Im not sure where to as this question, but this is for my veeam repository, so i hope someone here have some ideas.
We recently deployed a new physical backup proxy running server 2016. We've bought a Violin Memory SAN which we will use for backup (1.000.000 Iops, overkill!! ) but i wanted to create the "ultimate backup infrastructure".
We have presented a lun to the 2016 server, but we are not able to format it as REFS. We get a error everytime. NTFS is no problem.
Just for fun, we deployed a physical server 2012 and mounted the HBA in that server, and with no issues we could format as REFS.
We also tried to create a storage pool on the 2016 server, but that also fails.
We installed another server 2016, and that is exactly the same issue. We tried enabling automount, which also fails. The disk turns up as raw afterwards.
I also tried through powershell and diskpart. I also tried to create primary partition, extendet and so on.
When i initialize the disk through disk manager, and choose REFS it fails with this error from eventlog:
Volume is formatted as ReFS but ReFS is unable to mount it; ReFS encountered status The specified request is not a valid operation for the target device..
Is anyone having similiar problems, formatting as refs on server 2016 on luns presented from shared storage eg. SAN systems?
I have no issues creating a VHDX on a NTFS partition (from Violin san) and mounting that and formatting using REFS, but that is in my opinion not the best idea..