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  1. Does the DP have any problem with Disk Cryptor? Your saying gives tha timpression to me.. So it is not possible to encrypt DP pool data using Tru€crypt/V€racrypt? You recommend Bitlocker (or if unwilling, then DiskCryptor), but i will not use Bitlocker (My computer does not have hardware support for the bitlocker and when i was researching i got an impression i give up on bitlocker. Moreover i do not fully trust it). So what is the best way to encrypt all the data that i save on the pool? This?: Create encrypted drives one by one (using DiskCryptor) and then one by one decrypt & mount, then DP will detect them as the part of the pool?
  2. Hello, i am not yet using DP. I have this problem: across my HDDs there is significant duplicity of large video files (10MB up to around 2GB video files). Usually the file is multiple times in the filesystem, located in different folders under different file names. Can i use DP to get rid of this duplicity, meaning on the resulting pool (NTFS filesystem) the layman will be able to find the duplicate files, but in reality, the DP will make sure that is used only the physical space equal to one file? (PS: I heard that btrfs, zfs (Linux) filesystems has such deduplication functionality, but needs alot of RAM) My OS is Windows 10.
  3. @Umfriend , program name was mentioned in the last sentence of my previous comment. > if you have duplication then it is a bit more complex as you need two SSDs for this to work, unless the .db files only need to be read fast and writes can be "slow" Yes, the duplication of the .db files can be handy to 1 more drive, but not necessary i think. I would expect DP not to delay write to a "primary" destination just because "replication" drive is slower..
  4. Thank you both, if the answer is NO (DrivePool can not selectively put certain file types from certain folder to my system drive which is not part of the pool), then i have to put another SSD drive and make it part of the pool OR i have to create the encrypted container on my system SSD drive (which is not part of the pool) to create virtual drive which i make part of the pool. If the DP will relocate these .db files, for example: data/folder1/subfolder_def/randomfilename.db data/folder2/subfolder_abc/randomfilename.db data/folder2/subfolder_abc/nextfolder/randomfilename.db i hope it will also duplicate them to other drive (i will always want any data of the pool be duplicated to one more physical drive). > @Umfriend perhaps you could relocate all to DP? No, because that data/ subfolders (in various depths) contains also very large media data and that is currently not suitable to store terabytes of data on a nowadays SSDs. I want to relocate .db files of that data/ folder subfolders because the app (Zer0net) has built in search functionality which is searching thru these .db and i want it to be fast (-> SSD), rest data are OK to be stored on the HDDs.
  5. So, i can not make that DrivePool relocating feature save some data on a drive that is not part of the pool? this drive pool virtual drive (or how to call the drive that is result of DrivePool pool) would not be a system drive, it is rather data drive for videos, images and a few apps (not Program Files) (one is using files with .db extension). So i do not think it shoudl cause some conflict, unless DrivePool does not have this feature to save some data outside of the pooled drives or fails to properly create hardlink(?) from original location to new one? Or you mean to say that DrivePool's relocating feature would places all .db files no matter in which directory they were located into one common directory without using subdirectories? Yes, this seem to be good option, but currently my system drive is fully encrypted using Truecrypt and main bootable partition can not be shrinked from within Windows Drive manager. So i guess option is to create encrypted VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt container (file) on my system drive and mount this file using VeraCrypt/Truecrypt as a new drive. if i understand right, i think i can not do this, because that SW which is making .db files is maintaining some structure and i can not tell it not to do it, as i am not a programmer: data/folder1/subfolder/randomfilename.db data/folder2/subfolder/randomfilename.db .. (all folder and file names except "data" are randomly created and i can not guess its name) .db files is like maybe 100-5000 and total its size is maybe 30 GB atm, though can be growing. Moreover that software is using very large amount of data not fitting todays SSD's capacity, though .db files are of relatively small size as mentioned.
  6. Hello, i am not user of the DrivePool yet. When i create pool from several HDDs of various sizes, can i set the rule where all *.db files that are going to be saved a new or modified will be placed not on any drive that is part of the pool but on to my operating system (Windows 10) system drive which i bet i would be unable to make it part of the pool unless i create for example VeraCrypt encrypted container on it and after mounting this container it will appear as a new drive which i will be able to include into the pool and set it as a destionation for the .db File balancing feature? Update: so far, from the comments, it looks like the DrivePool will not save .db files to the drive outside of the pool.
  7. So if i want to encrypt lets say 5TB of data on a single HDD that is part of the pool and i want to use VeraCrypt or Truecrypt, i will create fully encryted drive or a container, mount it and then DrivePool will from now on understand it as a standard drive that can be connected to the DrivePool. - when there is sudden disconnect of such a mounted encrypted drive that is part of the pool, i will then again mount the encrypted drive/container manually using veracrypt, it will possibly fix ntfs filesystem (if it detect issues) and DrivePool will safely detect drive again and join it to the pool? (most probably no breaken filesystem of the pool) - what about Windows 10 computer suspension and awake? this will not break anyhow connection of the mounted encrypted drive with DrivePool? Currently VeraCrypt works good in this regard on my Windows 10 PC, unsuspension keep the drive mounted. I am trying to ask if i can face any such significant annoyances or issues that can hurt data safety?
  8. Was there any resolution/progress on that ticket?
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