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Viktor last won the day on December 28 2018

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  1. Viktor

    Data now showing in Hierarchical Pool

    A new pool starts always empty and does not automatically take over existing data from an item added to it, regardless of whether the added item is a real drive or a pool. It’s always the same mechanism: Adding a drive (or another pool) to a pool means, that a new (empty) PoolPart folder is created on the added drive or pool, what in case of pool hierarchies results in nested PoolPart folders (folder in folder) on involved single drives. There are (unsupported) “seeding” methods by moving “other” data into PoolPart folders, but the more pools and nested PoolPart folders are involved, the more complicated can this become.
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    Balancing hardlinks

    Phidaissi, You are right, technically it is possible to move a file together with its entire set of hard link references from one drive to another. But for DP your request might turn out much more complicated than it seems on the first glance: For instance, what, if a file has hard link references outside the PoolPart folder? How should DP handle that correctly? I use hard links for sending existing files on a drive quickly to the pool, the drive is member of, instead of moving them. These files are hard linked inside and outside the PoolPart folder and by this show up twice, in the pool and on the original drive. And considering, that your requirement and use case seems to be unique and might not be desired by a bigger DP user community, I doubt it’s worth the necessary development effort.
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    Very slow speeds transferring from Gdrive to Drivepool

    Each drive, which is member of a DrivePool drive, has a hidden folder with a name that starts with "PoolPart" followed by a unique identifier. Follow these instructions to make that folder visible in Windows: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/. Once you see that folder in Windows Explorer, you can move any folders and files from the root folder (\) of your drive into this PoolPart folder of the same drive. The moved data will then immediately show up under the root folder of your pool drive.
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    Very slow speeds transferring from Gdrive to Drivepool

    If your original (first) gdrive is part of the pool too, then you could just move (not copy) all your data into the hidden PoolPart folder on that drive. That would be the fastest way to bring your data to the pool without down- and uploading again.
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    Drive pool gone. Stablebit struggles to start

    The pool's folder structure is actually located on each real drive in a hidden PoolPart folder. DrivePool won't touch any data (pre-existing folders and files) outside the hidden folder. If you want to move existing files and folders from a real drive into the pool, you can simply move them into the drive's PoolPart folder.
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    Drive pool gone. Stablebit struggles to start

    The current Windows Version has automount disabled per default. This means drives without assigned drive letters are not mounted at system start and DrivePool will not recognize them. But you can fix that by enabling automount: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_F3540.
  7. I mean the same what you observed. "Everything" does not see files on a drive, which is acutally a pool. But it sees files inside the PoolPart folder on each drive, the pool consists of.
  8. Tried it out - it's indeed not reading from DrivePool drives. But it finds everything in the hidden PoolPart folders.
  9. I just installed the same update (KB4471324) on W10 pro, but it did not cause a license transfer dialog. Did you install this update only? I got this dialog several times, but it was always caused by a bios version update (automatically applied by HP support assistant). However, I think you can hit the button without worries. It will reactivate the license.
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    Drives hidden "PoolPart.xxx" folder changed names?

    In my case it must have happened far more than 7 days ago. I detected it by chance about 10 days ago, when I checked the log file of a daily Duplicati backup job. It had error entries for the symbolic link, which pointed into the hidden PoolPart folder. The one-month log history shows that the link must have been already broken since at least Nov. 12th.
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    Drives hidden "PoolPart.xxx" folder changed names?

    I can confirm that this happened to me as well. When I detected that a symbolic link pointing into a hidden PoolPart Folder didn't work anymore, it turned out that the hidden folder had been renamed. I’m not aware of anything unusual that might have caused this (no drive replacement or something similar). However, as the pool and everything else worked fine, I didn’t pay much attention to the issue (just replaced the link). I only know that the DrivePool version was at that time (meanwhile I’m using
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    License transfer after reboot?

    Was the reboot related to system updates? I know that a preceding BIOS update triggers a licencse transfer.
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    Two disks showing as other

    Can you check if each drive contains only one (hidden) PoolPart folder? I saw once a similar situation where the affected drive got pooled through a new PoolPart folder (with a different id) leaving data in the previous PoolPart folder, which was then no longer part of the pool. I don’t know, what led to this issue, but I fixed it by moving everything from the previous folder into the new one.
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    Duplicate CloudDrives across GSuite Accounts?

    With that approach you would create clones of your gdrive. They would all have the same global unique identifier (guid) and I doubt that you can attach them at the same machine simultaneously. The question is also, which tool you would use and where it would run. If you run rclone on a local machine it would still up- and download everything. Better would be an online service like MultCloud, which could sync data between multiple Gsuite accounts.
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    Looks like a false alarm by Avira. The file gets flagged clean by all other antivirus solutions on virustotal.