Storage Spaces - Unable to Remove Failed Drive / Repair Pool

  1.    15 Feb 2016 #1

    Storage Spaces - Unable to Remove Failed Drive / Repair Pool

    I had 3x 3TB drives in a parity pool. It started to fill up so i added a fourth 3TB drive and months later one of the original 3 began to fail on me. Performance was slow, then slower, then it showed disconnected.

    I retired the drive and added a replacement, literally the same model 3TB drive. I cannot however, get it to remove the failed physical disk and repair the pool. I even tried adding another 2TB drive i had available in case it needed the extra space (didn't make sense but i was reaching).

    I get the "drive could not be removed because not all data could be reallocated. add an additional drive to this pool and reattempt this operation."

    Any ideas on what i need to do? I have searched a lot and don't really seem to be getting anywhere. The only way i was able to retire the drive was through powershell. I'm assuming it's a GUI issue and perhaps i'm not approaching it correctly via powershell. Attempting to repair virtual disk didn't work.

    Any help is appreciated! I really don't want to lose this data. I wasn't able to backup much before the drive failed completely.

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    Last edited by samsonbiatch; 18 Feb 2016 at 20:31.
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  2.    16 Feb 2016 #2

    Last edited by samsonbiatch; 18 Feb 2016 at 20:36.
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3

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  4.    23 Feb 2016 #4

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    still nothing.
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  5.    08 Aug 2017 #5

    I'm having the same thing happening and it's driving me absolutely crazy. I have added new drives thinking that was it. I've tried setting up a new storage space and even a storage pool, same stuff. I am fine with losing the 12% that was on that hard drive, I just wish it would let me remove it. Basically my storage space is pointless now and I'm stuck, I can read from it, but nothing can be written to it.

    Did you ever figure anything out with yours? What did you end up doing?
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  6.    08 Aug 2017 #6

    I realize this is old, just hoping you had some success and could help. One difference, mine will not repair using powershell, doing 'Get-StorageJob' shows it immediately suspending.

    Driving. Me. Crazy.
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