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Multiple Partition rollover on single NTFS volume

Created: 25 Feb 2013 • Updated: 25 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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I have 2TB LUN created for one of the Enterprise Vault server.  It is configured to use NTFS volume (G:\).  I created 8 ‘250GB’ vault store partition.

  • G:\Enterprise Vault Stores\VSMailbox Ptn1
  • G:\Enterprise Vault Stores\VSMailbox Ptn2
  • ....
  • ....
  • ....
  • G:\Enterprise Vault Store\VSMailbox Ptn8 

I’m trying to figure out how to configure Rollover based on 8 vault store partitions that I had created.  I don’t want to create 8 LUN and assigned different drives for each LUNs.  I figure that I should be able to use 2TB LUN on the server.

Since the Rollover is based on volume or time, I guess my only option is to use volume for rollover.  My thought was to configure rollover based on “When volume reaches xxx GB free”.

  • Pnt1 (250GB)     ;               When volume reaches 1750 GB free
  • Pnt2 (250GB)     ;               When volume reaches 1500 GB free
  • Pnt3 (250GB)     ;               When volumes reach 1250 GB free
  • Pnt4 (250GB)     ;               When volumes reach 1000 GB free
  • Pnt5 (250GB)     ;               When volumes reach 750 GB free
  • Pnt6 (250GB)     ;               When volumes reach 500 GB free
  • Pnt7 (250GB)     ;               When volumes reach 250 GB free
  • Pnt8 (250GB)     ;              

When I tried to configure the rollover, I get a warning message

“A partition on this volume is already configured for volume-based rollover.  We recommend that you do not configure volume-based rollover for more than one partition on a volume, unless you are using volume mount points.  Are you sure want to continue?”

Would this approach work and safe to ignore the warning message?

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AndrewB's picture

yes in your case that approach will work and you can ignore the warning

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |