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  • I have a storage pool that is Simple (no resiliency) how do I add another drive and change the setting to Parity so I have data protection, do I have to destroy that simple pool and recreate ?

    Thank you.


    Chris Sayers

    Monday, March 14, 2016 5:10 PM

Answers

  • Your "storage pool" is a set of disks you set aside to reserve disks for you to create "virtual disks" inside. 

    So you need to build a new "virtual disk". There are three options for you your virtual disk. Simple, Mirror, or Parity.

    You can not change your Virtual Disk type from Simple to Parity.

    Monday, March 14, 2016 6:40 PM

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  • Hi,

    yes you'll need to recreate it.

    "What properties can I change after creating a storage space?

    Upon creating a storage space, certain fundamental properties are locked in place. These fundamental properties include the provisioning type (thin or fixed), the resiliency type (simple, mirror, or parity), the number of columns the storage space striping requires, and the striping interleave.

    After creating a storage space, you can change properties that do not affect fundamental characteristics, such as the size of the storage space and its name." - TechNet


    Regards

    Daniel

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    Monday, March 14, 2016 6:14 PM
  • Your "storage pool" is a set of disks you set aside to reserve disks for you to create "virtual disks" inside. 

    So you need to build a new "virtual disk". There are three options for you your virtual disk. Simple, Mirror, or Parity.

    You can not change your Virtual Disk type from Simple to Parity.

    Monday, March 14, 2016 6:40 PM
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    Friday, March 18, 2016 7:40 AM