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  1. 4 points
    Anthony

    Recent issues with releases

    Hi All, First up, I would like to apologies for all the recent updates. The last couple of releases (mostly v3.3 and v3.4) of Drive Bender have contained a very allusive "Access Denied" error (this was a timing/cache problem exposed as a result of improving I/O performance). In addition to v3.2 having an problem with the FolderWall module not disabling correctly, and displaying odd errors... In all, we have not covered ourselves in glory 😬 We are confident we are on top of these issues now with v3.6, and will be looking at our regression testing, and making some changes to ensure we are delivering a better product to our faithfully users! For those that had problems... thanks again for your support and, in some case, access to your machines to help diagnose issues 👍
  2. 3 points
    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
  3. 3 points
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v3.6.0.0a released

    Release v3.6.0.0 release (2020/01/22) [ b ] Fixed a potential file looking issue. [ u ] Further performance improvement introduced. Release v3.6.0.0a release (2020/01/23) FolderWall may not process rules containing explicit application entries correctly. Download
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 2 points
    Anthony

    Drive Idle - feature status

    This is being updated in the next major release... with a re-write of the feature that will also, dramatically improve pool performance.
  8. 2 points
    Anthony

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    We have released v3.3... head to https://www.drivebender.com/downloads.html This will sort all FolderWall issues, here is a change log [ u ] By default the FolderWall feature (module) is not enabled. Important - This release will disable any pre v3.3 rules in place. [ b ] Fixed an error that some users were experiencing at boot concerning the FolderWall module. [ b ] At startup, a mount point conflict could occur that cause the mount point to be removed and recreated. [ u ] Added ".BVR" to the VIDEO file types.
  9. 2 points
    Anthony

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    Hi All, First up, sorry to those users that are seeing this issue... we have sorted it for v3.3 which is in test ATM and scheduled for release on the 17th (Tuesday). It is important to note that the message itself has no effect on the pool, and all should run as normal... that said, we have found that, when in this state, modifying the rules can cause read issues for the pool. If you experiencing this, you need to do the following. Open regedit, head to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Division-M\Drive Bender", here you will see a key, will be a GUID value (for example "{1F804C48-A87A-4C1D-8E58-BCE89B7F6EEF}", yours will be different). This is the pool key, click on this and you see more keys, the mount point key will be the key without the ".VOLUME" extension, click on this and you will see a value called "Mount Firewall", edit this value and remove the value so it is blank... then restart.
  10. 2 points
    https://blog.division-m.com/2019/08/12/mid-year-update-more-banging-on-the-anvil-and-free-give-away/
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 1 point
    CBers

    FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer

    Glad you're all sorted now.
  16. 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".
  17. 1 point
    Update on the request. THis is resolved and here is what I did. 1) Disable DB service. (I am not sure whether this is necessary or not) 2) Using WIndows Disk Management and assign a drive letter to each of the HDD 3) WHen the HDD Is seen on WIndows Explorer, WHen I click each top level folder, I got 'you don't have the permission to view the folder. Do you want to get the permission' (THis may not be exactly what was displayed) and after click yes, Windows will allow me to view the file. 4) After I have done this for all HDDs, I then use WIndows disk management to remove the drive letter 5) Start DB service and pool can be accessed.
  18. 1 point
    CBers

    Change Log?

    I'm sorry you feel that way. It's not a mess, just issues that can't be fully tested in a development environment, especially when new enhancements are being added. Whatever the issues have been, Anthony has worked night and day to fix them. You're on v3.2, so you're not that far behind. I am now running v3.6 on 5 different servers, all running without any issues. Anthony has posted about the "Recent issues with releases". I see you have posted elsewhere about Cloud Xtender, so I won't answer here.
  19. 1 point
    CBers

    [v3.4] Issues reading from pool

    v3.6 has just been released.
  20. 1 point
    CBers

    Change Log?

    https://www.drivebender.com/downloads.html
  21. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    ServerFolders Access & Backup

    Hopefully you meant Windows Home Server 2011. As far as I know there is no WHS 2010. On client computer backup it sounds like you have an error in your backup catalog. Have you tried doing a repair function on the client backup database? Here's a link with instructions for doing a repair. https://books.google.com/books?id=MufqJtL2evkC&pg=PT374&lpg=PT374&dq=whs2011+repair+client+backup+database&source=bl&ots=IzpDSmgVGq&sig=ACfU3U1DoLUc-vMk6dlDiUFzcDnvk2j8zA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiNztHU9JTnAhWTK80KHXU1BUcQ6AEwDXoECC4QAQ#v=onepage&q=whs2011 repair client backup database&f=false I have had an occasion a couple of years back where I ended up having to delete the whole client computer backup folder and re-setup the backups for my PC's since I was not able to get a successful repair.
  22. 1 point
    extensive

    [v3.4] Issues reading from pool

    same for me with emby.
  23. 1 point
    Tourniquet

    Drive Bender v3.4.0.0 released

    Yeah after I updated I have troubles with Office files saving too. Guess it's best to also roll back.
  24. 1 point
    JonnyManiac

    [v3.4] Issues reading from pool

    I’ve also seen similar post upgrade to 3.4 and rolled back to 3.2 as 3.1 has a memory leak that was causing major issues for me. At first sight it looks like all it is ok. The pool comes up and you can open files. The moment however you try to save an open Office file it fails to save leaving just the .tmp version it uses whilst you edit the file. The pool drive then becomes inaccessible even though DriveBender itself via the management console thinks all is ok! Only fix is the forcefully kill the DriveBender service exe in Task Manager or reboot my WHS2011 server as it basically kills it. Saving the file locally on the laptop I access the server from and then copying the file back to the server (same path) successfully overwrites the file. All other drives remain accessible unless you try to access the DriveBender volume at which point Explorer essentially crashes. The DriveBender console doesn't show any open files related to the (in this case) Excel spreadsheet but does appear to keep other open file handles 'active' and listed. Support ticket raised.
  25. 1 point
    spaceboy

    [v3.4] Issues reading from pool

    same issue here with 3.4 except that it was NZBget that i was having issues with. after updating NZBget could write to its downloads folder, which was in the pool, but then i got read errors as it tried to extract the files. i restored my OS disk so unfortunately i don't have any other info
  26. 1 point
    CBers

    Windows XP

    Have you considered upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 10? According to this page, DriveBender supports Windows XP, but you could raise a Support Ticket just to confirm. FYI, v3.4.0.0 has just been released.
  27. 1 point
    merwinsson

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    After doing some research for the support ticket, I am posting my observations here so others can see. This is what I found out. In 3.4.0.0 my pool still doesn't work correctly, BUT I can now turn off the FolderWall (as opposed to 3.3.0.0 which wouldn't let me), and doing so solves my problem. Also in 3.4.0.0 I can't seem to see any logging. Don't know why, but the log appears empty at all times. I've asked support to get my FolderWall working, and will report how that goes.
  28. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Drive Idle - feature status

    You should open a support ticket and ask the question regarding switching drivers. You should also include the info about DB being much slower and refer to this thread. The place to open a ticket is; https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new Be sure to let us know what DB says.
  29. 1 point
    Anthony

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    We are working on this and expect to have it sorted this week (week starting on the 6th, Jan). That said, the error message is just a message, and has no effect on the pool itself. If you are experiencing access issues, then there is something else going on and you should contact support.
  30. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    With this type error I would hope that you've opened a support ticket; https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new They will probably give direction on setting some log levels and have you submit logs with the recorded data. Not an excuse, but the developer is in the Sydney Australia area and may be hampered by the devastating wildfires.
  31. 1 point
    merwinsson

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    For me it's different. All of the software I have installed there (Steam games, Origin games, Blizzard games) give various errors when loading. Only after reverting back to 3.1 did things return to normal. FYI I have 4 500GB SSDs in my pool.
  32. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Pool firewall configuration failed

    I've got an open issue on this. I think the problem is that DB is expecting to see the Anvil product which is separate. I've not seen any problems though.
  33. 1 point
    You could always raise a Support Ticket and ask if there are any plans for it.
  34. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    DriveBender v3.2.0.0 available

    V3.2.0.0 installed clean on WHS2011. Up and running now for 1 hour. Used the uninstall / install method and my pool came up fine and all files appear to be accessible.
  35. 1 point
    CBers

    DriveBender v3.2.0.0 available

    There is a new version of DriveBender available, v3.2.0.0. Anthony will announce officially once the website has been updated over the next few days, but he asked that we let all users know. The new release is available from here.
  36. 1 point
    Anthony

    Uninstall Anvil

    We did receive your ticket, and we are working on a fix.
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    Have you opened a support ticket? https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  44. 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.
  45. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Primary Utilization?

    Don't know why I'm just noticing these things now that I've rebuilt my pool??
  46. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Duplication Problem

    I recently got rid of my small (as in MB size) drives in my pool and replaced them with two 2TB 2.5" drives. These are plenty of space to hold all my backups and a DB duplicated music library. My music library is comprised of a root folder of "MP3 Music" with subfolders for each artist and album folders for each album under the albums artist. I use Synctoy to copy the library so that folder/file date and times are preserved rather than being stamped with the time the data was put on the pool drives. Part way through the copy I realized that I needed to turn on duplication for the main "MP3 Music" folder so I selected the main "MP3 Music" folder and said to duplicate the folder and all subfolders. So far so good, the remaining folders/files of the copy were duplicated in the pool as they were copied. The next day after the copy was complete I looked at my "MP3 Music" folder and found that the stuff copied before I turned on duplication still hadn't been duplicated. At this point I manually set duplication on for the main "MP3 Music" folder using the all subfolder to be included option. DB churned for a while, but did not duplicate the non duplicated stuff. I then went to each artist folder that still showed as not duplicated and set duplication for the artist folder. This works for all the album folders under each artist. It appears that DB can't handle duplication when there's more than some number of folders/files greater than some amount (in my case it was about 12,000 songs across many artists/albums that needed duplication). Or was the problem something to do with turning on duplication for a folder while subfolders/files were being created in the top level folder? I have open a support ticket.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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
  50. 1 point
    No, nothing available as yet.
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