Sharepoint 2019 On Premise: NTFS or ReFS?

Sebring-1261 61 Reputation points
2021-02-04T07:29:15.05+00:00

Hi Everyone,

My customer wish to deploy Sharepoint 2019 On premise on a single VM which will be connected to SQL2016 on another VM.

Q: Can above run on NTFS formatted drive (instead of Resilient File System ) for a small deployment as above?

Thank You in advance:)

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  1. Leon Laude 85,686 Reputation points
    2021-02-04T09:09:23.187+00:00

    Hi @Sebring-1261 ,

    SharePoint 2019 can run on both NTFS and ReFS formatted drives, the choice is up to you which you want to use.

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  1. Trevor Seward 11,691 Reputation points
    2021-02-04T20:26:11.037+00:00

    Largely it won't matter on the SharePoint Server -- there's not much benefit, there.

    On SQL, absolutely ReFS would be preferred. But if you want to stick with NTFS, which is certainly a valid choice, make sure you're using 64k clusters for your MDF/LDF/NDFs volumes when you format the volume.

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  2. Sebring-1261 61 Reputation points
    2021-02-05T08:31:10.693+00:00

    Hi Leon, Trevor,

    Thank you so much. It gives me great relief as this is the definitive answer I'm looking for.

    S

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