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  1. I found it. A particular piece of software I use implemented a 'recycle bin cleanup' feature that defaulted to on, and a cleanup period that defaulted to 7 days. I'm out about 3 days of head-scratching, $80 for a new SSD and several months worth of music and Doom mods I hadn't found time to organize.
  2. I don't know that this necessarily has anything to do with Drivepool (But I have absolutely no idea what else might be happening.) Over the past few days, random files have been ... disappearing from my downloads folder (which is in my pool.) They're missing from the disk, not just the pool. They're 100% unrecoverable, even with disk recovery software. It's like they never existed at all. It only seems to be effecting my downloads folder, which is placed on a SSD with file placement rules. I figured the disk was going bad so I went out and bought a brand new one last night. Same problem, today. All of my folders / subfolders are still there, but random files will disappear over time. This has to be one of the most bizarre / scary things I've ever experienced. I'm only posting here, because continuing to have the problem with a new SSD is my worst case scenario. I don't have any idea what to check / try next. I am using Windows 10 x64 1903 and Drivepool 2.2.3.1019. edit: I just wanted to add that Windows 10 "storage sense" is disabled, which is supposed to automatically clean temp folders There's nothing in my Windows Event Viewer that shows anything strange happening, either.
  3. Moving it within the pool itself is what triggers the duplication check. The duplication function works fine, it's just my particular workflow involves moving files from a non-duplicated folder to a duplicated one. I already have Acronis running on this machine, so I'll just add the folders in question to it's purview.
  4. I may just experiment with disabling real-time duplication. Thanks for the quick response. edit: Still does it! Going to have to figure out a different solution.
  5. I've only recently started using the duplication functionality, and I noticed that if I move a file (that's already in the pool) to a folder with duplication turned on, it 'checks' the entire pool for duplication consistency before duplicating those one or two files. Is there any way to make this less aggressive? Perhaps real-time duplication only for new files written to the pool, and duplicating the rest at night? Seems a bit excessive, having to check the entire pool each time a file gets moved.
  6. Anyone using backblaze with their (home) client? Are you pointing the client at the physical disks? Or at your drivepool drive letter? I saw their client doesn't rely on VSS, but I wasn't sure if pointing it at the pool would cause any additional overhead.
  7. It's been enabled by default since I began using DP, and causes scary thrashing noises from some of my older Seagate 8tb's.
  8. Seems to be working after nixing my additional partitions, blowing up my file placement rules and starting from scratch. I don't know if it was the partitions, or a broken rule that was causing the issue. Wish there was a bit more feedback from the software to let me know why it wasn't working, before. That took around 8 hours of file shuffling, and may have had nothing to do with it.
  9. I tested again, and it's still broken, but I think it may have to do with my 2 of my member disks being partitions on the same physical disk. I'm going to rearrange my stuff and try again in a few days.
  10. Not me who created a ticket, actually. Not in some time. It's going to be quite a bit of work right now to recreate the problem, because all of my file placement rules have to change with/without SSD optimizer. This is definitely not the expected behavior, before I try? This is the basic setup: E:\Videos\Movies (disk 1-5) E:\Videos\TV (disk 1) E:\Music (disk 2) E:\Games (disk 3) E:\Videos\*\*.srt (disk 5) E:\Videos\*\*.nfo (disk 5) E:\Videos\*\*.jpg (disk 5) Basically, music and TV are kept isolated on single disks to prevent an album / show stretching across more than 1. Movies go wherever / fill in gaps. Small files (like subtitles and metadata) are kept seperate (disk 5) which is backed up with Acronis. Files written to existing folders seem to follow the rules, while new subfolders and their contents ignore their parent folders rules until I balance the next time.
  11. If, say, E:\Music is placed on drive 1, new files added to this folder are appropriately written to drive 1. If I create a new folder E:\Music\Test, it's written to the most empty drive, ignoring file placement rules (and then moved during balancing.) Is there any work around for this? My backup strategies rely on certain directories only falling on particular disks.
  12. The most foolproof solution I've found is to move your archival storage to a dedicated machine, and create a network share with WORM access. I fooled around with Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' and it was a constant headache, having to constantly add allowances for new software. I re-purposed an ageing Gigabyte Brix mini-PC as a headless NAS, and it's powerful enough to run DrivePool and a handful of other web-based tools.
  13. You can run snapraidhelper (on CodePlex) as a scheduled task to test, sync, scrub and e-mail the results on a simple schedule. If you like, you can even use the "running file" drivepool optionally creates while balancing to trigger it. Check my post history.
  14. Would it be possible to start storing balancing and file placement settings on the pool disks themselves? Over the year or so I've been using DP, my configuration has grown pretty complex. Small errors in configuration can cause huge amounts of data to be moved around, and cause big problems with snapraid.
  15. 1.) Is there any way to override the default 3x duplication for reparse points? They're stored on my C Drive (I know, I know) which is backed up once a week. 2.) Are files verified when they're balanced? Is that why my poor drives are pegged at 100% utilization? Again, any way to turn this off?
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