RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

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RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Mon May 01, 2017 4:35 am 2 people like this post

Just thought I'd share my experience with the RTM version and a newly created ReFS local disk (after Windows 10 Creators update).. check out that merge performance on a single 1TB 7200RPM HDD :lol: . Very happy with this product so far :)

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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 am

Working as intended :D thanks for sharing!
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby chris.childerhose » Mon May 01, 2017 1:04 pm

Wow that is impressive. Time to test ReFS with Windows 10. 8)
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby vClintWyckoff » Mon May 01, 2017 5:36 pm

I'll add that this integration with ReFS is obviously not limited to Win10 or a VBR based repository that is formatted with WS2016 ReFS v3.1 - this applies to all storage (share or DAS) that is formatted with ReFS v3.1.
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Tue May 02, 2017 12:05 am 3 people like this post

Yeah I'll add that this is seriously nothing special in terms of hardware.. a single crappy 5 year old Seagate HDD, and yes this is DAS, not a Veeam VBR repo.
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby SKratzTS » Wed May 03, 2017 3:56 pm 3 people like this post

Re-formatting my USB drives right now...
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby Novox » Mon May 08, 2017 1:13 pm

Quick question, does ReFS still require modifying the registry (AllowRefsFormatOverNonmirrorVolume) to format single drives? I'm running Creators (15063.250) and attempting to format a USB drive does not give me the ReFS option.

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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby yasuda » Mon May 08, 2017 3:29 pm

Which block size did you use?
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby SKratzTS » Mon May 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Novox wrote:Quick question, does ReFS still require modifying the registry (AllowRefsFormatOverNonmirrorVolume) to format single drives? I'm running Creators (15063.250) and attempting to format a USB drive does not give me the ReFS option.

I didn't have to do anything with the registry to see the ReFS option. Maybe it's a MBR vs GPT issue? (I used GPT on the initialize.)
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby SKratzTS » Mon May 08, 2017 6:19 pm

yasuda wrote:Which block size did you use?

64k - From other B&R ReFS topics, Veeam has said 64k was what to use.
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby Novox » Mon May 08, 2017 9:05 pm

I didn't have to do anything with the registry to see the ReFS option. Maybe it's a MBR vs GPT issue? (I used GPT on the initialize.)

I also have GPT...I just compared a USB drive to a USB stick... a 2TB USB drive shows as "Basic" in disk management and allows formatting to NTFS, exFAT or REFS. An 8GB USB stick shows as "Removable" (even though the other drive is also removable) in disk management and allows formatting to NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT (REFS is missing).

Also of note, the USB stick has an "Active" partition, and perhaps Windows is being smart enough to not offer REFS for "Active" partitions... (though rather than prevent me from formatting REFS, I'd prefer the partition simply become not-Active...

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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Mon May 08, 2017 10:33 pm

For some reason you need to format the partition as NTFS first, then REFS is available.
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby Novox » Wed May 10, 2017 2:03 pm

For whatever reason, ReFS is not a format option for a "clean" USB memory stick...
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby CPCS » Thu May 11, 2017 1:49 pm

Is there are comparable option for linux users?
I think ZFS /BTRFS might also be able to do something similar in general, wouldn't it? But would the veeam linux agent also use it?
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Re: RTM + Windows 10 Creators Update + ReFS

Veeam Logoby SKratzTS » Thu May 11, 2017 9:30 pm

adapterer wrote:For some reason you need to format the partition as NTFS first, then REFS is available.

This. I just ran into the same thing. Setting up a new USB brick for a small customer, was formatted exFat, so I diskpart/clear'ed it. The formatting from disk manager won't let you select REFS to start off. Thanks, Microsoft.
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