CablDeViL

How to force Load Balancing

7 posts in this topic

I just upgraded one of the drives in WHS1 from a 1 to a 2tb. I removed it from the console and it took about 4 hours. I installed the new drive but now I would like to force the load balancing to start now. DO I need to Remote in?.... I do not see the option in the console.

 

Thanks

 

CD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Supposedly, if you go into Console>Shared Folders>highlight a folder and enable/disable Folder Duplication, it kicks off the balancing. But I don't think that will do what you want.

 

So yes, RDP in and initiate from there. Personally, I use Drive Balancer and it has gotten my drives to within a percentage point of the same amount of usage for each drive. If you've never used this utility, view the help files, particularly the very first paragraph of the readme.txt. I followed those instructions and had success with it.

 

fyi - You can also manually set the free space you want on your drives which, done correctly, will 'push' files to the other drive. That's a little tricky, but it works. I just did it today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Supposedly, if you go into Console>Shared Folders>highlight a folder and enable/disable Folder Duplication, it kicks off the balancing. But I don't think that will do what you want.

 

So yes, RDP in and initiate from there. Personally, I use Drive Balancer and it has gotten my drives to within a percentage point of the same amount of usage for each drive. If you've never used this utility, view the help files, particularly the very first paragraph of the readme.txt. I followed those instructions and had success with it.

 

fyi - You can also manually set the free space you want on your drives which, done correctly, will 'push' files to the other drive. That's a little tricky, but it works. I just did it today.

 

I just downloaded Drive Balancer - I will give it a try. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DVN thanks seems to be working well! I will have to use that again when the new case comes in and I add 2 more 2tb drives. Looks like a great program!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad it worked for you.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread should be made a sticky. I just added 2 more 2tb drives and reread this post to set it all up. Thanks again DVN great info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks DVN, never tried this but I think I will.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now