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  1. I have two drive pools in Win 7 - each is set for pool file duplication, thus roughly halving the free capacity of the pool as a whole. Windows file explorer reports the free space as the true free space of the pool (as if there were no duplication anticipated). This presents a problem when doing a monthly FULL backup using a popular 3rd party backup (MR) - as the backup program looks for free space, sees twice what is actually available and then runs for hours before running out of space, instead of being able to see that it should first remove the oldest backup to make more room.
  2. Here's the hardware setup - two identical 12 tb drives, each identically partitioned (GUID) as 4..89Tb and 2.38 Tb. Then TWO Drivepools (Q and M) are created with pool file duplication, one consisting in the 4.89 TB partitions and the other (M) in the 2.38Tb partitions. This system has worked very well thus far -- my ripped blu-rays mkvs are on M and my general data is on Q. However - as my movie library has grown much faster and larger than anticipated, I need more space on M and less on Q. SO - the $1million question --- Can I use Windows Disk Manager to resize the partitions by
  3. Thanks to you both - I am trying Jaga's method, and DP has now been remeasuring the pool for several hours. Once that's done I will try to enable Pool Duplication
  4. I have: 2 8tb hdd as Drivepool g: 1 RAID5 14.5TB as the only member of Drivepool h: Created Drivepool I: = G: + H: Duplication is set off on both drivepool g: and H: but when I try to enable it on Drivepool I; the icon shows dark grey Other 11.4 TB, Unusable for duplication (light grey) 11.4 TB Free Space (white) 17.7 TB and 47 B Unduplicated What I want is to pool G with H so that everything on H is duplicated onto G as a backup of the RAID array (which has served as my sort of archive drive for music libraries, movies, and software install packages).
  5. Sort of a final follow-up here - I did create the two drivepools - the first comprising partition 1 of HDD 1 and HDD2; the second comprising Partition 2 HDD1 and HDD2. Both are working perfectly and the tiered Macrium backups are now blazingly fast! The initial backups took a while, of course, because they had to be full backups, but the subsequent differential and interval backups are done so fast I first thought they weren't running. Many thanks to Umfriend for help and insight into potential issues - and many thanks to the whole CoveCube team as well!
  6. Thanks - I understand your comment about the backup - unfortunately I have been caught in a continuing issue with Macrium Reflect over excluding directories (as I use the Image Backup method rather than the file-by-file method) - when excluded directories are specified I get failed backups with errors about network resource not available and/or file not found-aborting. I have worked with Macrium several times over this and the simplest method is to just separate out the Movies from everything else. I would love to have enough space/resources to just put the movies on their 2 disks an
  7. Here's what I have - two identical HGST 8tb sata drives - each partitioned (gpt) identically as - Partition 1 2.4tb; Partition 2 5tb. What I want is to create two independent drive pools as - DP M (Movies) = Disk1 partition1 + Disk 2 Partition 1 and DP Q (datafiles) = Disk1 partition1 + Disk 2 Partition 2 The reason is to improve routine operations such as defrag and backups since the movies parition will change very rarely (only when a new movie is ripped) but the datafiles change constantly. THus the movies partition rarely needs to be backup up (certainly not daily) but the datafi
  8. I am running WSE2012 (not R2) as my home server and recently replaced LOTS of very old 4tb disks with new 12tb disks. I reorganized and greatly simplified my DrivePool structure from 7 down to just two now, but sadly realized after nearly getting everything right I REALLY wish I had slowed down to consider formatting the "F: - File History Backups" drives as 64k clusters instead of 4k. I use this pool to receive the Macrium Reflect images of each client pc each night - so the file sizes are always BIG. The pool curently consists of 2 12tb drives (4k cluster), 2 5tb (4k) and 2 8tb
  9. I am running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit which has been remarkably stable for more than 4 years. I added a new HGST 8tb He drive to replace an HGST 5 tb drive that was making loud noises. I installed DrivePool (I believe the 561 version) at that time (about six months ago). All was quite well until DrivePool app said there was a new version, downloaded it and installed. The next day the computer blue screened with Page Fault in non paged area 0x000000050 error. I rebooted and watched for several days, and found that each time an application tried to access the drivepool using its assigned letter (q:
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