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  2. CBers

    How to upgrade to 3.1?

    I installed over the top. All worked well and still is.
  3. Today
  4. w3wilkes

    How to upgrade to 3.1?

    I uninstalled - booted - installed 3.1 - booted. Worked fine. The uninstall / reinstall doesn't touch your pool drives.
  5. Hi! I'm currently using 2.7.0 and would like to upgrade to 3.1.0. What's the correct procedure to follow? In place upgrading or do I need to uninstall 2.7 before installing 3.1? Detailed instructions would be much appreciated. Don't want to risk terabytes of data for stupid mistakes. :)
  6. Last week
  7. Glad you found a fix for Roon. I'm a long time LMS user myself since 2009 for my music. When I got my first WHS v1 server my LMS was put on that and it's now been on my WHS 2011 server since DB was initially released and the music is duplicated, but I've never needed to turn on smooth-stream. I have full copies of my music on my and my wife's phones, both our laptops and another copy on an external drive. It took me about 4 months to get my ~1,600 CD's ripped and properly tagged and I never want to have to do that again!
  8. Check it out - https://blog.division-m.com/2019/01/16/roon-and-smooth-stream-using-drive-bender/
  9. Check it out - https://blog.division-m.com/2019/01/04/drive-bender-v3-arrived-and-2019/
  10. Anthony

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    Thanks everyone, and a happy New Year to all 😀
  11. CBers

    Multi-threading?

    Again, not sure there are many CX users here, so it might be best to raise a Support Ticket.
  12. CBers

    File encrypted?

    Not sure there are many CX users here, so it might be best to raise a Support Ticket.
  13. Adam

    File encrypted?

    Hi, I am new to CX, I am wondering where is the file encryption feature? I don't see my files are encrypted and can not find where to setup the encryption.
  14. Adam

    Multi-threading?

    Hi, I am curious about if Cloud Xtender using multiple threads to sync with cloud drive? Per my observation, the file syncing action is single thread and other files have to be queued for syncing.
  15. CBers

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    What do you mean it doesn't work? Have you disabled the DB firewall? Have you raised a Support Ticket?
  16. JohnDoe

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    Checked the new version, the Adobe Lightroom Classic CC still does not work with the drivebender's pool ☹️ Gives an error when working with the preview cache.
  17. Earlier
  18. rar1942

    Amahi Linux Nedia Server

    I came a cropper with my last Windiws server, and ran out of time to mess with it. I don't relish buying the latest server, and have an Amahi server ready to go, but an not entirely hapopy with what they use for pooling. Is there even a thought of making DriveBender available there? I noted ReFS (which I assume is the Reiser File System) as an option, hence the question....
  19. I gather from your post that you have a trouble ticket open?? To me I can't see how a clean install of Win7 and DB will help. The pool drives would be in the same state as soon as DB initialized which would leave your pool in the same state it's currently in. If you don't have a ticket open you should open one as this sounds like it's something that Anthony will need to take a closer look at. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  20. Anthony, I removed duplication and let Drive Bender "do it's thing" but found that the landing zone still had files. Unfortunately, I did not follow the procedure to map a drive to the pool to find and delete the duplicate folders and files because my primary file count was way above my duplicate count. I don't know how that happens, but it must have been because of how I removed a "failing drive" by using the "-" remove drive from the pool button instead following the KB article about removing a drive. I just figured that, after deleting the dupes, I'd still have too many primary files eating away at the storage space. A bit of background - I use Drive Bender on a stand-alone Windows 7 machine. It is a great replacement for WHS v1 that I had for years, but that was limited to 2tb drives. Now, this Win 7 box,with Drive Bender, is an 11 TB JBOD with some media server software on it for a smart tv and Lights-Out software to shut it down when not in use. The purpose of using Drive Bender is to mirror the files from two desktop computers at my house with SyncBack Pro, so that I have only a copy of my main files, rather than an extra storage space. Anyway, I basically started from scratch - and that was perfectly fine with me. I installed v3.1.0.0, recreated the pool from six, various sized, disk drives, (one 320 gb drive is a dedicated landing zone) and mirrored the two desktops to this one computer with Drive Bender. However, I am now enabling duplication on the pool, but Drive Bender seems to be stuck at validating files. Only 222 duplicate files are showing in the pool out of ~166K files after running all night. I tried a file system health check on the pool, but nothing has changed, however, it looks like it ran, according to the log. I see a lot of exclamation point warnings in the log for what looks like duplication tasks. They are in groups (or lines) of 4 . . . . and there are many of them. Here's a group of sequential log file lines. Worker task ID - Waiting on task to signal complete has timed out ( task" TSafeFileCopyTask exceeded: 30000 MS), killing off owning Thread Id: 3 Worker task Id - the file copy task has timed out while copying the file Worker task id - refreshing failed on the file (file path) - returned: crOperationTimedOut moving file from Worker Task ID - unable to process duplicate file for (file path) at this time. Will skip and schedule a new validation task on this file only. Right now, I am thinking of starting all over again with a fresh install of Win 7 and re-installing Drive Bender and the other software, but I'm not sure if I'll be faced with this same issue. Anthony, Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your work on Drive Bender. I know that any software support is time consuming.
  21. w3wilkes

    Cannot install on Windows Server 2003

    I think Server 2003 is effectively a Windows XP platform. I don't know if DB is compatible that far back. I'd suggest opening a trouble ticket. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  22. Hello, I am trying to install Drive Bender on Windows Server 2003, but it fails. There is a problem with certification of the installer I think. I tried update all my CA certificates. I read that windows Server 2003 does not support SHA-256 certificates, but I installed KB968730 and KB938397 updates which should fix it but it does not. Do you know, what should I try next please? Thank you
  23. Schimi

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    hmm… now it works since a few days without probs.... maybe it was a different issue that solve after a restart
  24. CBers

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    Hiya. No, sorry, I don't use it. Have you updated to the Full Release (v3.1) ? If so, I'd raise a Support Ticket so that [mention=1]Anthony[/mention] can take a look.
  25. Schimi

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    @CBers do you use the "Drive Idle"-future on your Emby Server? how is your experience? I tried it and I have a big delay if I start watching (HDD spinUp)…
  26. CBers

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    Update to v3.1.0.0 today as well. So far so good, but I never had any issues in the previous beta. Keep shovelling the snow [mention=23]w3wilkes[/mention] [emoji301][emoji3]
  27. revengineer

    V3.1 Firewall

    My Window Server is the backbone in our house handling backups, serving movies, and providing file shares. The important stuff is backed up from the server to Crashplan but only a fraction of data is backed up off-site, 40+ TB is just too much to duplicate. DB provides duplication in case of failing drives and this mode of operation has served me well for more than a decade (initially with Microsoft Drive Extender). There is clearly a trade between convenience and data safety. I am aware of the risk but find it acceptable given restrictions in user permissions and filtering at the firewall. I would have implemented an extra layer of security suing the firewall but understand that this works only locally. No big deal.
  28. First of all, I would recommend upgrading to v3 (v3.1.0.0), balancing has been much improved in v3. If you have turned off duplication (and let it finish), then map a drive letter to the pool (see - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/214027203-How-do-I-map-or-remove-a-drive-letter-to-one-of-the-drives-in-the-pool-), you can then use Windows Explorer to search for folders called "FOLDER.DUPLICATE.$DRIVEBENDER"... you can simply delete these folders if there are any left (use shift-delete so they don't end up in the recycle bin). Also, we need to ensure the clearing zone is being cleared before we re-enable duplication (let me know if this is not the case)... the file count should sort itself when the next file check is performed.
  29. w3wilkes

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    Must have been asleep at the wheel as I missed this announcement. I'm now caught up and this release is running. Anymore I always do the deinstall / reinstall method and had no issues. Looks like DB is doing a validation run on initial startup. Did some looking around and so far so good. Thanks Anthony and Happy New Year! I'll tip a cold one for you. While you're enjoying summer it looks like I've got to go out and shovel snow - again!
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