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Windows 2008 Cluster: Which file systems are supported?

Posted on 2009-02-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi all

I need to know which filesystems I can use in conjunction with windows server 2008 failover clustering.

Thanks in advance

Question by:bashtrack
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Expert Comment

ID: 23601889
Are you talking about Virtualization?
Are you have a hypervisor in a Cluster and would like to know which Virtual environement you can setup?

Author Comment

ID: 23601957
I want to create a shared disk. which filesystems can i create on this shared disk?
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Expert Comment

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Is your question given that your win2k8 system has a 1TB of local storage, what filesystems you can create on this local storage without virtualization or are you talking with virtualization.

Filesystem creation depends on how you allocate the shared space to the various systems.
The systems to which a portion of the shared space is allocated will handle the creation of the filesystem that is suitable to the system.


Author Comment

ID: 23605672
My questions is which file system does windows support / interact with?
Is it only fat and ntfs or are there more possibilities
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arnold earned 1500 total points
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If you install Tools for unix, it could interact with NFS filesystems.  It can access CIFS filesystems on Unix/Linux through Samba.


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