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.vhdx to the 2TB limit rescue?


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Saw this today in the news around Windows 8, it appears a new build has been dissected to find a new version of Hyper-V, Hyper-V V3. In this version, there is a new virtual hard drive option, .vhdx to choose from vs the old .vhd. The screenshot even references the 2tb limit in the description.

 

Now, the question is, will this be added to the server 2008-related products, or only be available for new systems going forward? If it makes it back to WHS2011, then the silly 2tb backup problems should go away, at least up to 16tb it seems.

 

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http://www.winrumors.com/windows-8-hyper-v-3-0-and-new-vhdx-virtual-hard-drive-format-discovered/

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Interesting news. I'm also going to file it in the "believe it when I see it" file pertaining to WHS. It would be a nice option and hopefully allow the backup team at MS to create some different solutions for backups. Three TB internal to a 3TB external would be cool but I would like to see the ability to have multiple external drives as targets.

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Interesting news. I'm also going to file it in the "believe it when I see it" file pertaining to WHS. It would be a nice option and hopefully allow the backup team at MS to create some different solutions for backups. Three TB internal to a 3TB external would be cool but I would like to see the ability to have multiple external drives as targets.

this would be good news for many. Don't think it's gonna affect me particularly, but I'm glad to see it for the sake of others.

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Has Microsoft ever backported important features like this or are we going to have to wait for Windows Home Server 2013?

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Has Microsoft ever backported important features like this or are we going to have to wait for Windows Home Server 2013?

Pretty sure we won't see it if we don't clamour for it; even then it might not because it may be too dependant on services not available in 2008R2.

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