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daveyboy37 last won the day on April 17 2014

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  1. Lol. I have no idea what that is. Will Google it when I get home.
  2. I had the exact same issue for the first time in several years of using DrivePool a couple of days ago. Whatever I tried it always came back to "file distribution not optimal." So is your machine on 24/7? If it is then try a reboot. Having planned to reinstall DrivePool to try and fix the issue on my days off from work, some other software gave me reason to reboot. Sure enough the balancing displayed as optimal straight after that. Definitely worth a try. I am using the latest beta btw.
  3. Sorry to bump an old post but I just wanted to say thanks for this. I just added another 8tb Seagate today and decided to format at 64k on the strength of this thread. Without the speed boost button I'm seeing 60-90 MB/s constant. (It didn't drop below 60MB/s in a twenty minute period.) With the speed boost enabled I do see drop offs, but much less frequently than on the previous 8tb (formatted at 4k) and by the same token I'm hitting 180-210 MB/s at times. Happy days. Anyway this latest drive addition will give me available space to empty and reformat the other drives over the next few
  4. Hey Chris and everyone. As a long long time user of Drivepool I finally got around to trying the SSD optimizer plugin. I did have issues originally but was planning on a server reinstall anyway, so no major problem.Anyway its running amazingly well in single and duplicated mode with 2 SSD's. ‚ÄčThe one thing in the settings I have not yet looked at is the ordered placement settings. So before I look at these and decide If I want to use them, do they still obey the file placement rules? I'm wondering that if for example a particular Server Folder is allowed to reside on drives/mount points 1,
  5. Thanks for the link Chris that clarified lots. Yeah the new drive is a moot point with TV shows atm. I need at least another 2 archive drives just for the movies so it will be when finances allow.. After that I will start looking at more organisation of the shows. They themselves will need another 3 X 8TB. My friends just keep asking for more and more shows... Curse them As for Sonarr, yeah i found a lot to like with it. Sadly Im a private tracker person and there seems to be a little more maturity with getting some of the less mainstream trackers working. A couple of my most used tracker
  6. Oh wow Thank you. I had totally forgotten about the ability to manually type in rules. That's definitely what I'm looking for. Because my movie collection is much larger than the single 8TB hard drive I had hoped for example as a starting point to just have movies starting with #-H So in effect all movies from "2 Fast 2 Furious" through to "Fury" Not necessarily an all in one rule but perhaps something like (in my case) \SERVERFOLDERS\COUCHPOTATO MOVIES\A* \SERVERFOLDERS\COUCHPOTATO MOVIES\B* Would this work and are those rules correct for movies beginning with A & B? As f
  7. Well i havent been around much for a couple of years probably a sign that a program just works. Anways I have jut purchased my first 8TB archive drive and I'm looking at using it as exactly that. I want to fill that drive with movies to the required capacity defragment if needed and then have DrivePool see it as full. I'm thinking the "ordered file placement" plugin is what I need by setting the new drive at the top. I only want to fill the drive with movies as they tend to be pretty static as opposed to TV shows (new episodes) and Music (new albums for an existing artist.) But it se
  8. I also do the fly by the seat of my pants method..Everything ctitical is backed up three fold or more... If its a few TB of movies then c'est la vie. This approach may change though when the 8TB drives come down in price a little more. As for DrivePool itself... well (as another Plex user), the best endorsement I can give is that I have been using it since the very early beta stages. As someone who used to be extremely active on here I just don't have the time any more. BUT I don't need to be because it just works!!! Im well over two years of not having touched my server (windows updat
  9. Oh Christopher. Seeing this just reminded me. I have never been able to get 1.00.169 to work. I always get an O/S unsupported message. That was on W8 now.. and previously S2012r2E and prior to that S2012E. Not a big problem because I still have 1.00.165 tucked away somewhere and that works on everything. EDIT: Cancel that. I just remoted in and tried again and it's now working on Windows 8.
  10. Another question on File Placement Rules!! I set all my folders to the specified drives with File Placement Rules. All went well and everything is on the drives that I want it to be on. However I added a new drive earlier and Drivepool is set to allow anything and everything to go on it. So If my Music is set to be only on Mount point 4 adding another drive (Mount Pont 8) will automatically allow music to be placed on Mount Point 8 after going to all the trouble of making sure that the music was only on Mount Point 4. Multiply this by about 20 server folders and its a pita. Can I sug
  11. I'm pretty surprised by this.. Earlier today I duplicated 400GB of Flac files in an afternoon. Last night I duplicated all my TV series. They amount to 2TB of data. I set the duplication going at 8PM. I had finished when i got up the following morning.. So I cant say how long it actually took...But less than 12 hours. Would you happen to know what the write speeds are on all your drives?
  12. Fair enough..Its the same as everything I guess. There's no good or bad just whatever works for the individual. Anyway it's confession time... As a user of Drivepool since the very begining , I have to admit to having a MAJOR issue that I was almost willing to blame on Drivepool for the first time ever . As mentioned on various threads I have being upgrading all my samsung 2TB drives with the dodgy firmware. Since last mentioning how responsive the system Is with the 4TB Seagate replacements, one of the Seagates was behaving badly and Stabebit scanner threw up an error. It became unre
  13. Ok thanks. Would that option still be in "folder options" from control panel? Found it lol. Google is my friend
  14. Fair comment on Plex. I wasn't too sure about it at first but stuck with it just for the built in app on the TV. Performance wise though I think the new transcoder they introduced a couple of months ago really helped.
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