Hi, hope someone can help, or hope this is possible.
I have a vSphere 4.1 environment connected to a IBM XIV.
So what I would like to achieve.
I have two SQL Server VM's: VMPROD and VMDEV running in a DRS/HA cluster.
Lets say VMPROD has a D drive containing both the MDF and LDF of our SQL DB. This D drive is a VMDK file residing on Datastore1.
I would like to once a week / day perform the following:
This way I would have a point in time copy of our SQL db on our VMDEV server. We will not be writing to this copy, only reading from it.
Is this possible and how would one go about doing this? Dont worry about the SQL side of things will figure that out as we go. But would like to this automatically.
Nobody tried this before?