I've been looking at putting all of our test/dev SQL databases on to a single NFS datastore instead of what seems like an endless number of volumes and LUNs.
One thing that the SQL DBA often does is clone a DB using flexclone and attaches it to another SQL server, or the same SQL server.
What I would need to do to make this work if all the SQL DBs were VMDKs attached to a VM is to actually do a flexclone of the individual VMDK.
Is that possible? I'm not sure how I would proceed to do that. I'm OK if it's a powershell script or whatever. I just can't have a full copy operation.