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  1. If you are being hassled by the checkdisk and defrag complications of unlettered drives, Look into some of the WINPE boot disks, most of those will mount USB drives and allow you to scan the disks and defrag. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Preinstallation_Environment http://www.google.com/search?q=winPE&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SNCA_enUS397
  2. there is the other choice of moving the files from one share path to the other at the local level of the drives. I tried this and the program didn't complain, and the transfer was instant. Is there any reason I shouldn't do it this way? I dont have duplication enabled on anything.
  3. thanks.. and I may yet.. my frustration level hasn't made it that far yet.. ...have I mentioned how great a feature it would be how to chance/add/both one to the other?
  4. how do I go about converting one to another? is there an easy way or will it involve removing all the drives, deleting the pool, then recreating it as a local drive? 'convert to local' would be a great feature.
  5. so a mounted drive path with 9.5 TB of files in it is designed to be empty?
  6. Do any of you have favorite junk file cleaners? My amalgamation of drives have a few old system copies on them, and I need a junk cleaner that can work on network paths tuneup can, but the junk filters wont see the network.
  7. twice. removed the net share, reset. added the local path, reset. it was an empty path, but the total storage was the same as the net share was, as was the remaining.. so it is seeing something about the pool. i removed it, reset. added the net share back, reset and it is now as it was... I can live with a net only share; but a local equivalent, by subst or some other program that makes a temporary or network path local would be nice.. any suggestions on such a program? (in a general sense, not specifically for DB)
  8. the net share only has all the files, but i removed it, added it again as a local drive, and there are no files in it. I added it back as a net share and it had files.
  9. rain came through, and took out the power long enough for everything to go dead. when it came back up, one of the drives had a problem. Is there any way to make DB copy off a device, skipping error reads? .. having the drive in this state would make it read only and obviously demising the total capacity of the pool.
  10. This is a question of efficiency and scale.. large storage means lots and lots of files. Is there any way to tap into, or get something out of, the DB database so that an accounting or search could be run?
  11. I have a problem of the DB path disappearing under a heavy load, so I am trying to find completely reliable file transfer programs. The current version of DB comes back online, it used to not. I hadn't found anything that will restart or skip on a failure, but I am having reasonable luck with a program called 'slowcopy' http://www.etc.ugal.ro/cchiculita/software/slowcopy.htm the advantage it has is that it can be set to a slower speed, and it will wait a while before timing out. xxcopy, being a command line ap, doesn't overrun the transfer either, but it will pause on errors. htt
  12. when ever the system is reset it looses the network share mount point. I have to add it again every boot.
  13. most of my drives caused a program crash on the adding, rerunning the program and trying again it worked as it should.. then the same problem on the next drive.
  14. Is there any practical way (other than using another caching drive, which I'm tinkering with now) of having a 'burst' or unsorted fast mode? basically a fast on, let it sort it out later. maybe a size limit and time limit and probably 'progress' to make that make sense. Think this: a fast internal sata drive that has 400 gig set aside to take new files into the DB structure. all writes go to this place up to the slowly replenishing limit, then the files get moved off of this drive to the others. Anything beyond the limit gets distributed normally, and the fast drive gets cleared
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