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  1. I'm afraid it all happened about six months ago, see "Upgrading WHS2011 to 2.x" Oct 24 2013 and I no longer have any data on it - just memories of the terror when I realised it was going wrong! The saviour that retrieved the situation was not Windows Server Backup, I've never been very impressed with that, but an Acronis True Image disc image which saved the day, and not for the first time in many years of messing with computers. I'm less than happy not being at the "bleeding edge" of Drivepool developments, especially when I see file placement options passing me by, but I like the int
  2. I much appreciate the kind offer but my WHS 2011 is running just fine right now and I want to keep things that way. I've had excellent, rock solid experience changing lots of things with v1 Drivepool and Stablebit Scanner on a WHS 2011 home built server, but everything went to hell in a handcart when I tried to upgrade to v2 Drivepool. The day was only saved with a backup OS image but some folder properties were compromised on the way. I'm simply not prepared to risk it again until, or unless, changed circumstances force me to. I guess that the file placement rules are in the "nice to have"
  3. OK thanks Alex - I'd missed that. But it would be really nice to have these features in a WHS 2011 friendly pack. I had a bad experience trying to upgrade Drivepool to v2 in WHS 2011 (outlined in earlier posts) and I'm unlikely to try that again.
  4. Am I missing something? These new file placement rules outlined above are something I'd like to have so I updated plugin to "DrivePool.OrderedFilePlacementPlugin.Setup_1.0.4.5" but can't see any way of specifying a particular folder to a particular disc. Is this because I'm still using DrivePool v1 bcause that's best for WHS 2011 ?
  5. I posted some of this story as a response to a request for guidance from JeffZ as to whether or not to upgrade v1 Drivepool to v2 on WHS 2011 was advisable or not. Drashna has suggested that I open a new thread to air all the issues I ran into: posted 24/10 My advice right now is DON'T DO IT! I reinstalled my four Drivepool v1 data disks on a WHS 2011 reinstall on a new server two months ago and it went really well and smoothly. I was really impressed and wrote to this forum saying so. I was assured that upgrading to Drivepool v2 would be just as easy - tonight I found otherwise. T
  6. My advice right now is DON'T DO IT! I reinstalled my four Drivepool v1 data disks on a WHS 2011 reinstall on a new server two months ago and it went really well and smoothly. I was really impressed and wrote to this forum saying so. I was assured that upgrading to Drivepool v2 would be just as easy - tonight I found otherwise. The installation seemed to go well - un-installed v1, rebooted installed and activated v2 and rebooted. All the folders were back in place on the server and all seemed well however: 1. No access to any shares from the network 2. WHS 2011 Dashboard Server Folders an
  7. Just a quick report back to say that the transfer went incredibly smoothly. OK the disk and pool letters got a bit scrambled but I stopped fretting about that ages ago since they're a complete irrelevance. Drivepool 1.xx has once again been a joy to work with, especially compared to the horrors of MS WHS v1 Drive Extender, which still gives me nightmares! Hope the move to v2 works as smoothly with WHS 2011 when the RC comes along. Delighted to see that Dashboard will now be supported. Many thanks Alex and Co.- a great job.
  8. Thanks Doug - that seems clear and what I was hoping to hear. I couldn't remember at which point in my initial Drivepool install I selected (or had allocated) the Drivepool letter. So I can do this prior to attaching the data HDDs and with any letter available at that point. After that I assume that it's not important in what order the data disks are connected, identified and "lettered" by the new OS - the Troubleshoot tool will then find all the necessary information on the drives and allocate them to the new shared folders on the Drivepool drive. Here's hoping it really works that way. M
  9. Drashna - sorry, but I'm still confused, your wording is ambiguous, at least to me!. You say "no need to change the drive letter of the pool". Now does this mean that I don't need to pay any attention at all to HDD drive letters in the new WHS enclosure and the tool will pull all the info from the drives, regardless of their order or drive letter, and create a new Drivepool with a newly allocated drive letter. Or does "no need to change the drive letter of the pool" mean I shouldn't try to change it, therefore I should make sure that, at very least, "F:" is free so that the new Pool ca
  10. Following unreliability of a SATA PCI-e expansion card on an D510MO Atom system, I am moving my installation over to a (hopefully) more robust system. My data is on 4 2TB drives with OS on a separate 500GB drive partition C and with D as the Feeder Partition. I am feeling reasonably confident about how to transfer over the licences and reinstate the pool, using the utility tool if required, but I'm not sure about the following and would welcome some input. Because of the idiosyncratic way the SATA card was detected on my Atom system and because when I first installed Drivepool I wasn't
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