cross hddon win 2k8

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is there any way to do this :
There is a computer named AA and second one named BB and both of them has 2 hdd
AA-> Hdd1 C ,  Hdd2 D
BB -> Hdd1 C ,  Hdd2 C

And i want to add this BB hdds to AA as this
AA -> Hdd1 C, Hdd2 D and Hdd3 BB1 Hdd4 BB2 is this possible on windows 2008 i checked iscsi and Dfs but i think they are not the answer  ?
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Do you mean you will attach the HD's from BB physically to AA, or you want that to be through the network?

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i want to make every computer on the network will see the other computer's hdds as its own hdd ?
for example there are totally 5 Hdd and 3 server each server will see 5 HDD on my computer ,

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exactly like this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFjbfOs6Cf0

but from every computer to all the other
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for my application there are two outbound connection type think a hierarchical tree

                                 Publisher

Storage  Server1  Storage Server 2  Storage Server 3

in some cases storage servers has direct outputs in some cases publisher read files from storage servers do you have an advice for this there are two network card on servers and one of them for intranet one of them for internet

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It's easy with iSCSI but after publishing you cannot see your disk simultaneously from more than one computer. You can see it remotely but only on one machine at a time.
If only one computer has to "see" other's disks - install iSCSI target on all "exporting" servers run and iSCSI initator on "importing" server.
There are two good iSCSI targets:
1. starwind from rocket division - it can share entire physical disk
2. Microsoft iSCSI Target - it works only on Microsoft Storage Server and can share only VHD files as disks. But you can create large VHD on shared disk and share such VHD.

From the client point of view, there's no difference between sahred physical disk and shared VHD if you use iSCSI.


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but more then one computer must see at the same time :( ?  do you have an advice instead of this
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File sharing. It's enough in 99.99% cases. Just share your drive and map in on all others computer as a network drive.

You cannot share drive in "physical" way because of NTFS file system limitations.

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Ok Thanks

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