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ReFS as filesystem for local repository

Post by LeoKurz » Jul 31, 2015 8:47 am


I have to reorganize a local repository of a physical B&R server. I'm thinking of using ReFS for the filesystem. Any ideas on that?


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Re: ReFS as filesystem for local repository

Post by Gostev » Jul 31, 2015 9:05 pm

Hello, I would not recommend that, as ReFS is not mature yet - which adds significant risks. Keep in mind that Microsoft is getting ready to ship ReFS 2.0 is Server 2016, so it's a good idea to wait for that one. Thanks!

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Re: ReFS as filesystem for local repository

Post by JeroenD » Aug 03, 2015 7:52 am

I wouldn't use that feature, nor would I use Windows 2012 R2 dedup as Microsoft supports only files less than 1 TB to be deduped

just my 2 cents as I've noticed you are looking to use new features of Windows 2012 R2

We do format our volumes with /L as seen here: ... ml#p110333
No issues noticed so far (formatted about 2 years ago)

In my case (18TB repository) the correct command was: format D: /L /Q /FS:NTFS /A:8192
See the following link for the correct cluster size for a give size volume:

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