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  • There are logs in "C:\ProgramData\StableBit DrivePool\Service\Logs". It may be an NTFS permissions or ownership issue. Or it may be a beta bug, if you're using a beta release. Please also note the new forums at http://community.covecube.com/
  • Hi c0rn4, remember to copy/rename DrivePool.Service.exe.config_default to DrivePool.Service.exe.config and make the changes in that. If you need further help, please post your questions in the new forums at http://community.covecube.com/
  • Hi madlec, please try posting your query (if you haven't already) in the new forum at http://community.covecube.com/
  • Last I heard, this forum's contents are not being imported into the new forum.
  • Do your pool's physical drives have letters (e.g. , E:, F:)? There is a problem with the current beta build (260) whereby the performance tab doesn't work for drives that don't have assigned letters. Mentioned on the new forum at http://community.co…
  • Hmm, so you can share it without problems but you can't access the share from other machines due to a permissions error? You may want to either turn on Public Folder sharing or turn off Password protected sharing (Control Panel -> Network and Sha…
  • Q. Is it best to install this on my PC and set up the backup to drives connected to the PC - or, install on WHS and backup to external drives connected to the WHS system? A. That depends on your preferred tradeoff between bottlenecking (usually it's…
  • *facepalm* oh Microsoft. From one user to another, thankyou very much paris!
  • The WHS 2011 backup wizard stops at 2TB per anything. Source folder bigger than 2TB? Won't do it. Source drive bigger than 2TB? Won't do it. Total backup size bigger than 2TB? Won't do it. Oh, and want to split the backup across multiple destination…
  • Yes, include the DrivePool virtual drive, exclude the poolpart folders on the physical drives (if a physical drive is exclusively used by drivepool, you can simply exclude the entire physical drive).
  • Could you explain further what you mean by "hoping to rotate another series of drives"? As in, two sets of backup drives (4+3 and 4+2+1) which you plan to swap around on a regular basis to keep one offline/offsite? What backup features/capabilities …
  • From the "Access is denied" error mentioned earlier, I would be suspecting something messed up the NTFS ownership/permissions (and I've seen Windows claim "yeah all is good and you've got full rights to this file" when even System can't touch it and…
  • It's possible to design file-level parity systems so that you can continue using what's left of the array (at least, read-only) while the lost disk is rebuilt, but I don't know if anything off-the-shelf can do it yet. Saitoh183 would probably be the…
  • Both offer data pooling. I find DrivePool is easier to setup/manage (and it's cheaper). FlexRAID also offers parity repair - but as a separate purchase to FlexRAID's data pooling. So some people are buying DrivePool for the pooling and then buying F…
  • Alex/Drashna: weezywee's question prompts me to ask whether DrivePool's disk operations are fully transactional, i.e. zero chance of file loss/corruption if someone bumps the reset button or trips over the server power cord during a write operation?…
  • Restart or reboot? The former (e.g. clicking "Restart" via a Windows dialog) should be fine, as it should safely stop the DrivePool service before rebooting, while just the latter (e.g. tapping a physical reset button on the chassis) might have inte…
  • I'm running the last 1.x Release on my main server. On my desktops I'm running the 2.x Beta. I've no personal experience with NFS, but your assessment of its streaming does seem to match what I've read for those clients that use it.
  • P.S. Under forum member names you'll see "Member", "Resident Guru" or "Covecube". "Member" is your normal forum user. "Resident Guru" is a regular forum poster that Covecube has tagged as having been particularly helpful (or something ), while "Cove…
  • DrivePool's 1.x version tree was written for WHS 2011 and so has full WHS 2011 Dashboard integration. The 2.x version tree was written to work for all Windows from Vista up, so has its own GUI instead of the Dashboard integration. Based on my experi…
  • Yes, you can do this. So long as you do #1 first, whether you do #2 or #3 next doesn't matter so long as all the pooled drives are hooked up together (though I'd hook them up before installing DrivePool). If custom shares aren't restored, run the "R…
  • "Other" consists of data that exists on the pooled physical drive(s) but is not actually in the pool itself. For example, if you had a 1GB file in "E:\somefolder", that would count towards the "Other" total. This total also includes System Volume In…
  • Hi Geezer, you can use Windows's Disk Management utility to add, change or remove drive letters.
  • Slight confusion I think here; it seems to me that Flak is referring to the length of time any given product's installer takes to launch (#1) from a DrivePool pool vs (#2) from a DriveBender pool. NOT whether DrivePool's own installer is faster than…
  • Hi, if you download the WSS Troubleshooter tool from http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Utilities and use the "Restore DrivePool Shares" option it should correct the shared folder locations.
  • Ron, if by "initialize" you mean the part where Windows wants to set the disk as MBR or GPT prior to creating partitions, then - while the disk is not "wiped" per se - the tables that tell the OS how the disk is organised (e.g. partitions, which in …
  • As $RECYCLE.BIN is a hidden system folder; it will not appear via Explorer unless you use Folder Options to unhide system folders/files (or via command prompt, use e.g. "dir /ah" or "dir /as" or "dir /ahs"). DrivePool's Folder Duplication list howev…
  • This has been a persistent topic, so worth mentioning that the latest 1.3 beta has added NFS Server support. From the changelog: 1.3.2.7545----------* [D] Enabled File ID support by default.      This enables compatibility with the NFS Server, and h…
  • Hi, I'm not sure when it was added, but this feature seems to be present in the latest DrivePool v2.0.0.225 BETA. If you don't need Dashboard integration and don't mind using a beta release, you could use it instead of the 1.3 tree.
  • Short answer: Yes. The pools created by 1.3 and 2.0 are compatible in both directions. Longer answer: A remeasure/consistency check on reverting would be recommended as a sensible precaution. Also, WHS2011 relies on certain NTFS permissions structur…
  • Sounds likely. As Drashna suggests, use Disk Management to change the drive letter of the pool (you could just swap I and J back around, but chances are you'll just run into the same problem the next time you add a drive). Once you've picked a good …