Disk configuration best practice

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by MarcelloR, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. MarcelloR

    MarcelloR Bit Poster

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    Hello everybody.
    I have a simple question. I searched on the forum and on Parallels documentation but I cannot find an answer.

    Please, can someone tell me what is the best practice (reliability and performance) when configuring the disk for the VM? A single (big) file or more files splitted into chuncks of 2 GB?

    In my case (I'm using PD since a long time), I have two VMs, each of them own a single hard-disk image of about 300 Gb. But I still don't know if this is the best solution or if it's preferable to split current images.

    Thank you for any advice,

    Kind regards.
    -m
     
  2. mmika

    mmika Kilo Poster

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    A single file is the best way. Do not use splitted disk unless you plan to store it on FAT32 drive, that is obsolete nowadays...
     
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  3. MarcelloR

    MarcelloR Bit Poster

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    Thank you very much, @mmika, for your answer.
     

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