FIX: You cannot repair virtual disks after you reconnect the corresponding physical disks in a JBOD array in WS2012

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install a Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) array on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012.
  • You create a storage pool for all physical disks. Then, you use the physical disks to create virtual disks.
  • You disconnect certain physical disks.
  • The virtual disks that correspond to the disconnected physical disks are in the Degraded state.
  • You wait for 10 minutes.
  • You reconnect the disconnected physical disks, and the physical disks are recognized as healthy. However, the physical disks are in the Retired state.
  • You manually set the usage type of the physical disks to AutoSelect so that the physical disks are not in the Retired state.
  • You try to repair the virtual disks that correspond to the reconnected physical disks by using the¬†Repair-VirtualDisk cmdlet.

In this scenario, the Repair-VirtualDisk¬†cmdlet exits immediately, and no error message is returned. Therefore, the physical disks return to the Retired state, and the virtual disks remain in the Degraded state. Read More …

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