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  1. I upgraded an internal SAS adapter today on a windows 2019 server. at first i was having problems getting disks online due to Microsoft's SAN policy to offline disks. i am guessing that when upgraded my SAS card, the disks presented themselves with new disk IDs since i had a new controller now. i used diskpart and brought the disks online, and found my drive pool is intact and running fine. however, i am getting an error message in the drive pool console, see attached. What should I do? I don't want to press my luck with the Drive Pool, I have 13TBs of data. I guess it's related to my upgrade, but if someone could help explain to me what happened, and what I should do, I would appreciate it.
  2. I get the eventID error during server startup: "Application 'C:\Program Files (x86)\StableBit\Scanner\UI\Scanner.Notifications.exe' (pid 5580) cannot be restarted - Application SID does not match Conductor SID.." Next steps so that Scanner will start when server starts?
  3. What am I doing wrong? I thought this would scan if anything is beyond 10 days?
  4. Thanks again for your advice.
  5. This happened to me 2 out of 8 drive removals. I was moving from a 8 x 4 TB pool to an 8 x 8 TB pool. Note that I do not use duplication at all, my entire pool is unduplicated, and 100% of my 8 drives are dedicated to the pool The first time the remove stalled out at 90.8%. I only checked the (2) duplicate later box. I ended up with ~340MBs that did not move. If I recall correctly, the error message said that WindowsSearchProtocol could not be moved. On a hunch, I stopped the Windows Search service on my server on subsequent removals, which seemed to resolve this, because I did not see this particular message again on any further removals. I do index my entire pool with Windows Search. The second time the remove stalled out at 94.1% (I think), I was watching it...for a LONG time...and I noticed every now and then, it would try to move "desktop.ini". I have a lot of these files. I could see DrivePool moving through directories and trying to move this file. It would do this over and over again. I finally gave up waiting and force restarted my server and just removed the drive. On this remove, I checked box 2) duplicate later and 3) force close any unduplicated file.
  6. As a testament to how good this software is, I installed it 3 years ago, and only recently have had to delve back into it to replace drives that are going bad. Reading through the forums, I stumbled across the SSD Optimizer Plugin which I did not know about - figures since I didn't come to the forums in 3 years, ha! Drive Pool literally was "set it and forget it" for 3 years for me. Kudos to Stablebit. Anyhow, I understand the idea of the SSD Optimizer Plugin well, I am wondering if this is something that I should install or whether there would be no significant benefit, for my specific scenario. I am running a single 8 x 8 TB pool. I do not use file duplication. It's a media server and I am not worried about losing anything since I can replace it, I also use Scanner, and I backup the entire pool to cloud. Except the original write to the pool when I add files, there is not a whole lot of writing - again media server, just a lot of reading/streaming. When I do write, even large files (50+ gigs) I see max throughput on my network to the server, ~114 Mb/s constant during the entire write. Based on this, do you guys think SSD Optimizer is needed? Would it help somewhere, or should I not install it and have "one less moving part?"
  7. I have the 8 drives, all dedicated to a single pool, no data outside of the pool, all hooked up to a supermicro 8 channel SATA card. I should have a few free USB ports on the motherboard itself, so I will connect as many new HDs as I can, add to pool, wait for the "magic" and then remove old HDs. Rinse, repeat, until I have replaced all the drives. That sounds like what I thought I would have to do. Thanks for the advice on not buying a whole new set of HDs at once. That makes sense. I'll keep that in mind in the future. Appreciate everyone's advice. Will start tonight.
  8. I have 8 drives which I purchased from Amazon 3 years ago. I have had SMART messages constantly for 2 days now stating imminent drive failure on 3 of the drives. When I tried to get the drives replaced under warranty, the manufacturer said my drives were fake, serials invalid. Lesson learned, don't buy from 3rd party on Amazon, heck, don't buy some things from Amazon period. So now, I am worried since I have 8 drives that could fail and I don't trust them, so I want to replace all drives. I am running 8 x 4TB, at about 50% capacity. I have bought new 8 x 8TB. What is the easiest way for me to swap out all of the drives? Do I just do remove/add and wait for replication one by one? Is there a faster way to do this?
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