I have a VM in vmware that is being used as a file server. The files are residing in a LUN that is shared directly with the VM through iSCSI. (It appears as a second drive in windows.)
I want to upgrade the file server and I figure the easiest way to get this done is put up a new VM on the same Host and make another direct iSCSI connection from the VM to the ISCSI target (the same LUN). This way I will have all company files instantly without having to use any backup/restore software and save on SAN space.
Does this make sense? If it does,then what will happen to all my ntfs/sharing permissions that were configured on the old file server. Will they be transfered also since the LUN was moved?