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question about balancing SOLVED
I'm sure this has been covered but I couldn't find much info on it. I recently installed a 3tb into my server. I removed three 1tb drives leaving the new 3tb and three other 1tb drives. all the data seemed to balance pretty evenly. oh I do not use duplication at all. Anyway I then added a second 3tb drive and removed one 1tb drive. this leaves 2 3tb drives and 2 1tb drives (not counting os drive). now the balancing is not even at all.
the 1st 3tb shows 64.8% full
both 1tb drives show 59.9%
the new 3tb shows only 38.2%
I tried to force a balance by checking "balance immediately" but it hasn't helped. last night when I was messing with it I noticed it said pool condition was 50% and recommended duplication. I accidently hit duplicate. I could not find a way to stop it so I rebooted.
I then hit remeasure and went to bed. I also changed the balancing back to "everyday at one am" hoping to would properly balance overnight. today it shows pool condition at 100% but the balancing is the same as above. Is there not a way to make all disc an even % of disc usage?
also since it started to duplicate and I stopped it are there now some duplicated files? I don't see them listed anywhere, when I hover over the drives it says 0 duplicated but some show over a gig of "other data"
I did see on the site where it says only balances the pool when it is absolutely necessary. How does it determine when it's necessary? I just assumed it would evenly distribute the data. I just changed to whs2011 a little over a month ago and up until adding the 2nd 3tb everything was pretty even.
edit: no idea what's going on with the formatting on here
I can not get it right!