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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 space/pool got error, DriveLetter only with raw format

everyone. I have encountered some issues with the storage space. I am in desperate need of your assistance, and your suggestions are crucial to me. This storage space contains nearly 20 years of data, ...
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Storage spaces operational status "IOError, OK"

I have a Storage Pool of four NVMe drives. One of them shows strange status: Get-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName "ADATA*" Number FriendlyName SerialNumber ...
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Is it possible to remove a physical disk from a storage pool on Windows 11?

I have a storage pool on my Windows 11 system that is configured like this. I want to remove one of the physical disks from this pool. From the UI, it seems I can only Extend the pool size. From ...
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Does this particular NVMe disk work in Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2019?

HPE Proliant DL380 Gen10 with Windows Server 2019 Standard. I want to use NVMe disks with Storage Spaces (not Direct aka S2D). The disk is HPE P50228-B21 3.2TB NVMe Gen4 High Performance Mixed Use SFF ...
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Server 2019 Storage Pool (3 columns, 2 copies) - Unexplainable Behaviour

i've been using storing spaces since many many years now and thought I understood how it works. Recently, i got hands on a decomissioned 24-bay SAN and decided to modify it a bit to be used with my (...
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Can't add physical disk to existing storage pool in S2D

Get-StoragePool -IsPrimordial $False | Add-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True) Failure Image Available Disk CanPool is True Can help me please Show physical disk image disk ...
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Is there a way to manually replace one disk in Microsoft Storage Spaces?

I got a microsoft storage spaces which using 4 disks and acting as RAID0, recently I found one of them failed. I knew I should add a new disk into this space and kick the failed one out, but instead, ...
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Repair-VirtualDisk remains in suspended

We erroneously added a P40 disk to our (marketplace) Azure Sql server / virtual machine. We tried removing it following the process described in following articales https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Windows Server: not enough space on disk (yet still plenty of free space even in the error message itself)

I've got a fileserver running Windows Server and I'm using the storage pool technology to create volumes where I store the files. I tried to move some files from one of the volumes to another but I ...
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CentOS - lsblk showing added new space for mpath, but pvdisplay is showing previous space

Team, I am working in a production environment and stumbled into a case where, a 3TB space from Storage has already been mounted and used for particular volume group called "ipdata_vg". Now ...
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BIOS/Hardware Mirror Drive RAID 1 - Reliability, Consistency and Synchronization

Assuming I have enabled in BIOS a (presumably) hardware RAID in mirror aka RAID1 mode (as opposed to Software-one provided by the OS like Windows Storage Spaces), how is it actually ensuring data ...
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HP Smart Array B140i S2D

I try to create a S2D with my HP DL380 Smart Array B140i. I have all bays with SSDs and want to use bays 5-8 for a S2D. I need to configure the array controllor (or the BIOS?) to make the drives ...
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Add "File Server for General Use" on top of Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster

We have a S2D Storage Spaces Direct cluster that we are wanting to add a General Purpose File Server to. Is it possible to use the S2D Cluster Shared Volume for the File Server role ? When i try and ...
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Storage Spaces with Azure Disk: how can we extend virtual disks?

We have on Azure several Windows Server 2019 virtual machines whose data disks are configured with Storage Spaces. How can we extend a virtual disk configured for simple redundancy (NumberOfDataCopies ...
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Recover storage spaces pool

I've got an old 5x5TB storage pool that I am convinced I set up with two-way parity at the time but now it seems is actually just one-way parity that right now refuses to function anymore. One disk ...
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Understanding how windows server storage spaces physical disk redundancy works dependent on where its configured

Im tasked with configured a windows server to used tiered storage using the following disks 4x 900 GB SSDs 10x 2.2TB HDDs The SSD tier would be configured using parity with 1 redundant disk and the ...
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S2D cluster not recognizing new phisical drive

I have a cluster of three ProLiant DL380p Gen8 servers with Windows Server 2019 OS. After Predictive failure warning on one of the physical drives, I retired it (Set-PhysicalDisk -Usage Retired) and ...
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How to un-retire a Retired disk in Storage Spaces?

At some point in the past, Storage Space on a Windows Server 2012 box decided to "Retire" two drives in the pool: I don't want the drives to be retired. I want you to keep using them. How ...
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New to Storage Spaces - I am lost if I have configured it correctly

I would very much appreciate your help! I am new to Storage Spaces and RAID in general and I would like to have a fail-safe drive configuration using 3 drives - 1x4TB and 2x2TB on a Windows Server ...
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Mirrored volume in Windows performance - Storage Spaces vs diskpart performance

I'm currently exploring using Storage Spaces to create a mirrored volume. In benchmarking it against a mirrored volume created with diskpart, I notice that I'm getting twice the throughput on reads. I'...
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Extend drive volume in HP 3 PAR storage

I was running low disk space in my server which is using the storage from an HP 3 PAR storage. There are some unallocated space and i have created around 100 GB space to extend my volume. After ...
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Can I delete files in folder C:\FusionLog

On my Windows Server I found folder C:\FusionLogs that occupies a lot of Gigabytes on my disk. Can I delete files from this folder to obtain freee disk space?
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File Server Cluster with shared storage - options for storage

We would like to build two-node File Server Cluster with Shared Storage on VM. The issues is that our vmware set up doesn't support disk sharing. File server cluster must be available all the time of ...
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Error attaching or detaching virtual disk

I just physically moved my home lab from one house to another and my storage space for my primary array will not re-attach. The message I get is "Error attaching or detaching virtual disk: ...
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Number of disks in relation to rows and columns in Windows Storage Spaces

I have been reading through the documentation for Windows Storage Spaces, trying to understand drive provisioning for parity storage spaces. What isn't exactly clear to me is whether the number of ...
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sas ssd in raid or nvme in storage pool

this may have been asked several times but till now I can't find a decent answer I am configuring a server for a hyper-v setup with around 5 VM look for the best solution performance and redundancy-...
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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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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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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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