What are StorSimple Virtual Array limits?

Overview

Consider these limits as you plan, deploy, and operate your Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Array. The following table describes these limits for the virtual device.

StorSimple Virtual Array limits

Limit identifier Limit Comments
Total capacity (including cloud) Up to 64 TB per virtual device You can fail over a full StorSimple Virtual Array to another empty array. If you try to restore to the same device, ensure that you have sufficient space on the device to complete this operation. After you have exceeded 32 TB, you cannot restore to the same device.
Maximum number of storage account credentials per device 1
Maximum number of volumes/shares 16
Minimum size of a tiered share 500 GB
Minimum size of a tiered volume 500 GB
Maximum size of a tiered share 20 TB
Maximum size of a tiered volume 5 TB
Minimum size of a locally pinned share 50 GB
Minimum size of a locally pinned volume 50 GB
Maximum size of a locally pinned share 2 TB
Maximum size of a locally pinned volume 200 GB
Maximum number of iSCSI connections from initiators 512
Maximum number of access control records per device 64
Maximum number of backups retained by the virtual device in .backups folder for file server 5 This includes the most recent scheduled (generated by the default backup policy) and manual backups.
Maximum number of scheduled backups retained by the device 55 30 daily backups
12 monthly backups
13 yearly backups
Maximum number of manual backups retained by the device 45
Maximum number of files per share for a file server 1 million When performing a device restore, the restore times are proportional to number of files across all the shares on the device.
Maximum number of files per volume for an iSCSI server 1 million
Maximum number of files per virtual array 4 million
Restore recover time Quick restore The restore is based on the heat map and depends on the volume size.
Backup operations can occur while a restore operation is in progress.