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I'm using a virtualized OsX Server into a physical Hp server (Server A) through VirtualBox. Because i don't have free space in my HP Server, i've created a VDI into a second Nas Storage Server (Server B) and i've mounted this VDI into my OsX server using CIFS/Samba.

I'm wondering are there any drawback using with this solutions ? Is the file access, file operations (like copy moving etc.) more limited compared to a 'simpler' solutions like use only Server A ? How to improove this situations ? Maybe mounting Server B into Server A with iSCSI o fibre channel ? Thanks

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if you can use nfs over cifs, more performant typically. – tony roth Jun 12 '12 at 21:03
I'm intrigued because I've never heard of OsX. Do you by any chance mean OS X? – John Gardeniers Jun 12 '12 at 23:28
up vote 2 down vote accepted

the only limitation is going to be performance. any other potential problems will all have performance as a root cause.

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