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Next Build

edited May 2011 in DrivePool
Is there any information on when the next build will come out and what features are being implemeneted?

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  • edited May 2011 Covecube
    Any day now, just finalizing tracing. It's going to be mostly a "plumbing" build. Lots of behind the scenes work done.

    Here's a list of some of the new stuff:

    • Full 32k+ long path name support (provided the app supports it)
    • Hidden disks. Ability to add disks to the pool without a drive letter.
    • VDS integration. DrivePool now uses the same API as disk management to enumerate and format disks. Including new volume / disk notifications. Should be more resilient.
    • (This is a big one) Read fault and write fault resiliency over duplicated pooled folders. Will explain this fully in a blog post later.
    • Error management. Including managing Foreign disks / Missing disks / Read errors / Write errors.
    • WHS 2011 notifications for error conditions.
    • Mount point ambivalence. Mount points are now completely irrelevant. Add them, remove them, unmount the entire disk, DrivePool doesn't care and continues to work.
    • High performance ETW tracing throughout the kernel driver, and user service. Should be great for troubleshooting problems (finishing this up now).

    Plus bug fixes here and there.
  • Hi

     

    Excellent work.

     

    Will we be able to add the default folders (videos etc) into the pool in this build?

    With hidden disks, will this allow you to just have one drive letter like we had in WHS v1 which was D:?

  • edited May 2011 Covecube

    Will we be able to add the default folders (videos etc) into the pool in this build?

    No. That's coming in the M3 build up next. M3 will be a features build, unlike M2 (out now) which is mostly a technology build.


    With hidden disks, will this allow you to just have one drive letter like we had in WHS v1 which was D:?



    You can set up your mount points every which way you like, including adding all your disks as hidden.

    DrivePool now gives you the option of adding an unformatted disk without a mount point right from the interface.

    You can manually add / remove mount points using computer management for advanced scenarios.
  • edited May 2011 Member

    Thanks for the info

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