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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 1 point
    I would suggest you open a trouble ticket https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us
  6. 1 point
    Anthony

    Patch v2.8.2.2

    We have a number of users reporting balancing issues, including landing zone clearing... this patch will a] Fix these issues - or - b] Allow better diagnostics via improved logging. This patch requires v2.8 To install, do the following Make sure there is nothing accessing the pool. Open the Windows Task Manager and find the process "DriveBenderService.exe", kill this process, along with "DriveBenderSmartService.exe and DriveBenderTray.exe (this will take down the pool). Download and unzip the DriveBenderWindows_2822.zip patch file, and copy ALL files to the Drive Bender folder (typically this is "C:\Program Files\Division-M\Drive Bender"), overwriting the existing files. Restart the machine. Important note - Users running WHS, or any Windows Server Dashboard, will need to update the addin's... to install, do the following Make sure the dashboard is not running Open the Windows Task Manager and find the process "DriveBenderHealthService.exe", kill this process. Download and unzip the DriveBenderWHS_2822.zip patch file, and copy ALL files to the WindowsServer bin folder (typically this is "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin"), overwriting the existing files. If you continue to have issues, please enable debug logging (under settings -> performance) and forward the log files onto support (do not post log files here)
  7. 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.
  8. 1 point
    In that case, if I was you, I would raise a Support Ticket.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    CBers

    Pool passthrough to hyper-v vm

    A good question. Might be worth raising a Support Ticket.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 1 point
    CBers

    Patch v2.8.2.2

    Famous last words [emoji23]
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    Anthony

    Licensing server issues

    Hi all, We are experiencing licensing server issues which is 1) Preventing new license keys being sent to new users. 2) Preventing license key activation. The problem relates to DNS... and getting sorted is proving to be very slow (we are now fed up and have move providers). In the meantime, we are manually sending new key, and user wishing to activate can do so manually (see - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/214026283) Otherwise, it should be working again in a day or so.
  18. 1 point
    There have been a couple of reports of a permissions problem in the last few days. I would suggest you open a ticket with the developer. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  19. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Permissions network shared drive

    This is the 2nd report of a permissions problem in the last few days. I would suggest you open a ticket with the developer. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  20. 1 point
    Anthony

    Patch v2.8.2.2

    Yes for sure... there may be some small tweaks based on user feedback, but this will be in the v2.9 release.
  21. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Landing Zone Tweaks / Help?

    Sorry I can't help other than suggesting you open a support ticket for these questions. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  22. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Landing zone rules

    To make sure the developer sees this you should also open a ticket. https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  23. 1 point
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v2.8.0.0 released

    Release v2.8.0.0 release (2017-10-26) [ b ] Balancing on pools with multiple mount points may not balance both mount point (only the first), this could also affect landing zone clearing. [ b ] When applying duplication, the Drive Bender Manager/Console could hang. [ b ] Fixed a number on minor bugs. [ u ] Added additional logging for some areas of code to track drive issues. Download here
  24. 1 point
    ruralcricket

    Add multuple drives at once

    When adding new drives to a system it would be nice to be able to add / queue all of the adds at once instead of needing to wait for each drive add to complete. It takes significant time to add a 6 or 8 TB drive to a pool. Would be nice to be able to add and then walk away instead of checking after each add for complete.
  25. 1 point
    revengineer

    Drive Bender v2.8.0.0 released

    Thank you for another maintenance update!
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