DFS and VHD: Anyone tried it?
No, not a post about sitting on a sofa from a bankrupt furniture store and taking something that kills rabbits.
Has anyone tried this:
Creating a DFS share and putting a VHD on it.
Then boot up the VHD and run as usual.
I've been looking a Virtual Machines but can't really afford an iSCSI SAN to store the VM's, My servers have plenty of storage though.
The downside: Whilst the VM's are running DFS will not replicate them as they will be seen as 'open' files
Availability is not an issue, as the Virtual Servers that will be running will have only non essential services
If I script a shutdown of the servers about 8 in the evening, then restart them in the morning DFS should have had time to replicate them.
If I have a disaster, I can boot up last nights VM from the DFS share on another server.
Any thoughts or problems with these assumptions before I try it?