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  1. I've been trying to find more information on Local CloudDrives and I'm not doing a great job at searching for the right keywords to find the posts with the answers. For a particular scenario, I'm looking to replace my usage of veracrypt (file container) with a local clouddrive, partly because the smaller chunk files would make it play nicer with transfers and backup/duplication software, drivepool being one of them, (full disk encryption wouldn't really suit my purposes in this case). I'm curious if there's any pros/cons I should be aware of when using a Local CloudDrive the way I
  2. Wow, you weren't kidding. I had used it to make a copy of quite a few files a long while back (going from GSuite to personal GDrive), but I guess I never tried to copy any folders over, or if I did, I forgot that it couldn't be done. It's quite surprising that they wouldn't have that functionality in Google, even after all this time. I just tried copying over one of my CloudDrives (GSuite to personal GDrive) and it was a much larger pain that I thought it would be. On top of that, sharing doesn't seem to be working properly between my two accounts. Even though I shared every file and fold
  3. This would be a great feature to have. It'd be pretty convenient too if you just need to access something quickly or don't want to unintentionally change anything. I do the same with Veracrypt volumes as well.
  4. Wouldn't it be much easier to just use Google's built in share function to share all your data from one account to the other (if it's between 2 Google accounts)? It'll be much faster (and potentially cheaper) than using a VPS. Although I can understand if people want to avoid giving Google any indication that the two accounts are linked together in some way. If one account gets shut down for TOS violations, no need to put your other accounts at risk; in which case a VPS is the best route. But if that isn't an issue, I imagine using Google's share function would be the fastest way and shari
  5. The remote desktop application NoMachine (nomachine.com) seems to cause both DrivePool and CloudDrive's UI apps to crash. It doesn't seem to affect Scanner at all though. This only seems to happen on whatever computer is acting as the host/server (the computer being controlled) and only when it is being actively controlled remotely. When the computer that is acting as the server is idle, CloudDrive and DrivePool work just fine. If you leave both CloudDrive and DrivePool minimized throughout the entire session, they will be unaffected and will behave normally when you view the windows agai
  6. Are there any plans to bring this tool to other providers, like Google Drive? Being able to download your entire Clouddrive folder and then use it as a local CloudDrive drive sounds like a very useful feature to have.
  7. I'm on version 855, but as of this version, this option is still available. When you attach a drive or create a new one, select Advanced Settings and you'll see an option to select your cache drive. The cache drive can only be an internally connected drive, I believe. I think the reasoning was that if the drive gets disconnected while it's being actively used as the cache, then the driver will crash and that could cause your system to blue screen, so they set the application to only use internal drives.
  8. The amount of time it takes CloudDrive to go through the recovery process depends on how large your cache is for that CloudDrive (default is 1gb, I think), how much was queued to upload when it was shut down, and how fast your internet speed is. When it enters recovery, it basically uploads everything that was in the cache and anything that was waiting to upload. So if you have a cache size of 2gb, and you had 3gb of stuff that was waiting to upload, then when CloudDrive goes through recovery, it'll have to upload a total of 5gb worth of data. So if your internet connection is capable of u
  9. When you reboot/shutdown, do you press "shutdown immediatly" when Windows says there are applications that are preventing you from shutting down? I know that CloudDrive can take a while to shut down, but if CloudDrive is allowed to cleanly shut down then it won't enter recovery when you start the computer up again.
  10. I don't believe there's any option to add encryption after the initial drive setup. Your best bet would be to create a new drive.
  11. 17thspartan

    Stable release?

    The changelog says it's a release candidate. So it's close to a release.
  12. This is an issue many have with Amazon. I've had it in almost every version of CloudDrive that I've tried out. It's to be expected and is explained here: http://community.covecube.com/index.php?/topic/2623-stablebit-overupload-data/?p=18130
  13. From my experience, it doesn't have as much to do with overall drive size, as much as it has to do with the number of files and directories on it. I have a large drive (200TB) and it has a little over 1000 files and about 100 folders adding up to about 350GB in data. That drive only needs about 570MB of space for pinned data (directories and metadata). I also have a 10TB drive that has about 44 thousand files on it, over a thousand folders, all of that adding up to about 280GB, and it needs 700MB of space for pinned data. I'm guessing a large part of that size difference is index files, es
  14. 17thspartan

    General FAQ?

    They had removed it, but it seems it's since been fixed. I'm not sure about the best settings for creating a drive, but the only advice I have is limiting the number of download/upload threads. I'm not sure how many threads you can have (10/10 might be fine), but I do know that once it hits the 15-20 range, there will be some severe throttling. I usually leave the upload verification on, but I believe it downloads the chunk to check it against the uploaded one. I don't know if Amazon is any different, but Stablebit CloudDrive isn't able to run any kind of checksum in the cloud for most
  15. 17thspartan

    General FAQ?

    I'm actually not sure which it would try to read files from. Hopefully someone else can answer your question, because when I used Drivepool, I used it to make a pool of all my CloudDrives. And you don't need to worry about using 631 anymore, .802 is able to create drives on Amazon as well. So you can just use the latest version of CloudDrive and it should work just fine with Amazon. You just need to be sure to go into the settings and enable experimental providers. One thing to note about using Amazon is that there's an issue where the chunks being uploaded to Amazon get retried over and o
  16. 17thspartan

    General FAQ?

    Google would be the better choice. Due to difficulties with folks at Amazon, Stablebit CloudDrive is currently limited to 20mbps upload speed to Amazon, and that's part of why it's labeled as an experimental provider. And Amazon tends to throttle a bit more aggressively if you use too many upload or download threads. As far as I know, Google has no such limit when it comes to speeds, but they might have a limit on how many up/down threads you can add. As far as downloading all your clouddrive files, and using them locally; this is something I've been wondering myself lately after reading t
  17. 17thspartan

    General FAQ?

    Why not add the CloudDrive to Drivepool, and then use Drivepool's built in duplication to make your CloudDrive a mirror for the rest of the pool? Just make sure to turn off anything in regards to file/drive balancing, and limiting drive usage in order to avoid constant uploading. http://community.covecube.com/index.php?/topic/1226-how-can-i-use-stablebit-drivepool-with-stablebit-clouddrive/ As for the refoldering, I'm not sure how it works with Drivepool and CloudDrive together (I didn't use drivepool long enough to find out), but if you just mean renaming a folder, or cutting and past
  18. With regards to PIA interfering with CloudDrive, I've never had an issues. I make sure to only connect/disconnect from PIA vpn when my CloudDrive is fully synced (not uploading, not downloading). I've managed to use PIA for a few days on end, and I've connected/disconnected quite a few times and never had any issue.
  19. I tried playing another video without changing any settings, 2 hour long, 5gb@1080p, and it had a lot more issues. During the first 3 minutes, it stopped and buffered twice, went grey 5 times, and froze 3 times (for a second or two). After that it played fine for a while, up until about 10 minutes in when it froze for a second and then continued playing. From then, until about 40 minutes in (when I stopped watching) it would freeze once (for a second or so) every 2-3 minutes. I also noticed that the prefetching was all over the map, ranging from 1mbps to 15mbps, but it mostly hovered aroun
  20. I experienced some stuttering but not much (.827). I tried using VLC to play a 40 minute video, 1.1GB@720P (not sure about the bitrate), and in the first 3-5 minutes it stalled and buffered about 3 times, for 1-3 seconds each time. VLC did that thing where the screen goes grey and is pixelated for a second, and it did that three times in the first 5 minutes as well (normally that issue is caused by the hard drive being spun down, and VLC will show a grey pixelated screen until the hard drive spins up fully). http://i57.tinypic.com/6z3mmc.png(an example of what I mean) For the remainder of
  21. I'm not sure I've heard of Opendrive until now. It's difficult to find information online about the service from users (they don't seem to have a forum that I can find, and I don't see much on reddit about them). Plenty of official reviews though, but reviews only touch the surface about services like these. Do you store a lot of data with them? And do you get decent speeds when uploading/downloading your data? Have you had any issues with the service?
  22. I'm not sure what I can suggest that would help (other than trying a reboot) but what version of Clouddrive are you running?
  23. That's exactly why I got a Gdrive account, because I was unsure of whether ACD would ever play nice with developers who use encryption in their apps. Plus, if Amazon ever gets rid of their unlimited accounts, I didn't want to get stuck in a situation where I only stored all my data with them (and same goes for Google, which is why I now use both). And yes, Google Drive is working just fine, so I think this problem is limited to just Amazon. Overnight, I queued up 11.5gb worth of data to be uploaded onto Amazon and 10gb onto Google and I limited their upload speeds to 3Mbps each (in a perfe
  24. Right. My comment about destroying the drive wasn't meant to be a solution for this problem. My new, recreated, drive still uploads way more than it needs to, I just don't have the same error/bug I was receiving before (my old drive was uploading at full speed, but the "to upload" cache kept growing in size, it was trying to upload 24 chunks in parallel, despite my x2 limit, and eventually it stopped uploading altogether). Anyways, it spent about 6 hours today uploading 4gb of data to ACD (my computer showed my connection as being maxed out at 6-7Mbps), and that should have finished in 1.5
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