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I have an ESX Environemnt using NFS datastores. I have to create Windows shares and present them to the users using ADS access control. Is it better to attach disks to the Windows VM and create shares on the VM or directly share it from my NAS?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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We have now created Shares on our NAS direct rather than using Windows.

But do you have a method to backup data on your NAS ? e.g. data in the shares
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Better one is first you take backups of all things and create another ones. I am aware of this things.but i would like  to contribute and learn more from here in this website.. please keep sharing more ....
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@Andrew
I currently backup using rsync to my LiveBook. Although it does not support Versioning. So the last backup is the only one I have.
I know that Qnap supports RTRR which also supports versioning of the backups. But I do not have a second NAS available at the moment that supports it.

Having it in the datastore I could use other backup solutions such as VDP or similar to Backup the VMs including its data..

Any advice on this?
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I would not recommend VDP, but if you use a standard VMDK, on a VMFS or NFS datastore, you could use a VMware aware backup product.

But, you may lose performance, because of Windows and files on a VMDK on the same NAS, and additional overhead and management and license for a Windows server.
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I would say if your NAS supports the granularity you need, and has adequate integration into your AD, use it.... Some of them just don't have the same capabilities that a windows server has, and some of them do...
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