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    Dnide reacted to Umfriend in Drivepool compatible backup programs?   
    I understand the concern.
    I use DP with x2 duplication and Windows Server Backup and that indeed relies on VSS. So what I have done is I created two Pool (Q:\ and R:\) with x1 (so no) duplication and then created another Pool P:\ that consists of Pools Q:\ and R:\ and Pool P:\ does have x2 duplication. This way I have the best of both worlds I guess, I got x2 duplication and x1 backup.
    It would work similarly with x3 duplication, i.e., create three Pools without and then add them to a Pool with x3 duplication etc. It is not without its compromises, you would want, for instance, each underlying Pool to be roughly the same size and as if and when a disk in the Pool that is being backed up fails, you may need to review the backup settings (as it may need to point to a replacement disk).
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    Dnide reacted to Christopher (Drashna) in What is the purpose of .covefs?   
    It contains internal data for the drive.  Primarily, information about reparse points on the pool (junctions, symlinks, etc).  
    If you have none of this (you can check by opening the folder), then it should be okay.  But if you do, then messing with the folder can/will break the reparse points.
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    Dnide got a reaction from Shane in Moving to a machine that already has drivepool   
    I've done this before without issue.  Here's a post that describes the process; 
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    Dnide got a reaction from Shane in Incorrect Disk Size Detection   
    Issue Resolved
    Steps Taken (for anyone else who may run into this issue)
    Uninstalled DrivePool (*backup License key if needed) Rebooted System Reinstall DrivePool Removed drive from pool (*backup or move data from pool directory on drive to root if needed) Recreated Pool The last two steps maybe all that is needed, but I wanted to list all the steps that I took.
    Note: Uninstalling DrivePool does not destroy the data in the Pool and the Pool will automatically detected on reinstall, making this process non-destructive.
    Interesting observation: An alternative method, not recommended, would have been to create a second pool using the first pool as a drive. Even though the drive was detected incorrectly on the first pool, the storage space matched the drive size correctly when added to the second pool. Unfortunately, and obviously, this is not an ideal solution as it creates unneeded layers of complexity and points of possible failure going forward.
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