Does anybody know if a linux distribution (Fedora/Gentoo/Suse) can read vmfs file system?

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Does anybody know if a linux distribution (Fedora/Gentoo/Suse) can read vmfs file system?

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well…at present there are no backup agents for the customized linux kernel running in Vmware ESX. So we are currently backing up our Vmware guests as if there were physical boxes…over the network. We are looking a san based backup, where we can pause the virtual guests, take a snapshot of that lun, split it …mount the snapshot on the linux host (if it could read vmfs) and then back it up with the backup agent (CommVault) running on the linux box. We are actually getting ready to try this very soon. It’s worth a shot.

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