Windows Vista Forums

Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?

  1. #1


    IanB Guest

    Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?

    I have done the 'homework' and understand that 80GB is a reasonable starting
    point for the C: drive for SBS 2008.

    If the C; drive also holds a VM structure and child SBS2008 and the SQL
    element is 80Gb still sufficient (for now).

    I do recognise that historically the program files have grown and goodness
    only knows what size will be necessary if 5 year's time, but that is a risk
    we are all taking, I guess!

    IanB

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   


  3. #2


    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?

    IanB <IanB@newsgroup> wrote:

    > I have done the 'homework' and understand that 80GB is a reasonable
    > starting point for the C: drive for SBS 2008.
    >
    > If the C; drive also holds a VM structure and child SBS2008 and the
    > SQL element is 80Gb still sufficient (for now).
    Nope, I wouldn't say so! And I'm presuming you mean you're going to be
    using VMWare to host SBS, SQL, etc - not that SBS2008 itself will be running
    VMWare and hosting VMs.

    >
    > I do recognise that historically the program files have grown and
    > goodness only knows what size will be necessary if 5 year's time, but
    > that is a risk we are all taking, I guess!
    Hence you should overestimate.

    >
    > IanB



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    IanB Guest

    Re: Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?


    Come off the fence LW; suggest a number!

    IanB

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

    > IanB <IanB@newsgroup> wrote:

    > > I have done the 'homework' and understand that 80GB is a reasonable
    > > starting point for the C: drive for SBS 2008.
    > >
    > > If the C; drive also holds a VM structure and child SBS2008 and the
    > > SQL element is 80Gb still sufficient (for now).
    >
    > Nope, I wouldn't say so! And I'm presuming you mean you're going to be
    > using VMWare to host SBS, SQL, etc - not that SBS2008 itself will be running
    > VMWare and hosting VMs.

    > >
    > > I do recognise that historically the program files have grown and
    > > goodness only knows what size will be necessary if 5 year's time, but
    > > that is a risk we are all taking, I guess!
    >
    > Hence you should overestimate.

    > >
    > > IanB
    >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Charlie Russel - MVP Guest

    Re: Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?

    FWIW, I chose to install on a fixed size VHD of 120 GB for my SBS 2k8 C:
    drive. With most things moved off of C: using the wizards, I expect that to
    be sufficient for a while.

    --
    Charlie.
    http:/msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64


    "IanB" <IanB@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:F443A761-6D09-4DCD-A3F1-DBA86CC06FC9@newsgroup

    >
    > Come off the fence LW; suggest a number!
    >
    > IanB
    >
    > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    >

    >> IanB <IanB@newsgroup> wrote:

    >> > I have done the 'homework' and understand that 80GB is a reasonable
    >> > starting point for the C: drive for SBS 2008.
    >> >
    >> > If the C; drive also holds a VM structure and child SBS2008 and the
    >> > SQL element is 80Gb still sufficient (for now).
    >>
    >> Nope, I wouldn't say so! And I'm presuming you mean you're going to be
    >> using VMWare to host SBS, SQL, etc - not that SBS2008 itself will be
    >> running
    >> VMWare and hosting VMs.

    >> >
    >> > I do recognise that historically the program files have grown and
    >> > goodness only knows what size will be necessary if 5 year's time, but
    >> > that is a risk we are all taking, I guess!
    >>
    >> Hence you should overestimate.

    >> >
    >> > IanB
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?

    IanB <IanB@newsgroup> wrote:

    > Come off the fence LW; suggest a number!
    >
    > IanB
    LOL. I'm not trying to be evasive. I just think I'd want a lot more -
    depends on whether you're using ESX, and whether your SQL box will require a
    lot of space. I would agree with Charlie's 120GB but that's just a guess on
    my part./


    >
    > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
    >

    >> IanB <IanB@newsgroup> wrote:

    >>> I have done the 'homework' and understand that 80GB is a reasonable
    >>> starting point for the C: drive for SBS 2008.
    >>>
    >>> If the C; drive also holds a VM structure and child SBS2008 and the
    >>> SQL element is 80Gb still sufficient (for now).
    >>
    >> Nope, I wouldn't say so! And I'm presuming you mean you're going to
    >> be using VMWare to host SBS, SQL, etc - not that SBS2008 itself will
    >> be running VMWare and hosting VMs.

    >>>
    >>> I do recognise that historically the program files have grown and
    >>> goodness only knows what size will be necessary if 5 year's time,
    >>> but that is a risk we are all taking, I guess!
    >>
    >> Hence you should overestimate.

    >>>
    >>> IanB



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Suggested size of 2008 Premium C: drive with VM?
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Re: Windows Server 2008 32bit Boot drive size limit Server General
Server 2003 and 2008 maximum volume size Server General
SBS 2008 - migrated from SBS 2003, email size issue SBS Server
Set a default installation drive or increase size of C: drive? Vista General
Size of Vista Home Premium Vista General