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Sorage Spaces Disk Removal Stalled

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  • I have a storage spaces pool from which I am trying to remove a disk. The physical drive shows as "Preparing for removal" and the used percentage is 7.40% - but it has been stuck on 7.40% for a few days.

    How can I fix this?

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:55 AM

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  • The article Remove physical disk from storage pool with PowerShell has this procedure using PowerShell.

    S.Sengupta,Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT, Windows Insider MVP

    Monday, January 14, 2019 12:56 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    William

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    Monday, January 14, 2019 9:27 AM
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  • Not really, but the output of Get-StorageJob shows this

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-StorageJob

    Name                       IsBackgroundTask ElapsedTime JobState PercentComplete BytesProcessed BytesTotal
    ----                       ---------------- ----------- -------- --------------- -------------- ----------
    Storage space-Repair       True             4.04:25:38  Running  12                     12.5 GB   101.5 GB
    Storage space-Regeneration True             4.03:30:15  Running  12                     12.5 GB   101.5 GB

    So, I guess it's doing something?

    Monday, January 14, 2019 4:02 PM
  • Hi,

    As Sengupta mentioned, please try to run the commands below and post it to us.

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    Get-storagepool

    Get-physicaldisk

    get-virtualdisk

    And to remove a disk from storage, we should add a new disk and mark the disk, which we need remove, as retired.

    Command to mark disk as retired:  Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName "XXXX" -Usage Retired

    Best Regards,

    William


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    Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:05 AM
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