virtual file server?
Posted on 2007-10-12
I'm converting several of our servers into virtual machines (free version of VMWare Server). One of these machines has about 60 GB of shared files, basically a small file server. The conversion went fine and it runs fine, but of course this makes for a fairly fat virtual machine. I'm wondering if I should add a second physical drive to the virtual machine and move the shared files over to it. That way the virtual machine itself wouldn't be so large.
(I ask this because my gut feeling is that storing LOTS of files into this virtual single file might be asking for trouble...a single file corruption could wipe out all the shared files contained within.)