I am trying to solve a problem with corrupted VMWare virtual machines. Here is my setup:
ReadyNAS Pro 6 with iSCSI target
Mac Pro running VMWare Fusion 3.1.3
I'm using the iSCSI target to store the VMWare disks for my virtual machines. Unfortunately, every now an then the Mac has a kernel panic, forcing a hard reboot. More times than not this corrupts the VMWare disk stored on the iSCSI target. Even though VMWare is configured to create an auto-snapshot every 6 hours, sometimes the snapshots become corrupted as well.
Is there a way to use the ReadyNAS snapshot mechanism to preserve a recent copy of the uncorrupted data stored in the iSCSI target? Is it better to store the VMWare disks in a CIFS share instead? Is there some other strategy I should be employing?