Windows Filesharing

So we have about 10 File shares at our company totaling about 2.5 TB.
In order to allow us to vMotion more efficiently and restore from backups quicker I was thinking about creating a virtual hard drive in VMWare for each of the shares individually. Is this a OK practice? We currently have problems vMotioning hard disks due to the size and capability of our storage medium.

Please no comments on improving hardware, management is not interested in spending any money.

This is strictly a "is this OK" question I already know it will work. If someone has a better idea to "distribute" the data across multiple drives I am open to suggestions. The file migrations will be done with a scripted robocopy. After I will recreate the shares by hand. Thank you!
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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Besides the added one-time effort for creating the VMDKs and moving the files to it I cannot see any negative effect, though I have not heard of someone doing it yet.

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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
Well I have moved one of the shares and included files to one of the new virtual drives and it is functioning wonderfully. Accepting Qlemo's answer.
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
Ah! I did not know that! My apologies! I figured that confirmation of success was a valuable item to add and include as the answer...
Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
Good Support.
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