Exchange VM with 3 .vhd's WHY?
Posted on 2011-02-12
I'm a temp admin at a network that, was built recently but never finished,(Backups were never set up) by someone who no longer works with this organization.
While looking at the set up - a Hyper-V VM host with 7 VM's I noticedf that the Exchange VM called EX1 has multiple .VHD's attached.
IDE Controller 1> Hard Drive 1 > MX1.vhd = 52 GB
IDE Controller 1> Hard Drive 2 > MX2.vhd = 104 GB
IDE Controller 2> DVD
IDE Controller 2> Hard Drive > MX3.vhd = 104 GB
Can you tell from this description why the builder built the system this way. When I do a Windows Server Backup from within the VM which is Server 2008 R2/Exchange 2010.
The backup amounts to ~85GB.