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Can I share a LUN between a Linux and a Windows server?

I have a Linux server and a Windows 2000 server and would like to share a LUN or partition between them (same data) using iSCSI. How can I accomplish this?
The basic implementations for Linux and Windows won't allow this. Windows will write a signature on the LUN that will render it unusable by Linux. The only way to make this work is by another intelligent entity (storage appliance for example) in the data path to manage that type of access.

This was first published in July 2004

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