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Christopher (Drashna)

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  1. If you did a manual reset, that will clear the settings. Otherwise, could you open a ticket at https://stablebit.com/contact? This is definitely something tha shouldn't be happening (and can verify that it keeps the settings just fine on my system)
  2. Well, StableBit DrivePool does support adding a Storage Spaces array to the pool. So until you have more disks and are able to migrate the data away, you could add both to a pool.
  3. Specifically, StableBit DrivePool and Windows doesn't need letters for the disks, nor even folder mount paths. These are there to make it easier for users to access the drives. But as somebody with 20+ drives, mounting the drives to folders makes things very easy. And we do have a guide on how to do so: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4822624
  4. Just a heads up, the duplication is essentially copying files from one of the drives to another drive. The speed depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the files being moved (more and smaller files will take longer than less and larger files, for the same amount of data). Also, factors such as pool usage will impact this, since the duplication pass runs in a bachground priority. You can temporarily boost the priority by clicking in the >> button next to the bar. There is also an advanced setting to permanently boost the priority too. https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_2.x_Advanced_Settings The "FileDuplication_BackgroundIO" setting controls this.
  5. The only providers supported are the ones listed by the convert tool. Which is currently: Dropbox to local local to file share file share to local
  6. Also, for the larger drives, a larger cluster (or allocation unit size), can help, especially if you're mostly storing larger files on them. More sequential data.
  7. also, if it's not a powered USB hub... even with externally powered usb drives... an unpowered usb hub can behave erratically. And "resmon" can be useful. The disks tab can show you what is open, where, the disk queue length, etc.
  8. It should show up in the pool UI's pie chart, not on the disks themselves.
  9. Yeah, can confirm. Last time I looked, it supported using SSDs or memory for caching. It's definitely a good option here.
  10. That's a network drive, not an internal drive. It's mapped to a network share on "\\VBoxSvr\Toshiba_HDD_1TB". So StableBit DrivePool won't be able to use it. You need to actually pass through the disk, (not just share it), or you can use StableBit CloudDrive and the Windows File Share provider to create a disk on the shared disk.
  11. For reference: My guess here would be due to snapraid indexing, and/or balancing/duplication.
  12. sorry, I missed this. And it looks like you're talking about StableBit CloudDrive, rather than StableBit Cloud. For licenses for StableBit DrivePool, StableBit Scanner, and StableBit CloudDrive, each license is valid for only one system at a time. You can have up to 8 licenses of each product per Activation ID. After that, you'd need additional Activation IDs. At least for the personal license. Basically, it's like a container. You encrypt it at the start, or not. You can't change it after the drive has been created. However, you could enable Bitlocker on the drive (either as an alternative, or in addition). So yes, you'd have to create a new drive and reupload. You would want to tweak the I/O performance settings for the drive. More threads, and/or higher minimum download size can improve speeds.
  13. Unfortunately, the only way to change the cluster size is to reformat the drive. Also, the reason that it's not pinning the metadata is likely due to being dynamic disks. And the only way to change that is to delete the partitions and recreate them. In both cases, it may be simpler to move the data off of the drive, destroy it and recreate it.
  14. if you have "unusable for duplication" space on the pool, the "duplication space optimizer" balancer will rebalance data so that it eliminates this. That sounds like it may be what is happening here?
  15. Christopher (Drashna)


    Unfortunately, no. StableBit DrivePool doesn't keep a list of all the files on the pool and their locations. However, In StableBit DrivePool's UI, the pool icon (top left corner) should have a list of feedback/notications. That should include messages like "Complete: Ensure file consistency on pool" type messages, if the duplication pass completed.
  16. Christopher (Drashna)


    Open up the UI, and you should see a "missing disk" listed in the UI. Remove the missing disk, and it should return to a normal state.
  17. Depending on throttling settings, system activity, etc, this may happen naturally, over time. The scanned sectors are tracked by groups, rather than the whole drive.
  18. I think you've opened a ticket for this, as well. But sounds like it may need the "noWmi" option to be enabled in the SMART section of the advanced settings. If not, then followup in a ticket is the best option.
  19. Wow, that's ... unusual. I'm glad that you were able to figure out the issue, though.
  20. FWIW, this issue appears to be an issue with the file system API that Google Drive is using. Eg, they're using the wrong one. We've tried reaching out to get this resolved, but have gotten absolutely no response. (not even an acknowledgement of message received.
  21. Definitely overthinking it. Specifically, while StableBit DrivePool will rebalance data, most of the default enabled balancers handle edge cases, so there should be very little balancing that occurs, once the pool has "settled". There is a brief summary of these balancers here: https://stablebit.com/Support/DrivePool/2.X/Manual?Section=Balancing Plug-ins#Default Plug-ins But for ease: StableBit Scanner This plug-in is designed to work in conjunction with the StableBit Scanner version 2.2 and newer. It performs automatic file evacuation from damaged drives and temperature control. Volume Equalization This balancer is responsible to equalizing the disk space used on multiple volumes that reside on the same physical disk. it has no user configurable settings. Disk Usage Limiter This plug-in lets you designate which disks are allowed to store unduplicated vs. duplicated files. It doesn't do anything unless you change its settings to limit file placement on a disk. Prevent Drive Overfill This plug-in tries to keep an empty buffer of free space on each drive part of the pool in order to facilitate existing file expansion. Duplication Space Optimizer This plug-in examines the current data distribution on all of your pooled disks and decides if some data needs to be rebalanced in order to provide optimal disk space availability for duplicated files (see About Balancing for more information). The StableBit Scanner balancer may move stuff around a lot, but only if it detects issues with a drive. And the Duplication Space Optimizer will try to rebalance the data to minimize the amount of "Unusable for duplication" space on the pool. Aside from that, none of these should move data around much, normally.
  22. Try enabling throttling for SMART queries, in the Scanner Settings. That may help with this behavior.
  23. Sorry about that! We've been working on improving the contact site, but I'm not sure what happened here. We are looking into it. It looks like it should be working fine now. But just in case, stablebit.cloud has a separate link for support that will still work, and I can be emailed directly at "christopher@covecube.com" for support.
  24. Sorry about that! We've been working on improving the contact site, but I'm not sure what happened. It looks like it should be working fine now. But just in case, stablebit.cloud has a separate link for support that will still work, and I can be emailed directly at "christopher@covecube.com" for support.
  25. Especially if this is not an NVMe drive, SSDs use all sorts of different values for SMART. What is valid and okay for one drive may be out of spec on another drive. And that's not asuming that the OEM isn't using some sort of encryption/obsfuscation for the numbers. Which is super common. NVMe has an actual, published standard, and is generally better about this (though, we've seen a few instances of issues with this).
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