Think Critically 5-1 Creating Flexible Storage. It's been 6 months since the disk crash at CSM Tech Publishing, and the owner is breathing a little easier because you installed a fault-tolerant solution to prevent loss of time and data if a disk crashes in the future. Business is good, and the current solution is starting to get low on disk space. In addition, the owner has some other needs that might require more disk space, and he wants to keep the data on separate volumes. He wants a flexible solution in which drives and volumes aren't restricted in their configuration. He also wants to be able to add storage space to existing volumes easily without having to reconfigure existing drives. He has the budget to add a storage enclosure system that can contain up to 10 HDDs. Which Windows feature can accommodate these needs, and how does it work?
The Storage Spaces feature in Windows
The Storage Spaces feature can be used here. This feature was initiated in Windows server 2012 and allows the user store his files on the cloud or virtual storage. This makes it possible to have a flexible storage as there is a storage pool which is updated with more storage capacity as it decreases. The feature also offers storage security, backing up files to other disks to protect against total loss of data on a failed disk.