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We're currently undergoing a virtualisation process and as a result we now have a couple of servers that will soon become redundant. I'm thinking of installing Microsoft Storage Server 2008 on them and using it as one big NAS / SAN device, Will that work or have I misunderstood MS Storage Server 2008
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Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to provide a platform for network-attached storage (NAS) appliances.

Install regular Win 2008 , with File Server role

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Would that then present itself as one disk with a maximum of 4TB or several smaller disks?
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I presume that you have a RAID array on server?

File server will be accessible by share name, if you have one partition all over disks, than yes,

one big disk,

or you can install DFS

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863(WS.10).aspx
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