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  2. spaceboy

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    at cbers prompting i disabled the drive idle option, i think i was on by default, and all seems much improved
  3. spaceboy

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    hi, i've been using DB3 for about a week and unfortunately i'm going to go back to v2. i'm seeing slowness in rendering folders on the pooled drive in windows explorer that i didn't have in the prior version. let me know if i can provide more info
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  5. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    I had 2 pools on my PC, but after offlining the temporary one, both went offline and I couldn't get either back. I rebooted and tried to recover from the scan disks option, but DB said there were no pools found. I even uninstalled DBv3 and installed v2. 7, but still nothing. Currently attempting to recreate from scratch.
  6. CBers

    SMB Drive

    Not sure what you're asking.
  7. avaadore

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Works good here, only problem is drive letter missing couple times a week. Pool is online, switching it offline, and online, the driveletter appears again Don't know if this is a 3.0 or already in 2.8
  8. FliXiFiX

    SMB Drive

    Hi, is there a way to mount a SMB Network share?
  9. Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Hi All, We are seeing a number of performance / general issues with Drive Idle, so we are holding off on the next v3.x update.
  10. Have you checked the DriveBender v3.0 release notes ?
  11. CBers

    DB 2.8 show incorrect info on drive

    What is in the root of the disk that is NOT in the pool ? Did you add the disk and remove it ? You can raise a Support Ticket for the developers to look at your issue.
  12. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    For people with issues, I would suggest opening Support Tickets, as this is the only way the developers can fix any potential issues.
  13. mhendu

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    I was running 2.8.0 before successfully for some time and following a computer crash was unable to get my pool to start (the service would hang on a reboot). I'm on Windows 7 x64 and using FlexRAID transparent RAID to provide parity for my data drives. Uninstalled the software and installed 3.0.0 Beta. When the pool started it didn't retain any of my pooled drives so I had to recreate the pool from scratch (the landing zone was the only drive that was retained, for some reason). I have 21 drives in the pool, plus the landing zone, so this took a bit of time, which was irritating. From there the speed of the pool was extremely slow - clicking through a folder to view its contents took quite a while, and in some cases the pool got out of sync somehow (files would appear in the pool and disappear that existed on the individual disks). Eventually when I did a file system health check the computer ended up crashing again so I restarted. Upon restart the pool again had to be recreated (again, the landing zone shows as the only drive in the pool). I'm in the process of doing this now. Almost halfway done and the pool is noticeably snappier than it was when I had all 22 drives in there, but will see what behavior I get when all the drives are added. Definitely need to have the pool settings retained on computer crash or reboot, though - takes way too long to put the pool back together. EDIT: Added all drives. For some reason on a few of my 3 TB or 4 TB drives step 7 (updating the pool with folders) takes substantially longer. Folder browsing is faster than it was but still slow. Many files that exist on the individual drives are not present on the pool. One drive has a file that ends in .$DRIVEBENDER but this doesn't show up in the pool. Looks like a copy of an existing file for some reason (duplication is turned off). Not very thrilled with the outcome - there are newer files that are on the drives that are obviously missing from the pool, and who knows how many files that I don't know about that are on the drives and missing from the pool. I don't see any help articles on how to fix this sort of situation. EDIT 2: Looks like after I added all the drives I had to stop and restart the pool for the files to show up. Most (but annoyingly, not all) of the files did show up after I stopped and restarted the pool. No idea why there are certain files that still refuse to show up. I had previously tried to delete the folders that these files are in but the operation wasn't successful, so maybe that could be a contributing factor? Just seems odd since the files are still there and the folders are on all the drives as far as I can tell.
  14. I use DriveBender on my fileserver and it works like a champ. As you can imagine, all my pooled drives are available under one drive letter. I'd like to create a pool for backup, within an external array (a 5-bay USB3 drive caddy), so that I don't have to have individual backup operations for the various folders to fit on various external drives. I'd like one drive letter for my internal pool, one for the external pool. I appreciate that Drive Bender could handle this just fine if the array was powered up all the time but this backup array will only be switched on during the times I want to backup my internal drives (once a month or so, I guess). Most of the time, it will not be connected to the PC and I presume this will lead to all kinds of errors and warnings with missing drives from the pool. Also, I imagine (guessing here) that I'd have to be nice with the array: not just switching it off at the power switch after the backups are completed. Is this possible? Does what I'm asking for make sense? :) Thanks.
  15. Drive Bender 2.8.0.0 (trial) show incorrect info on drive in pool. Pool formed from 2x Seagate 4Tb drive (ST4000VN000), but Drive Bender Client show info about other drive, not from pool (ex. in attach). P.S. sorry for bad english
  16. TedSch

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    We have had reports of the Drive Bender not starting after an install of the v3 beta. Actually it switches drive letter on me from D to E and I think for a minute that Drive Bender has not started. I have version 2.8 installed. I associate with Windows updates when I have thumb drive inserted which is normally my E: drive. I am on the fast ring of windows 10 updates and have 1809 17746.1000 The fix is simple, just open the DB manager and switch the driver letters. Hope this helps, TEd
  17. TobiMan

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    I've realized that, when Drive Idle is enabled, opening a folder with many child folders [about 1.300 in my case] is very time consuming [about 1 minute]. I think that is not the desired behaviour, is there anything that I can do from my side to improve performance? Thanks Tobi
  18. Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    This is an issue that has been addressed in the next update which will be out in the next few days.
  19. Schimi

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    i got this message if I open the drive bender client.. I uninstalled and reinstalled 3.0, but still happen
  20. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    No one else installed DriveBender v3? I've had it running for over a week without any issues. Go on, give it a try.
  21. Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Thanks CBers... The installer will only force an uninstall if the core driver is out of date. v3 is using the same driver as v2.8.x, so I would expect a forced uninstall first. So that leaves an issue with the installer and the service starting, we'll check it out. In the meantime, I note the issue in the original post.
  22. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Uninstalling and re-installing worked fine. I know this is the normal method, but the installer didn't say anything, so assumed (!!) that it would work, it didn't 🙄 All good now though 👍
  23. TobiMan

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    As CBers already suggested, uninstalling and reinstalling resolves the issue. Maybe installing over an existing installation does not work in all cases.
  24. TobiMan

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Same issue here. Starting the service manually results in error 1067: the process was terminated unexpectedly [translated from German, I dont' know the exact error text in English).
  25. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Just installed v3 over the top of v2.7, but on PC restart, the DB service won't start. Will uninstall and reinstall and see what happens.
  26. CBers

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Thanks Anthony 👍
  27. Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Release v3.0.0.0 beta (2018-07-21) [ n ] Added new "Pool Firewall" feature (note disabling the "List" option is currently not available). (DB-216) [ n ] Added file enumeration cache feature (FEC), this is part of the new "Drive Idle' feature. (DB-218 & DB-220) [ u ] Empty pools are purged on restart. (DB-202) [ b ] Improved network share handling, including a number of network share bug fixes. (DB-203) [ b ] Network nodes being restored after having been removed from a pool. (DB-213) [ b ] A pool can fail to mount if a network share failed to connect. (DB-214) [ u ] Some USB based removable drive were not being detected. (DB-215) [ u ] Improved mount point checks and loading times. (DB-204) [ u ] Hard limit on log file usage improved. (DB-219) [ u ] Fixed a number of driver installation issues. (DB-223) [ b ] Fixed several issues with balancing and landing zone clearing. (DB-217) [ u ] Improved balancing performance. (DB-217) [ u ] Thread deadlocking issue resolved, and improved thread marshalling for better performance. (DB-225) [ b ] Fixed a number of server related bugs. Download here There are a number of new features and updates with v3, here are a couple of important tips - If during testing you experience any odd file system issue (aka folders not refreshing, permission issues etc), first disable "Drive Idle" (under settings/performance), and if the issue persists, try removing any mount point firewall setting you have added. - We have posted a "How to" on the Pool Firewall, you can access via support at https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000366936 Important - We have had reports of the Drive Bender not starting after an install of the v3 beta. We are investigating this, but in the meantime, if uninstall any previous version of Drive Bender, reboot, then install the v3 beta, the v3 beta starts as expected.
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