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  1. 4 points
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    FYI - Offical v3 release is scheduled for the 30th of December Merry Xmas to all...
  2. 3 points
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released

    Release v3.1.0.0 release (2018-12-03) [ b ] Fixed an issue network security errors. [ b ] Fixed an issue with Drive Idle terminating. [ n ] Drive Idle now defaults to disabled. [ n ] Side Channel Protection can now be enabled via the setting. [ b ] Closing the Drive Bender Manager's config window was updating custom setting even when no setting were changed. Release v3.0.9.0 beta (2018-11-09) [ b ] Further improvements on Drive Idle performance. [ b ] A number of bug fixes on the Drive Idle feature. [ n ] Added notification options to the Pool Firewall. [ b ] A number of minor network share related issues. 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 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) 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 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
  3. 2 points
    https://blog.division-m.com/2019/08/12/mid-year-update-more-banging-on-the-anvil-and-free-give-away/
  4. 2 points
    Ok I have to admit that ever since the WHSv1 and then WHS2011 days I have looked at Drive Bender (and tested for a short while back in the day) but opted for DrivePool at the time. Now all these years later I have finally seen the light. Drivepool has destroyed my carefully created and non fragmented archive drives for the very last time. Then having messed with Storage Spaces for a few days I abandoned that quickly. So it was time to revisit Drive Bender and I'm extremely happy. "Cascade Mode" is all I have ever been looking for. Thanks Anthony.
  5. 2 points
    You have right. Scan for Drives und delete the other Moundpoint solve the problem. Server now finish and works great with drive bender. Thanks for the help.
  6. 2 points
    1- You should release the license for DriveBender on your old server 2- Remove disks and install on new server 3- Install DB software 4- when you reboot after installing DB it should recognize the pool and all should be well 5- reregister your DB license on the new server
  7. 2 points
    Check it out - https://blog.division-m.com/2019/01/16/roon-and-smooth-stream-using-drive-bender/
  8. 2 points
    w3wilkes

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    I've had no trouble either, last boot Nov 16, 2018 (3.0.9.0 install date).
  9. 2 points
    CBers

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    10 days in and still running OK.
  10. 2 points
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.8.0

    Our main release is being held up by some performance issues with the new Drive Idle feature... seems, for some users, this is causing slow folder enumeration. So we can get the v3.1 release out, we are going to disable this feature by default (users can enable is they like)... then, once we have it performance sorted for all users, we'll do a point release that enables this feature by default. FYI - We are planning one more beta, v3.0.9.0
  11. 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).
  12. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Incorrect pool size reported in console

    This has been reported and the developer says it will be fixed in release 3.2.0.0
  13. 1 point
    Anthony

    Cloud Xtender v3.0.0.0

    Release v3.0.0.0a release (2019-07-10) [ b ] Windows Explorer integration could cause Windows Explorer to crash. [ n ] Added script command to install that can add/remove Windows Explorer integration. Release v3.0.0.0 release (2019-06-24) [ u ] Updated service with all new Drive Xtender code base. [ u ] Updated client to be compatible with service. Download here
  14. 1 point
    CBers

    Cloud Xtender + Drive Bender Question

    I'll contact Anthony separately and ask if there are any updates on this product.
  15. 1 point
    edo

    Restricting pool access to authorized users

    I have received the following response from Anthony. Alas.:( Hiding a drive letter based on the logged-in user is not possible, as the drive letters are mapped at the system level (and are not "user aware"). The only solution I can think of is to flag the backup folder as hidden... but then its not visible to anyone, but still accessible if you know its there. Thanks, Anthony Smith - Division-M
  16. 1 point
    Welcome edo. To be honest, I'm not sure what the answer is, as I only have single accounts on the servers where I run DriveBender. Have you checked the permissions within DriveBender? It may be possible to create a separate folder mountpoint and grant access to this mountpoint only to your HTPC user. Have you read through the FAQs for DriveBender - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/categories/201693583-Knowledge-Base-Drive-Bender If none of that is possible, and in lieu of any other answers, you could raise a Support Ticket (https://support.division-m.com) and get the devs involved. Let us know how you get on.
  17. 1 point
    CBers

    I can not copy the file

    That's sounds strange Marcelo. Have you rebooted the PC since setting up the DriveBender pool? Which version of DB are you using? There's always the option of raising a Support Ticket (https://support.division-m.com) and getting the devs involved. Keep us updated.
  18. 1 point
    So all of your old drives are in the restored pool on your new server? You may have to remove the drive letter from the pool disks as for some reason, they get assigned a drive by Windows and DB doesn't remove it on a restore. Once all your drives are found by DB and the pool is restored, you can add new drives to the pool. If that still isn't working as you think it should, then please raise a Support Ticket.
  19. 1 point
    Have you opened a support ticket? https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  20. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Primary Utilization?

    Got a reply from Anthony. He said it's been reported by several users and he's working a fix for 3.2.0.0.
  21. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Primary Utilization?

    Don't know why I'm just noticing these things now that I've rebuilt my pool??
  22. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Primary Utilization?

    For some reason this periodically resets to a very bogus number. This time I have 14.34TB used of my 4TB pool! I've reopened a ticket.
  23. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Duplication Problem

    I've closed the ticket. No trouble found in the logs. I manually went through and turned on duplication for each the sub-folders that didn't duplicate. New sub-folders duplicate as they should.
  24. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Primary Utilization?

    Problem solved. Anthony (DB) directed me to run HealthCheck on the pool and it fixed the pool utilization display discrepancy.
  25. 1 point
    CBers

    Cannot delete pool file.

    I have seen a couple of times that when you delete a file, it doesn't delete and then when you try again, you get the permissions message. Rebooting does seem to release some kind of lock on the file and it is then deleted. I would suggest raising a Support Ticket for the devs to investigate.
  26. 1 point
    I would suggest that you also open a support ticket, sometimes the devs miss requests in the forum. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  27. 1 point
    No, nothing available as yet.
  28. 1 point
    I would have thought that a reboot would have brought the drive back into the pool as long as it's still functional. In the case where you merged it as an existing DB pool drive I'm not sure what to do to clean up the dups. It would be good to open a support request. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  29. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    honour windows default browser

    You should open a support ticket on this issue to make sure the developer sees this. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  30. 1 point
    CBers

    Windows Server 2019 support?

    Probably, but you'd either have to try it yourself, or raise a Support Ticket and ask Anthony.
  31. 1 point
    Sound to me like you have plenty of spare space that removing (or having a failure) a drive should be no big deal and the repair should do the job provided there's enough free space on the remaining drives to handle the amount of used space on the removed/failed drive.
  32. 1 point
    I wouldn't class myself as an expert, just a longtime user, but thanks [emoji23] Why wouldn't you replace a failed disk?
  33. 1 point
    CBers

    Pool options for balancing

    Not currently no. Perhaps raise a Support Ticket and see if there's any way of getting it added, as I have 2 pools as well and could possibly utilise separate settings.
  34. 1 point
    CBers

    How to upgrade to 3.1?

    I installed over the top. All worked well and still is.
  35. 1 point
    CBers

    File encrypted?

    Not sure there are many CX users here, so it might be best to raise a Support Ticket.
  36. 1 point
    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
  37. 1 point
    Anthony

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    Release v3.0.9.0 beta (2018-11-09) [ b ] Further improvements on Drive Idle performance. [ b ] A number of bug fixes on the Drive Idle feature. [ n ] Drive Idle now defaults to disabled. [ n ] Added notification options to the Pool Firewall. [ b ] A number of minor network share related issues. 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 - We have now set the Drive Idle feature disabled by default (you can re-enable under setting -> performance). Due to the amount of time it is taking to resolve performance issues seen by some users, we are planning to release Drive Bender with this feature disabled. Once we have these issues resolved, we will release an update.
  38. 1 point
    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
  39. 1 point
    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.
  40. 1 point
    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)…
  41. 1 point
    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]
  42. 1 point
    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!
  43. 1 point
    ruralcricket

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    Change log has typo in release date https://www.division-m.com/downloads/drive-bender-change-log.html Release v3.1.0.0 release (2018-12-03) s/b 2018-12-30
  44. 1 point
    ruralcricket

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    Late to the game, just installed 3.0.9.0. All of the SMART statuses are N/A. The Drive Bender smart service is running. I've rebooted 2x since install and it's been 24 hours. Since I can only post .05mb, here is a link to the screen shots - https://imgur.com/a/anvdJIV
  45. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    You should open a trouble ticket to ensure that the Dev sees this. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  46. 1 point
    CBers

    System Notification Alert

    I'd either uninstall and reinstall DriveBender and see if that clears it, or raise a Support Ticket for the devs to investigate.
  47. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Beta v3.0.9.0

    Still good here - 2 days of backups, weekly scheduled backup cleanup successful and music server working fine.
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    Schimi

    Beta v3.0.8.0

    the "no Pool and i want go to settings" error is solved ?
  50. 1 point
    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.
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