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Use Cloned volumes for dev SQL environment

Question asked by Adam Bond on Aug 9, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2016 by Adam Bond

We have a SQL server with many different disks stored on different volumes.  I would like to use a clone of these volumes to setup a dev copy of this server for testing some upcoming upgrades.


I am unsure what the best way to go about this would be.  If I simply make clones of the volumes and then add the VM to inventory, the disks will all be pointing to the production disks, rather than the cloned ones.  I could edit the vmx but I'm a little uneasy doing this.


Would it work to simply clone the volumes, then create a new VM and then add the disks from the cloned volumes?  This seems to be safer than editing the vmx.


Perhaps someone on here has a good suggestion for me.  Thanks for reading.