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Could Win2003 see Win2008 Cloned Lun?

Hi Gurus

IHAC will setup a Hyper-V environment on NetApp filer (FCP-SAN). the VHD will be stored on NetApp filer Luns (of coz, the original luns may be CSV).

They will use SMHV to do quick snapshot.

they have a backup server (win2003) and are requested to backup VMs to tape. Now my question is if window2003(+SDW) could connect those cloned win2008 luns which store VHD?  then they could backup those VHD files to tape directly but maybe once time per week.

Thanks and Best Regards!

TC

Re: Could Win2003 see Win2008 Cloned Lun?

I did a testing in my lab.

by SDW6.x ,  Win2003 could see win2008 luns which store VHD.  but I am not sure if it's official support.

the original lun type is as following:

fas3020b*> lun show -v  /vol/hyperv/cluster/hyperv.lun
        /vol/hyperv/cluster/hyperv.lun   50.0g (53694627840)   (r/w, online, mapped)
                Comment: " "
                Serial#: C5CpVoSdGelf
                Share: none
                Space Reservation: enabled
                Multiprotocol Type: hyper_v
                Maps:

when I checked the disk information

it include two partiations.  one is big and with 129MB offset and 2nd is very small (just 256KB) and with 17KB offset.  Why?

I also try to connect a lun whose luntype is windows_2008.  It could also be connected by SDW 6.x.  but msinfo32 found the offset is 1MB.  According TR-3733-1209 (Page40):

"For Windows Server 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V), enter the following at the prompt: windows_2008"

What's the difference btw lun type windows_2008 and Hyper-V?

Of coz,  I still need the official answer if win2003 could see win2008 Hyper-V luns.