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srcrist

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  1. The bottom third or so of your screenshot contains all of the ordered placement settings under the SSD optimizer.
  2. You'll have to submit a ticket and attach the troubleshooter. I really can't help you further other than to say that your problems are not widely experienced, and the behavior you're experiencing should not be expected. Beyond that, support will have to help you. I've never seen any sort of crashing or "not found element" errors, so I don't know what might be responsible.
  3. Submit an official support ticket here: https://stablebit.com/Contact Then download and run the troubleshooter and attach the support ticket number. The troubleshooter is located here: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Troubleshooter I also wouldn't say that your reasoning in the last sentence is sound. rClone and CloudDrive interact with Google's APIs in very different ways and with very different frequencies. The performance or reliability of one does not suggest much about the expected performance or reliability of the other. In any case, read errors generally indicate a connection issue and crashes are not normal at all. CloudDrive is generally very stable software. So submit a ticket and let them look at it and go from there.
  4. The SSD balancer plugin can effectively accomplish some of that. You can find it here: https://stablebit.com/DrivePool/Plugins But because DrivePool is a filesystem based solution, as opposed to a block-based solution like CloudDrive, it can't dynamically cache exactly like CloudDrive can.
  5. I'm just not sure that you're asking a question with an answer. That's probably why people are slow to respond. What you're asking here is sort of subjective by nature, and there isn't a "correct" answer to give you. It's your call how you want to structure your pool, and there aren't any notable performance difference to any particular option, as far as I can think of. My first thought is that it honestly seems like overkill and an inefficient use of your time as it stands already, and that I certainly wouldn't put any more time into even *more* pools with *additional* duplication. If I'm reading you correctly, all of the data is backed up up to your unraid server as it is. I'd probably just use a single cloud drive to provide 1x redundancy to the unraid and call it a day. Nothing that you truly cannot afford to lose should ever be trusted to consumer grade cloud storage in the first place, and I don't think any number of accounts or any pool structure is really going to improve that--at least not with the same provider and same service. If anything, it's probably just making it more likely that Google will shut down your (or everyone's) accounts for abuse. But, again, that isn't a "correct" answer, it's just a personal opinion. The six separate Google accounts and the concern about getting them shut down suggests to me that they are not all legitimate, paid, accounts for which the terms of service are being abided. And that, honestly, is a far bigger risk to your data than any advice anyone can give you here can mitigate. Google nukes resold accounts and illegitimate .edu accounts fairly regularly, and nothing we can say here will save your data from that. My advice would be to get one, legitimate, paid Google account and use it to backup your unraid 1x.
  6. Before checking anything else, 1165 had known bugs. Try the current release candidate (1178): https://stablebit.com/CloudDrive/Download If the problem persists after upgrading, submit a ticket: https://stablebit.com/Contact
  7. That depends entirely on your DrivePool configuration settings. DrivePool will try to fill all drives in the pool equally by default. So you'd have files evenly distributed between all drives.
  8. That can be caused by issues with any file system filter, and even explorer shell extensions. You'll need to troubleshoot the exact cause. One example: if you open a directory of media files, Windows, by default, wants to read certain information from those files for the file properties in explorer. That data is not pinned; it actually has to read some of the file. I believe that functionality can be disabled if it's a problem. Also, pinned data will prevent the file system data from having to be retrieved from your cloud provider, yes. But pinned data can also be discarded if your cache is too full as well, so keep an eye on that. You can test the actual responsiveness of the file system by using a command prompt, which will not try to load any extension or filter data when browsing the file system.
  9. To be clear: These are physical hard drives? Was there a CloudDrive drive in the pool? This is the CloudDrive forum. RAW indicates, in any case, that your filesystem has been corrupted. You'll likely want to vacate the data from the drive asap with a recovery tool, format it, and copy the data back, if you can. DrivePool will recognize the data as long as the directory structure remains intact.
  10. srcrist

    How to unmount Pool

    Yeah, in that case, you'd probably have to uninstall DrivePool, reboot, and then the drive should mount immediately after reinstalling. I'm not sure if there is any other way to accomplish it. You might be able to take the pool offline using Disk Management to get the same effect, though. You can, in any case, submit a feature request, though.
  11. srcrist

    How to unmount Pool

    I'm not sure what, exactly, you're trying to do. What sort of tests require the entire pool to be removed? Depending on what you need, you could remove the mount point using Windows Disk Management, uninstall DrivePool temporarily, or simply target the underlying drives in the pool by providing them a mount point.
  12. I haven't seen the issue since 1165. When it's happening, run the troubleshooter and submit a ticket so they can look at it.
  13. You cannot, unfortunately. You will have to recreate the drive. Encryption has to be enabled when the drive is created.
  14. CloudDrive had some significant bugs in the last major release that I believe have eaten up development time. I'm sure that DrivePool development has not stopped, it just hasn't been in need of much development of late. It's been comparatively stable. You can monitor development status here: http://wiki.covecube.com/Development_Status
  15. This is correct. It isn't so much that you should not, it's that you can not. Google has a server-side hard limit of 750GB per day. You can avoid hitting the cap by throttling the upload in CloudDrive to around 70mbps. As long as it's throttled, you won't have to worry about it. Just let CloudDrive and DrivePool do their thing. It'll upload at the pace it can, and DrivePool will duplicate data as it's able. Yes. DrivePool simply passes the calls to the underlying file systems in the pool. It should happen effectively simultaneously. This is all configurable in the balancer settings. You can choose how it handles drive failure, and when. DrivePool can also work in conjunction with Scanner to move data off of drives as soon as SMART indicates a problem, if you configure it to do so. DrivePool can differentiate between these situations, but if YOU inadvertently issue a delete command, it will be deleted from both locations if your balancer settings and file placement settings are configured to do so. It will pass the deletion on to the underlying file system on all relevant drives. If a file went "missing" because of some sort of error, though, DrivePool would reduplicate on the next duplication pass. Obviously files mysteriously disappearing, though, is a worrying sign worthy of further investigation and attention. It matters in the sense that your available write cache will influence the speed of data flow to the drive if you're writing data. Once the cache fills up, additional writes to the drive will be throttled. But this isn't really relevant immediately, since you'll be copying more than enough data to fill the cache no matter how large it is. If you're only using the drive for redundancy, I'd probably suggest going with a proportional mode cache set to something like 75% write, 25% read. Note that DrivePool will also read stripe off of the CloudDrive if you let it, so you'll have some reads when the data is accessed. So you'll want some read cache available. This isn't really relevant for your use case. The size of the files you are considering for storage will not be meaningfully influenced by a larger cluster size. Use the size you need for the volume size you require. Note that volumes over 60TB cannot be addressed by Volume Shadow Copy and, thus, Chkdsk. So you'll want to keep it below that. Relatedly, note that you can partition a single CloudDrive into multiple sub 60TB volumes as your collection grows, and each of those volumes can be addressed by VSC. Just some future-proofing advice. I use 25TB volumes, personally, and expand my CloudDrive and add a new volume to DrivePool as necessary.
  16. I've been on 1174 for about a week without issue, and was on 1173 before that without issue as well. If you're experiencing crashes, definitely run the troubleshooter (located here http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Troubleshooter) and submit an official ticket (here https://stablebit.com/Contact) so they can take a look at it.
  17. It's at the very bottom of the main UI window. Just below the drive status indicator bar.
  18. As steffanmand said, that was a known bug in the 1165 release. It's fixed in the latest BETAs. Just use the link he provided. It'll be in the next stable version.
  19. Haven't seen it give that error before. Looks like a problem with the uninstaller cache. Submit an official ticket at https://stablebit.com/Contact. You might just be able to use the installer to repair the install and then uninstall.
  20. There is no encryption if you did not choose to enable it. The data is simply obfuscated by the storage format that CloudDrive uses to store the data on your provider. It is theoretically possible to analyze the chunks of storage data on your provider to view the data they contain. As far as reinstalling Windows or changing to a different computer, you'll want to detach the drive from your current installation and reattach it to the new installation or new machine. CloudDrive can make sense of the data on your provider. In the case of some sort of system failure, you would have to force mount the drive, and CloudDrive will read the data, but you may lose any data that was sitting in your cache waiting to be uploaded during the failure. Note that CloudDrive does not upload user-accessible data to your provider by design. Other tools like rClone would be required to accomplish that. My general advice, in any case, would be to enable encryption, though. There is effectively no added overhead from using it, and the piece of mind is well worth it.
  21. You can find 1145 here: http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/
  22. 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
  23. Uninstall then use the .1145 installer. The other way may work, but uninstall/reinstall is always cleaner.
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