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  1. You can find 1145 here: http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/
  2. You should definitely run the troubleshooter and submit an official ticket though, before you downgrade, if you haven't already done so. You can find the troubleshooter here: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Troubleshooter
  3. Uninstall then use the .1145 installer. The other way may work, but uninstall/reinstall is always cleaner.
  4. So the short answer is that a checksum mismatch error ostensibly indicates unrecoverable data corruption on the provider. That being said, 1165 was giving me checksum errors on one drive, and downgrading to .1145 no longer gave the errors, even though it has the same checksum verification system, which was added in .1114. So if you're on 1165, it might actually be related to all of the other problems that people are seeing with 1165 right now. Try downgrading to .1145 and seeing if that makes them go away. If they persist, though, there is no recovery. That error simply means that the data was modified on/by your provider. If the data has genuinely been changed and corrupted, it cannot be fixed. It would be advisable to start copying the data off of that volume and onto a new one. Note that all of the other genuine corruptions were accompanied by a service problem at Google, and I have not heard of one since July. So there is cause to be optimistic that you're being given false errors.
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    I know that they are actively working on the problems with .1165. I spoke with Christopher about it over the weekend/Monday. For now, it is safe to simply downgrade to .1145 to resolve the issues. If you are getting these errors, submit a troubleshooter report (BEFORE DOWNGRADING TO .1145) with full details while the issue is happening. It should help them to narrow down the cause. The troubleshooter is located here: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Troubleshooter If you need the installer for .1145, you can find it here: http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/
  6. From what I'm reading here, no. That isn't right. So, again, the process moving forward will depend on what, exactly, you are trying to accomplish, which is something that's still a bit unclear. If you simply want some data redundancy, that can be accomplished as easily as creating a pool with DrivePool, adding enough space to duplicate all of your data, and then enabling 2x duplication. That will place duplicate copies of your data across all drives, but it will do so algorithmically. That means that the two copies of file 1 may be on drives A and B, the two copies of file 2 may be on drive B and C, and two copies of file 3 may be on A and C. The files will all be duplicated, but it will be somewhat random where the duplication is placed. If your needs require more control over where the data is placed, and you need, for example, a pool of drives A, B, and C that is identically mirrored by a pool containing drives D, E, and F (because, for example, drives A, B, and C are on one cloud account, while drives D, E, and F are on another, and you want a copy of the data on each cloud account), then you'll need to create a nested pool setup wherein pool ABC and pool DEF are inside of another pool, Z. Then you enable duplication on pool Z, which will duplicate pool ABC with pool DEF. Note: this process is complicated, and may not be necessary for you. If all you want is some data redundancy, you can just create a pool and enable duplication. You, will, yes, have to move all of the existing data to the Poolpart folder that will be created when the drives are added to a pool, or else the data will not appear within the pool. That's simply how DrivePool works. All of the pool data is stored within a hidden Poolpart directory on the drive. There is no circumstance where you would need to remove a drive from the pool, and certainly no need to delete any of the drives, as a part of this process. You just need to create the pool structure that meets you needs, move the data to where it needs to be in order to be seen within the pool, and enable duplication. If you are still unclear about how DrivePool operates, and what it actually does, I would strongly encourage you to read the user manual here: https://stablebit.com/Support/DrivePool/2.X/Manual
  7. Sort of depends on what, exactly, you want to accomplish. You could simply add new drives to DrivePool and enable duplication if you don't care where the duplicates are placed, and it'll handle the duplication in the background. If you wanted to create a copy of your existing pool you'd have to nest the pools. You can find instructions for that here (sort by date to make it easier to read):
  8. Gotcha. Well, DrivePool can do this relatively easily. So that's one option. But any sort of drive or folder sync tool should be able to do the trick. If you throttle CloudDrive to around 70mbps, you'll never hit Google's usage cap. It's generally a good idea to just do that no matter what.
  9. Is this content on CloudDrive drives, or are you trying to copy existing uploaded native content from one google drive to another? I'm a little unclear on the goal here.
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    I'm afraid that I'm not familiar with the error you're seeing, so I don't have a lot of advice to give about how to solve it or work around it. You should, I think, be able to uninstall and reinstall CloudDrive without impacting the cache space, or uninstall and roll back to a previously working version if you know of one. But I would generally just wait to hear back from Christopher via the ticket system before proceeding.
  11. srcrist


    I would suggest that both of you submit an official ticket here: https://stablebit.com/Contact Then run the troubleshooter located here, and attach the ticket number for review: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Troubleshooter
  12. Because of the way DrivePool works, you could save yourself a SMALL headache by placing a single volume in a pool and pointing Plex and your other applications at the pool right from the start. But the process to convert a standalone drive to a pool isn't terribly difficult later, either. So it's up to you. If you create a pool from a single volume right from the start, adding additional volumes and drives is as easy as creating them and clicking the add button in DrivePool later. If you don't create the pool until later, you'll simply have to move all of the existing data on the drive to the hidden pool folder when you want to use a pool.
  13. The important thing is that each volume (read: partition) should be less than 60TB, so that Volume Shadow Copy and Chkdsk can operate on the volume to fix problems. In light of some of the Google Drive problems in March, some of us switched to using even smaller volumes in the thought that the smaller the volume the less data might be corrupted by an outage. But the changes in the recent beta like the file system data redundancy should, ideally, make this a non-issue today. Just keep each volume under 60TB. There is not, in any case, any significant performance difference between using 25TB volumes or 50TB volumes combined with DrivePool. It depends on what you mean by important. CloudDrive can be quite I/O intensive, and you'll notice a significant difference between the cache performance of an SSD vs a spinning rust drive. This will be particularly noticeable if you will be both writing and reading to and from the drive simultaneously. Will it work on an HDD? Probably. Will an SSD be markedly better? Absolutely. SSDs are cheap these days. I would suggest picking one up. It doesn't need to be a fancy Samsung EVO 960 Pro or anything. As long as you're using a processor with AES-NI, the resource impact of the StableBit software should be negligible. DrivePool simply forwards I/O requests to the underlying drives, so its impact is effectively non-existent, and, setting aside the obvious I/O needs of the cache, CloudDrive's actual resource requirements are all around the encryption and decryption--all of which should be offloaded to AES-NI, as long as you have it. I think that using CloudDrive on the NUC is wise. There should be no major issue sharing CloudDrive volumes or DrivePool pools via SMB to the NAS.
  14. Note, again, that these errors generally indicate a connection issue. So if you're having trouble with forced unmounts and I/O errors, the first thing you want to look at is the stability of the network connection between your PC and Google's servers.
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