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Downloading large files into the pool

edited April 2013 in DrivePool
Ok, like many of you I download large files.  I'm wondering if drive pool is going to be ok with this.

Some of them are downloaded via SABnzbd others are downloaded via uTorrent.

I was using WHSv1 the drive extender really didn't like it when I was
downloading files from these apps directly into the drive pool.  I would
regularly get errors that the files has been in use for too long and
couldn't be copied. 

Is this a problem with Drive Pool?  Should I be downloading to be temp location that isn't part of the pool?


  • It works fine, I download torrents and usenet stuff all the time and it is extremely resilient. I did, however disable duplication.
  • Covecube
    I've used uTorrent, SABnzbd and sickbeard  with drivePool, and have never had any issues.
  • Member
    Drashna, do you have duplication turned on?

  • Covecube
    For everything but my "downloads" directory and videos. Downloads get moved either automatically, or during an OCD cleaning/organization pass. :)

    And I use a temp folder on a "dedicated" HDD and then move into the pool.
  • Member
    Ok, so I'll configure my download folder to be excluded from duplication.

  • I have all torrents download to the downloads directory that's not duplicated and then I manually move them to whatever directory they need to be in within the pool that are duplicated. Never had a problem either. WHS 2011.
  • Covecube
    But to get back to the original question, duplication should be fine for these large files. I just don't have duplication enabled because I don't have the HDD space to enable it.
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