I've recently had to rebuild my pool due to a some hard drive failures and decided that I would try to setup a Hierarchical Pool.
As my replacement drives are new I only want to use them for duplicate data from the main Pool and non-critical data.
So I created 3 pools, 1 parent and 2 children shown below.
1. I want to duplicated my files from the main pool to the first child Pool 1.1 so I use the ordered file placement plugin to drive that.
2. Some files I want to duplicate everywhere so I set their parent folder to duplicate x3 so that the duplicates get pushed from Drive 1 to Pool 1.1 & Pool 1.2. In the child Pool 1.1 I set the same folder to duplicate x2 to duplicate across drives 2 & 3. Then finally in Pool 1.2 I set the pool duplication to x2 to replicate from Drive4 to Cloud Drive5 and use the drive limiter so that only duplicates are created on the cloud drive5
3. Lastly I created a root folder in my main pool where I do not need duplication. I use the file placement rules to always send this data to pool 1.1 as I want to keep Drive1 free for important files.
All this is shown in the configuration table below.
On my child pools everything seems fine and I get no warnings or errors.
My main issue is on the Parent Pool, that when the pool Balances I get the following message,
And in the file placement setting I see the following message.
I also see this in the main UI showing the target for the next Balance, but i am unsure where its calculating this from.
As far as I can tell, everything is actually operating as I expect but I dont understand what I am seeing.
Can someone help me with understanding what I am seeing before I start to refill the drives?
Thanks in Advance,
Drivepool Ver. 188.8.131.529
CloudDrive Ver. 184.108.40.2061
O.S. WHS 2011