When using the Windows Disk Management utility to access SIOS DataKeeper volumes, please note the following:

  • Using Disk Management to delete partitions that are being mirrored is not supported. Deleting a partition that is part of a SIOS DataKeeper mirror will yield unexpected results.
  • Using Disk Management to change the drive letter assigned to a partition that is a part of a SIOS DataKeeper mirror is not supported and will yield unexpected results.
  • The Windows Disk Management utility will take longer to start on the target node based on the number of drives. Because the Windows operating system has error condition retries built in when a volume is locked, the speed with which it starts on the “locked” target node is affected.


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