Zani
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How to access a NTFS Partition from esxi

Hi All

This might be a noob question

I am running esxi and myy server has 2 SATA Drives

Question I have is how do access my 2nd Drive with I just

use for Data I am using vmsphere client to administrate my Server

Does VMWare lock out

my 2nd hard drive because of its own property file syste

Thanks

Message was edited by: tom howarth to remove the Word xml formating tags.

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TomHowarth
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Zani Welcome to the Comunities I am moving your post to a more appropiate forum

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Tom Howarth VCP / vExpert

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Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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a_p_
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ESX(i) is no file server, it's just not built for that purpose.

What you can do, is to create a datastore on your second disk (Caution: This will delete all data currently on this disk!!!!), install a virtual machine (a file server) for which you create the virtual disk on that datastore and share the data this way.

André

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Zani
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Thanks Tom for the welcome

yes figured it out Installed Windows Services for Unix on a PC then shared a Folder from it for my VM's to work off, works great.

I boot esxi from a usb disk as I didnt want to install esxi on my Home server

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