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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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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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Storage Spaces Storage Pool Physical Disk Removal

I need your advice. My issue is with Storage Spaces Storage Pool on a Windows 2019 Server. I have multiple VHDX on a drive and these act as physical disks for my Storage Pool. On top of that, my ...
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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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Deploying Active Directory on VM and using Storage Pools

I'm trying to figure out the proper deployment order for a network infrastrutue using Hyper-V. If i have 5 machines and require Active Directory, i plan on creating a storage pool from all 5 machines....
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Re-mounting a Storage Space and assigning a drive letter

Context: I have a Windows 10 workstation that had most of its data storage in a two-way mirrored Storage Space. The drives became out of sync for some reason, which automatically took the Storage ...
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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 ...
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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 ...