Jump to content
Covecube Inc.
  • 0

Duplication x2?


I have my DrivePool set up for duplication x2.  Just for clarification does that mean each file is then duplicated twice (i.e. three copies of the file)?  If I only want one other copy of the file do I set duplication to x1?


Additionally, if I've already set duplication to x2 (and it's the two additional copies as questioned above) and THEN I changed duplication to x1 - what happens?  Does Drivepool delete the third copy?



Link to post
Share on other sites

1 answer to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

The x# is the total number of copies of the file that exist on the pool. And by "copies", x1 means only one "copy" of the file, so that if a drive fails, you will lose data. x2 means that the is a copy of the file on two different drives, x3, three drives, etc.


And if you change the duplication status, during the next pass, it will scan the pool and delete un-needed duplicates as necessary. As well as copy files to another disk, as needed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...