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Questions tagged [storage-spaces]

a storage abstraction layer for Direct Attached Storage in Microsoft Windows. provides features and performance comparable to a traditional SAN.

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Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces - changing or adding disks

This may be a very basic question, but we are a small company with minimal IT support, so it's left to me to figure this stuff out. We have a server running Windows Server 2016, with one instance, ...
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Error replacing StoragePool disk - not supported

I can't replace hard disks in my existing StoragePool, it fails when adding new disks. My question seems similar to this one, but that can't be the answer, because I've been using it for over a year ...
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Howto verify if Storage Spaces uses Journal disks

I try to add three SSDs as journal disks to an existing Storage Space (with powershell commands Add-PhysicalDisk and Set-PhysicalDisk -usage journal). However strangely this increased the size of the ...
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How do I use Get-PhysicalExtent on Get-PhysicalDisk?

No matter which server I try the PowerShell docs for Get-PhysicalExtent on, nothing works. I've documented this as a bug on GitHub: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-powershell-docs/issues/514 ...
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Is Path-based Unoptimization Possible?

I have a deduplicated volume in Windows Server 2016 that some software is having problems dealing with. Specifically, Matlab 2015 and older couldn't read deduplicated files, and while updating to a ...
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Windows Server 2016 adding Storage Pool, “Incorrect Function” from physical disk

I have a server running Server 2016 Core acting as a hypervisor. I am now setting up an Azure Backup Server as a VM on that machine. As per the instructions, the backup server needs a storage pool ...
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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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Default behavior of Storage Spaces Direct results in what capacity?

I have read the Drive Symmetry Considerations and the Deploy Storage Spaces Direct articles and I'm lookup to understand the default behavior of the Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect command as it ...
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Adding more disks to Storage Spaces Direct didn't give me the capacity increase I was expecting

I have S2D setup using 2 Azure VMs in a mirror. When I originally set it up, I did so following the instructions here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/...
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How do I create a VirtualDisk that spans two drives without redundancy using Power Shell

This is my first time in many years where I've used Windows Server. I was encouraged to set up Windows Server 2016 and assumed it had a GUI. To my surprise this version has no desktop experience. I ...
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How does Windows Storage Spaces (win server 2016) handle parity with different sized drives?

When using drives with different sizes in a Synology NAS, there is an option on many models called the SHR which to my understanding is a parity mode that dividces the drives' volumes into smaller ...
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Expanding disk after adding physical disks to storage pool

I'm exploring Storage Pools in Windows Server 2016 and I'm trying to create one virtual disk that uses the entirety of the space available in the pool. However, it appears that it's not using all ...
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Site-aware cluster migrates VMs to random nodes, not to the preffered site

We have 2 physical host, 4 virtual-node (HyperV Server VMs, 2 on each host) cluster which is running some nested test VMs (using mentioned HyperV Server). In short it is ment as a lab environment ...
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How to migrate from mdadm to storage spaces?

I have: Debian linux server 4 TB 3x(2TB drives) mdamd raid5 with EXT4 filesystem. I want to upgrade it to: Windows server 2016 with storage spaces - 6TB(2 x 6TB drives in mirror) NTFS. What ...
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Storage Spaces mounting\dismounting

Good day! I have several USB HDDs in a simple Storage Space pool. The pool is used for backup. Is it possible to mounting\dismounting the pool as needed and assign a letter to it in the system? Maybe ...
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experience with using SS on Windows 2016 MSCS VMware Virtual machines

After reading multiple documentations around setting up a MS 2016 Fail-over Cluster with Storage Spaces on VMware ESX it seems that this configuration is not supported but it only says server 2012 and ...
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Reclaiming disks from storage spaces direct

I removed the virtual disk and the storage pool entirely. Even though the physical disks aren't attached to a pool anymore, windows doesn't reclaim them. What I tried so far (in a different order ...
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Remove Disk from Primordial Storage Pool?

I am a little stuck here. Setting up a new server (for storage spaces) one of the disks we wanted to use for other purposes got pulled into the primordial storage pool. Somehow I see no option to ...
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Windows Storage Spaces, can I stripe across 3 disks and on top mirror to a 4th disk?

I have 4 HDD drives and want to maximize read performance with 1 level of resiliency. For that purpose I like to ask whether I can use 3 of the 4 drives in Storage Spaces and create a Simple Virtual ...
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Windows Server 3 or 4 Disk Parity Configuration

right now I've got an Ubuntu Server with a 3x4TB Software Raid 5 Configuration. I came to the conclusion, that the best for me would be to switch to Windows Server. I also researched that RAID 5 ...
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Storage Pool Server 2016 Hard Disk Not recognized

I have a HP xw6600 server that is really old, but for the past year I've had 2016 Storage server installed with (2) 5TB drives being mirrored in a storage pool. Recently we had a power outage and one ...
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Cant access disk space on System Storage DS4700

Im running a Windows Server 2012 R2 and I use IBM's System Storage DS4700. I used to have access to the disks thorugh the File Explorer and recently for some reason im not able to see that disk ...
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Storage Spaces Direct - how to use newly added disk as local and prevent auto pooling / auto-select?

Environment: Windows 2016 FCI cluster with S2D running SQL Server cluster on 2 VMs in Azure. New vhd disk has been added to a single VM in the cluster with intention to use it as local. Because '...
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Move storage spaces from Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016

I have a storage space with multiple physical disks in Windows 10 Pro, but now I want to switch to windows server 2016. I will probably do a clean installation of Windows Server. Will Windows Server ...
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Storage Spaces: Optimize-Volume taking days

I'm on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Storage Space volumes. I deleted a large 3TB file on my 12TB thinly provisioned volume. This space hasn't been reclaimed. So I decided I would need to run ...
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Storage Spaces Direct detect and change Resiliency Mode

I've 2 node cluster where I enabled S2D. Later I added the 3rd node. Now I would like to check if resiliency mode changed to three-way mirror automatically. If not, I would like to change it manually. ...
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How to ensure HDD Write Caching is disabled on MS Storage Spaces

I have a Storage Spaces pool on a server that is not currently power protected. It consists only of mechanical hard drives. I want to compare performance of write caching enabled vs disabled so I can ...
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Why available disk space is increased after copy a file?

I was coping a file (win2016.tar.gz, 308.2GB) from ESXi host (/vmfs/volumes/vmstore) to a NFS datastore (/vmfs/volumes/vmnfs, share from my NAS ext4 partition). [root@esxi:/vmfs/volumes] ls -lah ...
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Storage spaces: parity VD with chunks of zeros but showing as healthy

I've got a virtual disk in a chronical unhealthy but functional state after a failed drive was replaced a while ago. The repair command returns instantly on this VD and the health status does not ...
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How to setup storage inside failover clustering

Here is the back story of what I am working with. I have 2 Vmware ESXi clusters, 1 large at one location, 1 small at another. I am attempting to setup a windows based failover clustering inside that ...
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Is it possible to use several disks in the pool and some disks as local disks?

I have 4-node S2D cluster with 12 disks each on Windows Server 2016 Insider Preview 16257. I applied this settings by Cosmos Darwin to prevent adding new disks to the pool automatically Is there any ...
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Unable to add a physical disk to a Storage Spaces storage pool but can add it to a new pool?

I currently have a Storage Spaces pool with eight 4TB disks allocated to a single virtual disk in mirror mode (two columns, two copies). I am attempting to add a single 6TB disk to this array and am ...
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How does Windows write cache work with mounted VHDs?

Suppose I have a VHD residing on Disk A mounted on a Windows Server 2016. If I turn write caching on for Disk A and the VHD, do I have double write caching? If yes, is this recommended? If it is ...
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Storage Spaces Crash/Errors Data offline

I'm having issues with a storage space I created on a Win10 machine. It's a parity array composed of three 4TB drives. I "had" to replace one drive after the array went offline. After replacing the ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G8 & G9 with SAMSUNG PM863a SSDs

Does anyone use Samsung PM863a SSDs in HP DL360 G8 & G9s - specifically in a Windows Server 2016 Storage Space Direct mirrored implementation ? What is your experience of this ? Having seen ...
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Is there a reason to use a Storage Pool instead of creating a RAID-5 Volume?

I have a single Windows Server 2016 Standard Server, with 3x 4 TB drives, on plain SATA Controllers (2x On-Board Intel, 1x Add-On PCI Express Asmedia 1061). The server itself is virtualized, running ...
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Does a raid controller use cache in JBOD mode?

I'm specifically asking about a P420 in a D380p G8 server. I'm planning on using storage spaces direct requiring a simple HBA. So I've disabled RAID on the P420's. I'm curious if in this JBOD mode ...
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Storage Spaces Direct HDD MediaType is unspecified

I have two HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers with Windows Server 2016 on which a SQL Server 2016 is to be installed in the failover cluster with Storage Spaces Direct. When I try to activat S2D via ...
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How to use part of a disk for Storage Spaces? [closed]

I want to use Storage Spaces to create mirrored volumes. However, my disks are large and I do not wish to fill the entire disks with the Storage Spaces volumes. Unfortunately, the GUI only appears to ...
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Storage Spaces Direct Windows Server 2016 transient error

Three HPE dl380 GEN9 server HBA MODE On each server one physical disk for os and 6 physical disk for storage spaces direct windows server 2016 and enable storage spaces direct three way mirror on ...
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VMM2016 and S2D doesn't allow to create HA VM

I have deployed 2 nodes Failover Cluster with Hyper-V 2016 on top of a hyperconverged setup using S2D. The cluster managed by VMM 2016. VMM 2016 has latest UR3, Win 2016 nodes have latest Windows ...
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Is there any way to prevent Storage Spaces Direct from automatically adding disks?

Got a problem here on a 2016 Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) hosting an SQL Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) employing Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). On each server, after successful initial ...
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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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Storage Spaces With Mixed Disk Classes

I am building a Server 2016 box for Storage Spaces and have the following disk types: 4x 128GB SSD 4x 300GB HDD 1000rpm 4x 1TB HDD 7200rpm 4x 4TB HDD 5400rpm Does it make sense to throw all of ...
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Slow storage spaces direct S2D setup

I have two Dell R710's with 8 Cores 64+ GB RAM, Flashed Dell H200 with 9211 IT mode, 4 teamed gbe nics, Server 2016 One server has: 2 x 480 GB SSD's 3X 2TB HDD 1x 3 TB HDD The other 2 x 240 GB SSD 4 x ...
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Storage Spaces Direct MTBF

I'm testing S2D now and I would like to calculate MTBF for the whole system. It seems very fragile to me: Let's have 4 nodes (x) with 12 drives (y) in each. MTBF for one node is 1/12 of single drive ...
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Storage Spaces two-way mirror with odd number of disks

I am currently using storage spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2. 2 disks (2*3TB) are installed with one virtual volume set to two-way mirroring. Since this is a very small server, it only has one SATA ...
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Storage Spaces Direct very low available space

I'm testing S2D. I have created cluster from 2 VMs and call PowerShell Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect -SkipEligibilityChecks -Confirm -CacheState Disabled List of storage Type Node Size Used ...
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Storage Spaces Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName vDisk | Get-PhysicalDisk

I am using Server 2016 storage spaces. I have created a virtual disk in a storage pool via powershell (FriendlyName "vDisk") I have also created another virtual disk via the gui (FriendlyName "test")....