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MSA2000fc sharing data between servers

 
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Ronald T
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MSA2000fc sharing data between servers

Hi all,

Could anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here ?
I've installed a redundant MSA2000fc setup with two Windows 2008 servers attached.
I have created a vdisk with volume and shared it through a LUN which I made available to the servers. Both servers can see the volume, but the data that is written by one server, is not seen by the other and vice versa. Is there any way I can share a vdisk volume between servers and keep identical data on both ?

Thanks for any help !
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: MSA2000fc sharing data between servers

The Windows NTFS file system cannot be used by two or more servers at the same time, because Windows expects exclusive disk access. As soon as the second server has mounted the volume, corruption has started.

HP, for example, offers a separate product called the PolyServe file system.
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Ronald T
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Re: MSA2000fc sharing data between servers

Thanks for the help! Guess I have to find some alternative indeed.