ReFS 3.4 is not ready for Production. Don’t use it.. yet.

I love the new features that ReFS (version 3.4 as of now) brings. Each feature sounds wonderful. Self-healing, large volumes, checksums, etc.. it all sounds good.. on paper. But when used, they all fall flat on how easy it is to break ReFS. (seriously!) A reboot at the wrong time can totally fry the ReFS volume.… Continue reading ReFS 3.4 is not ready for Production. Don’t use it.. yet.

ReFS Utility (ReFSutil) Usage

The ReFSUtil executable has four main modes of operation: fixboot – Repair boot sectors. leak – Leak Detection and Fixing. triage – Handle corruptions. salvage – Salvage operations for corrupt volume. The command I’ve found most useful is “salvage“, which I’ll go into at the end of this article. WARNING: If data deduplication is turned on… Continue reading ReFS Utility (ReFSutil) Usage

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ReFS (Resilient File System) Overview

Here you go, an “Overview of ReFS” straight from Microsoft Docs. (Preserved here for posterity, in March 2018) Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012   The Resilient File System (ReFS) is Microsoft’s newest file system, designed to maximize data availability, scale efficiently to large data… Continue reading ReFS (Resilient File System) Overview

ReFS Recovery

We can keep on hoping..!

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