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Cannot Remove Hard Drive in Console Management. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone had an issue where WHS won't let them remove a drive? I'm trying to remove a virtual 100gb drive and replace it with a 1.5TB, but I keep getting this error as shown here -
    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4255861072_ec39ab5724_o.png" />

    In the event Log under application I receive this message at the same time.

    EventType clr20r3, P1 homeserverconsole.exe, P2 6.0.0.0, P3 49ed39c1, P4 homeserverconsoletab.storage, P5 6.0.0.0, P6 49b739d0, P7 55, P8 45, P9 system.nullreferenceexception, P10 NIL.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Friday, January 8, 2010 3:35 AM

Answers

  • WHS on VM is not supported. Could be there's not enough free space to remove the additional disk. You could try renaming or moving the file representing the disk (WHS will then show the disk as missing), then try and remove again.
    Friday, January 8, 2010 12:51 PM
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All replies

  • WHS on VM is not supported. Could be there's not enough free space to remove the additional disk. You could try renaming or moving the file representing the disk (WHS will then show the disk as missing), then try and remove again.
    Friday, January 8, 2010 12:51 PM
    Moderator
  • If you view the attached image you will see that there is approximately 125Gb free space so the 100Gb drive should have no problem being removed. I ran into this same error about 10 months ago on actual hardware testing and shortly thereafter the system fragged almost 1 complete terabyte of data. I could remove the file, but I needed Drive Extender to make sure everything is off it before that; Extender has had no problems with these virtual drives in the past, as it has been able to remove small volumes and replace with ever increasing sized volumes as the storage needs grew. Worst case scenario is I have to reinstall the base operating system before it nose-dives into the sun, am I right?
    Friday, January 8, 2010 2:02 PM