Nov 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Edited Nov 22, 2009 at 9:31 PM
Hmm, okay it doesnt sound like what I want then. Basically this is what I am wanting to do:
I have a file server I'm building with raid 0 SSD drives running SanFly iSCSI Target software. It's primary purpose is to serve a high number of very small Xml files very quickly to a web server.
I would like to create "diff" backups every two hours or so. I have already written a disk monitoring component in .NET that can listen for changes and then create my own diff VHD's.
Only problem is that I have not figured out the most efficient way to to do this since I have been unable to attach the Virtual Disk exposed via iSCSI on this machine as a Read Only drive so I can listen for changes.
In testing, I have to do this in a round about way by sharing the iSCSI drive on the web server and then configure my monitoring software, which runs on the file server, to monitor \\web server\share. It works but is not clean.
Is there anyway my file server can mount a VHD in read-only mode that is already being exposed via iSCSI?