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DrivePool and VHD


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Trying to add a mounted VHD to a new DrivePool.  Drive shows up in the GUI, then I click add drive.  Percentage hits 95.0% and sits there.  After a 5 minute timeout, it does not add the drive to the pool.  The hidden folder(PoolPart1.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) is still there on the VHD.

 

 

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Win7 64bit with DrivePool 2.1.1.561.  But I did test again with the latest beta.  But you have already confirmed issue.  

 

I was in a situation of a hard drive throwing errors.  Wanted to remove it, but had no more room in the case to add a drive.  Nor having a spare external drive with enough space.   I did have enough space on another computer on the network.  But didn't want to blow away the OS.  Figure I could create a VHD anywhere on the network, to limp along until a new hard drive is ordered.

 

I know this feature is kinda possible with Stablebit CloudDrive.  But I have the same issue as others, on the forum,(see reference link below)  of having I/O deadlocks.  Was waiting for that to get resolved before I fully used CloudDrive.

 


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Ah, okay.

 

I've flagged the issue for Alex:

https://stablebit.com/Admin/IssueAnalysis/17734

 

As for the IO deadlock (that's not entirely accurate, as to what is going on), that shouldn't affect the local disk storage, but may affect the file storage one. And it's a complicated issue, that Alex is working hard on try to fix.

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