Cluster Shared Volumes & Robocopy

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by James, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. James

    James Guest

    Is it ok to copy VHD files from a cluster shared volume using robocopy?
    I shut down all VM's accessing the CSV, then run robocopy on the node that
    owns the CSV to make a copy/move the VHD file.
    James, Apr 21, 2010
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  2. James

    RCan Guest

    I think yes - there should be no issues with that, you should only initiate
    the robocopy job from the coordinator node (owner of CSV).

    RCan, Apr 21, 2010
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  3. Sure, why not? The VHD is just another file at that point.

    Russ Kaufmann
    MVP, MCT, MCITP x7, MCTS x9, MCSE x4, CTT+, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

    Russ Kaufmann, Apr 22, 2010
  4. James

    James Guest

    Thanks, just wanted to be sure. I know there are some restrictions when
    working with CSV
    James, Apr 22, 2010
  5. I guess it will work but I wouldn't take the risk.
    when you enable CSV there is an explicit warning telling that only files
    created by Hyper-V are supported.
    Now I guess the VHD's are created by hyper-V.
    I've seen weird behaviour when using CSV's for other purposes...

    Erik den Burger, Apr 29, 2010
  6. Copying VHD files to the CSV volume using robocopy, copy explorer and other
    MS copy tools is supported.

    Vladimir Petter
    Clustering and High Availability.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Vladimir Petter, Apr 30, 2010
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