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  • Storage linit on Azure

    I need to build a VM with 6TB disk possible? according to published info not. MS sales says yes.

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    Re: Storage linit on Azure

    i built an ESX server in 2008 that had a 6 terabyte "drive" that housed image files for an official records server in a court house...

    and that was with ESX 3.0x, so i would think it is possible.

    the wiki had this little snippet:
    VMFS5 is used by vSphere 5.x. Notably, it raises the extent limit to 64 TB and the file size limit to 62 TB,[2] though vSphere versions earlier than 5.5 are limited to VMDKs smaller than 2 TB.[5]

    now, the system drive wasnt 6 terabytes. it was just standard best-practice guidlines.

    your mileage may vary... idk.
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    • #3
      Re: Storage linit on Azure

      While Server 2012r2 can support a 64TB vhdx the Azure platform may not support it yet.
      http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/doc...ervice-limits/
      This indicates a max file share size of 5TB, so possibly a max disk/VHD of 5TB.

      Not that I'm paranoid, but I'd get the sales person to offer a full refund should a 6TB disk not be capable of being provisioned, supported and backed up.
      That might get a better answer that either the doc or the sales rep mentions.

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        Re: Storage linit on Azure

        127GB max OS disk.
        1TB for the data disks.

        I'll need to see if you could use 6 or more 1TB disks to storage space disks to make a 6TB disk.
        But you could possibly be putting a software RAID into a thin provisioned space, not a great idea as you'll loose the supported redundancy.
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