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  1. 3 points
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v2.7.0.0 released

    Release v2.7.0.0 release (2017-08-31) [ b ] Balancing and landing zone clearing can start at the same time causing the other to abort. [ b ] When files are being balanced, certain conditions can cause this process to hang, resulting in timeout errors and/or file system hangs. [ u ] "Non-pool used space" is now scanned as part of the file health system scan, and is no longer estimated. [ u ] Improved file locking resulting in I/O speed improvements. [ b ] Fixed a number of minor bugs related to worker thread tasks and queues. [ u ] Windows Server Dashboard is now more Server 2016 aware. [ b ] Fixed a number of minor bugs related to the Drive Bender Manager. Download here
  2. 2 points
    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
  3. 2 points
    If you are having disk issues, Drivebender can generate a number of alerts (drive missing, drive back, etc) while you are isolating the cause. It would be nice to be able to select multiple notifications and delete them at once instead of click, open, delete, Yes; rinse and repeat.
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Is this possible with Drive Bender?

    Your current raid 10 array would have to be broken to remove 2 of the 2TB drives and replace them with 2 10TB drives. Seems like you'd have to do something like install one of the 10 TB somewhere outside your raid 10 array - copy the data on the array to the 10 TB drive - shut down the array and reconfigure the 4 drives to JBOD (regular drives) - replace 2 of the 2TB drives with the 2 10TB drives (1 of these drives would contain the data you copied from the array) - install the DB software (you will find the DB manual in the install directory "Drive Bender Manual.pdf" you should read the manual before proceeding) - on page 12 of the manual it talks about converting a drive to the pool. You will want to use the convert method to "import" the 10 TB drive to the pool that you copied all your data to. You can then add the 2nd 10TB drive to the pool using the initialize/format option. You should then have a pool that contains your 2 10TB drives. Then using the Drive Bender manager you would define what gets duplicated. Depending on what you're thinking you could then add the 2 remaining 2TB drives to the pool or just use them as regular drives. The key is to really read and understand the manual! Once you have your pool up and running and decide you like the DB software you can buy the software and input your license key. For the 60 day trial period the software is FULL Function.
  11. 1 point
    ruralcricket

    empty pool but files are there....

    Have you checked the drive bender logs for errors? I suspect this is worth opening a support case.
  12. 1 point
    Drive Xtender beta registration is now available, sign up at https://portal.drivextender.com You can read more about Drive Xtender at - https://www.drivextender.com If you have any issues or questions, lets us know via https://support.division-m.com
  13. 1 point
    will it be possible to use Drive Xtender with the existing DriveBender pool? Or is the pool structure different? Trying to figure out how much work and how risky such transition would be.
  14. 1 point
    revengineer

    Drive Bender v2.8.0.0 released

    Thank you for another maintenance update!
  15. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Copy failed drive to pool?

    Why can't you put the cloned drive in the pool with a new drive and then drain the cloned drive? Seems like this should get your files squared away in the pool. Then you can put the cloned drive back in your NAS.
  16. 1 point
    ruralcricket

    Drive errors

    If this is coming in small batches, I've been told by the developer that this is the smart monitor noise from a known but. Try disabling the smart monitor sevice.
  17. 1 point
    Should be sorted :-)
  18. 1 point
    And it looks like the other activity verifies/updates the file counts in the chart - #files, file types, #dups, spaced used.
  19. 1 point
    I didn't know, and the manual doesn't cover this (and is way old!) so I rand a File Validation Pass. Note that the confirmation dialog is related to File Balancing. It looks to be verifying that 1) primary files are on one and only one physical disk, and 2) that the correct level of duplication is being maintained for all files in the pool(s). My validation is still running (40TB) so it will be a while until I can run a File System Health check. Ha, found this after some googling... https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/214027103-What-is-the-health-monitor-and-how-does-it-work- Hmm.. I could be wrong about File Validation.
  20. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Drive Bender v2.7.0.0 released

    Version 2.7.0.0 installed much better this time. Thanks Anthony!
  21. 1 point
    Anthony

    Drive Bender v2.7.0.0 released

    Ok, this "rollback" issue is sorted, simply re-download the v2.7.0.0 installation and run again. The issue was a small bug in one of the installer dll's, however, it only impacted Server versions of Windows. @CBer - Re-checked against Windows 7 and there was no issue. I suspect there may have been a driver upgrade problem, and a re-install may have sorted. Anyway, try the new installer and give me a shout if still no good.
  22. 1 point
    CBers

    Drive Bender v2.7.0.0 released

    Thanks Anthony. Would still like more clarification on what "Non-pool used space" is [emoji3]
  23. 1 point
    Anthony

    Cloud Xtender v2.3.0.0 released

    Release v2.3.0.0 release (2017-08-18) [ b ] Update to use the new Dropbox v2 API (may require re-authentication). [ b ] Fixed an issue with Google Drive folders being incorrectly created (or failing). [ b ] When uploading large encrypted files to Google Drive, the upload can fail with an error. [ b ] Deleting a file that is currently being uploaded fails (file is locked). [ b ] Threaded file access better supported for remote files. [ b ] File change detection has been improved to prevent files currently being synced, to abort. [ b ] Fixed an issue that was preventing One Touch Config restoring a configuration. Download here
  24. 1 point
    +1 Have you opened a ticket? You could and refer to this thread. We don't get to see ticket, but we can +1 in the thread.
  25. 1 point
    w3wilkes

    Server 2016 Essentials Dashboard issue

    @technowiz, Just for grins try setting your scale to 100% and see if it displays correctly. With your scale set to 300%, I'd be curious to know how many other applications don't display correctly?
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