Storage Space direct cluster colum Count confusion

Abdul Baba Syed 21 Reputation points

I have 3 nodes, joined to cluster and created storage space and a volume..

Each node has 3 HDD disks, each 1 TB and created a volumes

look at the image, why 1gb size is taken as 3.94 GB and column count is 4,
i have only 3 disk per node, how it is taking 4 column, it should be 3 column right.. as 4 columns exceeds 3 disk in one node.
and resillency here is mirror..

As per microsoft, if you have 3 node cluster, it will be considered as Three way not sure, how to prove this to the customer..

and why a volume of 100 gb is take as 99.94 gb




Request you to clarify.. Thanks

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  1. 2020-09-17T07:08:13.74+00:00


    You can check the resiliency type to see if it is a two-way or three-way.
    100g is only a theoretical size. In fact, the disk metadata and some configuration files also take up part of the space, so this is a normal phenomenon
    For more question about this, please check:

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  2. Abdul Baba Syed 21 Reputation points

    Thanks.. Sorry I have to unaccepted, still not clear

    I have added total 7 disk each node, total nodes 3 nodes.. Total disk 21 disk in cluster/s2d

    For eg: Creating 1 gb volume

    New-Volume -FriendlyName "1gb" -FileSystem CSVFS_ReFS -StoragePoolFriendlyName S2D* -Size 1GB -ResiliencySettingName Mirror -PhysicalDiskRedundancy 2 -NumberOfColumns 7

    DriveLetter FileSystemLabel FileSystem DriveType HealthStatus OperationalStatus SizeRemaining Size

    1gb CSVFS Fixed Healthy OK 6.22 GB 6.94 GB

    I understand, there is a column colunt of 7 so it took almost 7 GB


    But when i Create 100 GB, why it is not creating 700gb, based on the column 7




    Both the drives are 3 way mirroring as NumberofDatacopies is 3

    My question why 1 gb volume is showing as 7 gb volume
    and why not 100 gb volume should show as 700gb volume..

    Is im missing anything..

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