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#1 charlieny100



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

I have two pools set up on my Win Server 2016 using REFS formatted drives. I wanted to add the NFS server feature so I have more stable connections to my MAC. So I do some testing and I'm happy. When I go to set up my real NFS share I get an error. I find out that NFS and REFS don't work together. So I look at my storage pools. One is marked as a REFS drive and the other as NTFS. I don't remember doing anything to make one REFS and the other NTFS. Any idea what I did and can the REFS pool be non-destructively changed to NTFS? If so, is there a reason I shouldn't?

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:13 PM

Yeah, ReFS doesn't support "File ID's" IIRC, which is required by the NFS Server role.


That said, you should try HaneWin NFS server, as it may work fine here. 


And no, you cannot switch file systems without formatting the drive. 




As for the file systems, the pool determines it's file system based on the underlying disks.  
And if you're adding disks, it should use the existing file system, as well. 

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