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Microsoft Server 2012 R2 and Disk Deduplication

Terry Taylor (4199) | asked Mar 14 '14, 7:13 p.m.
 With server 2012 recently added, has anyone tried using disk de-duplication in Server 2012 for users sandbox?

We keep all sandboxes on a remote server share, but the majority of used space comes from the duplication of data. But I'm unsure as to whether this would enhance our particular set-up or in fact ruin the metadata. We also have no means of trying this in our production environment.

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Whilst not exciting, this could have a major enhancement to how we use RTC if it's proven to work successfully!

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered Mar 14 '14, 7:21 p.m.
There's no reason I can see why it wouldn't work, assuming Microsoft's claims about the performance are correct.  Note that they only massage files greater than 32K in size, so this wouldn't help if most of your users just have lots of small files in their sandboxes.

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