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  1. Well, found the problem. Didn't really put together what having an I/O default in the app settings implied...and just found that the I/O settings for the drive are at 1.5Mbps. I must have set it to that when I first installed and configured, and didn't realize what I had done at the time. So...I've also just reverted to the generic key, so I'll see how that goes. Thanks!
  2. The main reason it seemed like a good idea to use my own key is that the rclone documentation specifically mentions using your own key, as the rclone internal key is low performance. Seeing the capped performance I was getting, I had just figured that it was something similar happening with CloudDrive. I'll check the logs and see if I'm still having the slow uploads tomorrow. Thanks!
  3. I've configured Google Drive to use a custom API key I believe, based on Q7941147. It connects fine, so I think that's ok, but I'm still only seeing 1.54Mbps upload. While I don't have symmetric fiber, I do have a lot more bandwidth than that(I've capped the upload at 20 Mbps, but really it doesn't matter so far!). It also seems to be nailed to exactly that number, which makes me feel like it's an enforced cap. What kind of performance should I be expecting? I can get much more (in line with what I'm expecting) when I use rclone, which I'm also using OAuth for (different credentials). Do
  4. Ok, so I just noticed that I wasn't seeing the whole UI, and once expanded I could manage the cache. I've flushed the cache, and told Plex to stream something loaded on the cloud drive. It still doesn't look like anything is pulling from the cloud (no download indicated). It could be system level caching, or maybe I'm expecting it to behave differently then it will?
  5. I'm trying out CloudDrive with Google Drive, and have created a small drive for testing. If I go this route, I'll have a lot of stuff there, including some things I'd like to have served by Plex. I'd like to test the performance when the content has to be pulled from the cloud. I haven't put enough into the cloud drive to over flow the cache yet. Will it just sit in the cache forever, or do things ever stale out? Or failing that, can I flush the cache, so I can force CloudDrive to have to pull from GDrive to fulfill a request? Thanks!
  6. I'm thinking about temporarily moving all the data off of a local disk onto my pool disk, reformatting the disk, and pulling it all back down. Doing so could easily fill the SSD I am using as a cache via SSD optimizer. I know it's supposed to offload files as it approaches whatever the threshold is, but if I'm writing continuously, I could see it being able to fill the disk. What happens as I approach that state (the SSD starts getting close to being full, but write requests are still continuing in)? Thanks!
  7. So, trying to fix some issues I have related to mounting a pool with Windows sharing to a Linux client, it occurred to me that perhaps it would work better if I used NFS. Which leads me to: - Any issues doing this? - I have this on a Windows 10 machine, so no native NFS server. Any recommended NFS server software I can run on Win10 that's known to work well for this sort of thing? Thanks!
  8. I have an automated process that I moved from Windows to Linux, that since that move I get occasional file move errors, which appear to be from the new files not being visible quickly enough. I can't quite tell where the source of this latency is, though it didn't ever seem to happen when the process ran on another Windows machine. I've adjusted the caching settings in the mount point to what I thought they should be to be optimal, but not sure if I've got it optimally set or not. If someone has a set of mount options that works really well for them, I'd love to see them. I'm asking here, beca
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    Activity logging?

    So I just went to enable that. It was already enabled, with a valid email address, that passed the test message. I searched my mail and didn't get a notification. Best guess: does it only notify if a disk disappears _during_ operations? So, if it starts up with a disk missing from the pool, would it notify? That was the scenario I was in, and I think that might be why it didn't notify me? Nope, not that. It just didn't send one as far as I can tell, when the problem first occurred. I did find one when I searched my email, but it sent it right after I had rebooted again, but before I reali
  10. Lots of modern drives have protections built in to automatically move drive heads to safe zones in the event of power loss. That said, power fluctuations, which a UPS would also normally handle (power conditioning features) probably could causes something weird to happen which could cause a head crash. Frankly, it sounds like you're pretty lucky your electronics didn't fry. Even if your power is reliable, you should have computer equipment you really care about not losing, on UPSes. UPSes are more then just providing power when power goes out. They often/always(?) on the protected outlets
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    Activity logging?

    Oh, it hadn't occurred to me this was a bug. I thought it must have been something I did. I'll have to get that installed. Thanks!
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    At-Rest encryption?

    Is there anyway to do any sort of At-Rest encryption with DrivePool? I'm trying to visualize how this would even work, so far everything I can think of would involve manual intervention, which isn't totally out of the question, just a little annoying with Win10 forced reboots. Thanks!
  13. Is this over a network? What's DrivePool showing in the activity screen you when you are copying to the pool? If it's over a network, have you tried copying directly to a disk over the network to see if the problem happens that way(trying to isolate if the problem is indeed DrivePool, or something else in your setup).
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    Activity logging?

    So, I still like the log thing if I can get it, but I did find the issue. I realized that I was having a pretty wide spread issue with a lot of files missing, I just didn't realize it until I went into a high level library. This made me check for a disk issue. Turns out it was a combination of a VM problem, for some reason one disk didn't get mounted to the VM at startup, and I didn't realize it because somewhere along the lines the notification settings I had in the Stablebit Scanner were lost, so I wasn't getting notifications about a disk issue. Once I re-mounted the disk into th
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    Activity logging?

    I realize this is probably a asking a bit much, but is there any kind of rolling activity log option for DrivePool? I ask because sometimes I question my sanity, like files go missing. But they aren't things I've touched often, so I have no idea when they went away, or if I did it or what. Case in point: I told Plex to rescan a folder that contains unusual variants of movies. I generally don't ever touch anything in here once it's in there. The re-scan suddenly tells me a file is gone. I go look...yep it's gone (but the folder is still there). But it's not something I would have dele
  16. Anyone ever seen any odd with a file named like this: "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Support\MpWppTracing-20190202-183619-00000003-ffffffff.bin" Odd defined as conitnual writing for extended periods at fairly high speeds (relative to any other Windows instasll) Obviously it's some sort of Defender related file, but on most of my machines not much happens with that file (1-2KB/sec of writes). On my machine running DrivePool, I'll go through phases where it's writing to that file continually at 300-400KB/sec, sometimes more. It's only a 4K file so that seems a little excess
  17. Well, so new wrench in the works, but maybe a new avenue to explore. I haven't yet changed the tcp auto-tune, but partly because I've gotten sick of Windows 10 reboots, so I've been migrating a lot of my things over to Linux. I'm still seeing the pauses in file operations, and I've had the index turned off for a long time so I know it's not that, now. On the Linux side, I think I've got my mount points correctly set to not do any caching, presumably similar to how I've got the Windows client set, but I'm still seeing some odd behavior when I've got the identical tasks happening, but
  18. Thanks, I'll give a look at the other options you've listed, I'll want to read up the potential impacts of changing the autotune on tcp before I put that in place. I've been running without the indexing service enabled for some time now, and I still see the weird pause. In particular, I see it at the end of file operations, usually when I'm moving folders and files to other places. I get this long pause at 99% like there is some cleanup or ack that the client is waiting for before it marks the operation complete. Long being defined here as 5 seconds to say...30? I don't time it, but it's
  19. Well, I wouldn't say exactly, I'm not getting any errors. It just is slower than I expect, or has a pause. It does succeed though. Which is why I hadn't disabled the indexing service, because I actually use the remote search capability. So it'll be a little unfortunate to lose indexed searches, if that is it. But, for science, I'll turn off the indexer, and see if it addresses those strange hangs
  20. I've always assumed this was DrivePool, but I'm double checking/asking if there are any mitigations. I've noticed with a couple of fairly common operations, I'll run into pauses on the Drivepool disk that I don't see typically. Primarily I noticed this when I create a new folder, rename a folder, or a delete a lot of things. When creating or deleting, there is a several second pause. Same with a rename. It's somewhat annoying because I'll often get an error because of the pause, because I'll create a new, rename it, and try and enter it. But the pause between the create and rename means
  21. I tried switching...it seems that Rename-Item is much less capable in handling the square brackets then Move-Item is. I get errors I don't get when moving the file to a new name. I think I found my problem. It also turns out the Move-Item doesn't like it very much if you throw it a rename command with replace that doesn't meet the replace criteria. It appears that if Get-ChildItem passes such an item, it throws an error as though the file were locked, like it thinks that's the reason it can't successfully rename. Anyway, looks like it may have been a bit of a red herring. T
  22. I can go ahead and collect some logs. I'm pretty sure I can make it happen on demand. This is actually the second or third time I've seen it. I first saw it last week, which was when I first tried running my scripts. I'll can generate a test setup and run my script against it. It could very well be too what Spider99 pointed out, I don't know if Move-Item has more overhead that would be avoided if I was calling Rename-Item instead. It was sort of a mental map failing from *nix days where you just used mv to rename things.
  23. Having owned a few of these (a 4 and 8 bay), I'd say to get whatever ASMedia card they recommend. I used a 4-bay one with whatever eSata was on my mobo, and the SATA port replication was a little wonky until I picked up the card MediaSonic recommended. They've been rock solid after that.
  24. Just a wild guess off the top of my head as a possible thing...check on the host where your physical disk activity is happening. You mentioned your using virtual disks, are your virtual disk files consuming the majority of the space on the physical disks, or do you have it sliced up so you are presenting multiple disks to DrivePool from a single disk? Using virtual disks means that you're hiding the real physical layout from DrivePool. DrivePool thinks of each disk as a spindle though. It won't know any better. So if you have 3 virtual disks that reside on a single physical disk, DrivePoo
  25. Didn't occur to me to switch it. I went with that little used "reuse code" strategy pulling some code that I wrote for a related process that moves files while renaming them. This guy actually feeds the file mover, the square brackets were causing my Powershell script to choke though. So, it just occurred to me as I was logging into the forum and saw the other thread, the Windows search indexer could be the problem. I'll have to try suspending the Search Indexer and then running the operation.
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