I am in the process of migrating my old sbs 2003 server to a new sbs 2011 before I do the same for a SMB client.
I have already installed it into an expanding vhdx but have not done any data (Exchange, user, etc) yet.
Currently, the vhdx is at 55gb.
Should I convert this to a larger fixed vhdx with the exchange data all in the C: drive of the vhdx?
Should I just attach another vhdx (fixed or expanding) for the Exchange data.
Note: this server will not host any apps or file sharing just email and DC functions.
Planning for space is the concern.
Raid 1 300gb Intel SSD's for all.
Current SBS 2003 Exchange DB is less than 20gb.
My clients production environment is similar except their Exchange DB is about 35gb.
I have not built that server yet.
All file sharing and application serving will be handled by other servers in both environments.