Solved

Can I import a dynamic disk using PowerShell?

Posted on 2009-04-06
3
818 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi,

I'm a newbie at this - I need to import a SAN-based snapshot of a dynamic disk on a Windows 2003 server for backups. The SAN vendor tools work perfectly with basic disks, but not with dynamic, so I'm trying to work out a way to automate the import of the dynamic disk database using PowerShell.

Any thoughts gratefully received!
0
Comment
Question by:Duncan Meyers
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
BSonPosh earned 500 total points
ID: 24087158
oye! I would probably start with DiskPart.exe

I don't know of a way to do this with Powershell without writing your own API wrapper. I assume MS never thought someone would want to script this :)
0
 
LVL 30

Author Closing Comment

by:Duncan Meyers
ID: 31567305
Thanks! Diskpart will do exactly what I want.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:astout
ID: 34484570
meyersd, could you explain how you managed to use diskpart to automate this?  I am faced with the exact same issue at the moment.  I am unsure how to use diskpart to identify the newly mapped snapshot from the SAN and then to import it.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help you understand what HashTables are and how to use them in PowerShell.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now