Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Storage Foundation Windows 
Either no disk space is available on your dynamic disks or the configuration is not valid to complete this operation.

This message is displayed in the following situations:

  • The estimated size of a volume exceeds the amount of disk space available. (See Solution 1.)
  • You try to expand a striped volume and there are not enough dynamic disks in the disk group to meet the configuration requirement. (See Solution 2.)


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Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2012-06-25 20:53:56 PST
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic

Create a smaller volume. The volume can be expanded at a later time if more disks are added to the disk group.

For more information, see the following TechNotes:

Solution 2 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2012-07-17 18:26:40 PST
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic

When you expand a volume that uses the striped layout, the number of disks with free disk space needs to be equal to, or greater than the number of columns in it to meet the configuration requirement. Each new column that is created to expand the volume is the same size if there are available disks in the disk group to meet the requirement.  

A column refers to an area on the disk where all or a portion of the volume resides. Striped, RAID-5, and mirrored striped (RAID 0+1) volumes contain multiple columns. Other volume types contain one column. 

The following example tries to expand an existing 30 GB striped volume with three columns by 20 GB.


  • The existing three-column striped volume is 30 GB.
  • The three disks that make up the volume, Harddisk3, Harddisk4, and Harddisk5 are used to capacity (10 GB on each disk).
  • Two new disks are added to the disk group and are 10 GB in size: Harddisk10 and Harddisk11.
  • The goal is to expand the volume by 20 GB (using all of the free space on the two new disks in the disk group).


Expand the dynamic volume: 

  1. Right-click the dynamic volume to expand, highlight Resize Volume, and then click Expand Volume in the context menu that appears.
  2. In the Add by text box, enter 20.
  3. Click the drop-down list next to the New volume size text entry box and select GB.
  4. Choose to allow the default Auto assign destination disks.
  5. Click OK to complete the command.

After you click OK, the error occurs. The error occurs because the configuration is not valid to complete the operation. The configuration is not valid because there are only two available disks where a column can be created, thus creating two columns.


To resolve the issue, add one more dynamic disks to the disk group that is 6.7 GB or greater and follow the steps above to expand the volume by 20 GB. With the addition of the new dynamic disk that has 6.7 GB or greater of free space available, the configuration is valid because three columns can be created, and the volume expands approximately 20 GB on the three new disks to the closest cylinder boundary.


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