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  1. 5 points
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Some good news, we have solved the Drive Idle issue... just performing some final tests and should have a new beta out in the next week.
  2. 3 points
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.0.0

    Hi all, Just a quick update on the next beta. We are still trying to nail down an issue with Drive Idle... we believe we have sorted the performance problem, however, there is still an issue with files not displaying on occasions. Problem difficult to sort, as it can take days before it shows up. Anyways... stay tuned!
  3. 2 points
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.8.0

    Release v3.0.8.0 beta (2018-10-15) [ n ] Added new "Side Channel Protection" feature. (DB-228) [ b ] Installer not updating all dependencies correctly. (DB-231) [ b ] Network services staring but not seeing mount point, we have needed to restart "server" for a network path to appear. (DB-227) [ b ] Drive Idle performance slow, and for some users files missing during file enumeration. (DB-233 & DB-239) [ b ] Mount point name appearing as "Local Disk". (DB-226) [ b ] Empty pool purging is causing an issue on new installs. (DB-229) [ b ] Drive Bender Manager throwing an error when first starting on some systems (DB-230) [ b ] Network shares can display security issues (DB-238) [ b ] File system health check could create folders using a file name (DB-240) Download here Pool firewall configuration - 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 - This beta release has been heavily tested (in fact, the most rigorously test beta we have ever released), and expect new/updated features to be solid. The only "if" we have is around the performance of the Drive Idle feature, something difficult for us to test, as it needs a wide range of hardware. If you experience any performance issues with folder listings, please let us know (you can disable Drive Idle via settings).
  4. 2 points
    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.
  5. 2 points
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v3

    Drive Bender v3 is coming, check out some of its new feature in our latest blog - https://blog.division-m.com/2018/07/23/the-malware-meltdown/ Let us know what you think and if there is anything else you would like to see in v3! The Drive Bender v3 beta is set for release on the 31st of July. Update: The release date has been pushed to the 3rd of August. Update 2 (2018/8/4): We have an issue with the Drive Idle feature on one of our test machines, and we are having trouble sorting. Once we get it worked out, the beta will be released. Update 3: We still have not resolved the issue with the test machine. The problem is this bug can take 12 – 24 hours to manifest, so sorting it is proving to be time consuming... stay tuned. Update 4: It looks as if we have sorted the issue, and we are just performing finally testing. All being equal, we are planning to release on the 15th of August.
  6. 1 point
    TobiMan

    Beta v3.0.8.0

    From the Blog: The next feature is one we have called “Drive Idle”… over the years, a common concern with drive pooling is 1) power consumption and 2) drive wear and tear. Every time a pool is accessed, it can require many, if not all drives in the pool to spin up. In fact, this access is often a third-party app indexing the pool as a background task, again, often requiring the entire pool to spin up. Our Drive Idle technology is designed to prevent these spin ups, or, at the very least limit them. This feature should also improve pool performance and responsiveness. From my understanding, Drive Idle caches the location of the files and only spins up the necessary HDD for access, so other HDDs in the pool can remain spinned down. From my experiences, this feature still needs some tweaking concidering speed, but we are still in Beta, so no need for worries.
  7. 1 point
    Schimi

    Beta v3.0.8.0

    the "no Pool and i want go to settings" error is solved ?
  8. 1 point
    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.
  9. 1 point
    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
  10. 1 point
    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.
  11. 1 point
    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.
  12. 1 point
    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.
  13. 1 point
    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.
  14. 1 point
    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.
  15. 1 point
    I would suggest you open a trouble ticket https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us
  16. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    GBs of logfiles?

    You should definitely open a support ticket with this question https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new I would tend to agree that we should be able to shut this off.
  17. 1 point
    In that case, if I was you, I would raise a Support Ticket.
  18. 1 point
    Have you made sure you are the owner of the files / folders in the pool? Here's how to check and take ownership https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10
  19. 1 point
    CBers

    Why do drives spool up every hour?

    Without knowing what else runs on your PC, it's hard to hazard a guess. Check your Task Scheduler and see if anything runs hourly. What setting do you have for a screensaver? Is it set to start after an hour of inactivity? Loads of things could cause disk access. My disks are on 24x7.
  20. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Why do drives spool up every hour?

    Drive balancing isn't the only thing that will wake up the drives. Here's something in the DB FAQ's you might be interested in https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/333757024875-How-do-I-disable-all-internal-scheduled-tasks- Be sure you understand the implications.
  21. 1 point
    CBers

    Pool passthrough to hyper-v vm

    A good question. Might be worth raising a Support Ticket.
  22. 1 point
    Just coming back to update, I took the approach of a force removal, adding the new drive to the pool, and then copying the files back over the LAN. It worked just fine, although it took a full day to copy the 3TB over wifi and verify the transfer. Thanks for all the help.
  23. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    driver bender service @ 100% cpu

    The best thing to do is open a support ticket with the developer for guidance. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  24. 1 point
    CBers

    Patch v2.8.2.2

    Famous last words [emoji23]
  25. 1 point
    revengineer

    Patch v2.8.2.2

    I don't seem to be in need for this patch (knock on wood), but I wanted to thank you for the continued support and improvements to DriveBender. It remains one of the best pieces software I ever bought.
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