AnsweredAssumed Answered

Space Reclamation under W2K8 R2 and HUS

Question asked by Anthony Girard Employee on Mar 26, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2014 by Anthony Girard

Dear Community,

 

we're facing a new problem... Our organization is refreshing its Exchange Farm from W2K3 / Exchange 2007 on direct attached AMS 2x00 to W2K8 R2 / Exchange 2013 on direct attached HUS 150 (3TB SATA Drive / Thin Provisioning / HAPro).

 

The problem we currently have is the space reclamation part. W2K8 doesn't provide UNMAP SCSI command and the SDelete stuff is filling our entire LUNs with 0, not really a good point in a storage array where we have 1000% over subscription ...

 

Does someone already have the same issue and was able to solve it properly ? means, using a way to use the UNMAP commands ?

Is there any best practices regarding space reclamation on midrange arrays with W2K8 (or W2K3).

 

PS: W2K12 would solved our issue, but is not released from our side .

 

Regards,

Anthony

Outcomes