Exclusive mode on a Windows and NT disk can mean different things for both local and external (SAN) based disk...
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
storage. In a nutshell, exclusive mode is used to protect and maintain data integrity for a disk device.
For example, in a clustered or shared access environment, a specific server needs to have exclusive access to a disk or LUN at a time. For NAS or Windows shared storage, the server that has primary attachment to the LUN may have exclusive access to the disk. Another example of exclusive mode is when a maintenance or system tool needs to take exclusive access of a disk or LUN for some specific purpose.
Dig Deeper on SAN technology and arrays
Related Q&A from Greg Schulz
Service provider outages should be a warning to customers that keeping data safe in the cloud is a shared responsibility.continue reading
When cloud durability is added to the mix, cloud providers are able to tout a high number of nines of availability.continue reading
Cloud storage can be less expensive from a cost-per-gigabyte perspective, but it's important not to lose sight of other benefits as a value ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.