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  1. I have to toss in a vote for allowing for multiple cache drives as well, although for different reasons. I'm not really having a I/O issue, but rather, I'd like to be able to transfer large amounts of data to my CloudDrive, such that Windows/applications see the file as being ON the drive, and leave that uploading in the background for however long it takes to actually move the data to the cloud. It's a pain when my single cache drive reaches max capacity and I can only make files visible on the drive at throttled speeds.
  2. Is this still true? I'm looking at the CloudPart folder in one of my cache drives and I'm seeing over 5000 files in that directory. Edit: Does this apply to data you have queued to upload as well? For instance could I not use a pool of a small SSD and large HDD as a cache to increase the total amount of data I can "transfer" to the CloudDrive and leave it to upload in the background?
  3. I have two SSDs that I want to use as a cache for my CloudDrive. This system will be writing extensively to this CloudDrive so I need it to be durable and reliable over the long term, especially when I neglect to monitor the health of the individual drives. I was considering either using a RAID 1 between the two drives; or pooling the two together using DrivePool and either duplicating everything between the two drives, or utilizing both drives without duplication to spread out the wear. I have Scanner installed as well to monitor the drives, and it could automatically evacuate one of the drives (in the non-duplicated DrivePool) case if it detects anything. Speed isn't as important to me as reliability, but I don't want to unnecessarily sacrifice it either. Which option do you think is preferable here? RAID 1 DrivePool w/ Duplication DrivePool w/o Duplication + Scanner
  4. I want to set something up a particular way but I'm not sure how to go about it, or if it's even possible. Maybe someone with more experience with more complex setups could offer some insight? Say I have two separate CloudDrives, each mounted to their own dedicated cache drives (let's call them drives X and Y). Both X and Y are SSDs. Let's also say I have the target cache size for each CloudDrive set to 50% of their respective cache drive's total capacity; for instance, if drive X is 1 TB, the CloudDrive mounted to it has its target cache size set to 500GB. This means (ignoring the time it takes to transfer and any emptying of the cache that happens during that time) at any point I can upload 500GB to that drive before the cache drive is full and I have to wait to upload more. We'll come back to this in a second. I also have a large number of high capacity HDDs. I plan to pool them in DrivePool. Let's assume I have 4 10TB HDDs. I could pool these into two sets of two. Each pool would then have a total capacity of 20TB. Now I want to use these HDDs as sort of a "cache overflow" for the CloudDrives. In other words, if I attempt to transfer data onto the CloudDrive that exceeds the respective cache drive's available capacity, the data in excess would be stored on the HDD pool instead. Now obviously this is quite simple if I do what I just stated and make two separate pools of HDDs. I can then pool each HDD pool with one SSD and be done. Using the example sizes given previously, that would then give each CloudDrive 20.5TB of unused space available to cache any uploads. However, this doesn't seem very efficient for me, mainly due to one factor. I'm rarely writing to both CloudDrives at the same time. What would be far more efficient is if I could put all the HDDs into one pool, and then put that one pool into two pools simultaneously. One pool with the HDD pool + Drive X, and another pool with the same HDD pool + Drive Y. Unfortunately, this is not possible, as DrivePool only allows drives (and pools) to be in one pool at a time. If this were possible though, that would give each CloudDrive potentially up to 40.5TB of unused space immediately available for caching. One potential workaround I was considering (but have not attempted yet) is to first pool all the HDDs together, and then to use CloudDrive in Local Disk mode to create two CloudDrives, both using the HDD pool as the backing media (rather than a cloud storage platform). Then pooling each CloudDrive with an SSD, and finally using the resulting pools as the cache for each of the two original CloudDrives. The main thing that worries me about this approach though is excessive I/O and how much that would bottleneck my transfer speeds. It seems like an excessively overkill approach to this very simple problem, and I seriously hope there's a simpler workaround. Of course, this could be a lot easier if DrivePool allowed drives to be in multiple pools, and I'm not quite sure why this limitation exists in the first place, since it looks like the contents of a DrivePool are just determined by the contents of a special folder placed on the drive itself. Couldn't you have two of those folders on a drive? Maybe someone can enlighten me on that as well. I hope I've been clear enough in describing my problem. Anyone have any thoughts/ideas?
  5. I can second this. Been using beta .1316 on my Plex server for months now and things have been running smoothly for the most part (other than some API issues that we never determined the exact reason for but those have mostly resolved themselves). The only reason I brought any of this up is I'm finally getting around to setting up CloudDrive/DrivePool on my new build and wasn't sure what versions I should install for a fresh start. Looks like I'll just stick with beta .1316 for now. Thanks!
  6. confusing cuz v1356 is also suggested by Christopher in the first reply to this thread. Also the stable changelog doesn't mention it at all (https://stablebit.com/CloudDrive/ChangeLog?Platform=win), and the version numbers for the stables are completely different right now to the betas (1.1.6 vs 1.2.0 for all betas including the ones that introduced the fixes we're discussing).
  7. Are you using this for plex or something similar as well? I've been uploading several hundred gigabytes per day over the last few days and that's when I'm seeing the error come up. It doesn't seem to affect performance or anything. It usually continues just fine, but that error pops up 1-3 times, sometimes more. My settings are just about the same with some slight differences in the Prefetcher section. I've seen a handful of conflicting suggestions when it comes to that here. This is what I have right now: Don't think that should cause the issues I'm seeing though... Are you also using your own API keys?
  8. Might do that if it keeps happening. Out of curiosity, can you share your I/O Performance settings?
  9. still going on. Happens several times a day consistently since I upgraded to 1316. Never had the error before unless I was actually having a connection issue with my internet.
  10. I should probably mention I'm using my own API keys, though I don't see how that should affect this in this way (I was using my own API keys before the upgrade too). I'm also on a gigabit fiber connection and nothing about that has changed since the upgrade. As far as I can tell, this feels like an issue with CD.
  11. I'm noticing that since upgrading to 1316, I'm getting a lot more I/O errors saying there was trouble uploading to google drive. Is there some under the hood setting that changed which would cause this? I've noticed it happen a few times a day now where previously it'd hardly ever happen. Other than that, not noticing any issues with performance. EDIT Here's a screenshot of the error:
  12. I had the same experience the other night. I'm just worried about potential issues in the future with directories that are over the limit as I mentioned in the comment above. Overall performance has become much better as well for my drives shared over the network (but keep in mind I was upgrading from a VERY old version so that probably played a factor in my performance previously).
  13. Are there any other under the hood changes with 1314 vs the current stable that we should be aware of? Someone mentioned a "concurrentrequestcount" setting on a previous beta? What does that affect? What else should we be aware of before upgrading? I'm still on quite an old version and I've been hesitant to upgrade, partly cuz losing access to my files for over 2 weeks was too costly. Apparently the new API limits are still not being applied to my API keys, so I've been fine so far, but I know I'll have to make the jump soon. Wondering if I should do it on 1314 or wait for the next stable. There doesn't seem to be an ETA on that yet though. Afterthought: Any chance google changes something in the future that affects files already in drive that break the 500,000 limit? Could a system be implemented to move those file slowly over time while the clouddrive remains accessible in case something does get enforced in the future?
  14. wayback machine confirms the rule did not exist last year. Sorry, but at this point, I've just given on what he's saying. I've been uploading this whole time and I still have yet to see this error so . . . really not sure when it's going to hit me. As far as staged rollouts go, this is remarkably slow lol. Do the limits apply to duplicating files directly on Google Drive? Regardless, I was hoping more for a built-in option for this, not to do it manually, but I have no problem doing it manually. If I upgrade to the beta, does it automatically start trying to migrate my drives or prompt you first? How would I go about disabling the migration so I can keep using my drive while copying data. Honestly, I don't care at all if it takes 2 months or 8 months or 12 months to migrate my data to a new format, if it means having access to it the entire time... For my use case, that still wins out over even 2-5 days of inaccessible downtime. Yeah that's all consistent with my findings as well Thinking it's just a super slow staged rollout like I said before, cuz I'm just a single user business account, and I'm still having no problems as of right now. I tried. I gave up.
  15. welp, maybe it's just a matter of time then . . . Does anyone have a rough idea when google implemented this change? Hope we see a stable, tested update that resolves this soon. Any idea if what I suggested in my previous post is possible? I have plenty (unlimited) space on my gdrive. I don't see why it shouldn't be possible for CloudDrive to convert the drive into the new format by actually copying the data to a new, SEPARATE drive with the correct structure, rather than upgrading the existing drive in place and locking me out of all my data for what will most likely be a days long process . . .
  16. I don't have most of these answers, but something did occur to me that might explain why I'm not seeing any issues using my personal API keys with a CloudDrive over 70TB. I partitioned my CloudDrive into multiple partitions, and pooled them all using DrivePool. I noticed earlier that each of my partitions only have about 7-8TB on them (respecting that earlier estimate that problems would start up between 8-10TB of data). Can anyone confirm whether or not a partitioned CloudDrive would keep each partition's data in a different directory on Google Drive?
  17. again, this makes no sense. Why would they conform to google's limits, then release an update that DOESN'T CONFORM TO THOSE LIMITS, only to release a beta months later that forces an entire migration of data to a new format THAT CONFORMS TO THOSE LIMITS AGAIN?
  18. Is there no possibility of implementing a method of upgrading CloudDrives to the new format without making the data completely inaccessible? How about literally cloning the data over onto a new drive that follows the new format while leaving the current drive available and untouched? Going days without access to the data is quite an issue for me...
  19. that doesn't change the fact that versions prior to the beta mentioned above don't respect the 500K child limit that is forced directly by google... unless one of the devs wants to chime in and drop the bombshell that earlier versions actually did respect this and only the later versions for some reason stopped respecting the limit, only to have to go back to respecting it in the betas . . . /s
  20. I mean, I'd imagine I'd have to sooner or later. The child directory/file limit still exists on google drive, and 1178 isn't equipped to handle that in any capacity. I'm just wondering why I haven't gotten any issues yet considering how much data I have stored.
  21. Soo..... I'm still on version 1.1.2.1178 (been reluctant to upgrade with the various reports I keep seeing), but my gdrive has over 100TB of data on it and I've never seen the error about the number of children being exceeded. I use my own API keys. Have I just be extremely lucky up until this point?
  22. Thanks. I've actually tested having parts of a pool absent before and I'm pretty sure you can still write to the remaining drives. My problem is that once the cloud drive comes online, I don't want to simply "balance" the pool. I don't want the local disk(s) in the pool to be used at all. Ideally, once the CloudDrive comes back online, all data is taken off the local disks and moved to the CloudDrive. I'm just not sure how I'd configure that behavior to begin with. If the first part of what you said is correct (that balancing would be paused), then that's great, as that's exactly the behavior I'd want while the CloudDrive is not mounted, as I'd still want to be able to move files onto the pool's local disks (even though those local disks are somehow configured to hold 0% of the data once "balanced"). Any idea how to set up DrivePool to balance in this way?
  23. I'm currently using a CloudDrive that is partitioned into many smaller parts and pooled together with DrivePool. The CloudDrive is encrypted and NOT set up to automatically mount when the OS loads. One downside of this is that if any applications are expecting a directory to exist, it won't be able to find it until I unlock the CloudDrive and DrivePool picks up at least one partition. I have an idea on how to resolve this, but I'm not sure exactly how to implement it. I'm thinking that if I either add a local drive to the existing pool, or create a new pool consisting of just the local drive + the existing pool (nested), and somehow set the balancing rules so that the local drive is always 0% utilized, then 1) that pool would always be available to the system (at least once DrivePool services load), 2) once the CloudDrive is unlocked, the local drive (in the pool) would not be utilized at all, and 3) if the CloudDrive is NOT unlocked, then writes to the pool would be forced to the local drive, but immediately offloaded to the CloudDrive once it IS unlocked. Does this make sense? And how (if possible) could I configure DrivePool to do this?
  24. Most changelogs don't go in depth into the inner workings of added functionality. They only detail the fact that the functionality now exists, or reference some bug that has been fixed. Expecting to find detailed information on how duplication functions in the CloudDrive changelog feels about the same as expecting Plex server changelogs to detail how temporary files created during transcoding are handled. When your cache is low on space, you first get a warning that writes are being throttled. At some point you get warnings that CD is having difficulty reading data from the provider (I don't remember the specific order in which things happen or the exact wording, and I really don't care to trigger the issue to find out). That warning mentions that continued issues could cause some issues (data loss, drive disconnecting, or something like that). I'm 99.99% sure CD does not read data directly from the cloud. If the cache is full, it cannot download the data to read it. I've had this happen multiple times on drives that were otherwise stable, and unless there's some cosmic level coincidences happening, there's no way I'm misattributing the issue when it occurs every time the cache drive fills up and I accidentally leave it in that state for longer than I intended (such as leaving a large file transfer unattended). Considering clouddrive itself gives you a warning about having trouble reading data when the cache becomes saturated for an extended period, I don't think I'm wrong. Anyway, I've personally watched as my writes were throttled, and yet my cache drive continued to fill up more and more (albeit much slower) until it had effectively no free space at all except for whenever CD managed to offload another chunk to the cloud (before the drive ultimately failed due to not being able to fetch data from the cloud fast enough anyway). I've had this happen multiple times on multiple devices and the drives never have any other problems until I carelessly left a large transfer going that saturated my cache. I've had multiple clouddrives mounted on the same system, using the same cache drive, with one drive sitting passively with no reads and writes, and the other drive having a large transfer I accidentally left running, and sure enough, that drive dismounts and/or loses data and the passive drive remains in peak condition with no issues whatsoever when I check it after the fact for any problems. EDIT 90% sure the error in this post is the one I was seeing (with different wording for the provider and drives ofc):
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