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ReFS support?

edited May 2013 in DrivePool
Hi there,

The question is simple, does drivepool support the new Server 2012 filesystem ReFS?


  • edited May 2013 Member
    Ok, just installed drivepool in a VM.
    Apparently ReFS disks are not listed in the tool, so not supported...?
    Can someone confirm that and indicate if some support is planned in the future?
  • If you look at the features for DrivePool, it is stated that the volume has to be NTFS.

    Any simple* NTFS formatted disk can be added to the pool instantly, without erasing or altering the existing data on it.

    I don't know anything about future ReFS support.
  • Member
    First I'd just like to say that I don't know anything :)

    But I'm guessing ReFS will not be supported any time soon since it doesn't support Alternate data streams which DrivePool uses currently to store metadata such as duplication counts.

    So a new "technique" for storing that info would probably need to be implemented first.

  • Member
    Thanks for the feedback.
    NTFS it will be then ;)
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