Storage Foundation Basic
We have a temporary requirement to transfer large files in a short space of time between HP-UX and Windows. We have gigabit between the servers, but the transfer times are too long for a migration period we have. So I'm looking to see whether I can do something clever using VxFS.
VxFS is the standard filesystem for HP-UX (but not VxVM - we use LVM). What I'd like to do, if possible is as follows: -
* Create a VxFS filesystem on a HP-UX 11.31 server, using layout 7 which is supported by HP-UX and also I believe in VxFS 6.X.
* Populate the filesystem
* Unmount and unpublish the SAN lun, and re-publish to a Windows server
* Mount the filesystem
* Unmount and unpublish the SAN lun, and re-publish to the HP-UX server
Because Storage Foundation Basic doesn't support LVM, we would create the filesystem to use the entire LUN. The question is, will Storage Foundation Basic be able to mount this filesystem direct from a complete SAN lun? HP-UX doesn't support MBR partitions etc, nor do we have VxVM, so whole-disk is the only solution. What I don't know is whether Windows will try and "stamp" on the disk because it's got no partition table, or whether Storage Foundation will be able to mount it.
I did download Storage Foundation Basic, but the download is for version 6.0.2 which only supports Windows 2012. If there's any chance of this working, I need to get hold of 6.0.1 which I understand supports 2008. Is there a link for this somewhere?