Bruce is blogging again, it is now day 10, one third of my voyage is over!  With the release of Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. This night I am studying Resilient File System.  Below I highlighted what I learned and listed some resources to bring you to speed at the same time.

Here is a little of what I learned about Resilient File System (ReFS).  ReFS will scale to PB dataset and very large files.  Data corruption is detected and fix on the fly.  It can support up to 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 files in a single directory.  That is 18 Quintillion files.   ReFS is for data volumes only. 

Resilient File System

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848060(v=vs.85).aspx

Resilient File System (ReFS) is a new local file system. It maximizes data availability, despite errors that would historically cause data loss or downtime. Data integrity ensures that business critical data is protected from errors and available when needed. Its architecture is designed to provide scalability and performance in an era of constantly growing data set sizes and dynamic workloads.

Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/16/building-the-next-generation-file-system-for-windows-refs.aspx

WS2012 File System Enhancements: ReFS and Storage Spaces

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2012/WSV316

About 42 minutes into the video is the ReFS stuff

Application Compatibility with ReFS

http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/B/3/CB3561DC-6BF6-443D-B5B9-9676ACDF7F75/Application%20Compatibility%20with%20ReFS.docx