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  • I have 2 x 1tb drives, the OS is installed on 1 and the rest of that HD is used for the storage.  But why is this fat32?  when the rest is NTFS?  I did try to change it but then you lose the storage and the ability to create folders in it
    Friday, April 30, 2010 11:49 PM

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  • Already asked and answered. It's a discovery volume to allow the "drive" to actually be visible to the OS.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:03 AM
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  • Already asked and answered. It's a discovery volume to allow the "drive" to actually be visible to the OS.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:03 AM
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  • ....and why is it only 32 MB in size, yet I keep getting a low disk space
    warning for it?
     
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    "Ken Warren" wrote in message news:03782f2e-7715-4995-a88c-3d81682a3311...
    > Already asked and answered. It's a discovery volume to allow the "drive"
    > to actually be visible to the OS.
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
     
     
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 3:52 AM
  • It's sized to allow for some future use that might be made of it, such as storing a read-only driver to allow mounting a Vail disk on another computer. It will also eventually contain a warning that you shouldn't mess around with the disk.

    As for a low disk space warning, my Vail server doesn't do that. Have you made changes using Remote Desktop? Those are still not recommended (especially not changes in the Disk Management MMC snap-in).


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:04 AM
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  • Thanks Ken.. no I didn't do any remote desktop. But I was having trouble
    with it booting into the server, like after WUs etc., so I booted into the
    install disk again and did a repair... now it seems okay.
     
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    "Ken Warren" wrote in message news:73c8a3a8-62da-4061-87b4-b37e6c0411ca...
    > It's sized to allow for some future use that might be made of it, such as
    > storing a read-only driver to allow mounting a Vail disk on another
    > computer. It will also eventually contain a warning that you shouldn't
    > mess around with the disk.
    >
    > As for a low disk space warning, my Vail server doesn't do that. Have you
    > made changes using Remote Desktop? Those are still not recommended
    > (especially not changes in the Disk Management MMC snap-in).
    >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
     
     
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 7:48 AM