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SME with Protection Manager

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Hi all,

While configuring SME  with protection manager  , I am facing below issue.

During configuring backup wizard on SME , it skips the “Archive backup” options  and therefore cannot integrate with Protection manager.  

Do let me know if you are aware , what’s that I am missing.

Note : I am following up KB 1011361 for configuration.

-Vivek Sharma

SME with Protection Manager

I think you need to establish the SnapMirror or SnapVault, before you can select the "Archive" option in SME.

Re: SME with Protection Manager

Hi ,

Backend filer are set for snapvault and snapmirror but not for the same volume where exchange lun’s are residing . can you tell me where do you want to set same in SME .

-Vivek

SME with Protection Manager

Hi

Lets assume you have 3 exchange volumes/qtrees =

/vol/exch_db/q_db

/vol/exch_log/q_log

/vol/exch_snapinfo/q_si

Then you need to initialize these with:

filer> snapmirror initialize -S source:/........ destination:/........

(in case of nsapvault: snapvault start -S source:/........ destination:/........)

for all 3 volumes/qtrees.

Then go back to SME and it should let you setup the Archive part.

Peter

Re: SME with Protection Manager

Hi ,

Okay , so if I am not wrong once data sets are created in protection manager and assigned resource pool . The initialization will take place and will create snapvault relationship. Then Archive options will be visible , to update snapvault desitnation as in SME fires its own snapshots.

SME with Protection Manager

Yes, this is correct. But you have the option to have everthing done in Protection Manager or in SME... I'd go for option SME

Peter

Re: SME with Protection Manager

Okay thanks , taken your suggestion.

Re: SME with Protection Manager

If the config wizard skips that step, snapdrive is either not configured to communicate with DFM or it cannot authenticate with DFM.

Does "sdcli dfm_config list" run on the SME server show the DFM credentials, ip address, and protocol?

If it does then run through the SME Config wizard again and when the archive step is skipped immediately open the audit.log on the DFM server and look for the SME server ip address and sdcli account to find the cause of the failure. if you don't find an entry for the SME server it is not reaching the DFM server.

Re: SME with Protection Manager

Yes , its configured . it seems I have found the issue from last posts of peter and will work on & will update this post.

Re: SME with Protection Manager

SME will create the dataset and populate the primary node with the qtrees in that step in the config wizard as well as assign a backup style policy (mirror is not supported on the SME application dataset).

The volume mirrors must already be present and are driven by snapdrive, not DFM.