I noticed that SnapDrive 6.4 now supports taking snapshots of VMDK disks that are on NFS volumes. Does this mean that I can use my SnapManager products (Exchange & SQL) with a disk configured this way?
For example, in our current setup we have SQL running inside VMware vSphere 5. The VM is running SnapDrive with the Microsoft iSCSI initiator from inside the VM to connect to LUNs. Backups are performed with SnapManager for SQL.
What I'd like to do is create new NFS volumes for the SQL data, and attach VMDK disks from these new volumes to replace the iSCSI LUNs. This would give me the benefits of RDM (in the sense that processing is handled by the ESX host instead of the VM) and the benefits of NFS (multiple IO channels, simplified datastore space management).
So question is: will SnapManager for Exchange/SQL be able to snapshot this NFS volume as part of it's backup procedure?