There are a lot of SSD Optimizer threads, and I've thread through most of them. I'm still having frustrations, so here's a thread of my own.
For some context, my previous setup was:
- DrivePool for download/scratch space, with SSD Optimizer active
- Final copy of files live on network share outside of pool
This was fine! But space was running out on the NAS. In order to easily spill into the scratch space, I now:
- Mount NAS storage via iSCSI (so local drive letter)
- Merge these into DrivePool drive
- Apply file placement rules so "D:\Plex" only lives on these iSCSI mounts
SSD Optimizer and File Rules Failure
This is where I have been totally unable to find a solution where the SSD Optimizer will play sensibly.
I just moved to 188.8.131.520 in the hopes it would help. I see the same behavior as before. My setup is:
This setup actually works, as long as I have no placement rules. But I want the media folder to only live on the network ("Vault") disks, so the simplest setup is editing the folder, which makes this rule:
Immediately I have two problems:
1) Pool Organization freaks out. This makes no sense, because I've verified that the Vault are indeed storing the right content:
2) The SSD Optimizer is no longer covering "D:\Plex". I can verify this by copying large files there from somewhere else and watching Disk Performance in the StableBit DrivePool window.
Adding SSDs to Placement Rules
So, my next step is to think "well, maybe I should include the SSDs in the placement rule".
This re-enables SSD Optimizer coverage of the drives, except that balancing now begins to move content onto the drives. Worse, it seems emptying one full SSD just spills over onto the others.
I have tried various combinations of the placement settings, to no avail. It either complete turns off SSD Optimizer coverage of the path, or turns it on and begins to permanently store content on the SSDs.
I did perform a full "reset all settings" and reboot after moving to the beta.
All I want is:
- SSD Optimizer coverage of the entire pool
- When moving from SSD -> Archive disks, respect the file placement rules
And I haven't found a way to do this. Help?
(Also, yes, I should absolutely move to mount points instead of disk letters--didn't quite expect the drive count to get this high when I started with this setup).