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  1. +1 on the ReFS support I'm converting a server to hyper-v core 2016 all disk are ReFS and using the latest drivepool beta. Storage pool by ms is such a convoluted mess. It works when set up but using feeder ssd and parity you have to be prepared for powershell. Besides I like more control with a ui that stablebit has just hate powershell can't remember all the commands and have to reference notes. The pool you can't see what's going on or move files to disk like the ui works with drivepool and of course the scanner that emails when there is a problem on individual disk and notifications from d
  2. Here's a few things I done with snapraid and drive pool getting them to work nice with each other. 1. Only allowed one snapraid.content file on the pool. Seems even thou drive pool does not write the file sees it as a duplicate and keeps trying to balance it if out of sync. other snapraid.content files go on parity disk, c drive, or any other spare disk not in pool with proper pointers. 2. Used the poolPart id as the root directory for disk. 3. For failed disk replace with new drive or partition of same or larger size and drive letter of failed disk 4. Install new disk to drive pool and
  3. We are writing about snapraid here a good question I have least to me. Christopher or anyone with knowledge do you think the .covefs file should be synced with each drive in a snapraid backup? It is a hidden system file and therefore ignored by snapraid the pool part file is synced even though it is hidden. Only system files are not. Can change that if it is needed. If it is written with every new disk install to drive pool then I think it is not needed when the pool data is restored and can use that default .covefs. The pool part file is unique and can be changed in the snapraid .conf file wh
  4. Ha! Thanks was having a problem with using snapraid and the ordered file placement plugin respecting file placement rules solved it in a jiffy thanks. Trying snapraid because my limited server filling up with dup files. I have yet to try a restore with snapraid still trying to get things in order and this really helps out. I also haven't overfilled a drive yet to reproduce habe's question I'm sure it won't be long before that happens. I can set the limiter down to see if I can reproduce the problem here if you all would like me to try. I will be doing a snapraid sync soon so let me know.
  5. Board is Supermicro H8DGI-F with 2 amd 6320 Opteron cpu 16 cores total, lsi 9240-8i controller & 16 sata expander, 32gb non ecc memory.
  6. Finished up with the install of server 2012r2e on the metal working good so far all sockets and processors and previous drives available. Stablebit drivepool working great as usual with data intact . One of the issues with vm of the server was an 8 processor limit. With whs2011 it was not an issue because it won't handle any more than 4 anyway so I have it happily running in vm with my mail sever and web sites. Seems like the way to go if you have more than 8 processors and want them all available to windows server 2012r2e it needs to be the host on bare metal. Dane if you ever get that gen2 i
  7. I've had a little time rebuilt a new gen2 with more os space and same issue. May be something in the boot order on the existing hard disk or security issues or what? Anyway it looks like a format and copy files to use gen2. The time this will take too long plus there is a 8 processor limit in vm anyway. So with these issues at hand wanting to take full advantage of the processors for the server decided to bare metal essentials and run whs2011 in vm. Hope this takes care of it will see soon. Let you know how the process goes.
  8. I haven't had time to work on it. Probably something simple my luck. I not an expert either far from it. I have a LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i flashed JBOD & a 16 port expander. Think these cards are compatible so not an issue. Christopher is your main server O S bare metal. Thinking it may be something going on with the vm server on free hyper-v core mine is running on 128gb ssd so not a lot of expanding room have 100gb of that dedicated to the vm. Working like a dream on gen1. Dane I don't think there is much benefit once the gen1 is running. My understanding is faster boot times with gen2. So I
  9. Well would like to figure it out still have that gen2 vm. Right now busy getting the gen1 setup it's working good. When I have time will work on it some more see if I can find what's wrong. oh yea! the boot disk was on 0 scsi. Looks like it tries to loop boot a few times and shuts down. Take the extra disk off and boots up probably nothing to do with drivepool because as Dane said does the same with any drive. I have had it boot with an extra drive added so beats me no rhyme or reason.
  10. Yea so I'm not the only one that's encouraging. I have the gen1 vm server up and running all is great performs as expected. Added all the processors and server2012er2 nice much faster now than whs2011 happy so far. Question what's up with gen2 and adding drives anyone have a working system and knowledge of what is happening here with the gen2?
  11. Thought I fixed it added drive to new pool in 2012 now won't boot again. Don't know what's up tried everything I know. this drive had no previous pool and after adding to the new drivepool server won't boot. Is there a problem with gen2 and drivepool? Created a new server2012 vm gen1 see how that goes.
  12. Well seem to have fixed the problem nothing to do with drive pool at all. Had a boot file in the first order "bootmgfw.efi" moved the hard drive with the 2012er2.vhdx up to the top in boot order now boots fine with all drives. Has anyone had a problem with the bootmgfw.efi is it needed should this be edited? Something is amiss with that boot file. Is this file for enabling booting from usb? hmmm!
  13. Ok loved the whs 2011 running in vm on hyper v 2012r2 core. Now thinking of moving on to 2012r2 essentials as vm on the core price has come down some. I have a 2 cpu supermicro motherboard and want more memory and cpu processors than 2011 allows. So I have set the 2012 up as a gen2 and all is running great. Here's the problem when I add any hard drive from drive pool to the new vm server 2012er2 from whs2011 the new server won't start. Ironically I can add the drives while 2012er2 is running soon as a reboot it won't start again. It will start with a drive added that was not part of the
  14. whs 2011oem $49 10 cal now that was a steal. Does everything I need it to with drive pool and scanner. Running it on hyperv 2012 free. wow a virtualized home server that is as stable as can be. The only limitation it has is 4 cores and 8gig memory and the 2tb drive limit. Have 8 cores and 16gig memory so hyperv is happy too. And ssd's on server os and one dedicated to web sites make the server very snappy. One day may try the essentials out but right now I see no need in my small environment as a home and web server. Wish I had another copy to set up a small data server dedicated to MySQL runn
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