Hi there, I am bulding a 2008 R8 Fiel server as a VMware VM. the aggregate data being managed by this FS is failry large - about 5.5TB. It is a mix of Video, Photo, Music and other file data.
I need to break up the volumes in order to keep the VMDKs at a manageable size (< 1TB, so the DSs can stay at 4MB blocksize), yet i need to presetn the data - ideally - as a single share to the outside world - at least to the users, backup is a different story. All DSs will be iSCSI conected to an openfiler box.
I was wondering if there are opinions out there how to solve this best - with mounted volumes or directory junction points, or some other way, and what the pros and cons are......
Thanks for any input !