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  • Okay, I can see the screenshots now. Yeah, I can see how "a mess" was a good description. Best wishes on the rebuild.
  • Sorry, to clarify, the links while there do not lead to screenshots, I get some kind of default imapnet.com page which is the same for all of them.
  • Padlocked folders have restrictive permissions (such as Administrator only, or old permissions from a previous machine). If you're planning to share these folders with other users/computers (e.g. family photos/movies) then you'll need to reset their…
  • That's fine. Normally before moving the "Shares" folder I advise to reset the owner and access rights to clean up any WHSv1 leftovers, so if that wasn't done I'd suggest running the NTFS permissions reset utility I mentioned and then using the Dashb…
  • Hi Robert. Download the Troubleshooter tool from http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Utilities and use the "Reset NTFS Permissions on the Pool" option. Once this is done, can you see all your data under the pool's normal drive letter?
  • Hmm. If you use Disk Management to change or remove the 1TB drive's letter, does it become available to the pool?
  • They should be, although DrivePool will leave behind data that it could not remove (they should still have been copied into the pool's remaining drives if they weren't corrupt due to disk damage or the like, and if duplication was enabled the duplic…
  • Hmm, I guessing that's meant to be 1.3.0.7534? There's actually just been (as in yesterday) a new v1 release, 1.3.1.7541, fwiw. I'd lean towards Drashna's guess too. Try running Scanner (or other utility or the chkdsk command) on the drives?
  • Given DP v2 is still in beta, it might be worthwhile to use http://stablebit.com/contact to confirm with Alex: (a) whether it is sleep/hibernate friendly yet. (b) whether the DP v1 advanced option RunningFile_FileName (when set, DrivePool will creat…
  • Heh, yes, my main reasons to stick with WHS2011 would be not having to learn something new and not having to buy Server 2012 (which if you already have, isn't applicable to you). The screenshot links don't link to screenshots?
  • Hmm. I would report it as a possible bug. http://stablebit.com/contact
  • JazJon's right about the "best" way, and if you're not tech-savvy, that's the way to go. He's also right about the "quick" way, and if you're willing to don your hard-hat, read on. DrivePool physically keeps the files in hidden poolpart.guid folders…
  • DP 2 is compatible with Win 7, 8 and Server 12. DrivePool uses standard NTFS volumes. Storage Spaces does not. So you can't have DP and SS using the same drive(s). And the consensus I've read so far is that DP is (much!) better than SS anyway. With …
  • Hi webmarck, while you can enable Tracing in DrivePool's settings to help StableBit hunt elusive issues, and while Alex does post here from time to time, for "one-on-one tech support" this question would be better submitted to stablebit.com/contact …
  • I try to lean towards safe. Easy has bit me hard too often. So while I think you can do that (copy), I'd redo the client backups from scratch anyway AND keep the old folder until I was happy it was all working.
  • That does sound messy. And yes, deleting the array would delete the data. Do you have a USB disk dock?
  • Hi Edward. What are the current drive letters for your 1 x 250GB and 2 x 2TB disks (e.g. are C: and both on the 250GB disk or is it a custom install), and are you already using DrivePool?
  • I've just updated to 222 beta and tested this per your steps. Seems to be working. I did notice that per-folder duplication trumps per-pool duplication (i.e. if you enable/disable duplication for the entire pool, any duplication levels you have set …
  • Anecdotally, my Reds run a little cooler than my Greens. However, note that's a sample size of one (ie, pretty much useless statistically) and all of them are within 30C to 35C anyway and the cooling fans are, shall we say, part of a frankenbox serv…
  • Hi Ken, if noone is able to help here on the user forums, I suggest sending this to StableBit as a bug report via http://stablebit.com/contact
  • When you reinstalled WHS 2011, did you start with a new empty client computer backups folder or attach the old one? If the latter, it may be that your backup database is corrupted; you may wish to try http://wiki.covecube.com/WhsDbDataDump_2.0 to se…
  • Hi Bryan, when you add a drive to the pool, it only makes that drive's free space available to the pool, it doesn't put that drive's data in the pool. This diagram may help explain it:  http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_How_it_Works Clien…
  • Hi mvd, there's been calls for this before; I'd suggest a feature request via http://stablebit.com/contact Hopefully this would indeed be something simple to implement, and not one of those easier-said-than-coded problems. Mention what you've mentio…
  • You might try reverting back to the previous DrivePool version you were using (especially if the problem started around the same time), and if the problem goes away, that pretty much clinches a bug/conflict and you can contact Stablebit with that in…
  • I'm running the same version. You mention it's not happening to all files; what's particular about the affected ones (path, size, extension, program being used to do work on them)? For bugs in DrivePool and DrivePool/some-other-program conflicts, yo…
  • I'd suggest running a chkdsk on the disks in case there's any file system errors halting the backup.
  • When attempting to back up the contents of the pool, image-based backup systems, and backup systems that make use of shadow copy (such as the built-in Windows Backup feature), should be sourced from the physical disks rather than the pool drive. A t…
  • Which version of Windows and which version of DrivePool are you using? Have you installed or started using any other software at about the same time?
  • When you insert your Activation ID (for WHS2011, go to Dashboard, Server Settings, Manage License) it will notice you have used it before and prompt you to transfer it from the old install to the new install. From the Licensing FAQ: "We will send yo…
  • Paaland is correct. The only thing real-time duplication changes is that more disks will come out of standby when - and ONLY when - a file is accessed (since it will be reading/writing two disks per file instead of one). If your disks are supposed t…