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So originally I wanted to backup DrivePool to my Google Drive but when using CloudDrive and DrivePool and use duplication it would not duplicate to the cloud but other drives within DrivePool.
So to try and resolve this what I did was create a DrivePool for each drive that has 1 local drive and 1 cloud drive then I combine all those into the main DrivePool so basically DrivePools within a DrivePool.
Does anyone see any issue with this? I am slowly building out my environment so perfect time to mess around before I settle on the way I want it built out. I plan to have a 16 drive DrivePool.

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Not sure I understand the question, but I will try to answer what I can :)

Where are you enabling duplication?

Additionally, have you setup your plugins for balancing? I'm guessing you may need to review your pool balancing.


You can also look at doing "Hierarchical Pooling" so that you can replicate the entire pool up to your google drive.

https://stablebit.com/Support/DrivePool/2.X/Manual?Section=Adding a Drive to the Pool / Creating a New Pool

The second section should be the instructions on creating a hierarchical pool.


Just for clarification you should be able to create a pool with your local disks, then a cloud drive and then create a hierarchical pool with a duplication rule + balance between the drives.

---Edit 2---

This post may have better answers than me, it looks like they are doing the same sort of "backup"


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Ah, didn't see the hierarchical pool manual which answers that. So just want to confirm if my setup (lots of initial manual setup but long term sounds safe) looks good.

Main DrivePool
-DrivePool Bay 1 Slot 1 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 1 Slot 1 local drive
--Bay 1 Slot 1 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 1 Slot 2 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 1 Slot 2 local drive
--Bay 1 Slot 2 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 1 Slot 3 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 1 Slot 3 local drive
--Bay 1 Slot 3 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 1 Slot 4 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 1 Slot 4 local drive
--Bay 1 Slot 4 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 2 Slot 1 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 2 Slot 1 local drive
--Bay 2 Slot 1 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 2 Slot 2 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 2 Slot 2 local drive
--Bay 2 Slot 2 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 2 Slot 3 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 2 Slot 3 local drive
--Bay 2 Slot 3 google drive mount
-DrivePool Bay 2 Slot 4 *Pool File Duplication*
--Bay 2 Slot 4 local drive
--Bay 2 Slot 4 google drive mount

etc for bay 3 and 4

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It should work, but I'm not an expert on advanced setups. That definitely looks like the manual way to make sure it works. 

May want to ping @Christopher (Drashna) to see if there are any known issues with building a pool on top of multiple pools that combine a HDD + Cloud drive.

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