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Destroying a pool without removing each drive?

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I have a PC with a few pools.

I need to destroy one of those pools, so I can re-allocate some of its drives to a different pool.

Data is already backed up. I would not want to remove drives one by one using GUI, as that is very time consuming.

How can one destroy a pool without first removing each individual drive?

Is there a command line API that allows that?

 

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I would think that you could simply format the relevant drives. DP will then say they are missing and if you remove the drives in the GUI then it should be done instantly.

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4 minutes ago, Umfriend said:

I would think that you could simply format the relevant drives. DP will then say they are missing and if you remove the drives in the GUI then it should be done instantly.

Thanks, I thought about the same lines, so yesterday I tried to do just that. After a while DrivePool became unresponsive. I tried rebooting, then resetting settings, to no avail. After that, I tried to deactivate license, then uninstall + Reinstall DrivePool. From that moment Explorer started crashing every time I tried to access it. I completely uninstalled DrivePool (and Scanner, just to be safe), but Explorer kept crashing.

I ended up having to reformat boot drive and reinstall windows on that PC.

Now I am wary of touching a drive managed by DrivePool.

 

I would rather have DrivePool allow a safe "pool destroy" feature.

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Yeah, so it might have been better to stop the DrivePool service before starting but really the behavior you describe is unexpected by me.

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This comment by Christopher is what I was looking for,

 

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Specifically, you'd want to run "dpcmd ignore-poolpart".   And the best way to get the PoolPart ID, is to find the "PoolPart.xxxxx" folder on the drive in question. That "xxxxx" is actually the ID.

Many thanks to Christopher and Umfriend.

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