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    cs00657
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    Good day, I would like to know if the following is possible
    1. Create Virtual PC (XP) on Windows 2003 Server host.
    2. Create a second VHD file on virtual PC, and write files to VHD.
    3. Mount second VHD file while virtual PC is still active
    4. Replicate files from mounted VHD file
    5. Leave VHD file mounted on host

    I need to use the virtual PC to provide LANMAN authentication (Do no want to enable on domain). The virtual PC will store data that I need to replicate to secondery location for access and backup. Looking to mount VHD as volume on Windows 2003 srv, and use DFSR to replicate data to secondary server. Note this will need to happen in set intervals so I will need to keep the VHD mounted.

    Regards

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    sorinso
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    Re: Mounting VHD File

    VirtualPC has no hot-add capabilities … So, you cannot mount a hard disk while the OS is running.
    You can create the second VHD and add it to the machine, of course, but while it is offline. I don’t quite understand what are you trying to do, so cannot see why you have to add the second disk while the XP VM is running.
    :?: How are you going to mount the VHD in 2003?
    If you need the data on the VHD replicated, why not replicate the VHD file itself?

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    Anonymous
    #372148

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    Thanks for feedback … The issue is that the data is time sensative, the VHD hold audio data that I need to replicate to central server. I therefore need to access the data in real time. Because the devices creating the data used LANMAN, I have to use a pc in the middle to resolve the security risk, and due to the large nature of the files, I do not want to keep two copies, e.g VHD and copied data. .Hope this makes sense

    regards

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    Ossian
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    #180728

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    Use a mapped network drive (or a folder on the host mounted with the VPC Additions) and access it from both VPCs

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    Anonymous
    #372149

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    HI, thanks can you provide more info on how this can be done …

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    Ossian
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    #180734

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    Share a folder on the host and set appropriate permissions
    Assuming both VPCs are in the same network as it:
    browse to the host, right click the shared folder and “map network drive”

    You run a server but dont know how to map drives? :twisted:

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    Anonymous
    #372150

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    Thanks from your original post I was led to believe that you can potentially mount the VHD within the host…. mapping a network drive will not work, as I am using DFSR and it does not support mapped drives only local folders.

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    Ossian
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    #180739

    Re: Mounting VHD File

    No, what I said was you can mount a folder on the host as a drive within the VM
    And I dont see why DFSR stops you mapping a drive directly — \servernameshare still works fine

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