We are planning to add a virtual disk to an existing "windows 2008 R2" domain controller.
The new disk will act as a fileserver for the domain.
(The administration said we should do it this way to save a licence and the additional cpu overhead.)
I believe this new virtual disk for the fileserver shares should be added as "independent persistent" disk. Is this correct? The question is, if the data on the independent disk be safe, in case we take snapshots of the VM? Even if we roll back snapshots.
EDIT - to eplain the simple VM setup :
We have already disk1, which is the system disk with c:\windows and all the programms and c:\users and it will stay a standard vmware "dependent" disk.
Only the new disk2, which will be the fileserver disk will be "independent persisstent". Disk2 will be a windows share that all the users can put their files on.
In case of a snapshot this should do the right thing, shouldn't it? If I take a snapshot today and in 2 days revert to it, this way the system disk will go back in time, but the fileserver disk2 will not.