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Recommendation sizing vhdx file

Post by frankive » Nov 13, 2017 8:59 am

Not a question 100% related to Veeam, but in the manner of backup it should be..

We have a customer who wants to deploy a 15 TB fileserver, and they would like it virtualized with hyper-v 2016.
Should we create such a large .vhdx file or is it better to create perhaps multiple .vhdx files and use storage spaces inside?
Or perhaps a large physical array and use pass-through disc to the vm?

How would Veeam want to backup this?

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Re: Recommendation sizing vhdx file

Post by DGrinev » Nov 13, 2017 9:39 am

Hi Frank,

Your customer is good to go with the single VHDx, since it can be easily up to 64TB in size and still you're able to have a consistent backup. Thanks!

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Re: Recommendation sizing vhdx file

Post by frankive » Nov 13, 2017 1:19 pm

ok, thanks.
And the prime question.. Raid10 with HP P440AR vs storage spaces 2016? :)

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Re: Recommendation sizing vhdx file

Post by DGrinev » Nov 13, 2017 4:06 pm

I would prefer Raid10 with hardware controller, since the dedicated device should provide you a better performance.
Please review existing thread as it might contain useful considerations about storage spaces 2016. Thanks!

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Re: Recommendation sizing vhdx file

Post by frankive » Nov 14, 2017 8:27 am

Raid10 with 20 1,2TB 10k HPE drives with P440AR controller and a large vhdx it is then :)

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