I would very much appreciate your help!
I am new to Storage Spaces and RAID in general and I would like to have a fail-safe drive configuration using 3 drives - 1x4TB and 2x2TB on a Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Server.
As far as my understandings go, this drive configuration should be sufficient to achieve no data loss in case 1 of the drives fail.
So far I have configured a Storage Spaces Pool with the 3 disks and made one VHD with the full capacity - VHD made via PowerShell since the GUI threw up an error - as far as I understand, this is an bug occurring since Server 2019 which should not prevent the creation of a VHD in SS.
The PowerShell command in use to create the VHD was:
PS C:\Users\Administrator> New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "SP1" -FriendlyName "SP1VHD1" -Size 3718GB -ProvisioningType Fixed -ResiliencySettingName "Parity" -NumberOfDataCopies 1.
-NumberOfDataCopies was set to 1 since it appears I had no other option.
The VHD was made successfully and I have a ReFS partition already.
When I run Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName SP1VHD1| ft FriendlyName, NumberOfColumns, NumberOfDataCopies
FriendlyName ------------ SP1VHD1
NumberOfDataCopies ------------------ 1
My question is more of a verification type - have I managed to configure it correctly and can I expect, in case of, let's say 1 of the 2TB Drives failure or even a failure of the 4TB one for no data loss?
Thanks in advance for any help!