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Azure Failover Cluster Backup

We have configured a failover cluster instance in Azure (iaas), and we are running SQL 2016, and we have a backup directory presented as a csv (which is a mountpoint on the c: drive, under c:\...
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How to Remove a Perfectly Good Disk S2D Storage Spaces Direct so it can be used by Operating System?

I am running a 2019 S2D Cluster with 4 SSD's and 8 spindles per chassis. There were 2 addl SSDs (1 of which is used for OS, the other is unused at the moment). When setting up the S2D cluster it ...
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Wizard for New Volume from Cluster Pool shows 0.00 GB free (despite 1.50 TB in Server Manager)

So an issue I am running into is that I have a Storage Pool using S2D created, it shows less than 2 GB used up... but when I go to run the virtual disk wizard, it has Free Space: 0.00 GB for both ...
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Hardware involved in Direct-connect (switchless) 2-node Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

For my department, I envision a two-node cluster of identical machines, running S2D. I want to use Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T Adapters (example description), because they support RDMA and run at the ...
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What would be the benefit of configuring SOFS with S2D on Server 2016?

Let's say I have 4 servers in a "storage cluster", each of them has access to a JBOD of 24 hard drives. Then I have another 16 servers in a "VM cluster", running Hyper-V, each of them only has a boot ...
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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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Unable to add Disk or FileShare Quorum Witness to Mirrored Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

So as the title states I am unable to add a Quorum Witness to my cluster with the two options that do not involve azure. I've tried several different commands for the disk witness as you can see it ...
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Storage spaces direct only using 32gb for each cache device, is this normal?

I have two cache devices and 4 storage devices in two machines that are being mirrored. I ran some powershell to disable clustered storage (s2d) and in disk management I'm left with disks that are ...
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How to find what physical server my physical disk in a S2D windows cluster is attached

I have a mirrored S2D cluster setup, one of my drives has an IO error as evidenced below. How do I find what physical server in the cluster this drive is attached to? I've ran all sorts of commands ...
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Cluster Fails when Enabling Storage Spaces Direct Server 2016

I'm trying to get a 2 Node Hyper-converged Fail-over cluster setup with 2016 Server and Storage Spaces Direct. I am able to Validate (with no errors) and Create the Cluster with the S2D tests ...
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CSV becomes unavailable after planned node shutdown

We run a 3-node hyperconverged storage spaces direct cluster with 3-way mirror resiliency. When one node is put into maintenance mode, everthing is still working fine (no errors or inaccessible ...
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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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S2D warning: No disks found to be used for cache

I have a Storage Cluster consisting of 2 Windows Server 2016 Datacenter configured with a storage pool with 3 virtual disks consisting of the following physical disk. MediaType : HDD FriendlyName ...
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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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Software-defined Storage: does spindle count matter, generally-speaking?

I'm looking into HCI solutions, most of which appear to be built around RAIN (Redundant Array of Independent Nodes), caching or tiering of "hot" and "cold" data in the form of fast, expensive cache ...