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vnxe 3150 I can't expand cifs share over 16TB

Hello

I have a vnxe 3150 with 25TB

one cifs share of 15.8TB and a vmware share of 9TB

I have deleted the vmware share, so I can see the 9TB of free space in my capacity pool

I would want to use these 9TB to expand my cifs share but I can't

When I go to my cifs share, in the Shared folder capacity Tab, the maximum size is only 15.999TB

Are cifs shares limited to 16TB ?

 

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Hello Idd11,

If this is NAS file System on a Unified VNX System managed by the data mover, then you do NOT enlarge it by expanding the https://dell.to/31g94rJ simply extend the file system. Reason is that there is a volume manager layer in between that spreads NAS file Systems between LUNs through a NAS pool concept. If there is space in the NAS pool (not block pool) you simply expand the fs - if not you add LUNs to the NAS pool and then extend the fs.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Sorry but I don't understand your answer

i have always managed the size of the shares from this place :

 

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Hello Idd11,

Are the drives all the same type, speed, & capacity?

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Hello

 

effectively I have two types of disks

the storage pool shows all disks in one storage

Do you think it's possible to use all this space in one cifs share ?

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Hello Idd11,

You should be able to.  You might want to contact support and open a case to see why it is not allowing you to expand.

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16 TB is the max file system size for the 32bit fs used in the VNXe3150
as listed in the product spec sheet
 
You can create a new file system and new share with another up to 16TB
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