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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 storage spaces tiered storage not using nvme drive?

I'm trying to run an Ethereum full node (geth v1.10) with archiving for big data analysis. The storage requirements are expected to be 8TB after being fully sync'd. I have a Synology NAS that is ...
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Can I Replace Storage Spaces Drive With Non-identical Drive

I've set up Storage Spaces on Windows 10 Pro with two identical "2TB" drives for data redundancy. If one of those drives fails, and I can no longer purchase the exact same model, the new ...
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IneligibleDataPartition - S2D not starting - error 2

Getting this report but can't find any usefull info how to bind these disk back together: Get-Cachediskstatus.ps1 ---------------------------------------- Node: NAS13 DiskState DiskName ...
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How to find out Mirror Resiliency level is 2-way or 3-way in Storage Spaces

How to find the Mirror Resiliency level for Virtual Disks in Storage Spaces using Powershell? eg. 2-way mirror or 3-way mirror
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Microsoft Storage Spaces Capacity Issue

I have a physical 2012 R2 server with 98.2 TB internal storage. Specifically, it's running Veritas Backup Exec 20.5 1188.The storage area has been defined with Storage Spaces, this consists of a ...
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Issues with Windows Storage Space GUI

Two parts question: I have Simple Storage Space consisting of 3 small old SSDs which I created long time ago and barely used since. Now I wanted to remove one physical drive but even though 2 of 3 ...
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Windows 10 Pro, disk is visible in get-disk but not get-physicaldisk

I have a Win 10 pro machine with one storage spaces pool. There are 6 disks: one with host OS, 4 disks are part of storage pool, last one is problematic. Problem I can not add the last disk to a ...
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Unable to delete primordial storage pool from Win 10 storage spaces

I have Windows 10 Pro with one storage pool (2 way mirror out of 4 disks) when I run get-storagepool command I see there is another strange storage pool Primordial which I did not create. FriendlyName ...
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Storage Spaces Pool - MediaType incompatible with type

Failing to create a virtual disk in Server 2019 due to 2 of the 6 drives having unknown MediaType. Tried setting media type whilst they are in and out of the pool but always same error: Set-...
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optimize-storage pool fails, cluster upgrade in process

I have a windows failover cluster running Server 2016 for a SQL 2017 Enterprise Availability Group. We have no shared disks on the server, just separate storage on each machine for the SQL AG. On both ...
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Choose best raid for SAN storage

guys I have one san storage with 30 8TB hard drive and I want to use it as storage for old video of our site, those videos are for peoples who uploaded them on our site by the way our site is like ...
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Re-assemble storage pool from disks

We are running SQL Server on ec2 and have assembled a Storage Space from multiple EBS volumes to hold the databases. This has been working better than we'd anticipated. But I'd like to explore ...
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Storage Spaces Direct and Virtualization Architecture

I'm trying to figure out the best way to architect a 2 node fail over cluster with the Hyper V role installed. I can really use some input and suggestions from others who have already been down this ...
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Storage Spaces M2 SSD recommendations

i am looking use storage spaces and SSD for my DELL R730, i have a PCIe to SSD adapter (and cannot use RAID controller as all bays are full). My question relates to the SSDs themselves, i know RAID-5 ...
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Maximum size of an iscsi volume on a debian system

We are preparing a new storage infrastructure and are wondering if there is a maximum size limit for ISCSI volumes on Debian. In our experience, on Windows there is a limit of 16TB for such volumes.
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Windows Storage Spaces - a useful replacement for RAID6?

// short update at the bottom // another update is near the bottom to reply to a suggested edit So, at first I had this idea: Find a virtual driver to set up and use software raid on windows. Result: ...
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Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

Hoping someone can assist. We've got two physical servers running 2016 running running a failover cluster manager environment. Each server has the following hard disks installed. 6 x 600GB 15k SAS on ...
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Storage Pools: Extending virtual disk after expanding Azure Disk

We host our Windows Server 2016 Virtual Machines on Azure and I am having a problem to expand one Virtual Disk on the Storage Pool after having expanded the disk on Azure. The Virtual Disk is a ...
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Storage Spaces virtual disk showing as RAW instead of NTFS

I have 8 disks in a Storage Spaces pool with a single virtual disk carved out of it. I recently re-installed the OS which WAS Server 2012 R2 but am now using Windows 10 Education edition with all the ...
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Windows Storage Pool stuck at “Starting, OK” after rebooting for patches

After rebooting for patches this week, my main storage pool is not showing up in Server Manger. no drives were removed all drives are visible in Device Manager no drive errors are reported shutdown ...
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Storage Spaces blocking IO to other drives if busy?

I am currently experimenting a bit with Microsoft Storage Spaces on Win10 Pro. I currently have a pool of 5 x 8 TB Seagate Ironwolf. Within that pool I created a parity protected virtual Disk, 8TB in ...
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upgraded server from 2016 to 2019 with storage pool. Should I run Update-StoragePool to upgrade the version?

I in-place upgraded a server 2016 box with a storage pool to server 2019. Everything is running fine though the pool version is "Windows Server 2016". Should I run the Update-StoragePool command to ...
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ReFS on Storage Spaces: Is Storage Tiering working? Windows Server 2019

) I couldn't find any real information on this :-D I have Windows Server 2019 with one Storage Pool consisting of two HDDs and two SSDs with tiering and mirroring. On that there is a volume running ...
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How does Windows Storage Space deal with partition fragmentation? Will this cause performance issues?

I'm using Windows Storage Space with multiple hard drives. If I create multiple virtual disks, then delete some of them, and resize some of them, will the virtual disk be finally divided into ...
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Restoring RAID 5 with Windows 10 Storage Spaces

I'm configuring specification for PC that will be used as host for virtual machines. I planned to use 120 GB SSD drive for OS (Windows) and 3x1TB in RAID 5 for Virtual machine. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Hardware RAID vs Windows Server 2019 Storage Pools

Windows Server 2019 has an interesting feature that allows you to group your drives together and create Storage Pools. It even allows you to create tiered storage (that is, specify which drives are ...
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Storage Spaces, unable to replace failed disks

I have a server with x36 3TB installed, all are assigned to a single Storage Pool with x3 virtual drives. I've discovered that x2 physical drives have failed and the Operational status says Lost ...
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Do any utilities exist for recovery of ReFS for a Two-Way Windows 10 Storage Spaces volume?

Considering the following Wikipedia information and other data found on the internet as well, we decided to implement Windows 10 Storage Spaces Two-Way Mirror using plain NTFS, but wanted to know if ...
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Storage Spaces with Parity vs RAID 5 contoller without cache

RAID 5 has gotten some bad rep lately mainly because disks got so big and that in a rebuild case a bit failure on the remaining disks is likely. Nevertheless, I'm curious about something: I read that ...
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ReFS with or without hardware RAID? With or without storage spaces?

For a backup target in a small company I‘m setting up a 4*8TB Dell Poweredge R230 (supports hardware RAID 0/1/5) I only want to go with Windows Server since that‘s where I have most know-how. I want ...
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Select cache disks to Storage Spaces Direct

I have a 2 clusters nodes with 4 NVMe to cache for 6 SSDs, when a create the storage cluster it does not evenly distribuites equally the cache to drives. So I want to remove one NVMe, so it will ...
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Storage Space Direct : SMB error

So we've got this 4-node Storage Space Direct (S2D) cluster, working for more than 1.5 year without any major issue. The OS is Windows Server 2016. Firewall down for all profiles No antivirus ...
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How to reassign S2D NVME SSD as cache role

We are using Hyper-V on a S2D cluster of three nodes. Each node has two NVME SSD's and 8x SAS 1.2TB drives. The NVME SSD's are currently assigned in the performance Tier and the 8 drives are assigned ...
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Adding a Storage Tier to an existing Virtual Disk in Storage Spaces

I've got an existing and working (I think) Storage Space on my machine. It is tiered - it has SSD and HDD's in it: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-StorageTier FriendlyName TierClass MediaType ...
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RAID 5 virtual disk still shows up as degraded after repair

On a machine running Windows Server 2012 R2, I have a virtual disk consisting of 8 physical disks in a RAID-5 configuration. One drive died, so I replaced the dead drive and followed these ...
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Create Storage Spaces Parity RAID Using Powershell

I have an external USB enclosure that is presenting the physical disks to my Windows Server 2016 operating system with identical UniqueIDs. As a result, I cannot use the Server Manager > Storage ...
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Storage Spaces Write Cache Not Disabling

I posted this to TechNet forums and haven't had much luck in getting an answer, so hopefully someone here can point out what I'm missing. I'm trying to create a Storage Spaces mirror-accelerated ...
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Configuring Storage Spaces for NVMe caching of SSDs using powershell

I am installing Server 2019 Core on a Dell server. These are the drives I have: Get-StoragePool -IsPrimordial $true | Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object CanPool -eq $True DeviceId FriendlyName ...
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Windows Server 2016 ReFS. Change parity from dual to single

I have setup five of the same hard drives as a single storage pool using ReFS with dual parity. I have since decided that space trumps redundancy and would like to convert the volume to single parity ...
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How to put interleave, column, stripe, slab together in MS Storage Space

enter image description here For more understanding my question, pls visit that image from above link. Let's say we use two-way mirror ---> create Virtual Disk ---> create a volume with 2GB size ---...
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Corrupt (?) ReFS causing blue screen when drive is mounted

On Windows Server 2019, I have an 8 drive Storage Spaces pool that contains many volumes, only one of which is ReFS formatted. (The rest are NTFS.) My server recently spontaneously started blue ...
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How to replace a HDD in a Storage Spaces mirror without compromising redundancy?

If I have two physical hard drives in a Storage Spaces pool and a 2-way mirrored virtual disk on them, how can I replace one HDD with a new (larger) one, without at any point having only a single copy ...
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Issues with Multi-resilient volumes (Mirror-accelerated parity) in a regular (not S2D) Storage Spaces configuration

I'm trying to configure Multi-Resilient Volume (Mirror-Accelerated Parity) using "regular" Clustered Storage Spaces (not S2D) on Windows Server 2019. It is worth noting that I've tried the same ...
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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 ...