Does anyone know if there are advantages or disadvantages of having multiple volumes/logical drives on your media server for running data dedup? We also run CPS for Exchange so not sure if we should move that off to its own volume so it has its own low disk threshold settings or not.
6TB of space
Currently have it as all one logical drive.
Upgrading to BE 2010 from 12.5
Will continue to run CPS and will start using Data Deduplication (clients will do the data dedup and have direct access to storage)
The Dedupe Folder should be on it's own spindles, and you can only have ONE dedupe folder per media server. It can support 16TB of deduped data, so the original data set is well over 100TB more than likely.
I think we may keep the CPS out of this and just do what we normally run now, which is CPS logs M-TH, full of exchange on Fri, keep it X weeks and the rest we data dedup for file servers and normal backups. Thanks for the input.