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TerryMundy

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  1. Wow, I really appreciate the super fast response! Thanks for explaining it in such a way that I now completely understand. I guess I can't drop ExpanDrive after all. But CloudDrive definitely has a use it sounds for long term archival storage.
  2. Hi All, Maybe I misunderstood how CloudDrive works. I already have ExpanDrive and mounted the OneDrive for Business as drive Y:. Everyone in the company can see the contents. After installing CloudDrive it wanted me to create what seems to be a whole new drive, requested the size, then formatted it. After doing so none of the previous OneDrive data is there, nor anything that is copied there can be seen by other employees using their OneDrive in File Explorer. Can anyone shed light on what I did wrong? I would like to trash ExpanDrive and configure CloudDrive to be drive Y: and allow everyone to see the contents regardless of what computer they access it from. Am I asking for too much? Thanks, Terry Mundy Independence, Missouri
  3. Sorry, I failed to mention that Disk 5 is the DrivePool's created drive. All of the physical drives that make up Disk 5 are all brand new and I used PassMark's BurnInTest for 24-27 hours before using them. The error is when DrivePool combines the 4 disks to make Disk 5. This has never happened to anyone from my research. Murphy's Law. Caught me again. I'm just going to take this in stride. Terry
  4. Hi All, DrivePool has been my favorite for home and small office so much that I recently installed on a friends' business server. Setup: HP DL380 Windows Server 2016 Standard 8GB RAM System partition x2 HP 250GB (RAID) Data partition x4 Seagate 2TB (using DrivePool) Brand new server installation from the ground up last night. Within 5 minutes of logging into the server it crashes. Event viewer lists only the following as the reason for crashing. "The IO operation at logical block address 0x21 for Disk 5 (PDO name: \Device\0000003f) was retried." At this point I have no choice but to remove DrivePool until I solve the problem. One drive is sufficient for now. I'll write a script to mirror the data to the other drives before the backup runs. Thanks, Terry Mundy
  5. The computer that I used as a server (iSCSI initiator) has a bad PSU. I desperately need the data so quickly turned one of the HP iSCSI Target servers into the initiator server. However, I don't see a way to add the VHDX's to the StableBit pool. Am I stuck moving all of the data from VHDX to Physical hard drives? I hope someone has a trick to add it. Thanks, Terry
  6. This explanation makes total since after I installed a hard drive monitoring program that updates once every few seconds. It was installed to help determine which hard drive was failing and causing lengthy latency times and R/W was as slow as a floppy. Off to the shredder it goes!
  7. For some unknown reason the ability to Disable File protection didn't appear as an option until I stopped the StableBit service, ISCSI Initiator service, and ISCSI Target service then restart all services and relaunch StableBit. All is well now. It's simply measuring now. Perhaps I can use StableBit to perform the file protection instead of my third party app.
  8. I have two identical NAS's connect via iSCSI and a separate programs will keep the two volumes in sync. Thus I need to turn off any and all duplication process. Is it possible? Thanks, Terry
  9. Thank you for helping out so quickly! That was what I thought but wasn't patient enough to stare at the screen to verify. Watching 20GB files move from drive to drive is like watching water to boil. I'll bookmark the link you sent and refer back to it before posting. Thanks, Terry
  10. One of my drives needs to be removed. However, after I selected Remove, I see a counter making its way to 100%. This is taking a long time for a 4TB drive. My question is, what exactly is DrivePool doing during the removal process? I would like to just yank it out and be on my way but I will be patient as there has to be a reason for the countdown. Thanks, Terry
  11. Thanks to Jaga and Christopher for the answers. I have a deeper problem that I need to solve and this will help. Much appreciated!
  12. I'm receiving a duplication warning on a few files. Access is denied. If I knew which hard drive the files were on I could possibly address the problem at a root level. Perhaps even take the drive off line, move the files, reformat the drive, re-add to the pool and move files back into it. I usually figure things out on my own, but if there's not a way, I'll have to create drive letters for all drives then search each one individually to fix the problem. Unless someone has a suggestion that would be easier. This is a great community and I'm sure I'll receive a hundred comments. Thanks, Terry
  13. I am a newbie to StableBit. My son has been using it for over a year and introduced it to me after I nearly lost 48TB of data at home due to Windows 2016/10 poor Storage Spaces [I'd never make that mistake again and pity anyone who does. They're asking for problems!]. Thank goodness for tape backups! Anyway, I installed it and added QTY (23) 4TB drives to create my pool. Then began restoring data to the new pool. This afternoon I saw a warning that one of my 4TB drives went from 100% health to 9% in 3 hours. I guess the stress of writing data was too much. I keep the server room at 70 degrees and excessive airflow through the drives to keep them cool. Ask my wife, she has to wear ear protection when she steps into the server room. I do to if I spend more than 5 minutes. See box of foam earplugs on wall as you enter. Sorry, got sidetracked. Anyway. I removed the failing hard drive from the pool and gave it a drive letter. I thought the data on it was the only copy but to my surprise when I tried to move it to the existing pool the data was already there? Did I set it up wrong? I don't want any sort of duplication turned on because I back it up to a separate server which backs up to LTO5 every day. Where/how do I turn off duplication? Thanks in advance, Terry
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