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  2. You can force remove the failing drive, then add a replacement. You can then add a drive letter to the failing disk to see if you can access the content and copy back to the pool. If you can't access the drive, then the content is lost.
  3. Please could someone confirm the correct order for replacing a failed drive. The Knowledge base entry Repair a Pool implies that the failed drive should be removed from the pool and then the pool repaired before the replacement drive is added back. This seems counterintuitive but I want to ensure I follow the correct procedure. I am aware of the article What is the best way to replace a failing or small drive?, states not to remove the drive using the option in the interface but to use Drive Manager to give the failed disk a drive letter and try and copy the data across to a new disk. In my case, although I haven't tried yet, I have the dreaded click of death so assume the disk is completely inaccessible. Should I remove the failed drive and repair the pool and then add back the new disk or just follow the article above first and if the disk is unreadable remove it and repair the pool? Many thanks Fozzie
  4. Yesterday
  5. Thanks for the update! Since I have no win11 and my WHS2011 is still working fine I think I'll sit tight for now.
  6. Yes, the issues affect all versions of Windows. We are confident the issues will be sorted for the next beta, so I recommend you hold off.
  7. Thanks for the update. I appreciate the transparency, and also being provided the option to test the beta if I so choose, even though it's not up to your standards. One question: I haven't upgraded to Windows 11 yet, but I have been very impatiently waiting for the File Placement options to be implemented. Will updating to this beta on Windows 10 introduce any of the issues mentioned (performance/reliability, memory leak), or is that just with Windows 11? Would you still recommend that those of us on Windows 10 wait for the next release as well?
  8. Having said that, there is now a beta release, but please read the thread thoroughly.
  9. Release v3.9.2.0 beta (2021/10/8) [u] Windows 11 compatibility [u] Drive Bender core updated with a number of rewrites [n] Added new "File placement" options to drive nodes, including "Landing zone", "Primary files", "Duplicate files", "Custom target folders" and "Target not preferred". [b] Memory leak of the server when the Drive Bender Manager is running for extended periods. Before installing, please read Unfortunately, during testing, we discovered a number of performance and reliability issues. These are, in some cases quite severe and can impact small file reading and writing. There is also a memory leak which may require a service restart on occasions. Regardless we are providing the beta for Windows 11 users as a short term solution if they have upgraded to Windows 11, and need assess to their pool. For other users, we are recommending you wait for the next beta. Next beta The update to support Windows 11 was quite a major one and was not in our original v4 roadmap. Therefore we have disabled many of the new features and focused on Win11 compatibility for the initial betas. As we had indicated to users that a Windows 11 compatible beta would be released around the 22nd, sadly that slipped while we tried to work around the performance issue. The end result, is we need to re-architect some of the code, which will likely take until the 1st of November. Sorry to all that have been waiting on Win11 support. Download here
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  11. No known estimate at present, but hopefully before the end of the year.
  12. Is there a rough ETA for when a version, beta or otherwise, that is compatible with Windows 11 will be ready? Are we talking days/weeks/months?
  13. Until DriveBender is officially supported on Windows 11, I would suggest that people stay on Windows 10 for the time being. If you upgrade to Windows 11, you will have issues. Thanks.
  14. I was stuck in a miserable rut having cleaned out my Windows Update files. My media server was completely unusable. Luckily I remembered I still had my previous desktop that ran Windows 10 (that I hadn't booted in over 2 years). Fired it up, updated Windows 10 to 20H2 (it was on 1803 smh), I already had drive bender installed and all the configs set up (as it was the predecessor to my current machine stuck on windows 11). All I needed to do was physically connect my drives that formed the pool, enabled network discovery and sharing, shared the pooled drive then on my host machine I mapped the new network drive to the same mount point I used previously. If you're stuck on Windows 11 with Drive Bender out of date and have a spare computer (with Windows 10 still on it) try this: Update Windows Install Drive Bender Move (release) your license from the host machine to the temporary machine On the host and the temporary machine hit the windows key + s, type "Advanced Sharing" and hit enter (should open "Manage Advanced Sharing Settings - Control Panel" Enable discovery for your current network profile (Private, Public/Guest, All) then enable file sharing and printing for your current network profile On the host machine open file explorer and open properties for the drive you'd like to map over the network then click the "Sharing" tab and click "Advanced sharing..." (you may want to change the account access to everyone, and ) Any programs that previously mapped that drive will likely require a UNC path to replace the previously invalid path (As "\\server name\driveletter" i.e. "\\zulu\c" or whatever drive letter you need) If the program runs as an automatic service you may need to hunt down the executable and place it in your startup folder, when modifying the service properties, under the logon tab, you may need to change the user account to your current administrator, not Local System account On the temporary machine, open file explorer and right click on "This PC" on the left hand side bar and select "map network drive" Enter your UNC path to its mount point (as "\\server name\driveletter" i.e. "\\zulu\c") Be sure to mount it on the same drive letter you used previously to reduce complications If you need further help with restoring functionality to Plex Media Server, Sonarr, Radarr and NZBGet using this method, feel free to contact me.
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  16. I just heard from the developer that it will be another couple of weeks for the new beta.
  17. Still anxiously looking for the beta. 🙂
  18. Hello I put in a support request about this, emial I received follows Anthony Smith (Division-M - Support) Oct 5, 2021, 18:25 GMT+11 Hi, We are working on a new beta that will support Windows 11, it will be release as soon as possible. Thanks, Anthony Smith - Division-M
  19. Well, Win11 is here, and not a peep anywhere that i could see about a beta, or potential release of DB.... Am going to have to keep windows update disabled for the foreseeable future, I already had a note this morning that my PC wants to update to win11....... Might have to look into a different software raid to replace DB if that is the case...
  20. Have you tried changing power options > change plan settings > change advanced power settings > USB settings > USB selective suspend setting > to disabled
  21. OSG, .... as RC alluded to, it could be your enclosure managing your drive sleep/spin-down function. Windows or Drive Bender may not have anything to do with it. Are there any software that came with the enclosure for drive management?
  22. Hi, I have two distinct sets of drives. One lot which I would like to run snapraid on (less important) Another which I would like to have full file duplication on (more important) Is there a way to run 2 distinct pools, one which has snapraid mode enable, the other doing file duplications across drives? This article gave me the impression I can't but it is 5 years old too, so thing may have changed: https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000392423-What-is-SnapRAID-mode-and-how-does-it-work-
  23. Must have changed recently, as it's always been 60 days.
  24. It's a 7 day trial for drive bender. It says so on the home page of the website. It also gives you a count down in the software telling you how long you have left. https://www.division-m.com/drivebender/
  25. It's already a 60-day trial.
  26. Cheers for the answer, just checking i hadnt missed something obvious. The setting for mounting the drives in windows says its not advised because windows can mess with the files. So i guess i'll find a program that lets me log all the files on my pooled drive, just run it every few days, them when one drive fails i can compare.
  27. I have requested this feature in the past. I figure since DB sees all file create and delete within the pool it could easily do something like a SQLite DB type catalog of pool drives and files on those drives. It would then be trivial for a user to view this DB using SQLite Expert Personal. Seems that something like this would probably be a requirement for large commercial type installations.
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