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    CBers reacted to erzulie in Problems with big files   
    You'll need to switch on advanced I/O logging for this particular case and then email the logs. All the details should be here:

    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/333757012755
    Have you got an open support ticket? I expect you'll need one if not. To prepare you, these are the questions that were asked of me:
    What sort of file sizes are we talking about? Do you have enough free space on a/each drive(s) in the pool? Are you able to replicate this easily? How many drives do you have in the pool, and what is the free space on these drives?
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    CBers reacted to warhol76 in How to setup snapraid   
    Just wanted to report back.  I got help from someone over at the Snapraid forums.  One of the users pointed me to this article to mount the drives into a folder.  Then, I enabled the setting within Drive Bender for snapraid and everything worked great from there!
     
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/assign-a-mount-point-folder-path-to-a-drive
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    CBers got a reaction from gethin in slow copy: 8tb in 30 days   
    Moved.
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    CBers got a reaction from gethin in slow copy: 8tb in 30 days   
    @gethin No reason why you can't stop and restart the copy of you're doing it in Windows/File Explorer.
    I'm running v3.7 on my 2 servers without any issues. 
    The latest versions have a faster enumeration of folders, so you may well see a speed increase. 
     
     
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in slow copy: 8tb in 30 days   
    Personal feeling is I've not really seen a performance difference between versions of DB, they're slower than JBOD copies. That being said you can open a support ticket and ask the question about stopping the copy / updating DB / restarting the copy.
    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
    I'm guessing you really wanted this in the DB section and not the Anvil section??
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in Tiered storage and parity, will drivebender work for me?   
    Not sure why an SSD would drop out as a landing zone, as I have one in my system.

    I would raise a Support Ticket and ask the developers.

    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in How to setup snapraid   
    There is this 3 year old post, but doesn't really tell you how to set it up:

    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000392423-What-is-SnapRAID-mode-and-how-does-it-work-

    Alternatively, you could raise a Support Ticket:

    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in WSL2 support   
    Can I suggest that you raise a Support Ticket to ask that question.
     
    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
     
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in Upgrade to Windows 10 2004 causes pool to become glacially slow   
    Can I suggest you raise a Support Ticket, as there may be something MS have changed/added that may conflict with DB.
     
    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
     
     
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in Updating from 3.6 to 3.7 failed   
    Yes, you can remove it manually.

    Might be worth raising a Support Ticket so that the devs can ask for any logs surrounding the issue.

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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in How to Enable Landing Zone   
    From either the Pool Management tab in WHS Server Folders or Drive Bender Manager after you've added the SSD to the pool click on the "Show detailed information and options for this drive" icon (furthest right from the drive) and in the dialog right under "File Placement" there's a drop down. Select "Landing Zone".
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Drive offline after upgrading to 3.7   
    Glad to hear you got it running. I was going to suggest you delete the drive configuration from the registry and reboot. Drive bender will tell you it's rebuilding from drives.
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    CBers reacted to kim8 in Replacing drive in pool issue   
    All is well again! I went ahead and reinstalled DB and it indirectly prompted me to replace the old drive with the new one, and afterwards, restored the pool on its own. Another plus is now I am on the latest version. I was dreading this step but it turns out it was the most simplest way forwards. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Drive Bender v3.7.0.0 released   
    Installed with no problems. Pool came up without issue. Thanks!
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Drive Bender v3.7.0.0 released   
    Release v3.7.0.0 release (2020/04/08)
    [ u ] Some minor performance and reliability improvements.
    [ b ] Fixed a number of minor service bugs
    Release v3.6.6.0 beta 2 (2020/04/30)
    [ b ] An issue with any drive that causes the pool to switch into fault-tolerant mode can cause the Drive Bender service to crash.
    [ n ] We have added the ability to reset file object permissions across a pool, see - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001500816
    Release v3.6.5.0 beta 1 (2020/03/31)
    [ b ] Change in pool size error was causing the pool to switch into a fault-tolerant mode, and not switch back.
    [ b ] Detecting missing drives ate boot time now works as expected.
    [ b ] Scheduling task no longer blocks tasks for extended periods.
    [ u ] Even balancing has been improved on larger drives.
    Download
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.6.6.0   
    I'm up and running on 3.6.6.0b2. Took a couple of tries. On the first try the pool did not come up and the DB Service failed. I then uninstalled and deleted my pool config from the registry then reinstalled and let the pool be recreated from the drives. This worked, but seems like there was something in the pool config created with the 3.6.5.0b1 that this newer release didn't like.
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in SMR Drives?   
    I lieu of a response from Anthony, you could always raise a Support Ticket, but I doubt there will be any issues.

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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.6.5.0   
    Problem fixed with info from DB development. I uninstalled 3.6.0.0a and then deleted the pool config from the registry. Then I installed 3.6.5.0 and it realized that it had to look at my physical drives because there was no pool info in the registry. DB found my pool drives and asked if I wanted to restore the pool from the found drives. I said yes and the pool was restored successfully. Did one final reboot and all is good. Just remember that 3.6.5.0 is beta and you might encounter problems if you try it. If you try this version and have problems, be sure to open a trouble ticket with all the detail so that the issue can be corrected prior to the next release going live.
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.6.5.0   
    I was not able to install successfully! The DBservice would not stay started. DBManager showed 2 each of my DB drives 1 & 2 and also showed a drive DB3. My old pool had 3 drives labeled DB1, DB2 and DB3. My current pool has only 2 drives labeled DB1 & DB2. After a couple of tries and fails at 3.6.5.0 on my WHS2011 I've rolled back to 3.6.0.0a which is working fine.
    And yes, I've opened a ticket
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    CBers got a reaction from oj88 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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    CBers got a reaction from oj88 in FAQ - Moving a Pool to a New Computer   
    Glad you're all sorted now.

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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes 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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    CBers 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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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes 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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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes 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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