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  1. Any update regarding NFS support? Quite a bit of interest in this. Maybe implemented in the upcoming V2?
  2. See this post... http://forum.division-m.com/index.php?topic=1351.msg4389#msg4389
  3. Regarding the drives showing up in the USB Eject icon... I had my drives showing up there because the SATA controller driver needed to be updated first. I then had to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver and software. This all will vary per board and chipset. Check for any updates to controller drivers and software.
  4. Update: I wanted to run more tests regarding a potential disk failing. I Disabled my drive that was designated as master node within disk management. This resulted in the pool going into fault tolerant mode. I then started drive bender console to view my drive nodes. The disabled drive displayed a warning sign with question marks, and a message stating "drive offline". The disabled drive was still designated as master. I then restarted drive bender service, and found that a different drive received the master node designation. The disabled drive is still labeled as before, but is now not the master. This makes me more confident in ignoring the master node designation when replacing a drive. I figured this would also be a good time to again test the ability of the pool to play a media file while in fault tolerant mode. I ran a similar test earlier documented in this thread: http://forum.division-m.com/index.php?topic=1313.msg4253#msg4253 ... testing again: I discovered the drive I was going to disable for the master node test contained a movie file that was duplicated on one of my other drives. So before disabling the drive, I started the movie. I then disabled the drive, causing the movie to stop after a minute or two, and the pool to go into fault tolerant mode. I tried to restart the movie, but received a file not found error. Why couldn't it use the duplicate file? I can play other movies from the pool, so I know it can read files in fault tolerant mode. Just not files that were from the disabled drive, despite existing in the pool as a duplicate.
  5. I am about to replace a working (just too small) HDD with a new 2TB drive. The old drive is listed as the master node under drive bender console. Has anyone had issues with removing the master node? If so, is there a way to switch the master node designation to another drive? If the master node is a non-issue... Should I remove the old drive then add the new drive? Or would the swap drive feature make more sense (and be safe to perform)? Thanks for any input.
  6. Running, Windows Server 2008 R2. DriveBenderService only around 12mb total. Is there supposed to be an increase in memory usage between this version and
  7. Forgot to mention that the proceeding method assumes you have a drive letter assigned to each drive. I've assigned drive letters, and then hid them using a registry tweak. This is done by: - Open Registry editor (select run, then type regedit) - Navigate to this key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer - In the right-pane, create a new DWORD entry "NoDrives". - Modify the "NoDrives" DWORD using a decimal value. I hid drives A: B: F: G: H: I: with a value of 481. There are free calculators that will give you the value to hide different combinations of drives. Search online for one. - Reboot your Pc This will hide the drives from explorer, but still allow you to use programs that need access to individual drives. ** Take caution editing the registry, as this can potentially corrupt an entire windows installation. **
  8. You can use a batch file to list the folder structure and all files within, and output that to a text file. You can then schedule that batch to run several times a day depending on how often your contents change. For example: If you can match the GUID with a particular HDD, like: {D9F6C79B-A058-45FA-A793-9D2683D9CC9A} = DB1 ... (use Drive Bender Manager to identify DB1 with model and serial # if provided) Then use a batch command like: @echo off Rem create a text file listing folder structure & contents of DB1 @echo creating content list of DB1 Please wait... tree F:\{D9F6C79B-A058-45FA-A793-9D2683D9CC9A} /a /f > d:\DB1_FolderContents.txt This will create a DB1_FolderContents text file that shows the directory structure and the files under each subfolder. If that particular HDD fails and is unrecoverable, at least you have a list of what was on it including folder structure layout.
  9. Setup: - Windows Server 2008 R2 - Drive Bender version - Pool of 1 internal sata hdd & 1 external usb hdd - Local mount point P: - Created "Media" folder at the root, with 2 sub folders - "Movies" and "Music" - Duplication enabled on "Media" folder and both sub folders Scenario: - Copied 1 music file to "Music" folder and 1 movie file to "Movies" folder - Added drive letters to both hard drives within the pool through Disk Management - Verified duplication by playing each file on both hard drives using mount points created with Disk Management - Removed mount points to hard drives in Disk Management, leaving the pool mount point P: untouched the entire time. Problem: - Played each file at a time through the pool mount point P: - While playing, unplugged external usb hdd - resulting in file failing to play - Repeated process, this time leaving external usb hdd attached, and disabling internal hdd. Same result From what I understood, when a drive fails the pool goes into read only mode. Read only should still allow the files to be played right? It would be nice if a movie could be completed, and the failed drive could be dealt with following the movie. I would imagine the same scenario would be beneficial with any type of file, not just media. Any clarification on how a pool functions when a hard drive fails? Thanks
  10. I too am experiencing the disk i/o issue. I did notice that in resource monitor, some files being accessed were not duplicated files. If the i/o activity is indeed based on the health monitor for duplication, why are these files being accessed by DB? Has there been any progress on reducing the disk i/o for the health monitor? Win7 x64 DB
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