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Win7-64 - Background task does not prevent host from suspending

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Hi,

 

new User and Windooze noob here.

 

I am currently experimenting with my new purchase of DrivePool V2 and my Win7-HP-64bit host.

PowerManagement is configured to suspend the box after a certain time of inactivity, which works well.

Now I noticed that, even when there is heavy disk activity from DrivePool (like removing a disk) the host will go into suspend.

It seems DrivePool is resuming the task after a wakeup, but I would have expected that DrivePool would prevent the host from

suspending until the task(s) have completed.

 

...is this a bug or a feature request  ;) ?

 

regards,

    p3x-749

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There isn't exactly an easy way to do this natively.

 

However, there is an advanced config setting to create a file while it's "doing stuff".  And there is an program called "LightsOut" that is hands down the best power management utilities available. And this can look for said file and prevent standby if it exists.

 

For the "Create the file" setting:

http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_2.x_Advanced_Settings

And the setting's name is "RunningFile_FileName". Set the value to a folder and file path (such as "C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\running.bin"), and then restart the service (or computer).

 

And here is the link for LightsOut:

http://homeserversoftware.com/

 

 

 

However, if you really don't want to get the additional software, please submit a feature request here: http:/stablebit.com/Contact

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LightsOut is a great program. It's been around since WHSv1, and those that use it absolutely love it.  

But like I said, it is a paid solution.  But it does give you a lot more control over things than the stock windows settings.

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FWIW

 

...just found a free alternative to LightsOut...it's not packed with that many features but it offers watching over/monitoring files, which the community-edition of LightsOut does not offer.

 

This is called ObServer, see: http://observer.dk2.de/

The Website is in german only, but google does a good job in translating it.

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