mount point volume vs. drive letters

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by John, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Hi all,

    If I do not run our of drive letters, is there any advantage using
    mountvolume instead of using drive letters?

    Thank you!
    John, Oct 24, 2008
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  2. If you're not faced with a drive letter limitation, you can just a simply
    keep using drive letters and not mount points.
    Ryan Sokolowski [MVP], Oct 27, 2008
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  3. John

    oz.ozugurlu Guest

    I have been into similar situations and asked same question in regards to
    cluster and its implementation in the past
    Below are my two cents in this regard,
    Using Mount point is more efficient and safer in my opinion.
    Assigning multiple Drive letters will complicate the configurations
    (administration and backup)

    It is confusing to see many drive letters assigned to each LUN etc
    Risk of running out of drive letters

    Each drive letter will need to re-assign to the fail over node, which may
    take longer time for cluster to fail over

    Oz Ozugurlu
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    oz.ozugurlu, Nov 3, 2008
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