Why does a new Genesis NX come with less usable than expected?

This is a combination of two main reasons:

  1. Genesis NX offers snapshot and replication features, which will need to make use of the additional space.  Without additional space you can make a snapshot.
  2. Once the logical volume is expanded into the free space, there is absolutely no method to shrink it again other than backup and restore of the data.  It is very easy to grow an existing share with a couple of GUI clicks but impossible to shrink.  
Matthew Jensen
2018-10-20 15:22