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EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

Brian Axford
Occasional Visitor

EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

I just upgraded to Command View v7.0 and now have the ability to shrink a vdisk. Can this be done with a Windows Server 2003 volume? Is it data destructive?
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Jonathan Harris_3
Trusted Contributor

Re: EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

Data shrinkage is really designed for future use. It will be supported by Longhorn, but won't work with W2K3.
KurtG
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

You can shrink youre lun but it does not take care of youre partition.

In other words, be VERY careful ;-)

KurtG
Brian Axford
Occasional Visitor

Re: EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

I did some testing with a temp vdisk. Definitely something you don't want to do with Windows Server 2003 if you want to keep the data!
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

Anticipating a question I'll surely have from my partners or customers... Besides Windows server 2008, what other operating systems support LUN shrinking?
KurtG
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA6000 with Command View v7.0

I would actually be possible to shrink partition with spesialized tools as a manual step. (Partiton magic etc). Then do a lun shrink in CV EVA.

However I would not recomend it ;-)

KurtG