Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.1.0.432 BETA

The beta release of StableBit DrivePool for WHS2011, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials has had an update to support reparse points.

StableBit DrivePool BETA

Here is the change log for BETA:

  • CoveFS metadata (/.covefs) will be automatically duplicated, depending on the number of disks in the pool, up to 3 times.
  • [D] Re-implemented symbolic links (file / directory), junction points and mount points on the pool.
        (CoveFs_ReparsePointsEnabled in .config, enabled by default)
          – Reparse point metadata is now stored in a special hidden reparse metadata folder on the pool:
             /.covefs/reparse. This folder will not be enumerated on the pool but is used by CoveFS to manage reparse points.
          – The special NTFS specific \$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION file, for enumerating all of the reparse points on a volume is not supported yet.
  • Added disk index to the disk tooltips.
  • Added total disk count to disk lists.
  • Disk metadata updating with the Scanner was sometimes generating error reports if a disk was removed as we were querying for information about it.
  • [D] Finally figured out the workaround for the "Samsung magician" bug. Turns out that they don’t like something about our disk name, perhaps it was too long and their app was crashing. I’ve reduced the name and the bug no longer manifests, but unfortunately due to how Plug and Play works in Windows this fix will only be effective for new pools.
  • [D] Added product / vendor / firmware codes to our virtual disks in an attempt to work around some kind of bug in the "Samsung magician" software, but attempts at a workaround have failed.
  • [D] Redefined our virtual disk enumerator into a SCSI Adapter in order to make it participate in WMI SCSI Controller enumeration.

You can find this beta release here and a blog blog detailing the added support for reparse points here as well.

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