Storage Spaces question

Hi.. I'm a newbie and I need some help..
- I created a storage pool called images, the capacity of this HDD is 500 GB
- Then I create a Virtual Disk (Simple / Thin ) with a capacity of 2.00 TB
-  THE PHYSICAL IS 500GB

my issue is that that even though the capacity is 2 TB, I can only use up to 500,  I read somewhere that it doesn't matter, that I can add another physical to the pool and somehow with this new disk add that capacity to virtual disk and problem solved..

Well I have no IDEA how to do that, any help will be appreciated..

Maurice.
Maurice Loucelit adminAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you need to add drives to increase it's capacity.  What you have set is the MAXIMUM size of 2TB
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

Yes, you need to add the drives then add it to the existing storage pool. See this video which will helps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd7pZfmu4QU
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
The drives can be added to the pool using PowerShell.

Add-PhysicalDisk –PhysicalDisks PhysicalDisk5 –StoragePoolFriendlyName PoolName

Replace the disk name and the pool name with the one that you have.
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Maurice Loucelit adminAuthor Commented:
Thank you all, specially the you tube by:Radhakrishnan R very nice..

BUT... I created the Virtual Disk (Simple / Thin ) with a capacity of 2.00 TB, and in reality it doesn't have 2 tb, when I add the HD and add that to the pool that means that the VD will "Automagically" find the extra space newly added ?

Thank you all...
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Yes. Thin provisioning means that one can set whatever size for future use and purchase enough storage to meet today's needs.

As soon as you add to the pool Storage Spaces will know there's extra actual space available.
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Maurice Loucelit adminAuthor Commented:
Thank you ALL, I wish I can give 100 TB of point to everyone, is a hard thing to start doing something but is great when there is people like you willing to lend a hand to the newbies...
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