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  1. Just wondering if there's a way to force a refresh of the Non-pooled drive list in DrivePool? I've created a new cloud drive, its present on E: and I can use the drive fine, I just can't add it to drive pool as it doesn't appear in the list. I've tried the latest stable and beta releases of DrivePool along with the latest beta of CloudDrive. Also tried offlining the disk in windows as well as detaching/reattaching through CloudDrive.
  2. I have not had any luck getting the tRAID volumes added to a DrivePool pool. It gets to about 95% and then stops. A drivepool hidden folder is created on the volume but its never added to the pool. I have submitted a request for support to Alex and the team. At this time they have been able to reproduce the problem but this is not something that has been addressed. I also tried passing the tRAID volumes through to a Hyper-V virtual machine and installed DrivePool inside the guest VM. This works and the drives mount successfully. The problem I was having with this approach (other th
  3. Ok cool, Shane's description is how I think it should work, I'm just not seeing the balancing taking place. Two feeder disks - Check Archive Balancer Plugin only - Check If I had to take a stab at this I would start by looking at how the drive ratios are calculated and the subsequent file move actions that occur based on the ratios. Particularly when non-pooled data is present on the feeder disks. I have some system data like Windows indexes that are on these feeder drives. A few other services like MySQL. All of these sit outside the PoolPart hidden folder, they are not pooled files
  4. Transient's description is accurate - the new tRAID feature still presents individual data disks. I'd like to get these into DrivePool for Disk pooling. FlexRAID's tRAID will give me parity. I'll endeavour to collect some log files of this tonight. Cheers, Matt.
  5. The new tRAID engine hit RC5 so I thought I'd give it a go. I wanted to disable the native tRAID drive pooling in favour of stablebit - I prefer the way stablebit works and I would like to keep using its more robust balancing framework. The tRAID engine virtualises the harddrives so windows sees your original drives as offline and the new tRAID drives are what I would like to add to drivepool. When I click add, it sits at 95% for quite a while and then gives up. The drive's never added to the pool. So two quick questions: * Has anyone else tried tRAID with DrivePool - Can y
  6. Would definitely like clarification if that's the expected behaviour of this plugin. My thoughts on this are: In the event I start writing a 40GB backup file to the pool, this should be initially written to the feeder disks (if the file is an unduplicated file, it will be written to a single feeder disk). If there is existing data on the feeder disks, its going to take longer if the existing data has to be written to a magnetic archive disk prior to accepting the new 40GB data file. My understanding is that whilst data remains on the feeder disks, the pool's health should remain lower
  7. Unfortunately playing with the slider hasn't helped - i've logged a support ticket and will see what we can shake loose.
  8. I moved all of the files that were stuck on the feeder disks to non-pool disks. Added a second feeder disk and did a full remeasure. Copied the files back into the pool and they correctly stored onto the feeder disks. It looks like some of the files were then moved from the feeders to archive but there's still about 45GB that remain on the feeders. Some files were destined for duplicated folders some were not. I tried another remeasure after this and the pool health returns to 100%. Not really sure what else I can try, any suggestions?
  9. Hi all, I've been trying out the Archive Optimizer on my Drive Pool installation. I find that after a couple of hours the Feeder disk (SSD) becomes full. The pool remains in a 100% healthy state even though the bar graph beside the Feeder disk indicates that it has exceeded the limit. I guess the first thing is understanding what I expected the Archive Optimizer to do and if this actually aligns with its implementation. I would have expected that with Balancing settings configured to allow for immediate balancing, any data on the SSD Feeder disk would be scheduled for archive to t
  10. Just wanted to weigh in on this discussion, interestingly for me my DrivePool instance is installed on a physical server which is also the Hyper-V host for around 8 VMs. I found Alex's correlation to the Hyper-V drivers interesting due to my use of Hyper-V on this host. I have always had Network IO boost enabled on this server and I would say that my BSODs occur far less than some of my colleagues - we didn't realise this correlation with Network IO boost but I'll be letting them all know tomorrow I'm not sure of the frequency for other people but I have only had 2 BSODs in the last 3
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