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Dynamic disks are a Microsoft technology for allowing special features that normal partitions do not, such as spanning multiple disks and raid.

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VHDx on Spanned Volume

This is either a great idea, or royally stupid... But I have to try something. We have a server with 2 x 2TB HDD Dynamic non-os drives in a mirror. On said mirror, is a dynamic VHDx file for a virual ...
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Windows-Server-2019 - Raid 1 Software - Could not convert Disk to Dynamic security enabled on Disk

I installed a fresh Windows Server 2019 on ONE of two identical Crucial CT1000MX500SSD1M. I don't have an integrated RAID controller on my MB ASUS_H110m-A/M.2 so I wanted to try a software RAID 1, ...
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Windows software raid drives deactivated

Not sure what to make of this behaviour, but here goes. I have 3 Seagate 4 T drives in a windows 2012 r2 server in a software raid 5. Recently, I logged onto the server to see that 2 disks (...
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Unable to create cloud KMS encrypted PVC in GCP: googleapi: Error 400: Invalid resource usage

I'm trying to set up CMEK in my cluster as per the details mentioned here: https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/how-to/dynamic-provisioning-cmek#dynamically_provision_an_encrypted I have ...
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ddrescue - retry bad sectors starting from the end of the disk

How can I attempt to read bad sectors from the end of the disk, using ddrescue? I have dynamic volumes and the LDR is kept at the end of the disk, unlike MBR. I remember that I've tried --reverse but ...
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Copy EFI partition and BCD store to a second drive

I'm attempting to set up dynamic boot partition mirroring on GUID partition table (GPT) disks as part of making a bootable mirror of a Windows system drive. I am following Microsoft's KB951985 but I ...
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3TB HD reduces to 752GB when converted from basic to dynamic

Our surveillance server running Windows2008r2 (standard), had a software RAID5 of five 1TB HDs. Ran well for 2 years, till one drive died last week. Decided to "upgrade" and increase room to five ...
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Does a dynamic VHD automatically add space to its local drives?

OK, this might be a stupid question but I'm new to this. Dealing with Hyper-V server 2008. So let's say I got a dyamic VHD which has a 70gb max when i inspect it in Hyper-V, and then the C: drive of ...
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Compacting VHD disk images when they are dynamic

I have a Hyper-V server running on WS2012. I have a Windows 7 running as a dynamic disk. I delete files and more from within to attempt to save disk space and reduce the size. However, the size does ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 with Mirrored Disk Booting to Black Screen

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 device with 2 disks formatted as Dynamic Mirrored disks booting to a black screen. Upon booting the machine goes through the standard checks and then gets stuck at a ...
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Extend a striped volume in Windows Server 2008 R2

Can striped volumes in Windows Server 2008 R2 be extended? I have searched here on ServerFault and also on Google for an answer to this, and I can't seem to find an answer. Even the commercial tools ...
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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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Re-importing (Virtual) Foreign Disks on Windows 2003

I have a virtualized Windows 2003 Server machine with one basic disk (boot drive) and three Dynamic disks. The machine is running in an VMWare ESXi server. I had to remove the three dynamic disks ...
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Risk involved in converting basic to dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 (and R2)

How much risk is involved in converting a basic disk into a dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 R1 and R2? I just expanded my vDisk in VMWare but since the disk is basic it will not let me expand the ...
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Disk read error after converting basic disk to dynamic disk?

I have a bit of an odd setup. Basically, originally in the server was an older lone 160G harddrive. We've decided to upgrade it to a RAID-1 mirrored 2 disk setup against two new 500G harddrives. It'd ...
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what are VMware P2V dynamic disk best practices?

We are trying to figure out the best way to do a P2V on one of our main file servers (windows server 2003). Currently the server is physical with an MD1000 hard drive array attached through scsi, we ...
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Safely remove a disk from a spanned volume

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and converted physical disks to dynamic disks and combined them to a spanned volume. Yesterday, one disk started throwing S.M.A.R.T Errors, so I decided to get a new ...
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Best practice for changing a dynamic (system) disc?

We've been using Windows Dynamic Disks for our customers system discs as a software RAID1 solution (i.e. we install the system on one disk, and mirror it after installation using Dynamic Disks). I've ...
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How do you monitor the health of a mirrored disk in Windows?

I have a Mirrored Dynamic disk on my Windows 2003 Server. How do you monitor the health of the volume? Is there a way to have the server send an email when there is an issue with the volume? Is there ...
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remove volume on missing dynamic disk

I had 2 drives in my Server 2003 PDC 1 of the drives went bad and was replaced. Now i show the working drive, the new drive and a missing disk. I am trying to delete the missing disk but am not able ...
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VMWare with physical partions in a dynamic disk?

Background: Host OS is Windows Vista. Guest OS is Ubuntu VMWare can give direct access to a guest OS to a physical disk partition, so say my disk has two partitions, the first is NTFS and has windows ...
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