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Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 17. Managing storage spaces

Understanding storage spaces

Using and configuring offloaded transfers

Working with available storage

Configuring data deduplication

When you are working with File And Storage Services, you can group available physical disks into storage pools so that you can create virtual disks from available capacity. Each virtual disk you create is a storage space. Storage Spaces are made available through the Storage Services role service, which is automatically installed on every server running Windows Server 2012 R2. Servers also can use data deduplication to find and remove duplication within data, which can help optimize utilization of storage.

Understanding storage spaces

Storage management abstracts storage volumes from ...

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