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Resilient File System (ReFS) is a B+ tree based, copy-on-write filesystem introduced in Microsoft Windows 2012 that is intended to eventually replace NTFS.

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Does the ReFS filesystem reserve space for itself?

I recently formatted a single disk from the line of new 14TB Seagates on Windows 10 with ReFS, with a 4K block size, to use the full capacity available and noticed that out of the approximately 12.7TB ...
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Microsoft Storage Spaces without ReFS

I'm testing a new build of a surveillance, video recording server. My OS (Windows 10 Professional) is on an SSD and my data is stored to 8 spinning disks. I wanted to try out Storage Spaces and ...
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NTFS vhdx On REFS Mirrored Storage Spaces

I've been trying to figure this out now for sometime, but haven't found an answer. I have a Server 2016 VM running on HyperV Server 2016. It has a file storage VHDX formatted as NTFS that is ...
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ReFS and FileIntegrity

I've been planning to run ReFS within our infrastructure for some time now, but just seem to get the chance to now. So before I begin digging into configuring the test environment, so while I go grab ...
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ReFS and Storage Spaces in virtual environment - ESXi / VMware vSphere

As Microsoft's ReFS draw my attention because of data corruption occurred to my storage I'm wondering if it's recommend to use ReFS in a virtualized environment. To be precise my stack would be a ...
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Server 2016 File Server Best Practices [closed]

We are going to replace our old 2008R2 file server with Server 2016. We only have about 50 shares but about 20 TB and growing of Data. I get the share permissions and NTFS and most restrictive which ...
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How to find the cause of a single event file content corruption?

A few days I copied a large (56GB) file from a workstation to a file server. After checking the copy I found out it had a few bytes different from original. Details: source system: Medion Akoya ...
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ReFS / storage spaces drive being dropped under heavy load

I have a Windows 10 workstation used within my business for things like image processing (Photoshop) and software development (Eclipse). It's an i7-2600K based computer, Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H B75 ...
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Over 600GB of Phantom Data on Windows Storage Space Volume

I'm trying to copy several terabytes from one server's 4TB Storage Space to another server's 4TB Storage Space, but the copy is failing due to the Storage Space on the second server running out of ...
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Refs: is fragmentation ok / is defragmentation needed?

I run ReFS in two configurations: In a storage spaces mirror (2x4TB), for most valuable data Standalone on a single disk, for offsite backups (NB: not my only backup) In both of these configurations ...
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Storage Spaces cache in RAID 1

I have 2 x Intel S3700 200GB. I want to employ ReFS and Storage Spaces, Mirroring to the drive, behaving like RAID 1. That's all i need, not more. Now i plan to use this as database. Normally in RAID ...
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Is it possible to ask ReFS to use hardware RAID6 for parity calculations?

Does ReFS use FPGA-based XOR engines for RAID parity calculations? If not, is it possible to get it to use such tech?
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Why is ReFS not appropriate for Work Folders

I'm looking to setup a NAS for a small team. Two main requirements are using it as an archive and a folder syncing. Because I want to make sure that the archive is not prone to bit rot, I've came to ...
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For a drive formatted with ReFS, with a mirror, will it self heal if there is a bad sector?

Under Windows 8.1, if I format a drive to ReFS, then add a mirror using Disc Management, will it self heal if there is a bad sector on one of the drives? Or do I have to use Storage Spaces to take ...
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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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ReFS Scrubbing of User Data

According to this ReFS requires checksumming all file system metadata. It can checksum user data, but it is not the default option. In ReFS, if integrity streams are enabled (Mirrored Storage Space), ...
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Is ReFS ready to host production VHDXs on Hyper-V 2012 r2 clusters?

One of the new features that I didn't see listed in all the "Windows Server 2012 r2" posts is that Clustering now supports CSVs that are formatted with ReFS. So, naturally, I would like to change the ...