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SBS 2011 Exchange 2010 Mail store in Hyper-V

I got an SBS 2011 server in a Hyper-V environment, but I'm not sure if creating 2 or 3 VHDs will couse a performace issue.

First VHD will contain the OS
Second the Company Files
Thrid will be the Exchange Mail store

I'm worried if I put the mail store in with the company files it could let to greater fragmentation with in the VHDs.
 (naturally the user will not able to access the exchange mail store folder directly)

Also 3 VHD will be on the same RAID 5 array on the vhost.
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Ilya Rubinshteyn

8/22/2022 - Mon

The way you broke out your partitions is a good practice. I keep my OS, Logs, and Data separated as well while running Hyper-V in a RAID-5 config.

Makes recovery a lot cleaner.
Ishaan Rawat

I always broke in into partitions as you do.. I keep my data always separated while running in a Raid-5 config

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Thanks All,

Minoru7, adding the mailstore VHD to an external HDD is not an option. But having mailstore on the same VHD (and disk partition) as the company data could that be worst than having it in a separte VHD?
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