Storage Space Size vs Pool Size RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All:

    I just finished installing WS2012R2E and getting all my clients connected, transferring them from my aging WHS V1

    All seems to be working well but I'm scratching my head on the fact that the Storage Pool reports 3.63Tb of storage  (I have 2 x 2Tb drives) but the storage space reports 16Tb....  I tried changing the "Storage Space Size (Maximum)" to something closer to the actual storage pool capacity but no number seems acceptable to the field. 

    I get it (sort of) that the storage space is different from the pool, but it seems to me that if the dashboard storage tab reports the storage space with a Capacity of 16Tb it does not give a clear picture of my storage situation. 

    In addition to that quirk, the dashboard storage space window, hard drives tab reports 1Tb of used space but when I click into "Manage Storage Spaces"  that window reports that I'm using 2.16Tb of the 3.63Tb - ?!

    I've tried searching this with no joy - maybe I just haven't stumbled across the right doc yet...   Can some one enlighten or point me to a detailed description of they way this is supposed to work?


    • Edited by wpanic Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:05 AM
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:03 AM