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  1. Option to change disks from clustered storage subsystem to local storage subsystem.

    Have configured standalone SQL servers with AlwaysOn Availability groups configured for HA. Now when adding two local disks to each server the disks are linked to the clustered storage subsystem not the local one which means I am unable to create a storage pool in Server manager as it states that a minimum if 3 are required to create a cluster storage pool. However I only want to create a local one - not a clustered pool.

    Can you please provide a way to either disable the clustered storage subsystem (not need in this config as only a standalone SQL…

    14 votes
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  2. Windows Storage Migration Service Errors with Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints.

    Windows Storage Migration Service Errors with Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints.

    Has anyone run into this and what was the fix?

    1 vote
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  3. PowerShell Get-StorageJob alias gsj

    Create a new PowerShell alias GSJ for Get-StorageJob

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  4. Feature Request --- Option to avoid Adding a Disk Automatically to Storage Pool.

    Wanted to advise on this Auto pull of a New Disk in to Storage Pool and options to Get a Disk out of the Pool & back to the local system.

    So far, I’ve checked in MSDN (How-to-remove-disks-from-primordial-pool) but it seems like currently there’s no option to do such;
    My request is for a solution that enables to;
    1. Skip disks out of the Pool Collection when enabling S2D.
    2. Add new disks to the system with a choice of whether or not to put them in S2D or Pool.
    3. Pull an existing disk(s) out of a Primordial Pool.

    6 votes
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  5. 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.

    36 votes
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  6. Storage Spaces allow option for volatile cache (aka consumer SSDs)

    Currently SS requires an SSD with PLP (power-loss-protection) as per this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/11/18/dont-do-it-consumer-ssd/

    Please give us an option when creating an SSD caching tier for SS to use the SSD cache (meaning NOT write-through/disable the cache).
    So that cheap consumer SSDs (without PLP) can be actually used, while keeping the SSD performance.

    13 votes
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  7. Storage Spaces advanced tiering

    Storage Spaces tiering could be enhanced in the following ways:

    - Compressed tier
    - Deduplicated tier
    - Public cloud tier

    66 votes
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  8. Improve Parity performance in Storage Spaces

    Give options or workarounds to improve parity performance in Storage Spaces.

    53 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Don't work Remove-PhysicalDisk in Windows Server 2016 for Storage Spaces

    Remove-PhysicalDisk doesn't work as needed in Windows Server 2016 (like in 2012 R2).

    We have Scale-Out File Server on Windows Server 2016. One storage pool with tiering and two way mirroring Virtual Disk. We have free space in pool specially for rebuild (size for more then 4 disk failure). We put one disk as Retire and took out from enclosure. Disk was Lost communication and Virtual Disk auto rebuild.
    VirtualDisk shows as Healthy and OK and Repair runs without issues.
    We add new HDD to enclosure and add it to pool. All looks good, healthy and OK.
    But Remove-PhysicalDisk for…

    7 votes
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  12. Give us the multi resiliency tiering option in standard storage spaces.

    Currently, multi resiliency only works with S2D. It would be incredibly beneficial for those of us with a single node, hyperconverged setups

    10 votes
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  13. The storage pool does not have sufficient eligible resources for the creation of the specified virtual disk

    I have a 3 node cluster setup and validated for Storage Spaces Direct. Each node has two 1TB SSDs and two 4TB HDDs (total 6 of each) all of which are cleaned of partitions and data (running on Dell HBA330s). All nodes have the required networking in places, are joined in a cluster and are running Server 2016 TP5 with the latest updates. Running cluster validation for Storage Spaces direct comes back with only the warning about 3 node cluster vs 4 (I only want mirrors, so 3 should work).

    The problem is no matter what I do I cannot…

    3 votes
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  14. Storage spaces direct with Nano Server unable to Extend Volume

    With storage spaces direct using Nano Server, I have added additional nodes to the SoFS cluster. This has allowed me to grow the storage pool and the virtual disk. However the volume still reports its original size and it cannot be extended. In WS2012R2 you would have done this with tools like DiskPart or disk Management neither of these work with Nano

    4 votes
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  15. cache

    We would appreciate it if Microsoft supports one NVMe only for caching in Windows Server 2016 RTM. A node failure would be accepted if one NVMe fails, because the cost of an enterprise NVMe is very high.

    8 votes
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  16. Storage Spaces - Make Slabs exposed in GUI/Posh Tool

    It would be great to expose where slabs are physically located. It would be great to see where the data actually is (Write-Back cache, data slabs).
    This would be really useful to know where is the performance bottleneck, to investigate misconfigurations..
    Something like described here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/05/virtualizing-storage-for-scale-resiliency-and-efficiency.aspx

    21 votes
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  17. Support Reallocation of VHDs on Storage Spaces

    The struggle is real, my friends. When you have a storage space with 4 disks and create a new virtual disk with parity over all those 4 physical disks, the data is spread out as you'd expect. But if you run low on space and you add another disk, the data already on the vhd cant benefit from the new disk. You have to create a new virtual disk and copy the data from the old to the new one. The problem is described here:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/12/18/cannot-extend-simple-virtual-disk-in-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx

    So please let us edit a virutal disk and add more physical disk the…

    11 votes
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  18. Allow online geometry change and pool mobility in Storage Spaces.

    I want to be able to move a virtual disk from one pool to another. The same functionality should be capable of changing the underlying geometry. I.e. - 4 col 2 copy --> 8 col 3 copy or parity to mirror. The virtual disk should float above the pools and be portable.

    14 votes
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  19. Uncap the write back cache

    Its been a few months since I came across this so hopefully my memory isn't failing me as I just found these forums.
    The idea is simple, let us decide how big we'd like the write back cache to be. To the best of my knowledge, it maxes out at 100GB right now...uncap it!

    2 votes
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  20. Add Support for Storage Spaces in virtual environment and as iSCSI target

    Recently I looked at using an iSCSI target VHDX on a storage space volume in a hosted environment where I don’t have access to Hyper-V, so can’t create a dedup VHDX that the hypervisor uses.

    The reasons I did this was three-fold.
    1. I could create a VHDX using an iSCSI target to a Windows Server running Storage Spaces – hence a VHDX file on a Windows volume that I could dedup.
    2. I now had a dynamic disk so for a space hungry application like DPM that requires overallocation for replica and recovery point volumes, I could create a…

    10 votes
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