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  1. Umfriend

    Create two pools on same physical disk

    I was a bit to quick as I don't know your use-case. But if you run a server that is used by more people who could cause I/O on both partitions, then the HDD performance will suffer as the head actually needs to run from one partition to the other. But such a scenario might not at all be relevant for you. And heck, backups over performance, I say. In any case, your 2-disk 2-partition plan will work (I had a similar setup for a while). If you have the budget and the machine is somewhat up-time critical, you might consider having a third 8TB HDD handy in case of a failure.
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    Create two pools on same physical disk

    Yes, that's the way two do it: 2 partitions, assign one to one Pool and the other to another Pool. I would not recommend it though. If it is about backup then you could specify a backup excluding the movies folder. If it is about defrag, the movies won;t get fregmented so there is no issue there. It's not about the size of the disk/partition but abou thow much must be replaced. The last time I heard about defragging being a concern is, I don't know, 15 years ago?
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Well, I do do a lot of data analysis for which I use SQL Server and yes, the databases can be quite large I was not aware W10Pro was free. Which is good because I need to get that on my lab-laptop. I though HyperV role was only available for WS2016 Standard/Enterprise. Anyway, a lot to take in. Gonna explore some stuff soon. Many thanks!
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    So just to get this straight: WSE 2016 has a 64GB mem limit. I thought about going VirtualBox but that runs under the OS so would be limited to 64GB as well I would think. With Hyper-V, I can have WSE2016 and a W10 VDI running next to each other under the Hypervisor. WSE2016 would still be limited to 64GB (and I would probaly cap it at 8 or 16GB and the W10 VDI could use a whopping 128GB. Does that make sense? Edit: And the HyperVisor console (that is the GUI, right?), that does not come with W10 Home or WSE 2016, does it?
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Uhm, oh, wow, I will check this out on my WSE2016 learn and test machine
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Interesting. Do you have a backup solution as well? And how do you manage Hyper-V? Command-line? Not looking forward to that to much...
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Uhm, the 3.5TB is located on the (WHS 2011) Server. So I would run WHS2011 or WSE 2016 in one VM under, say, Hyper-V and a VDI/VM alongside. I would then imagine that the OS/Application files are in two vhdx but the actual data on "regular" HDDs (managed by DP in the case of the Server VM). The VDI?VM would also be a Client of the ServerVM and be backup up by it.
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    OK, I am completely hijacking this thread, sry! With 20/25GB, I can see that. But what about 3.5TB of data? Currently I backup the entire Server (incl. Client backups) to a HDD that rotates offsite. Yes, VDI. But really, isn't that simple VM with the intention of RDP'ing into that VM?
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    So say I have a vhdx file. It is actually a sort of container of many files. Say it is stored on a HDD. Can I transfer the HDD to another machine and retrieve the contents through Windows Explorer? Say I like regular incremental/differential backups (such as WHS and WSE 2012/2016 provide), would that be possible easily? I mean, I want centralised backups of everything and I would think that then, each vhdx that was changed ever so slighly would have to be backed up entirely each day? I guess I could ensure that each VM has its own backup solution but that seems a bit cumbersome to me. Both to set up but especially to monitor? The one reason I may be interest in VMs is that I could have a very thin mobile device/laptop, hook it up to two monitors anywhere and RDP into the server for I/O and CPU power. I would not want to RDP into my actual Server OS that runs all the backup, SOHO file sharing and other small Server stuff.
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    @cocksy_boy: So as I said I know nothing about virtualization but can I ask you a question as you appear to be in to this? I always thought that a virtual disk (vhd/vhdx/vmdk) would typically contain an OS and, I guess, apps that are intstalled to run under such OS and that data would not be. But if I understand correctly, you have your data stored in vhdx as well. My question is, why is that better than having data on regular NTFS volumes which could be opened from any VM? Noob here in this area.
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    Server Essentials 2019 - What's the point - What's next

    2008R2 is called 2008R2 as it was an update of 2008, not an upgrade (and released in 2009). The WHS "variant" was released in 2011.
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Sure. I responded in part to your statement that duplication is fast (which it sort of is but not as fast as copying to an x2 Pool). My suggestion however would not even need empty drives. Just physically move the drives over, add to Pool and then move the files to PoolPart.* folder. Of course, now that is is VMs, I am clueless. Not sure how VMs/vhdx/DP work together.
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Ahm in that case I'm out. No clue about VMs and vhdx/vmdk etc. I always thought that even when using VMs, you could still have your data on regular NTFS volumes.
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    New Pool: Duplicate before adding data or after?

    Actually, copying to an x2 Pool is faster than copying to an x1 Pool and then duplicating. Assuming you are going to use (some of) the same HDDs (perhaps alongside other new ones), you could simply: 1. attach them to the new machine 2. Add them to the Pool. THis will NOT delete the existing data on the HDDs. It will only create a hidden PoolPart.* folder 3. Then, disk by disk, MOVE the files from their current location to the PoolPart.* folder. Moving within a HDD is holy crazy fast as it does not do anything but alter the directory, not the files. This is very fast. Once done, set duplication to x2 and let DP do its magic. Duplicating does take time but who cares? You can use the machine as it duplicates. Also, you can increase the I/O priority (which does make a difference).
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    Server Essentials 2019 - What's the point - What's next

    Oh, I have had cert warnings from the get-go! Using both RWA and RDP succesfully. Which is gr8 because I understand none of this cert stuff you speak of . And yes, I use the servername.homeserver.com address and have had to add /remote since sometime in 2013.
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