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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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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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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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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 ...