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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Storage Requirements

The actual space consumed by Lync virtual machines varies by role and by business requirements. Typically, 72GB free space is recommended. Lync Back-End database servers hosting a Monitoring or Archiving database are going to consume much more space than a Front End or Edge Server.

Both direct attached storage (DAS) and SAN disks are supported to hold Lync virtual machines. Which option is used depends greatly on the infrastructure that an organization already has in place. SAN provisioning is generally more flexible, but there is a significant upfront cost to these types of systems. DAS storage can be more affordable and yield acceptable performance for virtual machines. Because Lync Server 2013 now uses SQL Mirroring on ...

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