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  1. storage spaces is bugged Error 0x32 when creating a pool

    Storage Spaces is bugged and will return error code 0x32 with GUI or Powershell

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12438/windows-10-storage-spaces

    The issue is persistent and reproducible in following releases:
    Windows 10 pro:

    1607, 1703,1709,1803

    It does work in 1511!

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      0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add shared VHD support to client OS

      It is just one filter driver needed in the stack that will enable shared VHD (svhdxflt.sys). This feature would really help IT Pros to play with scenarios, where shared VHD is needed (Storage Replica scenarios, SAN simulations etc.)

      29 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Specify size of Virtual Disk bug

        On the Specify the size of the virtual disk screen often if you select Maximum size it will fail due to a math / rounding error. The reported error is The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk. However if you just shrink size by 1-2 GB it completes properly.

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Both Sides to Be Active Simultaneously

          I'd love to get rid of DFSR, (even though the improvements are making it better to use - thanks Ned!) However we can't implement Storage Replica because so many of our scenarios require the data to be manipulated from both sides.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Credential parameter to PowerShell DFSN cmdlets

            It would be useful to have a Credential parameter on the DFSN cmdlets so a PSCredential object can be passed to run commands under a different user than the one that launched the PowerShell session.

            Ideally, it should also properly handle [System.Management.Automation.PSCredential]::Empty

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              0 comments  ·  DFSN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DFS Replication and Deduplication Integration

              The deduplication feature makes Windows Server an attractive OS to use for a backup repository. There is just one issue...replication. One could use DFS Replication to replicate the backup files off-site. But, DFS-R rehydrates the files, and then uses it's own compression, to transmit them. This requires allocating space to DFS-R for staging. Plus, the DFS-R compression is likely not as efficient as deduplication.

              It would be great if DFS-R could be configured to replicate the already deduplicated blocks. This would provide the most efficient trasmission while eliminating the need for separate staging for DFS-R (in this use case).

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              • Bring back LastSuccessfulSync

                LastSuccessfulSync was removed from Windows 2016 version of Work Folders. This is used in reports to find clients that have fallen out of sync. Or provide an alternative way to monitor when clients quit syncing.

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                  0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Async/Callback APIs for drive/directory/file querying

                  Currently there are only blocking apis for querying the file system (enumerate list of files in a directory, get names etc)

                  This is problematic when disks are asleep, remote, slow etc

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Official support for ReFS on SAN volumes (iSCSI and FC)

                    Official support for running ReFS on iSCSI san volumes on enterprise san.
                    There are so many reasons for running ReFS over NTFS, it's a shame it's not officially supported on SAN storage volumes.

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                      0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Storage Spaces Direct Stretch Cluster support

                      It would be extremely advantageous for S2D to support Stretch Clusters. Maybe implement it by allowing the creation of multiple, site aware storage pools (by leveraging the new failure domain features).

                      Combining this with Storage replica would enable multi-site, highly available VM's without the need for any shared storage what so ever.

                      21 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support ReFS Volumes with FSRM

                        I'd like to see FSRM support ReFS Volumes, mainly for the classification and reporting functions.

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                          0 comments  ·  FSRM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VM Balance SiteAware And StrechedCluster

                          I think maybe VM Balance Should aware SiteAware and storage SiteAware
                          if VM Balace can aware,the StrechedCluster can autoBalance in
                          localsite
                          if not can aware,can not use vm balance for StrechedCluster,because may balance will move an local vm to another site ,will make csv redirect

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                            0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Adapt Storage migration to support live conversion from VHD to VHDX on running VM.

                            Adapt Storage migration to support live conversion from VHD to VHDX on running VM and from dynamic to fixes and vice versa.

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                              0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • NVMe over Fabric "Target" server for Windows Server 2016

                              Hi all.

                              HPE (and other vendors like Tyan) are producing exciting pieces of kit like the DL385 G10 1-2 processor AMD servers that can stack 24 NVMe drives into themselves and ******** a whole lot of (5) network cards into their PCIe slots. Currently MS can use servers like this in it's S2D implementations but I'm wondering why they should limit themselves to homogenous environments like that when we can deploy them into Software Defined SANs as well?

                              Enter the NVMeoF "Target" server for Windows Server 2016 where you can deploy your server onto any of these target hardware platforms…

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Cluster Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • will call an orange a banana

                                And go ape ****...stooly.bob

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                                • Windows Server 2016 failover cluster fileserver role, configurable authentication domain.

                                  Hi all,
                                  I wanted to put this suggestion forward because it seems like a feature that Microsoft, and its customers, would be very interested in.

                                  MS seems to want to enter the Software Defined Storage and Software Defined SAN space with it's design decisions in WS 2016 and this puts it up against the likes of traditional vendors such as IBM, EMC and Netapp. This would place commodity hardware at the same level of these NAS / SANS with WS 2016 running over it and for the vast majority the OS can handle those demands with its new features such…

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                                  • cultofsnap

                                    centerfold

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                                    • Label for snapshots

                                      Possibility of custom label for vss snapshots (Netapp and Vmware style).

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 125 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Deduplication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Work Folders - Make Builtin One Drive Client compatible with Work Folders

                                          it should be great to replace Work Folders client by builtin one drive client application in windows 10 and make Work folder Server able to respond to OneDrive Clients. As the result :
                                          - One feature to develop and maintain (one drive client)
                                          - future features of one drive compatible with Work Folders Server (for example : OneDrive On-Demand)
                                          - Less resources used on computers

                                          6 votes
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