Shutting Off Demigrator.exe In Windows Home Server
YES!! I’ve needed this one! Although upgrading to the highest end HP Home Server last year helped a lot, I still will experience random stuttering during playback that I know is caused by demigrator peaking cycles. Here’s an awesome guide from Damian on how to configure this to run when YOU want it to run.
The stuttering would last for approximately 30 seconds and then go away, and occurred anywhere from 1-4 times throughout the movie. I went over to my Windows Home Server, looked through the logs and my drive data, and nothing stood out as causing the issue. I then remembered there was frequent discussion about a process in Windows Home Server called Demigrator.exe, which is responsible for moving data around the pooled drives when duplication is enabled. This process runs hourly and simply doing a web search for “Demigrator” will pull up quite a few posts from WHS users who have noted that streaming HD content while demigrator is running causes playback issues such as stuttering.