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Can we use Win32 APIs to move files between SAN and NAS?

We are developing an application for archiving files on SAN and NAS. We are currently using Win32 APIs to copy files. Can we use the same APIs?

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Assuming you are using Win32 APIs such as Copy or MoveFile, you will be able to copy or move files between SAN and NAS. This is similar to using a Windows utility like Windows Explorer to copy or move data between direct-attached disk drives (internal or external) on your computer and a Windows shared volume that is network based. When you access a Windows file using a file handle, you are accessing a logical abstraction of the physical volume that masks the real name including location, device path and device.

This was first published in August 2004

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