Backup replication site, getting around 2 TB limit
Posted on 2013-09-19
We're going to be replicating our off site backups to the cloud. We will be leveraging a service by a local data center. They will spin up a server for us (Virtual) and we can lease space in 1TB sizes, with a 2 TB max (my understanding is this is also a vmware limitation).
My question is.. what are some ways that we can get around this 2TB limit? Obviously the OS for the storage Server Client + the OS size will not be that large, but the location I will be storing the data, just to start will likely by around 6-7 TB. The good news is that we can point the Server Client to a mapped drive. So in theory, whatever is behind that UNC path for size is all that matters. however, is there a "good" way to manage this in Server 2008R2 or would I be better setting up storage pools in server 2012? Or do you have other suggestions