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  1. By default, StableBit DrivePool places the files on the drive with the most available space (absolute, not percentage). This may be what you're seeing.
  2. @Shane Yes. From the notes for the balancer: @Spider99 Just keep in mind that StableBit DrivePool is aware of when different volumes/partitions are on the same physical disk, and will avoid placing duplicate data on the same physical disk.
  3. Just a heads up, yes, it does continue to attempt to upload, but we use an exponential backoff when the software gets throttling requests like this. However, a daily limit or schedular is something that has been requested and is on our "to do"/feature request list. I just don't have an ETA for when it would be considered or implemented.
  4. I had a bunch of those drives. Most of them failed within six months of each other. But if you're not seeing any other issues, you may be okay.
  5. The "failure" state in StableBit Scanner is most likely because the drive itself is flagging that state. Also, for the drive in question, could you let me know what drive interpretation rules it is using (it should be at the bottom of the SMART details window).
  6. Deduplication, ntfs compression, and "slack space" can all account/contribute to this.
  7. This is definitely a complicated issue. IIRC, there are a number of cases that can cause issues by using the "size on disk" value.
  8. This. Reinstall or repair is the easiet option in this case. Though, to clarify, if yu haven't manually reset the settings or deleted the folder for DrivePool in the ProgramData folder, the settings should be retained.
  9. Well, there have been improvements made to it in the meanwhile. But if you mean feature requests, that's usually what we do. We're a small company so constantly developing on all of our products at the time is tough. We try to get to bug fixes fast, but new features tend to come in batches/waves
  10. Mostly right, yes. Though, if you have drives on your account these will show up, but as "in use" drives. You can force mount them on the new system. You'll want to run a CHKDSK pass on the drives, in this case. And once the drives are mounted on the new system, and StableBit DrivEpool is installed, it shold see these drives as pooled drives (if they were pooled) and recreate the pools. From there, add disks to the pool, and it should "just work" for you. Or copy files from the CloudDrive pool to a new local pool. In this case, contact us at https://stablebit.com/c
  11. Yup. Specifically, it uses the Volume ID for the drives, which shouldn't change ever, normally (cloning the drive *may* change it, though). So DrivePool is very resilient about moving drive around, even to other controllers (as long as they show up correctly).
  12. Unfortunately, we see this from time to time. I think it's something to do with Invision's security stuff
  13. Depends on what you're trying to do. Personally, I prefer to keep all drives internal, as USB and eSATA are finicky. There are some computer cases that have a lot of drive bays that can be used. But server chassises may be the best option. You can find 24-36 bay enclosures, and host all of those drives with a single controller or two. (HBA controllers, specifically)
  14. Good catch, and yeah, that could definitely cause issues. And yeah, the Pool doesn't support hardlinks, either. unfortunately, plex's database/cache likes to use them heavily. If you want to use them, then you'd need to change the folder location for that stuff to be outside of the pool.
  15. In that case, a CHKDSK pass of the pooled disks (not the pool) may help.
  16. If you use StableBit Cloud, it should actually do that. Also, if you copy the contents of "C:\programData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Store\JSON" to the new system, that should copy most (if not all) of the settings. Some UI settings may be lost, but balancing settings and the like should be retained, this way.
  17. The simplest way to do this may be: Add the 7x HDDs to a pool, then add that pool, and the OneDrive cloudDrive disk to another. Seed the data from the local disk pool to the "hybrid" pool. Use the "Drive Usage Limiter" to not allow unduplicated data on the cloud drive disk, but allow duplicated data on both. Enable duplication for the folders that you want on the OneDrive disk. That depends on what you mean. StableBit CloudDrive creates and uses a folder on the account that was authorized. And it doesn't read the existing data on the provider, at all
  18. StableBit DrivePool doesn't touch any files outside of the hidden "PoolPart.xxxxx" folder on each pooled drive. So, using a folder that isn't on the pool, and is outside of that folder , you should be absolutely fine, and the files shouldn't be touched, at all. And this is absolutely supported. If the files are getting corrupted, then likely, it's something between the data on the drive, and OneDrive's web service. If you have any antivirus software or disk utilities installed, it is possible that they're intercepting them and causing issues. Additionally, if you're using a prox
  19. Yeah, it's ... manufacturer fun. SMART really isn't a standard, it's more of a guideline, that a lot of manufacturers take a LOT of liberty with. NVMe health is a *lot* better, in this regards (it an actual standard).
  20. Listed? it doesn't really matter. Ideally, it should be the only balancer enabled (or at least, it and the StableBit Scanner balancer). But the order of the balancers is the priority (with the top/#1 being the most important).
  21. Ah, okay, I missed that part! Also, "fun" fact, the repair mechanism in Storage Spaces requires ReFS, and I believe that the integrity checking for Storage Spaces is only enabled on critical file system data (not the whole drive). So ... yay.... Also, we definitely recommend having StableBit Scanner (or something similar) on the system, as that will detect and let you know if there are issues on the drives, including read errors. It's not quite "repair", but it will use the balancing system of StableBit DrivePool to evacuate the data off of problem drives.
  22. That would be normal, actually. As for "unauthorized" changes, the issue is how that would be tracked. It basically leads into the same issue. And it's not just that it's checking the one disk, but it needs to compare the duplicated contents to make sure they match, too.
  23. IIRC, we do store the times in GMT-0, and the times *should* be localized. But I cold be wrong about that. If that's not the case, could you open a ticket at https://stablebit.com/Contact and let us know there.
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