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[Needs Attention] Storage Spaces issue - Reduced Resiliency but all drives OK RRS feed

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  • So recently my storage space came up with this reduced resiliency issue. However, as in many other cases around the net, all of the drives showed up OK, making it very hard to identify the failed drive.

    

    As suggested in other posts, I unplugged the Toshiba and plugged it into my desktop. Then the WD that was plugged into my server became inaccessible.

    Since I have solved the problem by myself, it is obvious that I am not asking for help here. However, I think this problem is serious, because if we are dealing with a corporate environment and multiple drives, they will not be able to find out the failing hard drive one by one like us casual users can. I really like Storage Spaces and ReFS, so I hope MS engineers can fix this problem.

    Thanks.

    P.S. When I was removing the failed drive from the pool, a "failed to remove drive" error showed up, although the drive was removed successfully. Thus I think the Storage Spaces system needs more polishing as well. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.


    • Edited by OmarEljindi Saturday, August 6, 2016 4:08 PM
    • Changed type Mary Dong Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:05 AM server 2016 still in preview
    Saturday, August 6, 2016 4:02 PM

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  • Hi OmarEljindi

    Thanks for your post.

    Your OS is Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5, right?

    Generally, when a member drive is disconnected or has failed, it may show this error.

    It is similar as windows 8 and windows 10.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/8d671ee1-dde1-4e0c-8ffb-39f51132f577/storage-spaces-reduced-resiliency-check-the-physical-drives-section?forum=w8itprogeneral

    And when you move the failed drive, you could use PowerShell commands to Diagnosis and remove

    https://hodgkins.io/replace-failed-disk-in-storage-spaces-pool-with-powershell

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    I‘m sorry, since server 2016 is still in Preview version, there seems to be no much recommendation from Microsoft. We could only troubleshoot with the methods mentioned before to have a try if we meet the problem.

    Appreciate your support and understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    • Edited by Mary Dong Monday, August 8, 2016 6:05 AM
    Monday, August 8, 2016 6:04 AM
  • Hi, as I have said, I have already solved this. I just realized this was posted as a question. Anyway to put it into the discussion section or something?
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:27 AM
  • Hi OmarEljindi

    Thanks for your reply.

    If possible, Could you please share your solution so that it would be helpful to the person in same scenario.

    And good suggestion, since server 2016 still in preview and you have solved it, I would change it to discuss, so that for everyone to discuss it if still confused it.

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:09 AM