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Replacing drive with same data ?


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One of my drives was failing, I have got myself an identical sized 6TB drive and managed to move all the data across so now it looks identical, but I had to file move rather than partition move, do I just keep the same volume folder name and just point the mounted drive to the new position ? I have mounted it to C:\Mounts\D2 and drivepool gave it the hidden folder name of PoolPart.553ace38-e6ff-463c-8a9a-54a2b0725b30

What do I do next ? Do I go in to Disk Management and mount the new drive to the D2 folder like the failed one was ?

Thanks for any help. 

 

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I'd suggest importing the new disk, then just copy the old data to that new PoolPart-folder.

It would seem that each folder is unique and I'm guessing it's tied to the serial number of the disk or something. That code that follows is hexadecimal and it would suggest that it's tied, as I said to a specific drive.

 

Btw, don't expect the admins to answer your questions anytime soon.

 

Edit: Didn't read it all.

Just mount the new drive in the same location. It should work just the same.

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Thanks. I am just a bit concerned as some of the folder names are also on the other disks as DrivePool would split files across multiple drives, so not sure if it messes up. So you think I should not put it in an identical hidden drive pool folder, but have all the same files on the drive and point it to the same mounted drive location ?  

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I think DrivePool will ignore folders that it hasn't created itself. Never tried this actually.

I'm not using any backup solution myself, just JBOD hurdled together in DrivePool as a single drive, and I've had my fair share of disks that have failed (FUBAR cables, for the most part), and also disks that were full (Like 0 bytes left) which have led to having to move data, and I found that it was working to move data outside of the PoolPart-folder made by DrivePool, and then to/from source/destination.
But, remember to pay heed to never move data from one PoolPart-folder to another since DrivePool tends to pull a David Copperfield on you and make stuff disappear, like magic.

I have yet to try out recovery software to see if removed data can be restored, come to think of it. Not that it has anything to do with this, but it should work I think.

I find it very simple to work with the folder structure (PoolPart) since anything within it, you can just move up one level and it's taken out of the pool, then you can merge that data with another folder on another disk or whatever then you can just put it back and et voila - It's back in the pool again.

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