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Take a san drive and make it into a datastore

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I have a 600GB san drive with data on it. Would it be possible for me to make that drive into a VM datastore without losing any of the data on the san drive?
I know I can present it to a VM host as a datastore, but I am not sure if the data on the drive would stay in tact.
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The data would not stay in tact. Once presented as a datastore, the disk gets formatted as a VMFS volume, so any data on the storage would be wiped from the format.

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Thats what I thought. Thanks for the info...
Easy 500 huh?
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