Mon, Feb 7 2011 23:48
So when deploying SBS 2011 how big should your partitions be?
So when deploying SBS 2011 how big should your partitions be? Should it be one big hunking C drive? Or should you partition it up?
I would like to hear your input on what you think is best partitioning approach with sbs 2011 for a small business that will usually deploy raid 1 or raid 5. To tell you the truth i don't find any justification for creating more than one big c: drive. There is no performance gain. No backup restore gain(you need to snap c:\system anyway). Backups are done at volume level anyway. Is there anything you can think of?
First off.... get a group of guys and gals together at your local SMB partner group and buy each other the beverage of your choice. If you don't have one of those, download the Eriq Neale webcast talking about SBS 2011 here: http://www.thirdtier.net/downloads/110120-SBS2011Part1.zip
Next, I'm a fan of virtualization so the partitions you do on the parent are irrelevant to what you partition on the children you do underneath. Well I shouldn't say they are irrelevant, but they don't have to map one to one for sure.
So in an unofficial random sample of specing out hard drives... most said they'd make that c drive close to the minimum that the SBS install wanted as the first drive.
I also see the problem in choosing a backup media that is large enough.
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