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Topic # 227481 9-Jan-2018 08:59
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I've been using DriveBender for a while now, and before that WHS v1 for pooling disparate sized drives into large pools and offering folder redundancy by mirroring folders between physical drives.

 

After a recent bout where the machine was bsod'ing daily, I finally pinned it to a bad 4tb drive that now has had a drive scan and been removed from the pool ready for RMA.

 

But it got me to thinking about other options.  I'm not totally wed to windows 2012 (only as it doesn't allow for some software to run - eg backblaze - as it wont run on server os), but am very tied to Hyper-V and I do prefer windows over linux....that said I run 3 linux VMs for various tasks.

 

So what are my options.  I can run individual drives, or try storage spaces.  I'd like to keep a large proportion of folders replicated - preferably in real time.  Can storage spaces do this?  or since I have 3 3TB drives and 1 4 TB, should I mirror the 3s to 3tb of protected storage and use the extra 3 and 4 for unprotected (backups and VM storage).

 

Thoughts?

 

 





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  Reply # 1932573 9-Jan-2018 09:44
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Drivepool is great





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  Reply # 1932916 9-Jan-2018 15:00
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mentalinc:

 

Drivepool is great

 

Was going to suggest that as well.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1932919 9-Jan-2018 15:07
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CJC:

 

mentalinc:

 

Drivepool is great

 

Was going to suggest that as well.

 

 

But then I'll just be up for the same sort of issues.





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  Reply # 1933298 10-Jan-2018 07:22
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 I'd like to keep a large proportion of folders replicated - preferably in real time.  C

 

Drivepool can do all of this. replicate between drives.
There is also a scanner from the same company which you can use to alert when drives are going bad (just uses SMART).

 

 





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  Reply # 1933361 10-Jan-2018 09:07
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Probably likely to stick with DriveBender rather than switch to a similar type product (better the devil you know and all that).  

 

Was interested if any one used storage spaces, and/or windows drive mirroring as a possible option.





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  Reply # 1935624 10-Jan-2018 14:52
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Used Storage Spaces for a little while (prior to Drivepool), but then realised I didn't need everything to be fault tolerant and total drive space was more important.  Don't think I'd go back.  Agree with sticking with what you know.


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  Reply # 1935665 10-Jan-2018 15:25
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I've used Storage Spaces with W10 since it was in beta. I have two 4TB drives in a storage spaces mirror. Works fine. I've never had a problem reported that I needed to recover from. I'm also running ReFS, but based on what I've read I think NTFS is probably a safer bet right now. I used it because it's error checking and correcting.





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  Reply # 1935670 10-Jan-2018 15:28
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I've used Storage Spaces with W10 since it was in beta. I have two 4TB drives in a storage spaces mirror. Works fine. I've never had a problem reported that I needed to recover from. I'm also running ReFS, but based on what I've read I think NTFS is probably a safer bet right now. I used it because it's error checking and correcting.

 

 

Is Windows 2012 Storage Spaces the same version as Windows 10?  





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  Reply # 1935719 10-Jan-2018 16:35
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davidcole:

 

Is Windows 2012 Storage Spaces the same version as Windows 10?  

 

 

Very similar but an older version. Storage Spaces in Windows 10 is more like storage spaces in Server 2016




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  Reply # 1935738 10-Jan-2018 17:23
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Andib:

davidcole:


Is Windows 2012 Storage Spaces the same version as Windows 10?  



Very similar but an older version. Storage Spaces in Windows 10 is more like storage spaces in Server 2016



So is the 10/2016 one better being newer? If I rebuilt I’d go win 10 over server 16 now.




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NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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