Linked by malxau on Tue 17th Jan 2012 13:34 UTC
Windows Along with Storage Spaces coming in Windows 8, ReFS forms the foundation of storage on Windows for the next decade or more. Key features of the two when used together include: metadata integrity with checksums; integrity streams providing optional user data integrity; allocate on write transactional model for robust disk updates; large volume, file and directory sizes; storage pooling and virtualization making file system creation and management easy; data striping for performance and redundancy for fault tolerance; disk scrubbing for protection against latent disk errors; resiliency to corruptions with "salvage" for maximum volume availability in all cases; and shared storage pools across machines for additional failure tolerance and load balancing.
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Don't worry
by Sodki on Tue 17th Jan 2012 14:51 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

Don't worry, ReFS is most likely to be scrapped before the Windows 8 Server release. Don't mod me down, you know it's true.

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RE: Don't worry
by silviucc on Tue 17th Jan 2012 14:57 in reply to "Don't worry"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

Actually I know they're going with it. Linux will have btrfs (Oracle will make sure of it), Solaris and FreeBSD have ZFS so Windows Server is left waaaaaay behind and MS does not want that.

Aint competition a great thing ?

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RE: Don't worry
by dragossh on Tue 17th Jan 2012 15:42 in reply to "Don't worry"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

After Vista launched with lots of features removed, Microsoft brought the Office team to work on Windows. Ever since then, whenever they announce and demo a feature, you can bet it's going to pop up in the operating system. So, yes, it is going to be in Server.

Edited 2012-01-17 15:42 UTC

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