I am setting up a Server 2008 R2 File Server in a branch office. It has about 2TB of storage space on the file server. I am considering creating a .VHD file and mounting this as a local drive and making this the file share. This would give good flexibility in the future of moving the data around if need be.
1. Is ther any reasons I shouldn't do this?
2. Will there be any performance decrease compared to not using a VHD file?
3. I have heard that a dynamically expanding hard drive has decreased performance, any idea on how significant this is?
4. Any other recommendations or thought are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help with this!