CBers reacted to Anthony in Drive Bender v3
Drive Bender v3 is coming, check out some of its new feature in our latest blog - https://blog.division-m.com/2018/07/23/the-malware-meltdown/
Let us know what you think and if there is anything else you would like to see in v3!
The Drive Bender v3 beta is set for release on the 31st of July.
Update: The release date has been pushed to the 3rd of August.
Update 2 (2018/8/4): We have an issue with the Drive Idle feature on one of our test machines, and we are having trouble sorting. Once we get it worked out, the beta will be released.
Update 3: We still have not resolved the issue with the test machine. The problem is this bug can take 12 – 24 hours to manifest, so sorting it is proving to be time consuming... stay tuned.
Update 4: It looks as if we have sorted the issue, and we are just performing finally testing. All being equal, we are planning to release on the 15th of August.
CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in All Media Files non accessible - can't view security. Mismatched files
In that case, if I was you, I would raise a Support Ticket.
CBers reacted to w3wilkes in All Media Files non accessible - can't view security. Mismatched files
Have you made sure you are the owner of the files / folders in the pool? Here's how to check and take ownership
CBers got a reaction from w3wilkes in Why do drives spool up every hour?
Without knowing what else runs on your PC, it's hard to hazard a guess.
Check your Task Scheduler and see if anything runs hourly.
What setting do you have for a screensaver? Is it set to start after an hour of inactivity?
Loads of things could cause disk access.
My disks are on 24x7.
CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Why do drives spool up every hour?
Drive balancing isn't the only thing that will wake up the drives. Here's something in the DB FAQ's you might be interested in
Be sure you understand the implications.
CBers reacted to appledate in Temporarily remove drive to swap in new drive
Just coming back to update, I took the approach of a force removal, adding the new drive to the pool, and then copying the files back over the LAN. It worked just fine, although it took a full day to copy the 3TB over wifi and verify the transfer. Thanks for all the help.
CBers reacted to Anthony in Licensing server issues
We are experiencing licensing server issues which is
1) Preventing new license keys being sent to new users.
2) Preventing license key activation.
The problem relates to DNS... and getting sorted is proving to be very slow (we are now fed up and have move providers). In the meantime, we are manually sending new key, and user wishing to activate can do so manually (see - https://support.division-m.com/hc/en-us/articles/214026283)
Otherwise, it should be working again in a day or so.
CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Folder and/or File permsissions - denied when copying files?
There have been a couple of reports of a permissions problem in the last few days. I would suggest you open a ticket with the developer.
CBers reacted to Anthony in Patch v22.214.171.124
We have a number of users reporting balancing issues, including landing zone clearing... this patch will
a] Fix these issues
- or -
b] Allow better diagnostics via improved logging.
This patch requires v2.8
To install, do the following
Make sure there is nothing accessing the pool. Open the Windows Task Manager and find the process "DriveBenderService.exe", kill this process, along with "DriveBenderSmartService.exe and DriveBenderTray.exe (this will take down the pool). Download and unzip the DriveBenderWindows_2822.zip patch file, and copy ALL files to the Drive Bender folder (typically this is "C:\Program Files\Division-M\Drive Bender"), overwriting the existing files. Restart the machine. Important note - Users running WHS, or any Windows Server Dashboard, will need to update the addin's... to install, do the following
Make sure the dashboard is not running Open the Windows Task Manager and find the process "DriveBenderHealthService.exe", kill this process. Download and unzip the DriveBenderWHS_2822.zip patch file, and copy ALL files to the WindowsServer bin folder (typically this is "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin"), overwriting the existing files. If you continue to have issues, please enable debug logging (under settings -> performance) and forward the log files onto support (do not post log files here)
CBers reacted to w3wilkes in Is this possible with Drive Bender?
Your current raid 10 array would have to be broken to remove 2 of the 2TB drives and replace them with 2 10TB drives. Seems like you'd have to do something like install one of the 10 TB somewhere outside your raid 10 array - copy the data on the array to the 10 TB drive - shut down the array and reconfigure the 4 drives to JBOD (regular drives) - replace 2 of the 2TB drives with the 2 10TB drives (1 of these drives would contain the data you copied from the array) - install the DB software (you will find the DB manual in the install directory "Drive Bender Manual.pdf" you should read the manual before proceeding) - on page 12 of the manual it talks about converting a drive to the pool. You will want to use the convert method to "import" the 10 TB drive to the pool that you copied all your data to. You can then add the 2nd 10TB drive to the pool using the initialize/format option. You should then have a pool that contains your 2 10TB drives. Then using the Drive Bender manager you would define what gets duplicated. Depending on what you're thinking you could then add the 2 remaining 2TB drives to the pool or just use them as regular drives.
The key is to really read and understand the manual! Once you have your pool up and running and decide you like the DB software you can buy the software and input your license key. For the 60 day trial period the software is FULL Function.
CBers reacted to Anthony in Drive Bender v126.96.36.199 released
Release v188.8.131.52 release (2017-10-26)
[ b ] Balancing on pools with multiple mount points may not balance both mount point (only the first), this could also affect landing zone clearing.
[ b ] When applying duplication, the Drive Bender Manager/Console could hang.
[ b ] Fixed a number on minor bugs.
[ u ] Added additional logging for some areas of code to track drive issues.