I am using my EX2 primarily as a backup device for my main computer. My main computer has an SSD for the C: drive which I use for the operating system and programs, but I save all of my downloads, music, videos, pictures, documents, and all other data to the D: drive which an HDD. Since that drive contains basically everything I care about, it’s important to me that it is backed up.
To simplify my backup plan, I got the EX2 so that I could just have the entire D: drive copied over to the N: share. (The N: share in my case is the EX2.) I liked this idea because it meant that everything that was copied to N: would be mirrored since the EX2 is RAID 1.
My question though is that the drives on the EX2 NEVER stop accessing. If I unmount the shares and do a reboot of the NAS, it will come back up and “settle down” within a minute or two. However, as soon as I run the backup job for D: to N:, the drive never stops accessing after that.
An hour ago I went through this process. I only had 5 new files (or changed files) on my D: drive since the backup was last run. Once the new files were synced from D: to N:, the EX2 has continued to access the drives nonstop for the last hour. And based on previous experiments, I know this will continue indefinitely. I seriously don’t think it will EVER stop until I reboot it.
What on Earth is it trying to do? At this rate, the drives will wear themselves out in no time. I can’t understand why changing 5 files would cause endless activity like this. That is insane.