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Schedule Duplication on WHS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I use WHS for my media and the other day I finished copying several large blu-ray backups to my WHS server.  After they finished copying I went to my HTPC to watch them and experienced poor playback.  The drive duplication was causing so much disc activity, my playback was suffering.   This leads me to my question:

    Is there anyway to schedule duplication to occur during specific times of the day?  I'd like to run it from 2am - 8am or so...
    Pirooz Javan
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:43 PM

Answers

  • No, you can't schedule duplication, at least not in any supported or recommended way. You would have to shut down the Drive Extender service when you didn't want duplication running, at risk of losing data if a disk failed before duplication was allowed to start.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:45 PM
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  • No, you can't schedule duplication, at least not in any supported or recommended way. You would have to shut down the Drive Extender service when you didn't want duplication running, at risk of losing data if a disk failed before duplication was allowed to start.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:45 PM
    Moderator
  • So, with drive extender service turned off, all the shares act as normal shares minus the duplication?  I could run a script to have the service down for most of the day until I wanted duplication to run.  My risk would be only 1 day's data (assuming duplication completes nightly).  Is this correct?

    Pirooz Javan
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:48 PM
  • It is, as I said, not supported or recommended, and you take an increased risk of data loss. 

    Honestly, I would suggest that you do nothing. Continue loading data on your server, understanding that while you're increasing the volume of data Drive Extender has to work more to duplicate files, but that eventually you'll slow down and will eventually reach a point where the data is more or less static.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:31 PM
    Moderator