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can't merge a drive anymore without jumping through hoops

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Running v1.2.1.2

I'm running whs 2011 under vmware: It's my test envirnoment.

Not until the following scenario works without any errors will I use this software on my real whs 2011 system. What I am trying to do will be close to what all other current whs 2011 users would do(i think)


My prod system I have 1 real disk with all my data on(running out of space). I have 2 new disks ready for Drive Bender.

So I test the scenario I will have to do on my test system first.



I have 3 virtual disks.

I format all 3.

I add some data to one of them.


I now have the same envirnoment as my prod setup.


I add the 2 blank disks to a pool. No problems here.

I try the method of merging the third disk but fails.


Merge a drive and it's data into a pool

I select a drive to be merged ok but there is no entry available for 'select a pool drive' available.

So I can't go any further.

I reboot and trying merging again. Fails.


Looks like a bug to me.


So I start again:


3 blank disks

add data to one of them

Convert the one with data on into the pool (first disk). This works.

Try and add the next blank one.

This fails with some abend.


I reboot and try again.

First add of blank disk 1 works

Second add of a blank disk 2 works.


This is better.


It's even mounted to the original drive letter for me .. my D drive


Fig about with whs client and get correct mapping. Job done.


Looks to me as though it's close to be robust and complete.


What does everyone else think. Ready to move into live system yet?





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