drive limiter option has both dupllcated and unduplicated boxes checked for both SSD's.
  3. Should have added the following observation, while setting this up, I removed one drive, and then removed a 2nd drive. Immediately, the first one was shown as "removing", while the second one was marked "Waiting to remove". Frustratingly, I then watched DrivePool happily move files from the first to the second, and then, eventually, moving everything off the second one into the rest of the Pool! Maybe the small tweak to mark the "Waiting to remove" drives as "not available to write on" would be a plan :-) Just saying .......
  4. I have a setup at the moment that has 2 drive pools, call them Pool A and Pool B, each has it's own duplication rules and they work great! I'd like to "front-end" them with a pair of 2TB SSD's , and thought I could create a new pool consisting of the SSD's (Pool C), designate them as SSD's. i.e.non-archive, then add Pool A and Pool B as members of the front-end pool. Will this work?
  5. Chris - not sure if this was for me or @Ragdollop. If me, then no, it's all working now.
  6. Suddenly this morning, I cannot access folder duplication for my pools. I run 2 pools on a single Windows 10 machine. Both are on Mediasonic boxes connected by USB 3.1. There are 8 drives in each pool. Normally, I can select "Folder duplication" in the UI, and see all the folders in a given pool. This morning, I cannot see any structure, nor can I select "Change Duplication". I don't have enough space on the pools for everything to be duplicated, but DrivePool is duplicating everything right now. It will not have enough room to complete. Any suggestions? Capture1 shows the Pool view, Capture 2 show what I see when I select "Folder Protection", and Capture 3 shows what's ACTUALLY in 'BRIXPool'.
  7. Found it. Problem with USB cable occasionally dropping out, was lucky enough to be watching when it happened, switched cables, and the disk 'box' as well. So far so good.
  8. Not sure how recently this happened, but Drivepool is not showing the names of my pools, just a '?' This is Windows 10 Build 1903, running Beta Drivepool Screenshot below
  9. Sorry guys, this should have been in the Drivepool forum. Sadly, I've no idea how to move it - can the staff/moderators do that?
  10. Not sure how recently this happened, but Drivepool is not showing the names of my pools, just a '?' This is Windows 10 Build 1903, running Beta Drivepool Screenshot below
  11. Is it possible to get a little more detail on this? Especially the phrase "on-the-fly data manipulation". On the face of it, it seems possible that almost any database operation might qualify, in which case I'm gonna have to do a whole lot of thinking about what gets placed in the pools. Looking for 1) Some estimate of the potential gain from this. 2) Clearer notion of what may experience negative effects. DrivePool user for years now, and talked at least one buddy into using also. Love this product, and can't say enough good things about the support :-)
  12. Thanx Wonko, did the reset, everything's working. Love this product!
  13. I too am seeing this issue. Could someone please repeat the advice on how to fix it?
  14. Just my 10 cents here ... as someone that used to design and implement custom file systems, I'm well aware of a) How much work is involved, and what a truly splendid job you guys (guy?) have done with DrivePool. I have two fairly large pools running (8 drives 30TB in one, 4 drives 16TB in the other), and have to say zero loss of data ever, and remarkably few problems. Given how cheap the product is, I would have absolutely NO problem with paying an annual support fee. I suspect that you might see a similar response from the many, many customers who have NOT contributed to this thread. Keep up the good work guys, and don't be put off by the haters/whiners. IT
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