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DATA (D:) Free Space 1.3TB - Total Size 54GB - No space on drive - suggestions welcomed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I should have plenty of space on the drive for data/folders

    When I try to copy files onto the drive, I receive "not enough space," and when I try click "duplicate," I receive the notice "Duplication is failing for shared folders.  There is not enough free space available to maintain a copy..."

    It states that the 74GB is 99% full and the RAID drive is 30% full.

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    Here is the setup of my WHS:

    Primary Drive with WHS :  74GB

    D:\, C:\

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    2 X 2TB RAID1

    Volume(s) c:\fs\D\

    Any input is welcome.  With thanks in advance.

    Monday, January 23, 2012 9:42 PM

Answers

  • Part of the appeal of Drive Extender was/is that you can get duplication functionality using a variety of different disks - they do not have to be matched. So, yes if Duplication is switched on for a particular folder then that data is copied to other disks in the pool. In the event of a single drive failure, you remove that drive, replace it and WHS automatically rebuilds with no loss of data and with your data once again duplicated.
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by pobblestone Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:25 PM
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:25 PM

All replies

  • further,

    I tried to load the system files/WHS program onto the primary drive and set up the RAID1 for backups and share folders.

    I do not understand why it appears to have loaded data onto the primary drive, until it is full, and won't send data to the RAID drives.  

    Any help or insight would be gratefully received.  

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:46 PM
  • Are you talking about WHS1? If so, from what I recall, RAID is not supported as part of a Drive Extender pool. Data duplication is entrusted to DE .

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:14 PM
  • Hi Phil,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    Yes, I am using the original WHS (I have copies of WHS 2011, and SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard, but no 64 bit machine, so stuck with this for now!).

    Should I therefore remove the smaller drive and load the system files onto the first 2TB drive and add the 2nd as RAID1?  It appears to allow me to set up RAID1 through hardware settings and shows up as 1 drive, as it should.

    with thanks again.

    -Ned

     

     

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:19 PM
  • or.... should I not set up the drives as RAID at all?  

     

    I want to be able to use my server not only for backup, but for dumping and sharing files across our network - and leaving my *only* copies of some work docs and baby photos on there, in order I to free up space on laptops.  

    Does WHS 'duplication' make copies on different drives in case one fails?  I have 5 drives that I can use, an 80GB, 2 X 2TB, and 2 X 1 TB.  If I can be confident that WHS will make duplicate copies across different drives and if one drive fails it will rebuild not just the backup, but also the shared folders and files, then I will lose the smaller 80GB drive where I loaded the system files and install WHS on the larger drives.

    with thanks.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:04 PM
  • Part of the appeal of Drive Extender was/is that you can get duplication functionality using a variety of different disks - they do not have to be matched. So, yes if Duplication is switched on for a particular folder then that data is copied to other disks in the pool. In the event of a single drive failure, you remove that drive, replace it and WHS automatically rebuilds with no loss of data and with your data once again duplicated.
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by pobblestone Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:25 PM
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:25 PM