Storage Space Allocations method windows server 2012 R2 RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have question when I want to configure storage Space allocations method I have 3 type first automatic and it's mean data store but what is the use of manual and Hot-spare is there are any scenario can use them I know the hot-spare is when I have problem with hard disk it will be replaced by the hot-spare is true and what about manual what is it and the Storage Space is it gd for SharePoint or not ??

    Best Regards,


    • Moved by Manu Rekhar Monday, June 1, 2015 2:57 PM Moving to correct queue
    Monday, June 1, 2015 2:11 PM


  • Hi Ayesh,

    Below are 3 types of allocation methods, with details:

    • Automatic: This is a disk that will play an active role in the Storage Space.
    • Hot spare: A hot spare idles quietly in the background and then jumps into action in the event that a storage space suffers a disk failure. Hot spares are a very common element in the world of storage.
    • Manual: If you specify a drive as manual at the creation of a storage space, it is used. Otherwise, it can be used for specific storage spaces.


    Monday, June 1, 2015 5:45 PM