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I clone a vmfs lun and when i try to mount it, it gives 3 options
keep existing signature
assign new signature
format the disk
which first 2 options should i choose? I want to retrieve some files from this lun. not necessary write to it
actually, option1 failed and I was only able to go with option2 which I was able to add the lun and it got renamed to something like snap-xxxxx-lunname
What ESX version are you running?
Did you clone a VMFS5 and tried to map to ESX 4.X? (does not support VMFS5)
What was the error message you've got?
Yep, that's right. ESX automatically detects clones & assigning a new signature is a way of preventing possible conflicts.