2011-10-24 03:41 PM
2.6 CREATING A FLEXCLONE INSTANCE OF A FILE IN A SAN ENVIRONMENT
Host-side tool support is needed to integrate the cloned data blocks into the host file system and to present the cloned file to the host file system.
Though TR-3742 is dated 2010 I can't find any trace of real-world implementation of file FlexClone. What I need is the way to clone VHD files on a CSV LUN used in Hyper-V virtualization cluster.
Is file FlexClone really implemented, or does the feature exist only on paper? If it really exists, how can I use it (preferably from a PS script)? If it is a waporware, are there any plans to implement it in the real world?
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File FlexClone on NTFS within SAN lun
2011-10-25 09:53 AM
This is definitely coming as a real thing - I've seen some slides describing this functionality on Hyper-V (not sure whether it depends on SnapDrive, SnapManager for Hyper-V, or both)
Re: File FlexClone on NTFS within SAN lun
2011-11-01 05:26 AM
Can you remember any time frame of the feature release from the slides? No current software (including PowerShell Toolkit 1.6 released today) support this feature yet.
2011-11-04 05:27 AM
This is already available to you chaps today, via the powershell commandlets that come with the oncommand for Microsoft environments plugin.
You can view the PowerShell based demonstration here .
Let me know if you need anything else