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  1. I have a pool with some drives but i bought two new drives that i want to put at the beginning of the pool or to even start a new pool and then delete the old one once all the data has been migrated I have had issues with my PCI sata cards so now i cannot connect all the drives at the same time and i discovered that i cannot evacuate drives if drives are missing from the pool so i can i accomplish this migration? Also and perhaps firstly i want to put all the data that is on the first two drives of my current pool onto the two new drives of equal size, can i simply cut and paste the whole hidden folder within the drive containing 6TB of information which would be super easy though could that cause issues with consistency, data errors etc?
  2. Firstly When moving data around and after re-measure i always have an "other" amount of data ranging from 1-5GB; first what is this? Second; since i remove the drive letters after my drives are added to a pool I am concerned that the pool is not registering this data so how can i "access" this data so to check what it is and delete it if not needed to to integrate it properly into the pooled data?
  3. Hi, thanks for that detailed response I have transferred the files and did and re-measure and now all three drives have blue lines in the GUI which i think means all is good, i also confirmed this by adding the data on each individual drive/volume and compared it to the total size of the pool-data and they match Only now i have a new issue, when i try to delete a file it says "File Access Denied... You need permission to perform this action... You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file" And when i try to edit a word document it says "Word cannot save or create this file. Make sure that the disk you want to save the file on is not full, write-protected, or damaged" All my drives are in perfect 100% health according to Hard Disk Sentinel
  4. Unfortunately i cannot transfer the files because I already formatted them now I have now added drive e to the pool, which consists of three 6tb drives a, b and e I did a re-measure, a and b are all blue in drive pool and drive e is half way grey (half full) so how do i "merge" the folders, sub folders and files correctly please
  5. Should i add the e drive to the pool first and then how exactly do i manually move the files because there is no space on drive a and b? Also i have not yet actually removed drives c and d and there is still the hidden pool folder so i could transfer the data back and then due the migration properly??
  6. I have four drives in my current pool, a, b, c, and d I have bought a new drive (e) I have transfer the actual data from c and d (not the whole folder where the name is something like "poolparvcvc4234") Now I remove drives c and d from the pool So if i simply add "e" to the pool will all the data migrate into the other folders of a and b? For example my overall pool has a folder named "videos" there are specific sub-folders and then files within this main folder and these are spread across a and b and now e, by adding e to the pool will they merge into the pool so that all files across the three drives will have the files within "Videos"? Thanks
  7. I am trying to create a new pool with 4 hard drives, one drive is empty, one is half full and the other two are 99% full I added the drives to the new pool and it did not without errors; however i cannot see any data on the new pool "Drivepool D:)" The data does seem to be "there" because in the My Computer window i can see the blur data usage bar corresponding to how full the pool should be, and this changed accordingly as i added each drive I have disabled "hide hidden folders" but still cannot find anything And in the DrivePool window for the new pool the pie chart is gray as opposed to blue I have rebooted after creating the pool, then removed the drive letters for the pooled drives, then rebooted again and still no data is visible I have an older pool which is working fine so don't think its a global error
  8. "Another option is to use Stablebit Clouddrive with the Local Disk feature to create a fully encrypted volume, instead of using Bitlocker. You could make two of these (one on each drive), then pool them using Drivepool. Or you can create a normal 2-disk pool and then put an encrypted Clouddrive on it - the choice is yours" 1) What you said above seems more appealing to me than having to use bit locker but i don't quite understand how it works. Would i have to purchase cloud drive? 2) Have this cloud-feature would open myself up to security/privacy issues because its a "cloud" i.e. remote access etc which is obviously the exact opposite of what i want to be doing Thanks
  9. Firstly apologizes for bumping an "old" thread" but i have had other things to sort out To confirm, only on my pooled drives the thumbnails for my videos, pictures etc always get re-created, but the cache file is still there. I used this trick to disable windows from deleting and starting the cache from scratch which it does when it gets too big https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/177357-thumbnail-cache-prevent-windows-deleting.html https://www.sitepoint.com/switch-off-thumbs-db-in-windows/ - This link appears to turn off thumbnail creation, thus i would not have any thumbnails for all my pictures and videos... The whole point of the thread was to allow me to have thumbnails cached and not have to continuously re-create them To confirm this only occurs with pooled drives so the issue clearly lies with stable bit, i should not have to get third party tools to resolve the "issue" with your software The software Icaros does not seem to do picture thumbnails but only videos which again does not fit my needs
  10. 1) But then would i be able to pool two bit locked drives with stable bit? 2) And use a single password to unlock both drives simultaneously? 3) I am also a bit weary of drive failure with encrypted drives or something else going wrong, where i presume if something does go wrong then i lose access to everything on the drives; which i why I would like some kind of non-encryption option for security/privacy and hopfully something within stable bit itself
  11. Is there a way to password protect a pool i have created; i don't own nor do i want any cloud functionality so that drives and data are "local" only
  12. Please advise me on what i need to do
  13. Yep, it only occurs on my pooled drives so its not got anything to do with windows...
  14. Hi, its not showing the ...notifications.exe only "DrivePool.Service.exe So what should i do
  15. Thanks for the feeback However i have to say that even though it does seem to be windows "not playing nice" with stable bit i do think you should endeavor to fix the issue in the pipeline
  16. Sorry forgot to say that i use Windows 7 I have rebuilt, the windows thumbnail and icon cache multiple times as in deleted the "thumbnail cache" option in disk clean up Note that i actually used this trick to stop the cache from auto deleting and rebuilding when you have a lot of thumbs but i completed delted these modifications and still no help I will leave some pictures on my SSD to see if the issue is native to the pooled drives now
  17. I remember there used to be a tray icon for stable bit when you booted into windows but its gone for me now; how do i get it back because i want to ensure i get any error messages etc to ensure my pooled data is safe; for example i keep getting "ensure file duplication consistency" messages but only when I actually load the GUI
  18. I have created a pool and want it to be "D" drive but whenever i turn on or connect another hard drive it would always make the newly connected drive as "D drive" and then automatically change the pooled drive to a different letter...
  19. I have tired to get my files on the pool to keep the thumbnails but they always get deleted even though the thumbnail cache size on C drive appears to still have stored them; how do i resolve this?
  20. So when you say the defaults do you mean i should uninstall the Order File Placement plug in, or not have it selected, at the top of the list, at the bottom? Please be detailed as to which balencers i should select and de-select and in which order they sdould be in because this setting is the only one that i am having trouble with. Note that I dont have stabe bit scanner, i will not be using files duplication (maybe 3GB or so). Thanks
  21. 1) I will be creating a pool with 2 6TB Toshiba drives. Can i set up stable bit to create a pool with a partition of a drive? Like the pool would have the full 6TB drive and then say 5TB of the other drive, so that i can have a 1TB partition for non-pooled storage (for stuff like downloads, scratch disk, data that is altered frequently? 2) The data on the pool is going to be pretty static (with minimal deletion or altering of files etc). As such I literally want a JBOD setup; with minimal "balancing", I/O performance or "unnecessary" reading of the library etc stuff going on in the background. What settings should i use to accomplish this? I already installed the Order File Placement plug in. I am confused as to what position the plugin-boxes should be in, in the pool options window for my set up
  22. I am going to take these drives out of the pool and use them as external disks until i can afford replacements and only boot them when absolutely necessary; my question is how come stable bit "induced" the drive into failing; i now these drives are bad but they were at 80% health and then dropped down to 10% health after a few days in a stable bit pool
  23. Firstly how would drive pool react if i wanted to use a folder-blocker/hider like "my lock box" for security/privacy that was spanned across two or more disks? Also how would drive pool react if i were to download via P2P across two or more disks; i remember hearing about downloads were not working correctly with utorrent when using a drive pool as the download directory
  24. Let me make clear that i am NOT blaming stable bit for any of these issues; the drives in question ST3000DM001-9YN166, have been a headache from the start but am wondering how these drives could "interact" with stable bit to cause drive issues; after a few days of creating a pool with 3x3TB drives the first drive reported just "9% health" and "The drive 336 bad sectors during its self test" according to Hard disk sentinel. It also seems that this issue is not specific to me... https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/8890-seagate-st3000dm001-data-corruption/ So what are my options; don't pool the ST3000DM001 drives; but how can we be sure that this type of "conflict" doesn't occur with other drive types and sizes
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