2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2016 2:30 AM by Greg Mills RSS

    Space usage reporting in Server 2012

    Greg Mills Newbie

      I have a Server 2012 fileserver VM residing on a Nimble array. The server has a single share on the E drive. When viewed using the Properties window on the server the data stored is 7TB. However, when I use a backup utility to copy this data over to a Qnap it balloons to 13.5TB. Data deduplication is not installed.

       

      Is the 7TB figure the real space required to store this data without any of the Nimble compression?

       

      Could a difference in block size cause this increase in data storage requirements?

       

      Thanks