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    SAN Question

    Are SAN volumes seen by the servers as local drives or remote storage (mapped etc)?
    I need to know for a report I'm writing to propose a migration to a SAN based
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    Re: SAN Question

    They show as local drives.

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    Re: SAN Question

    Ta.

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    Re: SAN Question

    You would normally have a least one (usually two or more in a load balanced configuration) head end server that's connected directly to the SAN and exposed the volumes to the rest of your network via whatever protocol you preferred. SMB and NFS are typical.

    If you don't have a requirement to expose the SANs storage volumes to multiple devices then you can of course directly connect your SAN to your Server. You do lose a lot of flexibility this way. But it depends on what your usage will be as to if this will matter.

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