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CIFS Volume Size

robertstein

I would like to know what CIFS volume size people recoment.   I am adding CIFS usage for the first time.   I have a 900 gig file share on a windows server.   I would like to know if I should robocopy the entire 900 gig or if I should break out the folders.  

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CIFS Volume Size

radek_kubka

Hi and welcome to the Community!

In my opinion there is no need to break this share into multiple volumes - unless you have different snapshot schedules / retention periods for some data subsets.

You may also consider using multiple qtrees within the same volume for dividing data into smaller chunks (if there is a good reason for that, e.g. quota management).

Regards,

Radek

CIFS Volume Size

robertstein

Thank you Radek

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