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DrivePool BETA - Folder Duplication gone?

edited March 2013 in DrivePool
I currently have DrivePool 2.0 installed on Windows Server 2012 Essentials -- I just popped it in since I am due for a reformat on my WHS 2011 box -- Right now I've just installed DrivePool BETA on the box and I was wondering, while there is duplication for the entire pool, there is no folder based duplication -- Has this been removed for the 2.0/WSE2012?

While I understand I can create two different pools one duplicated and one not, I would prefer to keep the drives as one giant pool.


  • Nevermind, found it in within a post. I'll post the answer here for posterity sake.

    What’s Missing?

    the hood, StableBit DrivePool 2.0 supports everything that 1.3 does and
    more. But some things are not exposed in the UI yet. For the first BETA
    we don’t have a neat way to set duplication levels on individual
    folders, but that’s coming. For now you can use dpcmd to do that.

    balancing plug-ins from DrivePool 1.X will not install on 2.0 because
    of the different installer technology. Those will be updated as the BETA
    moves along.

    current StableBit DrivePool 2.0 BETA is only available in English, but
    we’ll localize it to all the languages supported by 1.X before the final
    is released.

    • I can chime in on how to enable duplication on the folder level.

      Fire up a command prompt by clicking start, typing cmd, right click on the cmd and run as administrator.

      If you just type dpcmd in the cmd prompt it will give you some direction on how it works.

      I typed the following to enable folder duplication on my pictures share.

      Dpcmd set-duplication G:\servershares\pictures 2

      2 at the end tells drive pool to duplicate to two locations that
      specific folder. Now you'll see in the GUI that it starts to duplicate.
      It's been running great for me on server 2012 essentials and with great

      For your case, you'll just tell it what folder you
      want to duplicate. A small tip, while you're typing the folder path, you
      can start typing the folder name then hit tab on your keyboard and it
      should auto fill the name of the folder, if you keep hitting tab, it
      will cycle to the different folder names.

      Hope that helps.

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