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Fozzie Bear

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  1. Thanks w3wilkes, Followed you instructions and rebooted twice after uninstalling 1.9.50 then installed 2.6.0.0 Held my breath and had to reboot 3 times before pool was mounted again but all seems OK now. Thanks for the guidance Fozzie
  2. Will Do as soon as I have chance to move Onedrive folder back to pool after it has finished backup. Fozzie
  3. Hi CBers, No not raised a ticket yet. I posted to see if anyone else had experienced the issue. Before doing so I suppose I ought to upgrade to latest build but I need time to backup data (to Onedrive) first. As a workaround I have attached an external hard drive and moved Onedrive folder to that then use SyncToy to copy to the Onedrive folder. This appears to be working as a temporary measure. Fozzie
  4. A number of Microsoft OneDrive users are having problems due to an update which causes an error message if the drive or share where the OneDrive folder is located is not formatted NTFS. Without getting in to the politics of this my problem is that my OneDrive folder resides on a share on the Drivebender pool which is formatted in NTFS!! Has anyone else experienced this issue. I am not sure how the app identifies the underlying file format but it appears not to like NTFS applied to the Drivebender pool. I must admit I am still running v 1.9.50 and v2.6.0.0 is available so dont know if an upgrade will resolve this!! As an aside are there any gotchas to upgrading from v1 to v2 which I need to be aware of if I upgrade. Fozzie
  5. A couple of quick questions:- 1) Where in the Drivebender interface can i check the version number? I think I am on Drive Bender Manager 1.9.5.0 but not sure if this is just the console version number 2) Is there an FAQ on upgrading to a later version? i.e. v1.x.x to version v2.x.x? I believe there were specific issues upgrading from 1.4 but cant find anything relating to later versions. Do you just run the application and install over the top or uninstall the previous version first. If you uninstall what happens to the data. Is there a configuration file (.ini or XML or similar) left behind that tells the new application where all the data is located across the drives. As an aside I can never find where to download updates so normally download the trial version. Is that correct or is there a specific location for existing users to download updates? Also are there release notes with downloads? Many thanks Fozzie
  6. I currently have a Win7 Pro 64 Bit based "Home Server" with an SSD for the OS and Drivebender managing the storage. The Drivebender pool of 8 Tb consists of 4 x Samsung 2TB drives. Of the 8Tb I have 4.5Tb in use with the largest proportion of data made up from ripped DVD's and downloaded films and HD home movies. This Home Server currently acts as File storage and also as a media centre being directly connected to the TV. However I am now moving to an Android TV Box and streaming services and am currently reviewing my TV setup and location of my data. I have another system running Windows 10 Professional which will shortly become available which I want to utilise as the Server. With some modification this case could accommodate up to 8 drives plus the OS SSD. My question is related to the new storage pool. Should I purchase 8 x 1Tb drives, 4 x 2Tb drives or 2 x 4Tb drives. Current costs in the UK for WD Red drives would be 1Tb @ £57 x 8 = £456 2Tb @ £80 x 4 = £320 4Tb @ £142 x 2= £284 From a cost perspective the 4Tb drives appear to be the cheaper option but from a redundancy point of view if one fails the data is too large for the other disk as apposed to a single 2Tb disk failure which leaves the data spanned across the 6Tb remaining 3 disks. I believe Red and Purple drives are designed to run 24 x 7 x 365 as opposed to cheaper desktop drives. However would I be better using cheaper 2Tb desktop drives such as the WD 2Tb Blue which are currently £65 each and accepting the possibility of an earlier failure? I would appreciate any users thoughts and experience with using cheaper desktop drives in a server situation. Fozzie
  7. Thanks, Found it in Real Time Monitor report V 2.1.50 Thanks, Never thought to look in Drive Bender Console just Client.
  8. This seems a rather simple request but its ages since I touched the drive bender installations. Mainly because they just work and never had to . However an issue with one installation in an office where users keep losing connection to the share in WHS2011, means I need to update to a later version to see if it resolves this niggling issue. Firstly where can I tell in the Drive Bender Manager what version I am currently running. I cannot seem to find an "About" link. Secondly how do I upgrade. Are there any precautions to take or do I just run the installer for the new version. I am on version 2 but not sure what iteration. I assume 2.3.9.0 is the latest stable build? Fozzie
  9. Thanks Gonzo0235, I will need to access the server remotely to gather the logs. Please could you point me to info on how to find the logs and upload them to M-Division. Many thanks Fozzie
  10. BACKGROUND I have set up two small offices using an HP micro server and copy of Windows Home Server 2011. One office has three users and the second 6 users. In both scenarios all users require read write access to a single folder containing all their files i.e. spreadsheets, PDF's and Word Documents. In both locations I have created a new Share on a separate "Data" partition and move the default WHS Documents folder to the new share. On one server I have just added a single 2Tb drive onto which the share has been created and the default share moved. On the other server I have installed 2 x 2Tb drives and used Drive Bender to create a Pool on which I have relocated the default Documents folder. On each Windows 7 Professional workstation I have redirected the Document library to the new Share on the server. Each workstation "logs In" and is authenticated using the WHS connector software. All other functions of the connector software work i.e. notifications, warning messages and client backups. PROBLEM The problem I am having is that the redirected Documents folder keeps losing connection with the server preventing the user accessing the contents of the shared folder. There seems to me to be no pattern to the disconnects. Some workstations stay permanently connected but others disconnect after a few weeks and some after a few days. I have even tried the Zorn Software Win 7 Library Tool to set the library location. In many cases when I go to reset the library location I find that it is already set but not visible. This only happens on the server with a Pooled drive using Drive Bender not the one which uses a single physical hard drive I know there was an issue with mapped drives on win 7 workstations disconnecting and have tried changing the disconnect time period in lanmanserver\parameters of the registry of each workstation, but this doesn't appear to make any difference. In the above scenario there are no mapped drives but access to shares presumably set the WHS Connector software. The issue seems to relate to the difference in physical V pooled storage as the server with a dedicated data drive does not have the same problem Can anyone tell me if the Lanmanserver settings apply to WHS shares? Has anyone experienced disconnects from a Drive Bender pool in this scenario? At home I have redirected libraries on my Win 7 workstations to a Drive Bender Pool but this is on a Win7 Pro based Server not WHS 2011. John
  11. Hi CBers, Yes I looked at drive bender some years ago when I was still running WHS v1 for all my media and now using it on my new Win7 Home server setup. I have now installed two of the HP Microservers in office environments but this is the first time I have used DB to create a pool. They need the space for future scanning of all their paper documents. DB has come a long way since its inception. Can't wait for the cloud aggregator. This sound like it will great for linking Onedrive accounts.
  12. Hi CBers, I live in East Hertfordshire close to the Essex border near Harlow. Why do you ask
  13. Many thanks w3wilkes you are of course absolutely correct and I hadn't considered having to reinstall the OS What I could do is just create a pool as you suggest with the two 2Tb drives and move only the Documents folder to the pool. For business purposes the users only want a single folder within which to save correspondence and photos relating to scores of properties. I could then use the D: partition for machine backups and maybe to store other less valuable info. Also I don't really want to reinstall on a smaller drive as I have purchased WD Red drives for better reliability and the smallest readily available is 1TB. You can get 500Gb WD Red but they aren't stocked by many outlets in the UK. Ideally I want to hide the other shares too such as Recoded TV, Videos etc as they wont be used. I think I can hide them but don't believe you can delete or rename the default shares. Fozzie
  14. Hi, Hopefully this is a straight forward question. I am building a small server for an office network of 6 computers using an HP Proliant microserver and Windows Home Server 2011. I have installed WHS 2011 on a single 1Tb hard drive and have now installed two further 2Tb drives to create a data pool. By default WHS2011 creates a 60Gb partition C: for the OS and the remainder of the disk as a data partition D:. I want to include the data partition and the new 2 x 2TB drives into a single pool. At the moment there is no data on the pool but WHS creates default shares eg Documents, Music etc. Which of the options in the Pool Setup Wizard should I use- Create an new Drive Bender Pool or Convert an existing windows drive (While keeping exiting files intact). I am assuming that creating a new pool will format the new pool and remove the default shares? I assume I can include a single partition on a multi partition hard drive into a new pool? I am sure this must have been asked before but cannot find a specific answer. If there is an FAQ please could someone point me to it. Fozzie
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