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Everything posted by srcrist

  1. If you want to contact Christopher, do so here: https://stablebit.com/Contact. I'm not sure what "updated version of this guide" means, but plenty of us have been using personal keys for a long time. It works fine. We have our own quotas. You can see it in the Google API dashboard. This feature was added over a year ago precisely in anticipation of this very issue. There is a subset of the userbase who is using consumer grade cloud storage for terabytes worth of data that they do not consider to be expendable. And, honestly, those people should stop using this or any other clo
  2. I mean...you could stop using it, if it loses your data...or at least contact support to see if you can get your issue fixed...
  3. Self-healing refers to the structure of the drive on your storage, not your local files or even the files stored on the drive. It simply means that it will use the duplicated data to repair corrupt chunks when it finds them. Have you submitted a ticket to support? I haven't heard of data loss issues even among those who aren't using data duplication in about 6 months. The self-healing works, in any case. I've seen it show up in the logs once or twice.
  4. So an API key is for an application. It's what the app uses to contact Google and make requests of their service. So your new API key will be used by the application to request access to all of your drives--regardless of the Google account that they are on. The API key isn't the authorization to use a given account. It's just the key that the application uses to request access to the data on whatever account you sign-in with. As an obvious example, Stablebit's default key for CloudDrive was obviously created on their Google account, but you were still using it to access your drives befor
  5. I'm actually not 100% sure on that one myself. I'm pretty sure that simply using "reauthorize" would work as well, but I think we'd need to ask Christopher or Alex to be sure. Sounds like RG9400 has tested it and seen that it works, though. So that's a good indication that you can just do that. Worst case scenario, yeah, detaching the drive and establishing the Google Drive connection from scratch should use the new API key.
  6. If you want a response directly from the developer, you'll almost certainly get one much quicker by submitting the question to the contact form (https://stablebit.com/Contact). Christopher only checks the forums occasionally. They're mostly for user to user help and advice. You are, of course, welcome to express whatever concerns you have--I am just providing the solution to your problem. I agree that the experimental provider classification was sudden, but I don't really agree that it's vague. It explains exactly what the problem is. The last time there was a problem with Google, they po
  7. My read of this is that Google's API keys have a query limit per key and they are approaching that limit, and their requests to have the limit raised have thus far been unanswered. There is quite a bit of overreaction here, though, since you can simply use your own API key regardless (see: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_CloudDrive_Q7941147). If you're using your own key, the limit will not affect you. Worst case scenario here is that everyone will simply have to provide their own personal API keys. You won't lose access to your data. Note that anyone can get an API key for google cloud, an
  8. The bottom third or so of your screenshot contains all of the ordered placement settings under the SSD optimizer.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 con
  11. 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.
  12. 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'
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. You cannot, unfortunately. You will have to recreate the drive. Encryption has to be enabled when the drive is created.
  21. 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
  22. 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 configura
  23. 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.
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