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  1. Maybe due to an update with Win 10 Pro. Drivepool no longer can find my drives unless they are assigned a drive letter. Although this is not a problem with system with a little number of drives but at one time I had made partitions 1 for the solid data and 1 for the backup on the same drive. I changed my program but this may need to be looked into. My scheme was this. I made 27 partitions 1 for the letters of the alphabet and 1 for Numbers. My system worked great for many years using Win 7 Pro and I only moved to Win 10 Pro several months back.
  2. In an attempt to learn the plugin API, I created a plugin which replicates the functionality of many of the official plugins, but combined into a single plugin. The benefit of this is that you can use functionality from several plugins without them "fighting" each other. I'm releasing this open source for others to use or learn from here: https://github.com/cjmanca/AllInOne Or you can download a precompiled version at: https://github.com/cjmanca/AllInOne/releases Here's an example of the settings panel. Notice the 1.5 tb drive is set to not contain duplicated or undupl
  3. Hi and hope everyone had a good weekend (and thanksgiving in the US). I have had stablebit drivepool and scanner for the past 3 plus years. It has worked great. I have a mirrored setup of two 4TB drives in my pool. This is housed in a windows server (essentials 2016) that backs my home client PCs nightly and also has server folders for the family. The server is also backed up into an external 8TB drive every day. I am planning on replacing the internal 2 4TB with 2 8TB drives as I am almost out of space. I do not however have an available spot inside the computer to add one or two more dr
  4. Hello all, I have a Windows 2012R2 server with a 4TB RAID1 mirror (2 x 4TB HDD, using basic Windows software RAID, not storage spaces - can't boot from storage spaces pool) and some other non-mirrored data disks (1x 8TB, 2 x 3TB etc.) This is configured with the OS and "Important Data" on the 4TB mirror, and "Less Important Data" on the other non-redundant disks. The 4TB mirror is now nearly full, so I intend to either replace this mirror with a larger mirror, or replace this mirror with two larger non-mirrored drives, and use DrivePool to duplicate some data across them. I
  5. Hi, Sorry if this is not in a suitable location, but I couldn't find a suggestions option. Would it be possible to implement a auto-tiering option in some way? E.g. automatically use fast storage as primary and slow storage for secondary duplicates? That way something should always come off say NVMe first, followed by SSD, SSHD and traditional HDDs. I only ask, because by default my duplication goes across HDDs and the performance is... as you would expect! Alternatively, some way of using the faster disks as "caching" drives - perhaps based on frequency of file access or just
  6. I have a Drivepool with 2x folder duplication for my projects. I was initially blaming VS 2019 for possible bugs. However, after I moved the project to my SSD C Drive not using Drivepool, everything works again. Things which I found broken are: - Slow to no detection of syntax errors - Quick actions for code refactoring are doing nothing. System Infomation Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 10.0.19041 Build 19041 Drivepool Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019 Version 16.7.1 VisualStudio.16.Release/16.7.1+30406.217 Microsoft .NET Framework Version
  7. I am a complete noob and forgetful on top of everything. I've had one pool for a long time and last week I tried to add a new pool using clouddrive. I added my six 1TB onedrive accounts in cloudpool and I may or may not have set them up in drivepool (that's my memory for you). But whatever I did was not use drivepool to combine all six clouddrives into a single 6TB drive and I ran out of space something was duplicating data from one specific folder in my pool to the clouddrive. So I removed the clouddrive accounts, added them back, and did use drivepool to combine the six accou
  8. Hi, I got a question: Ok, Here's what I am starting with: Local Machine D: 2 GB E: 5 GB F: 3 GB Local Network Server Windows Fire Share Lots of space. Network: 10 gbit network. Now, what I want to do: (already tried, actually) 1st pool: Local Pool D: E: F: No duplication, just 1 big 10 GB pool. "Local Pool Drive" is the name. 2nd pool: Cloud Drive, Windows File Share Provider, 10 GB disk, no encryption. "File Share Drive" is the name. 3rd Final Pool +"Local Pool Drive" +"Fire Share Drive" Some folders like my Steam Games
  9. I added two new 12 TB drives to my pool yesterday and hit Re-Balance, and it is taking forever. As you can see in the pictures, it is currently moving data from one of my 8 TB drives to one of my new 12 TB drives. It has been doing so all night at about 10 to 20 MBps. At this rate (2% completed in one day) it will take about 50 days. Also shown in the pictures is me bypassing DrivePool by manually moving some files within the PoolParts using Windows Explorer from a 10 TB drive to the other new 12 TB drive. Stablebit Scanner shows that these speeds are normal, around 200 MBps. They are all
  10. Hi All, I purchased drivepool about a month ago and I am loving it. I have 44TB pooled up with an SSD cache it works great until yesterday. I downloaded backup and sync to sync my google drive to the pool and it synced the files I needed to the SSD then the SSD moved the data to the archive drives. Then backup and sync gave me an issue that the items are not synced and synced it again. It seems like backup and sync cannot sync to the pool for some reason. Did anyone else have this problem? Is this why we have clouddrive? I am really disappointed as If i kn
  11. Hey, I've set up a small test with 3x physical drives in DrivePool, 1 SSD drive and 2 regular 4TB drives. I'd like to make a set up where these three drives can be filled up to their brim and any contents are duplicated only on a fourth drive: a CloudDrive. No regular writes nor reads should be done from the CloudDrive, it should only function as parity for the 3 drives. Am I better off making a separate CloudDrive and scheduling an rsync to mirror the DrivePool contents to CloudDrive, or can this be done with DrivePool (or DrivePools) + CloudDrive combo? I'm running latest beta for
  12. Hello - I have tried searching the forums a bit and I did find this helpful post - But I was hoping for some clarification before I start work on my pools. 1. Since DrivePool uses UNC, are MaxPath restrictions not an issue if programs are accessing the pool drive directly AND if the pool drive's file length is under the maxpath length limit (256 characters)? By that, I mean - the PoolPart path length is around 45 characters, so if I have a file within the PoolPart folder that has a path length of 280, then it's over the maxpath limit. But, roughly 45 characte
  13. Hello all, So i will try to summarize as much as i can. I run my drivepool on WD RED drives, about 5 of them, i had 1 fail on me in the past and now a 2nd seems to have done the same. Im not sure why they are failing so much, i thought they were the best but the desktop pc i have them all cramped in is probably not the best place for and i dont have the vibration absorbing screws or anything special so maybe thats why. Is his failure message a result of drivepool and the drives are actually not damaged ? i will post a screen shot, my drives show lots of space, but 1 drive is completely em
  14. I have reached the limit of installable drives: I am pretty sure you know this situation My motherboard can handle 6 drives and I installed one SSD and five WD Reds. Due to the fact that my data appetite is still vast, I have to buy me my first storage controller I already read a lot of threads and reviews and decided to invest my money into a controller with a LSI chipset. By the way, I just need a "simple" storage controller, no RAID or other fancy functions are needed. I am fine in investing some extra money in the newest chipset generation, because I want to use the controller for a
  15. version DP Error: "Error Adding Drive: cannot add the same disk to the pool twice" Hello, Need help resolving this error so that the disk with drive letter "I:" (as shown by the attached screenshot) may be returned to the pool. The error occurs when clicking the "+ Add" 'link'. Drive "I:" had stopped being recognized by DP after the system came out of sleep. Thank You
  16. HI Folks: I am running drivepool and scanner - one of the drives dropped out of the pool according to Drivepool, but I got no notification from either Drivepool or Scanner that there was a problem although notifications were set up. I removed the drive from the pool under drivepool and checked it under disk management (Windows 10) - it seesm to want to be reinitialized? attempted this as it should be a mostly emplty drive, but get an error saying there is an I/O error and cant initialize it. Is this a drivepool / scanner issue or more likely a mother board issue? Anny assi
  17. I've been seeing quite a few requests about knowing which files are on which drives in case of needing a recovery for unduplicated files. I know the dpcmd.exe has some functionality for listing all files and their locations, but I wanted something that I could "tweak" a little better to my needs, so I created a PowerShell script to get me exactly what I need. I decided on PowerShell, as it allows me to do just about ANYTHING I can imagine, given enough logic. Feel free to use this, or let me know if it would be more helpful "tweaked" a different way... Prerequisites:
  18. Teknokill

    Lost everything

    I went to open Calibre and an error message popped up and said that the calibre library location isn't available. I then noticed that there was no drivepool. I opened Stablebit drivepool and noticed that one disk went bad, but instead of having all of my other 7 disks I don't even have a drivepool. The Stablebit DRivepool program was asking me to start a new drivepool, which should not have happened. I decided to just begin another drivepool, but as I added the disks to the drivepool, none of the folders and files were being shown. The disks look like they were all wiped clean. Windows D
  19. Hi there, Is it possible to use a DrivePool made up an SSD (1TB) and an HDD (10TB) as the cache drive for a CloudDrive? I would love to use the SSD Optimizer plugin with DrivePool to create a fast and large cache drive. This would give the best of both worlds, newer and more frequently used files would be stored on the SSD, older files would slowly be moved to the HDD, you would only need to download from the CloudDrive if you are accessing an older file that is not in the cache... Is this possible?
  20. Hello, I had asked this question in the cloud drive forum... the short version is, can you pool two machines together? and it was suggested to try my luck here instead. I'm sure the answer is "no", but can I pool two different machines together into one pool? I know I can do this: create pool --> place pool in virtual cloud drive --> place cloud drive into pool on second machine because I did exactly that. However, if I have existing data on the pool, that does not get reflected in the cloud, it can only use the empty space to create the virtual drive.
  21. Hello, I have had Drivepool for about a year now and have just installed a second copy on another physical machine. Each machine has ~12TB of data on it. is it possible to use CloudDrive to put the two pools together if data already exists on each? I am thinking of creating a 1TB cloud on machine ONE, pointing it to a Windows share on machine TWO. Then, I want to add the CloudDrive to to the pool on machine ONE... will that show me the existing data from TWO in the pool on ONE? Can the clouddrive be smaller than the data on TWO? Thanks for any help you can provide!
  22. hi! i've got the package, so i get the more details in Drivepool when highlighting a drive. the latest drive i added, it started in my USB3 dock whilst i set it up [do the checks before adding in to the pool] and its now in the server on SATA connection. but it still says "this is an external drive" as per the attached image. is there any way to correct this? regard,
  23. Hi, I've got a drive in my pool that Scanner is reporting that the File system is not healthy, and repairs have been unsuccessful. So I added another drive the same size to the pool, and attempted to remove the damaged drive (thinking this would migrate the data, after which I can reformat the original drive and re-add to the pool). I'm getting "Error Removing Drive" though, and the detail info indicates "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". Yet I can reach into the PoolPart folder and can copy at least some* of the files (every test I've done copies fine). How do I m
  24. Removing a pool apparently causes my server to reboots, thus i have to repeat the removal process.. I'm positive cause it happens third time already, I have checked all 3 options on remove menu, but it still reboots my PC, so what should i do? I also tried searching and deleting files inside the pool but it wont help, the drive currently looks like this, this is after the reboot I have also unmark the both options in drive usage limiter plugin after i post this but i havent tried removing again
  25. Hello everyone! I plan to integrate DrivePool with SnapRAID and CloudDrive and require your assistance regarding the setup itself. My end goal is to pool all data drives together under one drive letter for ease of use as a network share and also have it protected from failures both locally (SnapRAID) and in the cloud (CloudDrive) I have the following disks: - D1 3TB, D: drive (data) - D2 3TB, E: drive (data) - D3 3TB, F: drive (data) - D4 3TB, G: drive (data) - D5 5TB, H: drive (parity) Action plan: - create LocalPool X: in DrivePool with the four data drives (D
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