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Reconfigure (software-RAID) array for more space

I have: Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and 2 VMs x6 hard drives 500 GB capacity in software-RAID array (Window's Storage Spaces) for VM storage, x1 SSD boot drive for server host OS (and VM page ...
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MSW2012R2 StorageSpaces + SSD tiering. Unknown Placement Status

I use StorageSpaces with tiering. I have several vhdx images that I want to be constantly pinned to SSD on my tier. I use command: Set-FileStorageTier –FilePath "path" -DesiredStorageTier "tier" ...
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How to configure Windows Hyper-V server with Windows Storage Spaces

I creating a Hyper-V home setup. I have a single Machine (haswell CPU, 16GB ram, and SSD) Storage is attached as DAS (5 Disk USB 3.0 enclosure) I want that machine to be a Hyper-V host (Windows Std. ...
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Can Windows Storage Spaces Mirror use 5 HDD in JBOD?

I have a 5 disk USB 3.0 enclosure (JBOD configuration, Windows see's 5 physical disks) with a max of 4TB per disk. I want to make a Windows Storage Spaces in mirrored mode (all data written to 2 ...
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Storage Spaces: Will removing a used USB 3.0 retain the data in a 2-way mirror setup?

So I've just realized that the ReFS filesystem, although promising in a Storage Space solution, doesn't have certain NTFS features that I need. So I'm contemplating going back to NTFS. Problem is ...
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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...
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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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Can Storage Spaces VirtualDisks be moved between pools?

Can I move a Storage Spaces virtual disk from one pool to another? Or do I need to create new volumes and copy the files with the operating system?
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Where to find more information on storage jobs returned by the Get-StorageJob cmdlet?

Is there a way to find more information on windows storage jobs in 2012 R2, more specifically storage jobs retrieved when running the Get-StorageJob cmdlet? Some background: I am doing some testing ...
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Storage Spaces - drives with different capacity [closed]

I'm looking at Storage Spaces as a software based RAID replacement solution. I am planning on moving my disks to a new computer in the near future, yet I want to move data in now. Also, I have not ...
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IOPS bottleneck in design? [duplicate]

I'm building a 45 drives (backblaze) storage pod for use with Windows 2012 R2 Storage spaces. Spec is 2xE5-2620 v2 cpus, 32 GB ram, 3xLSI 9201-16i cards, 9x1 TB SATA SSDs, and 36x4TB HGST ultrastar ...
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Windows Server 2012 Storage Pools and TLER/CCTL/ERC enabled drives

How do Storage Pools manage near line hdds (no raid controller) that implement TLER/CCTL/ERC? Is it completely transparent, or does that feature need to be disabled in order for the automatic ...
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Storage Spaces - Why Use Parity? [duplicate]

Given that mirrored Storage Spaces provide automatic corruption detection and repair, is space efficiency the only compelling advantage of parity over a mirror? I am thinking that the poor write ...
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2012 R2 Storage Spaces, are there any obivous problems with this implementation?

I am planning on building a HA 2012R2 Storage Spaces Cluster. OK, here is what I am planning... 2 2012R2 Servers each with a LSI LSI00300 (9207-8e) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS Host ...
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Server 2012 Storage Spaces HA Cluster with additional JBOD SATA DAS?

I am looking at building a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces High Availability setup, and I had a question. Can I add a additional enclosure to just one of the servers to host a non-HA array. ...
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How to create a virtual disk without touching SSD's

I have two SSD added to my storage pool. I want to use them later for a tiered storage and write-back cache. Now I noticed the following: If I create a new virtual disk, the storage pool assigns my ...
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2012R2 Storage Spaces Memory and CPU requirements

I am looking at possibly using Storage Spaces in Server 2012R2 to build a NAS off of. I am looking to build a fairly large unit, 12-14 HDDs, in a "RAID10" like setup (I know storage spaces does not do ...
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Building a SAN on 2012R2 “Storage Spaces” - More Cores, or Faster Single Thread?

I am considering building a SAN unit on Server 2012R2 using Storage Space. In that situation is it more helpful to have more CPU cores, or less faster cores?
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Connecting a Storage Space: connect-virtualdisk error PermissionDenied 40001

I'm trying to attach a storage space in my server but am receiving and access denied error. The back story is that the storage space was working fine on windows home server 2012, but then I paved the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 scripted access to freespace of physical disks?

Is there a way to access the freespace of the physical drives that make up a storage pool on Windows Server 2012? I've just recently ran into a problem with running out of space, and can see the ...
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Storage Spaces adding a mirrored drive later

I am planning to use Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2. I want to initially set up my sever with 1 hard drive in the storage pool. Is it possible later to add a second drive that mirrors the ...
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windows 2012 failover cluster, system validation, and storage spaces

I have two host servers with Windows 2012 Hyper-V installed. I have also configured File and Storage Services with one Storage Pool, one Virtual Disk on each server. I used Star Wind SAN for Hyper-V ...
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Can storage-spaces drives be moved to a replacement server when there is a failure

I have tried to search here and Google, but cannot find a case explaining this. Storage spaces is similar to software raid. If the server fails due to motherboard or some other issue, can the drives ...
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Restructuring RAID Array (Windows Storage Spaces)

Our current production server has 6 hd's in a RAID 10 array. Technically it's not RAID, but the new Windows Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2012 (think software-RAID). These six are used for ...
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Error removing physical disk marked as Retired

I have Server 2012 with one storage pool and one virtual disk. The virtual disk uses layout parity and thin provisioning. It contained 4 physical disks. One of the physical disks failed. It was pulled ...
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How to share Fibre Channel between servers on Windows 2012 STD

I'm new to Fibre Channel so please take that into consideration. We have 3 servers. 2 servers are running Hyper-V and 3rd server was bought to act as a file/backup server for those 2 servers. All ...
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Dynamic disk or Storage Spaces?

I recently upgraded to windows 2012 server and am curious about the difference between storage spaces and simply creating a dynamic volume from the three drives. Basically, I have 3 hard drives I'd ...
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Install server 2012 on HP ML110 G7 with B110i controller, no disks found

I'm trying to install Server 2012 on a HP ML110 G7 with a B110i controller and four non hot-swappable SATA drives. I just can't get the Server 2012 boot disk PE environment to find any disks. I ...
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How do i use storage spaces?

I am planning on building a new windows 2012 server for a client and I have no experience in doing so. I have built many linux servers for them and setting up software raid during the install is a ...
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Windows 8/Server 2012 Storage Spaces with multiple chassis

I've been doing some experimenting with Microsoft's new storage spaces but keep running into the same question. I have a 2012 server with an HBA attaching it to two external disk array chassis. I've ...
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How to shrink a virtual disk using Resize-VirtualDisk on Windows Server 2012

I accidentally extended a virtual disk size from 2TB to 21TB (due to entering 2.1TB on a different regional setting). Now apparently I cannot shrink the virtual disk afterwards (Not Supported)?! Can ...
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How to resolve virtual disk degraded in Windows Server 2012

I am using the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2012. I have the following disks: FriendlyName CanPool OperationalStatus HealthStatus Usage ...
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Server 2012 Storage Pools, Raid Controller… can the Storage Pool deal with it?

Before trying it out - I don't find any documentation. Given that Storage Pools have serious performance problems with parity, and do not rebalance data at the moment when you add discs, my preferred ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Server 2012 storage spaces

I'm trying the new "Storage Pools" feature on Windows Server 2012, and I've created several disks on the pool. When I restart the server, some of the disks (two, out of four) do not attach ...
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Can Storage Spaces be used for Hyper-V VMs?

I'm planning to update my server from Win Server 2008 Rs to 2012 when it is released. I'm very interested in the new "Storage Spaces". The main question I have is whether I can mount a storage space ...
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In a server with WS2012 Storage Spaces, do I still need hw/sw RAID? [closed]

I'd like to utilize Windows Server Storage Spaces (introduced in Windows Server 2012) to increase resiliency against harddrive failures. It is a small server, high performance is not a priority and so ...
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What are the advantages / disadvantages of using Storage Spaces in WS2012 vs RAID?

I'm building a cheap server from commodity hardware that should have at least some fault tolerance regarding its storage. Now that "Storage Spaces" are available directly in the Windows server OS, is ...
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Is Microsoft's “Storage Spaces” just LVM for Windows? [closed]

From initial reading, it looks like Microsoft's forthcoming "Storage Spaces" is an LVM-like tool for Windows. Is this a correct assessment? If it's not merely LVM-for-Windows, then what is it, and ...