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Mounting Database as CVD/DVD

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Question - Is there a way for me to mount a database as DVD/CVD?  

I have a software that I am running and would like to initiate a backup. The backup destination is either a DVD/CVD or a network destination (sftp, tftp..etc).  We have plenty of Disk space on our UCS chassis and would like to mount the datastore as DVD/CVD and backup to there.

Please advise.

thanks!
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Question by:LateNaite
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by:Dr. Klahn
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Side issue:  What is a CVD?  The only thing I can find is the obsolete China Video Disc format.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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He probably meant CD/DVD.  A CD/DVD is a read only device, create a share and backup to the share.
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Why not just present a datastore, and backup to it ?
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by:LateNaite
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Yes it is a CD/DVD and from the VM's option with you select Cd/DVD, it is only to read the ISO file from Datastore.

The backup option for this application can only select CD/DVD or network (which is really slow) so trying to avoid that.
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Your better option, is to backup via network, or use an application which is VMware Aware, and the block level e.g. at the host and NOT inside the VM.

Virtual machines, DO NOT have a CD/DVD Writer, it's only ROM, used for installing a OS, not writing to.

CDROM/DVDROM would be slower than network.

Are you using the E1000 interface, if so change it to the virtual aware VMXNET3
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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I object on the grounds, that as posted in https:#a41800282, and answer was provided, a CD/DVD device in a virtual machine is READ ONLY, it's NOT A CD/DVD WRITER!

I also suggested backup via network, and your response is "We did a network sftp."
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