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Exchange 2013 Virtual Servers with DAG, I need more space for Archive

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I have two Exchange 2013 Servers running in a VMware environment with a DAG.
When I created the servers I thin provisioned them....and they are set to 160GB in size each.

I need to add an archiving database and I am trying to figure out the most advantageous way to do it.

1.  Just simply add another virtual hard drive to each server

2.  "Inflate" the existing VM's and just increase the whole drive.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 250 total points
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I would do Option 1.

1.  Just simply add another virtual hard drive to each server
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Yeah, as Andrew said, no need to increase disk space on primary mbx drives. I would also get new vhd for archive data. You can always use slower drives or so.
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"When I created the servers I thin provisioned them"

Just to point out, that is an unsupported configuration with Exchange. You shouldn't thin provision storage for Exchange.

Simon.
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thanks I did not know that was unsupported.

When I got into "inflate" the vmdk file there are at least 3 vmdk files.  Which one do I inflate or do I inflate them all?
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You inflate them all!
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