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Tricking IIS into using a mapped drive

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Hi

I want to host my websites off a mapped drive for faster DR in the event of O/S failure.

However I am lazy and do not wish to reconfigure all my IIS settings to use a network share. I'd much rather I rename my current data drive (e) to something else and map a new drive (e) to the files on a network share. However IIS won't play ball and refuses to see the map drive, no doubt by perverse design.

I either need a way of telling IIS to STFU and serve files off my mapped drives, or a way of mapping a drive, maybe at boot that windows cannot distinguish from a local drive.

Am I nuts or can this be done at all?
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You could do it with iSCSI but it would need some setting up at either end:
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5888332.html?tag=search
then just use e as your iSCSI address. As long as the folder structure is the same you should be fine.
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Ooh, I like the sound of that, I didn't know you could do iScisi with software only.

Just one problem with that, if I'm addressing the disk 'as local', I lose the advantages of it being a share, e.g. that the machine hosting the share negotiates problems with 2 machines connecting to it at once.

The idea was that if I moved to this setup I could merge my shared webservers together, put some load balancing machines in, and bam, instant scalability and failover.

I believe one cannot connect two windows machines directly to the same iScsi volume as it can cause all sorts of corruption. Any kind of mid-way solution?
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Not off the top of my head but there might be some kludge you can come up with that involves mapping the iSCSI volume and then rather than a drive letter you mount it in an NTFS folder and let NTFS manage the data...
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Thanks

I've decided to go with replicated webserver data, but thanks for pointing out you can do software iScisi
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