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    CBers reacted to ruralcricket in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    Change log has typo in release date
    https://www.division-m.com/downloads/drive-bender-change-log.html
    Release v3.1.0.0 release (2018-12-03)
     
    s/b 2018-12-30
     
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released   
    Must have been asleep at the wheel as I missed this announcement. I'm now caught up and this release is running. Anymore I always do the deinstall / reinstall method and had no issues. Looks like DB is doing a validation run on initial startup. Did some looking around and so far so good.
    Thanks Anthony and Happy New Year! I'll tip a cold one for you. While you're enjoying summer it looks like I've got to go out and shovel snow - again!
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Primary files > Duplicate after removing hard drive   
    First of all, I would recommend upgrading to v3 (v3.1.0.0), balancing has been much improved in v3. If you have turned off duplication (and let it finish), then map a drive letter to the pool (see - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/214027203-How-do-I-map-or-remove-a-drive-letter-to-one-of-the-drives-in-the-pool-), you can then use Windows Explorer to search for folders called "FOLDER.DUPLICATE.$DRIVEBENDER"... you can simply delete these folders if there are any left (use shift-delete so they don't end up in the recycle bin).   Also, we need to ensure the clearing zone is being cleared before we re-enable duplication (let me know if this is not the case)... the file count should sort itself when the next file check is performed.
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Drive Bender v3.1.0.0 released   
    Release v3.1.0.0 release (2018-12-03)
    [ b ] Fixed an issue network security errors.
    [ b ] Fixed an issue with Drive Idle terminating.
    [ n ] Drive Idle now defaults to disabled.
    [ n ] Side Channel Protection can now be enabled via the setting.
    [ b ] Closing the Drive Bender Manager's config window was updating custom setting even when no setting were changed.
    Release v3.0.9.0 beta (2018-11-09)
    [ b ] Further improvements on Drive Idle performance.
    [ b ] A number of bug fixes on the Drive Idle feature.
    [ n ] Added notification options to the Pool Firewall.
    [ b ] A number of minor network share related issues.
    Release v3.0.8.0 beta (2018-10-15)
    [ n ] Added new "Side Channel Protection" feature. (DB-228)
    [ b ] Installer not updating all dependencies correctly. (DB-231)
    [ b ] Network services staring but not seeing mount point, we have needed to restart "server" for network path to appear. (DB-227)
    [ b ] Drive Idle performance slow, and for some users files missing during file enumeration. (DB-233 & DB-239)
    [ b ] Mount point name appearing as "Local Disk". (DB-226)
    [ b ] Empty pool purging is causing an issue on new installs. (DB-229)
    [ b ] Drive Bender Manager throwing an error when first starting on some systems (DB-230)
    [ b ] Network shares can display security issues (DB-238)
    [ b ] File system health check could create folders using a file name (DB-240)
    Release v3.0.0.0 beta (2018-07-21)
    [ n ] Added new "Pool Firewall" feature (note disabling the "List" option is currently not available). (DB-216)
    [ n ] Added file enumeration cache feature (FEC), this is part of the new "Drive Idle' feature. (DB-218 & DB-220)
    [ u ] Empty pools are purged on restart. (DB-202)
    [ b ] Improved network share handling, including a number of network share bug fixes. (DB-203)
    [ b ] Network nodes being restored after having been removed from a pool. (DB-213)
    [ b ] A pool can fail to mount if a network share failed to connect. (DB-214)
    [ u ] Some USB based removable drive were not being detected. (DB-215)
    [ u ] Improved mount point checks and loading times. (DB-204)
    [ u ] Hard limit on log file usage improved. (DB-219)
    [ u ] Fixed a number of driver installation issues. (DB-223)
    [ b ] Fixed several issues with balancing and landing zone clearing. (DB-217)
    [ u ] Improved balancing performance. (DB-217)
    [ u ] Thread deadlocking issue resolved, and improved thread marshalling for better performance. (DB-225)
    [ b ] Fixed a number of server related bugs.
    Download here
    Pool firewall configuration - We have posted a "How to" on the Pool Firewall, you can access via support at https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000366936
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    Cool. The install of the official looks like it will be my first boot since Nov 16, 2018 - 3.0.9.0 has been solid for me.
    Merry Christmas!
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    FYI - Offical v3 release is scheduled for the 30th of December
    Merry Xmas to all... 
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    You should open a trouble ticket to ensure that the Dev sees this.
    https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in System Notification Alert   
    I'd either uninstall and reinstall DriveBender and see if that clears it, or raise a Support Ticket for the devs to investigate.

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    CBers got a reaction from revengineer in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    10 days in and still running OK.

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    CBers got a reaction from Schimi in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    10 days in and still running OK.

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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    I've had no trouble either, last boot Nov 16, 2018 (3.0.9.0 install date).
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    CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Beta v3.0.9.0   
    Still good here - 2 days of backups, weekly scheduled backup cleanup successful and music server working fine.
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    CBers reacted to TobiMan in Beta v3.0.8.0   
    From the Blog: The next feature is one we have called “Drive Idle”… over the years, a common concern with drive pooling is 1) power consumption and 2) drive wear and tear. Every time a pool is accessed, it can require many, if not all drives in the pool to spin up. In fact, this access is often a third-party app indexing the pool as a background task, again, often requiring the entire pool to spin up. Our Drive Idle technology is designed to prevent these spin ups, or, at the very least limit them. This feature should also improve pool performance and responsiveness.
    From my understanding, Drive Idle caches the location of the files and only spins up the necessary HDD for access, so other HDDs in the pool can remain spinned down. From my experiences, this feature still needs some tweaking concidering speed, but we are still in Beta, so no need for worries.
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    CBers reacted to Schimi in Beta v3.0.8.0   
    the "no Pool and i want go to settings" error is solved ?
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.8.0   
    Release v3.0.8.0 beta (2018-10-15)
    [ n ] Added new "Side Channel Protection" feature. (DB-228)
    [ b ] Installer not updating all dependencies correctly. (DB-231)
    [ b ] Network services staring but not seeing mount point, we have needed to restart "server" for a network path to appear. (DB-227)
    [ b ] Drive Idle performance slow, and for some users files missing during file enumeration. (DB-233 & DB-239)
    [ b ] Mount point name appearing as "Local Disk". (DB-226)
    [ b ] Empty pool purging is causing an issue on new installs. (DB-229)
    [ b ] Drive Bender Manager throwing an error when first starting on some systems (DB-230)
    [ b ] Network shares can display security issues (DB-238)
    [ b ] File system health check could create folders using a file name (DB-240)
    Download here
    Pool firewall configuration - We have posted a "How to" on the Pool Firewall, you can access via support at https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000366936
    Important - This beta release has been heavily tested (in fact, the most rigorously test beta we have ever released), and expect new/updated features to be solid. The only "if" we have is around the performance of the Drive Idle feature, something difficult for us to test, as it needs a wide range of hardware. If you experience any performance issues with folder listings, please let us know (you can disable Drive Idle via settings).
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Some good news, we have solved the Drive Idle issue... just performing some final tests and should have a new beta out in the next week.
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Hi all,
    Just a quick update on the next beta. We are still trying to nail down an issue with Drive Idle... we believe we have sorted the performance problem, however, there is still an issue with files not displaying on occasions. Problem difficult to sort, as it can take days before it shows up. Anyways... stay tuned!
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    CBers reacted to spaceboy in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    at cbers prompting i disabled the drive idle option, i think i was on by default, and all seems much improved
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    CBers reacted to TobiMan in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    As CBers already suggested, uninstalling and reinstalling resolves the issue. Maybe installing over an existing installation does not work in all cases.
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Thanks CBers... The installer will only force an uninstall if the core driver is out of date. v3 is using the same driver as v2.8.x, so I would expect a forced uninstall first.
    So that leaves an issue with the installer and the service starting, we'll check it out. In the meantime, I note the issue in the original post.
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Hi All,
    We are seeing a number of performance / general issues with Drive Idle, so we are holding off on the next v3.x update.
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    CBers got a reaction from TobiMan in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    For people with issues, I would suggest opening Support Tickets, as this is the only way the developers can fix any potential issues.
     
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    CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    For people with issues, I would suggest opening Support Tickets, as this is the only way the developers can fix any potential issues.
     
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    CBers reacted to Anthony in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Release v3.0.0.0 beta (2018-07-21)
    [ n ] Added new "Pool Firewall" feature (note disabling the "List" option is currently not available). (DB-216)
    [ n ] Added file enumeration cache feature (FEC), this is part of the new "Drive Idle' feature. (DB-218 & DB-220)
    [ u ] Empty pools are purged on restart. (DB-202)
    [ b ] Improved network share handling, including a number of network share bug fixes. (DB-203)
    [ b ] Network nodes being restored after having been removed from a pool. (DB-213)
    [ b ] A pool can fail to mount if a network share failed to connect. (DB-214)
    [ u ] Some USB based removable drive were not being detected. (DB-215)
    [ u ] Improved mount point checks and loading times. (DB-204)
    [ u ] Hard limit on log file usage improved. (DB-219)
    [ u ] Fixed a number of driver installation issues. (DB-223)
    [ b ] Fixed several issues with balancing and landing zone clearing. (DB-217)
    [ u ] Improved balancing performance. (DB-217)
    [ u ] Thread deadlocking issue resolved, and improved thread marshalling for better performance. (DB-225)
    [ b ] Fixed a number of server related bugs.   Download here   There are a number of new features and updates with v3, here are a couple of important tips - If during testing you experience any odd file system issue (aka folders not refreshing, permission issues etc), first disable "Drive Idle" (under settings/performance), and if the issue persists, try removing any mount point firewall setting you have added. - We have posted a "How to" on the Pool Firewall, you can access via support at https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000366936   Important - We have had reports of the Drive Bender not starting after an install of the v3 beta. We are investigating this, but in the meantime, if uninstall any previous version of Drive Bender, reboot, then install the v3 beta, the v3 beta starts as expected.  
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    CBers got a reaction from TobiMan in Beta v3.0.0.0   
    Just installed v3 over the top of v2.7, but on PC restart, the DB service won't start.

    Will uninstall and reinstall and see what happens.

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