Tip of the Day: Win10 Rebalancing


Today’s Tip…

One of the new features in Window 10 that can be witnessed in the current Technical Preview is the ability for Storage Spaces to rebalance existing mirror sets.  Previously, if a user wanted to add to an existing mirror, they had to use the following formula to determine how many disks would be needed to extend the mirror…

NumberOfColumns X NumberOfDataCopies

With the rebalancing  functionality, users are no longer required to understand concepts like ‘columns’ and ‘data copies’.  They can just add disks to their pool and rebalance the virtual disk.

Technical Preview is available here…

http://insider.windows.com

If you need a refresher on ‘columns’ and ‘data copies’, here is a link to my article on Windows IT Pro…

http://windowsitpro.com/windows/navigating-storage-spaces-and-pools


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