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Multiple volumes for EV Partitions

Created: 27 Feb 2013 • Updated: 02 Mar 2013 | 1 comment
KeirL's picture
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If I need a 10TB archive area for my email archives and I want each partition to be 2TB prior to rollover (for backup purposes) what are the benefits of creating these are 5 x 2TB volumes on the HP SAN storage over creating a single 10TB volume.

I suspect rollover would be simplified as the properties page seems to assume that rollover is done at a volume size level - by which I mean that I get options to rollover when there is a certain % or GB space left on the partition..... if I had a single 10TB partition and I wanted to rollover the partition when it reached 2TB then my first parttion would need to roll over when 80% space was left and my second would need to rollover when there was 60% space left etc etc so each partition would require a unique set of settings.

Is it generally a more common practice to configure partition sizes at the array level where possible and to have the EV server with multiple volumes (eg G:\ H:\ J:\ K:\ L:\  etc) ?

thanks again


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GertjanA's picture

Interestingly, same question has been asked here:

What you could do is to create 5 2TB partitions on the san, then use the mountpoint feature of windows to mount each partition in an empty folder.


Create a 1GB disk on the server. Create a folders called EVPART01, EVPART02 etc (or whatever name you use)

present the 2tb partitions to the server

in storagemanagement, mount disk in the empty folder.

in ev define partitions to each folder, just set 'based on volume'

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS