Thank you for all your wonderful information. I enjoy reading the knowledge tidbits you create.
I want to run this past you before I upgrade to VMFS-5
I just finished upgrading all my ESXi hosts to 5.0, and would like to take advantage of VMFS-5s features.
I currently have a 1.9TB datastore configured with 1MB blocks. I have a server that has a virtual disk at 256Gb which is stopping me from doing snapshots. I receive a file too large error when ever I try to snapshot, clone or convert the server.
So the question is this...
If I upgrade to VMFS-5 from VMFS-3, will I gain the ability to take advantage of snapshots?
I'm not in a position where my data is large enough on the drive that I'm forced to completely rebuild the datastore to change the block size yet, so I'd like to postpone that until I have a 2nd datastore to move my servers to and I can successfully snapshot my server.
I started a trial of Veeam and that's when I realized I don't have the ability to do snapshots because of this one drive set at 256GB.
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