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I have a SAN level snapshot\clone of a Windows cluster shared volume (CSV) whocj i want to mount on the same cluster to retrieve files, as form of backup.

As detailed here: Accessing a storage-side snapshot of a cluster-shared volume

... there are issues with mounting a clone of CSV on the same cluster due to GUID clash.

I have worked out how to achieve what i want with a workaround that does not really.. work for me. I can mount this snaphot\clone of the CSV on another Windows machine, get the disk object via Powershell like so:

$disk = get-disk -Number *number*

... Powershell has a set-disk method, which enables me to change the disk ID:

Set-Disk -Guid {New GUID}

I can now mount this clone back into the same cluster, there is now no GUID clash and i can access it as it were any other NTFS volume.

What i would like to do is change this disk identifier via a Linux machines so i can automate the process sensibly. I see a see examples of how this may be possible if the disk is MBR, but is the feasible if the machine is GPT?

Any help would would be greatly appreciated.

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gdisk should help: have a look at 'c', 'g' and 'f' from the extra functionality menu.

See ubuntu trusty gdisk manpage.

  • I suggest to elaborate more, they want to delete your answer. Edit into your question in 1-1 sentence, what 'c', 'g' and 'f' does. – peterh Aug 26 '15 at 15:58

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