Storage Spaces

Been doing some research on Storage Spaces recovery lately, learned two important things,

  1. If you delete a Storage Space pool, the pool layout information is well and truly gone, overwritten with zeros.
  2. Once the pool layout is lost, if you've been using thin provisioning, you're most certainly dead in the water, and if not, recoverability depends on how the volumes and filesystems were created/deleted.
We trying to make a working prototype to recover thin-provisioned volumes from a deleted Storage Space pool, but it is still weeks from any usable result.


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