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  1. update, finally got the new drive intialized and online, i removed the old drive physically and on drivepool, and added the new drive, now its "measuring" will it automatically balance and restore life back to normal ? lol update2, its done measuring and now is "duplicating".
  2. i just installed the brand new unopened 8 TB WD RED drive, for some reason its not even showing up under disk management to see it /intitilaize it , not showing up to "add" as new drive to drive pool, any ideas ?
  3. One more thing, any idea why when i panicked to make space, cause all drives showed no space except 1, but they were equally split before ? when i deleted files to make space quickly, the available space did not increase as i got rid of data, weird.
  4. Thank you so much for your help, you have been a million times more helpful than any of the admins here, im gonna give it a shot later, and yes i have duplication on, however i need to remove duplication on some folders which i have never messed with cause i dont know how, but i need to save some space, duplication can be very expensive lol. Thank you for the permissions link, i will do this after i rebuild the pool im assuming ? yeah its weird, i dont know why all the permissions on all my files and folders either work or dont, like i have a folder with all my standup comedy in it, when i try to add this to plex it loads up all wrong and says inaccessible check permissions, very frustrating. Thanks again for all urhelp !
  5. it won let me upload another super small screen shot however my evacuation settings it check marked indicating this feature is activated im assuming/on.
  6. Thank you for you reply. so i a few things to mention and answer your question, My permissions is all wrong as if im not even admin, which i am, this is a faily fresh install of windows 10, ive played around with permissions and still have access denied on certain files/folders its very weird and frustrating, i am the only owner of this pc so i dont know why im not set to admin. (the media files and folders permissions were all messed up before from an old OS install and i just copied these files and folders to the drives as is, so they may need permissions tweaking ? just a guess) I am attaching a few photos and one pertaining to the question about file evacuation below. i have a spare 8 TB WD RED drive brand new laying around, will it be a pain to replace the faulty drive and it magically go back to the way it was before ? is the drive considered bad and dont bother trying to save it ? As for trying to physically find out which defective drive it is, no i dont have the drive letters recorded/memorized as which drive it is, however if i click on "drive details" it mentions a Serial number within the information, i looked at the drives inside and found a drive with that exact serial number so im 99 percent sure i know which one is the faulty one, i know which one physically is defective not drive letter. Thanks again all, and please if u need more info or i have not answered your question the right way please let me know, i hope i can resolve this with relative ease. side not the uploading of photos on this forum is pretty horrible, i could not even attached 2 photos this time for some reason, once it said max file size reached i removed all and now it wont let me upload a 62kb file saying too big :/ ill upload it in another reponse see if that fixes it.
  7. damn i have no extra money for one right now, do you have any idea how to find out which specific drive it is ? i have many in there. worse things are happening now, all drives except 1 are showing ZERO free space, even when i delete filed to make space it does not reflect the changes. is there anywhere to repair the drive ? when i click repair drive it says it could not fix it and to run repair in command prompt which i dont know how to do, weird it says only 92 kb of unreadable data is causing all these problems. Thank you for your response, i am freaking out lol.
  8. /bump, its been almost 2 days and still nothing, please advise worse things are happening now, all drives except 1 are showing ZERO free space, even when i delete filed to make space it does not reflect the changes.
  9. Not sure if this belongs here or in drivepool section : Hello Everyone, I will try to be as clear as possible, never had this happen before and have no idea what to do. If you need any more info or have more questions please feel free to ask. So overnight, i get all these weird errors and messages, i restart my computer and windows (10) does a random "scan and repair drive" upon bootup, which leaves me like asking what is going on ? Let me list my 2 major issues,i will try to include some screen shots too. 1) Mystable bit scanner was not installed, so i installed it and scanned all my drives (took like 2 days which seems excessive but not the issue) once it was done all the drives show "healthy" except for 1 of my drives, which has me scared because i never seen this before in previous scans and also all these drives are in my drive pool for my precious PLEX server media collection. 2) Generally stablebit spans/splits up the data equally among the drives in the pool, well when i look now all my drives have less than 500 KB of space, and only 1 of them says it has the remaining 45 GB of space left, when before this 45 GB was split equally between them, yes i was running low on space, and was gonna add more drives soon, but then this issue happened and i dont know where to go from here cause i dont wanna lose my data. I will include a screen shot of this. You can see in the screenshot showing all my drives in the pool which all point to the drive (P:) PLEX which is my drivepool for all my Plex server media, before i go and add more drives to my huge desktop warehousing all these drives, im hoping this can fixed and put everything back to normal before so. Any advice and help on this would be great, im not super tech savvy so instructions in detail would be appreciated. Thank you all Sidenote: All Plex drives are Westerndigital NAS RED drives, some 4 TB some 8 TB.
  10. Hello Everyone, I will try to be as clear as possible, never had this happen before and have no idea what to do. If you need any more info or have more questions please feel free to ask. So overnight, i get all these weird errors and messages, i restart my computer and windows (10) does a random "scan and repair drive" upon bootup, which leaves me like asking what is going on ? Let me list my 2 major issues,i will try to include some screen shots too. 1) Mystable bit scanner was not installed, so i installed it and scanned all my drives (took like 2 days which seems excessive but not the issue) once it was done all the drives show "healthy" except for 1 of my drives, which has me scared because i never seen this before in previous scans and also all these drives are in my drive pool for my precious PLEX server media collection. 2) Generally stablebit spans/splits up the data equally among the drives in the pool, well when i look now all my drives have less than 500 KB of space, and only 1 of them says it has the remaining 45 GB of space left, when before this 45 GB was split equally between them, yes i was running low on space, and was gonna add more drives soon, but then this issue happened and i dont know where to go from here cause i dont wanna lose my data. I will include a screen shot of this. You can see in the screenshot showing all my drives in the pool which all point to the drive (P:) PLEX which is my drivepool for all my Plex server media, before i go and add more drives to my huge desktop warehousing all these drives, im hoping this can fixed and put everything back to normal before so. Any advice and help on this would be great, im not super tech savvy so instructions in detail would be appreciated. Thank you all Sidenote: All Plex drives are Westerndigital NAS RED drives, some 4 TB some 8 TB.
  11. Hello all, So im running low on space, because i have duplication x2 on, otherwise i would have an extra 6 TB of space. Anyways, i have an external WD HDD that i can plug into the main computer and "ADD" it to the drivepool, is it as simple as pluggin it it, and clicking add to drivepool through the drivepool program ? Do i need to format the drive or anything before adding it ? hopefully adding an external HDD wont effect anything negatively.
  12. Hello everyone, I need a little advice and some help please, i currently have my drivepool set to x2 Duplication which i believe means there is an extra copy of every file on my drivepool. This is nice and i love it, however i am desperately running out of space, and i will be moving my entire Plex media setup to a new computer when move to a new country in a few months. I will be taking all my hard drives with me and will disconnect them and store them in travel safe containers, im thinking of buying external hard drives to backup my data during my travel and disable the file duplication in drivepool to gain another 6 TB of space, is this worth doing ? will there be any issues or data loss if i disable the file duplication to my drivepool ? Thank you all, any advice of questions you have feel free to let me know.
  13. more information ... so i jsut tried to CUT that particular episode of that one video file.... my own computer says im not the administator and that i need permission ? what the heck is going on ?
  14. Hello everyone, (screenshots linked below) i have been crazy trying to fix plex, my Fiance just had spinal surgery and is a heavy plex user especially now. I really have no idea what is going on, but i can explain everything in detail if needed im relatively tech savvy. So this person from Netgear was assisting me in an issue where i could not access a specific set of folders which i needed to access for remote video editing on my other home private network. So the netgear tech went in and i thought they knew exactly what they were doing but they seemed to be experimenting as they went along, but this issue had me stumped for weeks so i let them go ahead thinking they a the professionals. Plex has been working PERFECTLY on the same equipment, same settings everything up until after the tech phone call where she changed windows permissions and security settings on a bunch of different drives and folders (in order to troubleshoot my lack of access problem, separate from plex) plex at the time was working fine. The thing is these videos i could not get to are also stored on my dedicated PLEX Drivepool, where i keep all files for video only. So in the process of trying to allow me access through network/windows permission settings , it changed something and now plex has no idea what to do or how to access the files. i can post screen shots if you want. Now when i click on a file through plex it shows in RED "Unavailable" and once you click the error to see further details it says " Inaccessible" in RED and when you mouse over "Please check the permissions for this file". When i click play, it attempts to play or says loading failed or check permissions. 2 more important things to add, MOST of the files will not play but i found a folder that will play fine through plex as if nothing ever happened. Here is the error i get : PLEX: "Conversion Failed. The transcoder crashed or failed to start" File reading failed: VLC could not open the file "P:\Movies\3.Beverly.Hills.Cop.III.1994.mp4" (Bad file descriptor). Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///P:\Movies\3.Beverly.Hills.Cop.III.1994.mp4'. Check the log for details. (MOST folders in my directories now have "little pad locks" on them as if they are locked, no idea why.)THE SCARY PART for me... when i click on the SOURCE video files, directly through my pc, not using plex... most files have errors playing in VLC, im not sure if its a VLC error or all my files toast ? i will be devastated if my collection is gone. Plex Server is running on my Windows 7 PC downstairs, hardwired into home network. it solely dedicated for plex and i really dont use it for much of anything else anymore, except for being my Media server where i have x4 WD RED NAS 4TB drives which make up my plex database. which are all drivepooled into one drive to make things simpler "PLEX (P:)" Please let me know if you need any other information. THANK YOU for listening and helping, any and all advice is welcome to fix this. (sorry if i made it too long) SCREENSHOTS:
  15. thank you very much ! now that my drive pool is safe, i will take pictures of the currently assigned letters so i can put them exactly back the way there were. i purchased the drivepool software and scanner can i have the software installed on both of my pcs ? multi user ?
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