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How does Raw Device Mapping work?

NytroZ asked
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
I have a LUN mapped to a Windows server that is used for backup storage.  We have all of our Acronis backups already saved to this LUN.  Because of poor performance we wanted to remove the map to the Windows Serve and then create a new disk on the Acronis appliance virtual machine and use the existing LUN with the backups.  If I create a new virtual disk it will be formatted and I will lose the data.  Can the option to use "Raw Device mappings" be used to create the new disk and allow me to save the data?
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