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Best practice on creating a second drive in VM environment

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Hi,
I would like to create a second HDD for the virtual server in VMware environment. What is the best advised method from the below:
1. Create big volume and partition to 2 partitions (C and D)
2. Create another HDD for D drive apart from the existing C Drive.

This server is intended for SQL DB. Kindly advise the best practice in perspective of performance and backup convenience.

Thank you.
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Always 2.

Partitions are legacy.

The reason for two, is it's much easier in the future for you to expand/extend volumes.

So always create a volume (drive letter) per virtual disk.

e.g.

C: drive - virtual disk 1
D: drive - virtual disk 2
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Thanks for the quick reply!
Means, create another virtual HDD for D?
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Yes, that correct, and this can be done, whilst the VM is on, because most OS since Windows 2003, can support Hot Plug disks.
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Great! Done it.
Thank you for your prompt support.
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Good support!
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Not a problem.
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