Azure file server disk limitation of 1023 Gb (1 TB)
Posted on 2016-08-15
We would like to migrate our on-premises file server to an Azure Windows VM. We have single file shares with over 1 TB of data. Azure VMs can only attach a 1 TB sized volume, What would be the recommended approach (best practice) to migrate the data to an Azure Windows VM and give users SMB file access to a larger than 1 TB file share? Ideally I'd like to have a 2 TB file share.
1. Break the data up and share out multiple SMB file shares (multiple mapped drive letters).
2. Use Windows Storage Spaces.
3. Use Disk spanning within disk management.
I performed a bit of research on Storage Spaces, and it does seem like a viable, and supported option within Azure. Therefore, I am leaning towards Storage Spaces. What do you think? Are there any other good options?