Question Windows Storage Spaces is down!

ibex333

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Desperately need help with Windows storage spaces. My storage pool is all of a sudden inaccessible.

Yes, I know it's not a good idea to make pools with no redundancy, but I needed space.

As you can see, all of the drives in the pool are fine. So the issue is with Windows, not with my drives. I am almost certain this can be restored, but I have no idea how.

I looked online and couldn't find any working solutions. Some play around with PowerShell, but that's way too complicated.

It wasn't a windows update that caused this. I rolled back to previous version and the pool is still dead. Maybe if I could somehow change that read-only attribute everything would work....

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mxnerd

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You asked yourself troubles when you use simple mode when data is striped over several disks whenusing storage spaces simple mode, it's basicall RAID 0 witthout any protection.


Storage Spaces Simple Mode:
  • - Stripes data across physical disks
  • - Maximizes disk capacity and increases throughput
  • - No resiliency (does not protect from disk failure)

When to use:
  • Do not use to host irreplaceable data. Simple spaces do not protect against disk failure.
  • Use to host temporary or easily recreated data at a reduced cost.
  • Suited for high-performance workloads where resiliency is not required or is already provided by the application.


  • Simple spaces are designed for increased performance, but don't protect your files from drive failure. They're best for temporary data (such as video rendering files), image editor scratch files, and intermediary compiler object files. Simple spaces require at least two drives to be useful.
 

ibex333

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Thankfully this story has a happy ending.

A powershell command saved me. I been scouring the internet for 33 days straight, and finally found a solution

Connect-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName "VirtualDisk1"

Off course I will now duplicate my data and not risk it like I did.
 
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mxnerd

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The problem with Storage Spaces is that it seems there is no 3rd party tools.

Yes, it's a fancy way to manage disks, but if something went wrong, it's hard to get it back.

Backup, RAID 1, 5 or 6 will better options than Storage Spaces.
 

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