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Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

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Shamus27
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Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

 

 

With a P4000 - with a standard thin or full provisioned Volume is a dynamic volume supported when is the disk managment MMC in Windows 2008R2.

 

It doesn't work for me and was wondering should it?

 

 

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oikjn
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Re: Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

You can definitely connect a windows server to a LUN (thick or thin) and configure a disk as a dynamic disk.  I"ve done it for both.  Actually used is as a screwed up way to do a live migration from one array to another by setting up a raid1 mirror of the os and the after it was synced I broke it and removed the original drive.  That isn't something I woudl suggest doing as a standard migration method, but it worked when I had no other option.

 

What do you want a dynamic disk LUN?  Only reason I could think is for a DPM server or the situation I said above.

Shamus27
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Re: Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

Thanks for your reply and answer.

A test team asked for them, to shrink and expand volumes and then recreate.

 

Have tried again and can convert a disk from basic to dynamic but cannot create a dynamic disk from a new volume presented, that helps a lot.

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Bart_Heungens
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Re: Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

Hi,

 

The document states that 2003 and older is not supported but 2008 and higher yes...

 

So if U have 2008 it should be OK...

 

 

Kr,

Bart

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oikjn
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Re: Windows 2008 Dynamic Volumes are they supported?

interesting.  I was using 2008 and can say that manual reconnection is definitely not a problem.