Connecting a NAS drive in order to be accessible from 2 Servers at the same time
Posted on 2012-03-16
I have 2 Servers (one with Windows Server 2008 and one with 2003) which are connected (via SAS Cables) with Fujitsu Eternus DX60 Network Storage.
Network Storage has 2 partitions and both Servers have access to these.
I have noticed that when using the 2008 Server to modify data from Network Storage, changes do not apply when accessing same partitions from the 2003 Server.
I have also noticed that when restarting the 2003 Server and while on Boot, windows are running check disk for the Network Storage Drives with the below message:
“One of the disks needs to be checked for consistency press any key to skip….”
Then, after the 2003 Server logs in the Network Storage Data (accessed by this server) are “updated/common” with 2008 Server.
Q1) Is it possible to have both Servers "connected/mounted” at the same time on the same Network Storage Partition… In other words, is my NAS (or NAS generally) designed to support this feature?
Or should every Server have its own dedicated partition on a NAS?
Q2) If the aforementioned feature is supported, what should I configure in order to access the current/same NAS data from both Servers?
Thanks for your help,