Setting up a backup testing environment

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am trying to setup a disaster recovery testing environment using a HyperV host managed by MS SCVMM.  The host has a SAS LTO4 tape drive attached to it.  

Is it possible to pass a SAS tape drive from the host to a virtual machine so I can test restoring backups from tape using Symantec Backup Exec?  I have been unsuccessful in getting anything like that to work.
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    As far as I know, It is not possible to pass a SAS device from the host to the guest VM in hyper-V like you can do with usb.

    In vSphere 4 and newer there is a feature called VMDirectPath I/O, but I haven't tried it.
    Here are some docs

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