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  1. 2 points
    oj88

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    Thanks everyone! I've been putting off this migration for months but I finally mustered the courage yesterday to pull the trigger and to my delight, everything went relatively smooth. The following are my experiences specific to Drive Bender: 1. After releasing the license, I got a notification that, in effect, the pool will still be accessible but will be in read-only mode. However, I was still able to create and delete files on the pool. I don't recall seeing anything about this taking effect after a reboot but all things considered, not an issue for me. 2. In the new OS, Drive Bender didn't took long to recognize the existing pool (Drive P:) and brought it up. However, I was surprised that it brought up a 2nd identical mount point (Drive X:). I just removed the redundant mount point and everything was back to where it should be. This may have been a mount point I created but removed a long time ago. DB could've seen its remnants and decided to mount it. Though unexpected, it's a minor aesthetic issue.
  2. 2 points
    CBers

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    @oj88 Once you release the licence on your old server, the pool will stay online until you reboot, and even then, it may still run for 60 days, as that is how long the evaluation licence is for. When you install DB on the new server, you will again have 60 days evaluation until you have to apply the full licence. So really, you could set up your new server, move the disks and utilise the 60 days, without having to release the licence on your old server, just in case you need to move back. When all is OK on the new server, then release the key, wait for the support people to release it and then apply to the new server.
  3. 2 points
    w3wilkes

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    For item 3. You should be able to roll back without a problem, again, release the license from the Win2k19. On the other 2 questions. You should open a ticket and ask about your questions 1 and 2.
  4. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    I did see the "ghost pool" (your drive X:) once a long time ago and like you I just got rid of it and all was good. Glad it went well for you.
  5. 1 point
    Anthony

    Beta v3.6.5.0

    Release v3.6.5.0 beta 1 (2020/03/31) [ b ] Change in pool size error was causing the pool to switch into a fault-tolerant mode, and not switch back. [ b ] Detecting missing drives ate boot time now works as expected. [ b ] Scheduling task no longer blocks tasks for extended periods. [ u ] Even balancing has been improved on larger drives. Download here
  6. 1 point
    CBers

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    Glad you're all sorted now.
  7. 1 point
    Is this your first encounter with Drive Bender? You will find the manual for the product in the software install directory. It describes how to set up a pool. Parity is not a feature of Drive Bender. In a nutshell; Follow the instructions in the manual for adding your drives to the pool (they should be empty / formatted) Once the pool is created the 16 drives should appear as a single drive to File Explorer and the original drive letters should not be there for the native drives anymore. As you create directories on the new drive bender drive you should go into the Drive Bender manager and specify which folders you want duplicated or you can set duplication for the entire pool. Data that is copied to folders or the drive you've defined for duplication will be put on 2 physically separate drives in the pool. This way if a drive in the pool fails there will be an additional copy of the files on the failed drive elsewhere in the pool. So your first order of business is "read the manual".
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