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    w3wilkes got a reaction from oj88 in 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.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from oj88 in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to oj88 in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in 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.
     
     
     
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in Noobie... How do I create new pool with dual parity with 16 brand new drives?   
    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".  
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    w3wilkes reacted to dcdyd in File can't be accessed from the pool after migrating to Windows 10   
    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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to Anthony in 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
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in Change Log?   
    https://www.drivebender.com/downloads.html
     
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    w3wilkes reacted to Anthony in 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 👍
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from TobiMan in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in Size and Free Space of duplicated mountpoints   
    You could always raise a Support Ticket and ask if there are any plans for it.
     
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in 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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in 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.
     
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in Uninstall Anvil   
    Did you try doing the old fashioned Control Panel -> Programs and Features and then do the uninstall from there? Did you reference this thread in your ticket? I can't speak for the response, but Anvil isn't their only product. I think the developer does this work part time and where he is in Australia it's currently the weekend.
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    w3wilkes got a reaction from CBers in Incorrect pool size reported in console   
    This has been reported and the developer says it will be fixed in release 3.2.0.0
     
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in Cloud Xtender + Drive Bender Question   
    I'll contact Anthony separately and ask if there are any updates on this product.

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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in Restricting pool access to authorized users   
    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.
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    w3wilkes reacted to Dave in Well it took a while but Im converted at last.   
    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.  
     
     
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    w3wilkes reacted to CBers in 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.
     
     
     
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