we have a Netapp FAS with around 200TB raw capacity. Goal is to provide a ~120TB archive share on a windows server.
So the plan was to create two 60TB VMware vmdk’s and attach them to a Windows VM.
But at this point I have a problem with the 16TB limit of the NetApp filesystem (WAFS) for single files. This prevents me from create bigger vmdk’s as they are stored in a single file and therefore could not grow bigger than 16TB.
So I am wondering if there is a way to split vmdk’s over multiple files so they can grow up to 64TB?
Which solutions would you suggest to provide this files shares?
Thank you in advance!
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