Hey guys I just got my Server 2012 R2 Essentials up and running and I have run into this strange problem, or strange to me because I dont understand why its happening.
I have 3 x 2TB drives and 1 500GB drive in my server for storage, OS runs off an SSD
I am getting a low capacity warning when I am trying to migrate my old data from my WHSv1, the data is roughly 2TB. How can i fix this without adding more drives to the server? If i have to kill the pool and start over not a problem, as my server is backed up to an external drive.
Should i switch to a different program? Drivepool by stablebit or drivebender?
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Best Answer jakem1 , 29 November 2013 - 18:12
I made a similar mistake when I first set up my storage space. You have to forget everything you know about how WHSv1's drive extender worked because storage spaces aren't as flexible.
As Geoffrey B said, the 500GB drive is causing you problems because it's limiting the amount of available space you can use in your storage space. I would exclude this drive from the pool and just create a storage space with the 2TB drives. It's up to you how you configure this but you could create a parity space that would give you 4TB of usable space with one drive dedicated to parity. Unlike drive extender, Storage spaces work best if you group drives with similar capacities together.Go to the full post