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

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

Sorry but I don't understand your answer

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

 

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

Hello Idd11,

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

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

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

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

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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