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Everything posted by ironhead65

  1. Chris, Thanks! I'll check this out soon. For now, I just removed all the BOX drives and it seems to have made everything happy again. It could have also been causing a LOT of pool inconsistencies (where formatting or just purge and re-add was the only way to "fix" the Drive Pool issues with these cloud drives). I cannot be certain, as I never saw "I did this thing" then Drive pool went wonky. So, I have not posted about it. For now, I have been using ONLY Google Drive and removed ALL other drives. That means my space dropped quite a bit, but I see with only 11 drives (a
  2. Hi all, Been experimenting and I think I found a bug, however, I did not want to do anything until I ran it by the community. I have signed up for a Free BOX.com drive. You get 10GB of space. What they did not tell you, is it seems you have less than that. I took a guess that they used hard drive manufacturers 10Gb (not 10gb) and it really was 9.7GB (there abouts). I found this by using this drive in a Drive Pool. The pool got saturated and that drive had over 9.7GB of data. That is, the drive was over 90% full. As Cloud Drive was trying to upload, it seemed to get stuck i
  3. Chris, I just updated to the latest beta...an UPLOAD ALL PAUSE feature! I really slacked and did not send you my script! This is going to make things so nice! I'll add that into my script as the original way, I also validated settings of the performance window. Using the new mechanism will be so much faster! I check for color around the PAUSE button, if grey, paused, if white, not paused. Loop. So much easier than clicking buttons and looking around for a popup! Now, if you have to move things, I only have to adjust 1 thing, VS every button location! Same with color. Thi
  4. Chris, I never made the support ticket. I ended up just wiping the drive. Basically what I could determine, the meta files as well as folder structure was different between using SMB and direct drive. That is, you can't just DUMP a drive over a USB connection to say SEED a drive, prior to mailing it to someone else, whom then attaches it to their share network or FTP for your remote use. At least not without hand creating a slew of files and changing the directory structure (the CloudDrive folder on the raw hard drive itself). I could not wait as I needed the drive up and running,
  5. Hi all, It is possible what I did is not valid, so hear me out. I have a local hard drive. It is attached through a DDWRT converted WIFI router. I access this over CIFS (\\<router ip>\share). I tested this out using CloudDrive with drive encryption enabled. Just to check the speeds / performance. Very nice! I was limited by the WIFI link - as expected. Keep in mind, my reason for doing CloudDrives is to get my photos of my kids out of the house in case of fire. I have long wanted to also get the videos of my kids out of the house - but without paying for the service, I ca
  6. Chris, I'll try increasing the minimum Download Size after I resolve another issue (I'll post in a new thread). I've also polished up my script. I'll try to remember to send that over when I get off work later today. Thanks!
  7. Also, I just added 2 more cores to the Virtual Machine. What a piggy...for now, this seems to have REALLY done the most to help any time-outs I was having (above and beyond the LINEAR Upload process). I now rarely see the machine topped out at 100% CPU. When there were only 2 cores assigned to the Virtual Machine, I would see it pegged at 100% most of the time. Now, I get occasional spikes to 100%, but typically sits at 20-30% when uploading...which doesn't make a LOT of sense to me, as with 2 cores I would be pegged at 100%...i.e. 50% of the 4 cores? Maybe I math bad...
  8. Chris, I also believe I just figured out WHY I was hanging before. Apparently if you download a single file too many times, Google Drive FORCES you to back off. Since CloudDrive keeps asking for the same thing, it seems that the file is never let out of contention. So, I do not think it was installing the beta that fixed me. I think it was finally having the CloudDrive turned off long enough to allow it to continue. Now, I am not going to just SAY it wasn't the beta, but I have some Google Drive accounts on here that are experiencing the SAME issue. The message I get is: "the down
  9. No problem, it really did not bother me. I just had a face-palm moment as my script ran through clicking the wrong things over and over. It also brought up memories. I did a similar thing macro/script clicking buttons on a program that could not be automated. Used that to program boards in a factory. Just to mess with me, the developer moved the buttons around by a nearly unnoticeable amount each revision of the software...just to mess with me. Eventually when I caught on, he reverted the layout... Anyway, the new version seems to have uploaded all my files without issue. I'll get b
  10. Dangit! The new version moved buttons around! Now I have to redo parts of my script. That's OK, I'm slowly working towards the drives that were not uploading. I'll keep you posted if the beta seems to have corrected my issues.
  11. Chris, I was messing around with this to ensure my cleanup didn't bugger anything up and I noticed that I have a drive that has 1.27GB of data to upload, but it never uploads. I tried quite a few combinations of settings (of course enabling upload threads). Is this something you have seen? Or is this something I should start a new thread about? Thanks!
  12. Chris, I worked it out. I believe the SAME issue that is causing my re-attach is causing the drives to disconnect upon reboot. Essentially, they all hammer my internet at the same time (or it seems so based on some bandwidth measurements...not really accurate I'll admit as there are bursts of data...not streaming). As such, certain drives decide they lost connection and drop into a fail-safe mode and require re-authorization. I assume this will get corrected once the global threading is added. I would hope that ALL communication will be able to be able to be controlled this way.
  13. Chris, Thanks, I'll fire that over ASAP. I need to pull a clean copy from my CloudDrive machine. I was editing it a while ago and added a feature that doesn't work at this time. It's also VERY basic at this time, as in if your screen size does not match 1920x1080 the clicks are not in the right place, thus the macro won't work.
  14. Chris, I'm not sure I created a ticket on this. If I did, I am sorry I did not track my status. I do not see anything in G-mail, maybe I have no "search skillz". ;-) I've reset my PC a few times since and have not seen this again. I am assuming it has something to do with my updating versions? I am not sure. If I see this again, I'll create a ticket. IN the mean time, I'm just patiently waiting for the Global upload limitation feature! I really am! My script is mostly working - at least enough that I'm happy with everything enough to wait while the devs. update DrivePool (I th
  15. Just an update, it seems that most of the freezing was due to my slow internet. Now that I use my script mechanism to control my uploads (only 1 drive allowed at a time), I have not had any freezing on my Virtual Machine that has CloudDrive installed.
  16. Hello all,A little feedback..This MOSTLY works. The issue seems to be that whenever a do my compare (for mirroring), there is ~768KB of data written to EVERY drive. As this is the case, the ordered placement does not really help. If I leave all the drives enabled for upload, as soon as I do the compare, ALL the drives start to hammer the internet to try to push their data out. The BULK is still in the SINGLE drive (using ordered placment). However, for the first few hours, that 768KB kills my drives and loops back through the above described undesired process (drives requiring re-aut
  17. Hello all, I had an idea. I'm going to try to use the Drivepool plugin "Ordered File Placment", which as I understand it will let me run the disks more like JBOD. If I disable all optimizations for the Drivepool and just let it JBOD...that might resolve my need for the "single install" macro at this time. I still would like the feature however maybe this will work by keeping most of my updates on one or two drives at a time!
  18. I would agree with Chris. With Clouddrive's ability to only upload changed sectors really makes this a good solution if you want a VeraCrypt container on the cloud. I've tried this in the past with Google Drive's desktop app and Truecrypt. I ended up re-uploading the file over and over...or so it seemed way back when I was trying this. So, I gave up on that for a while (at least until CloudDrive showed up!). Love this piece of software / middleware! I've off loaded all my most precious files (pictures of the kids, and other unique files that I would never be able to get back if my hou
  19. is there a way to see if hardware acceleration (AES-NI for example) is being used? I'm curious if I can get a bit more performance by forcing that on or at least understand that this capability is already being used and to look elsewhere for performance increases.
  20. Hello, As of this post, I am on version: After battling the many slowness issues I seem to have run into due to the numerous CloudDrives I have coupled with my dirt slow internet, I have been very happy with CloudDrive. I have a macro script that goes through and allows the drives to run until they are flushed of "to upload" files allowing them to run one at a time. This gives me pretty good performance as well! As I discovered early on, and on purpose, if you reboot before the drive's cache is 100% flushed out, you have to restart the upload of all the data in the cache. Fa
  21. Chris, Is there anything against my posting my code? It seems to work now and I can toss some instructions around it. Seems to work pretty well managing things for me. It may not be bulletproof, but what do you expect from being written in a basement office? :-) I'm sure there are bugs or something, but my linear upload process seems to be working. I tried it out a few times and the tool SEEMS to be able to manage working through everything I needed it to do. There are some notes in the code for improvements that I need to add...but I'll get there when I get there. I can post
  22. thanks for the tip...but since the script is operating on the actual GUI objects, it just fails any time I RDP in and quite out. I don't plan on needing this feature often...so I guess I'll just connect over VMWARE Console. Not a big deal. My guess is once the RDP is minimized or the session is closed, the GUI moves to another session...for some reason the script program doesn't move with it.
  23. dang..I guess using remote desktop messes up my script. Looks like I'll have to kick it off using a console window (running this Virtual Machine under ESXi).
  24. Sounds good. That was the direction I took. I have a macro program I wrote that now has a menu. It has selections for going through and mirroring the Upload Threads Checkbox setting. You can select to move back, forwards by 1 drive, or skip to the first, or to the last drive. I added a toggle menu. Using the database it creates I display ALL the drives UPLOAD status. Then you can toggle the status in that menu. Once you say OK, the macro goes through and pushed those settings to the CloudDrive software (which should now mirror the database) I added enable all and Disable all. The
  25. Chris, I am smart - sometimes clever. I am also a programmer...maybe not a great one, but I have my moments. Any further hints on what you mean? I'd be happy to accept that things are NOT supported and would refrain from bugging you if I hit issues. At this time, I can only think of using something like a Macro program to simulate clicks in the GUI. Are you maybe hinting that there are undocumented mechanisms in the cloud service executable I could use (or I guess abuse at this time)? If you do not want to answer, I understand as... unsupported!
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