Monday, November 07, 2005

Exchange Connections question: Mount points?

During my Exchange Connections presentation on availability and clustering, one of the attendees said that he had been told by Microsoft that he should NOT use mount points on a cluster due to performance problems. (For those of you that don't use mount points, this feature allows you to mount a disk partition in to a folder on an existing drive letter rather than creating a new disk drive letter.)

I have checked with a number of folks at Microsoft as well as some gurus from Dell Professional Services and Collective Technologies and no one has heard of this recommendation being made. Based on what I have found so far, mount points are still good. I'll dig some more.

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At 7:11 PM, Blogger wish92 said...

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At 11:21 AM, Blogger Haberstroh said...

This story was a couple days ago, but I'll provide my experience as well. We found that in a clustering environment we needed to create a "holding drive" for the mount points. So, we have a 50 MB partition, that then houses three mount points, one for logs, databases, and public folders. We have not experienced any performance issues, and as far as we can tell, we are doing things by the proverbial book.

 

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