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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
@qasdfdsaq +1, good to know about VMWare and Virtualbox, and Windows in general. HyperV does have this requirement though (see Step 1 of the link in the OP, plus I personally verified this the first time I ran through it.) Who knows why...
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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
Hmm, I was unaware about the >2TB aspect. That isn't an issue currently for us, but in the case that we were upgrading hardware for space reasons, it certainly could be. That's good to know. Do you have a link to more info about that? As an aside, would that also apply to yagmoth555's suggestion, to use a USB-to-IP setup (i.e. would the drive show up in multiple 2TB pieces; obviously in that case we would not be doing the 'offline'-able route anymore)?
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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
@qasdfdsaq thanks for your details, but the ability to offline is actually crucial for my application, which uses the disk as a pass-through to a VM. If you can't offline it, it is not available to pass through, because the VM demands full control over it in that scenario (you can't have the host OS messing with it.)
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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
@yagmoth555 sounds interesting...do you use these with critical data? Do they tend to last?
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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
@Brian, then I need to maintain another VM, and the setup to get at the files in a disaster is more complicated. I just want the simpler setup of writing straight through to an ext4 drive from a Linux VM so I can take rsnapshot backups, and rotate offsite on a regular basis. I currently have this setup working, but only because I was lucky and the drives I bought happened to be compatible with this. I don't want someone in a pinch to get new drives to have to rely on luck...
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comment How to tell if a USB drive is VM-passthrough-capable before you buy it
@Jason, thanks, but I need to write to the USB drive, not just read a copy of it.
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comment special permissions set to deny on new subfolders of a folder I own with Full Control
Yes but even with mwingw-gcc-core installed, the perl line complains about a bunch of further modules breaking. I was hoping there was a drop-in fix, as I don't have time to debug Lchown not compiling on cygwin.
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