2012-02-23 06:25 AM
Is there any document from NetApp which clearly defines the steps to be followed when a disaster occurs on the source for all the protocols..?
Please share any URLs or documents.
Thanks in advance.
2012-02-23 09:43 AM
IMHO, DR failover is always host & application-specific (with the exception of file shares, where hosts aren't involved).
For CIFS, you can utilise MultiStore DR:
For VMware, you normally would be looking at SRM:
2012-02-23 05:02 PM
Your question is not very specific. Follow the link below for a list of guides worthy reading to address your question. They are for the ONTAP 8.0.2 release;
A basic example of process to follow in the event of disaster:
Going over the guides listed above would be a great start.
Best of luck.
2012-02-23 11:41 PM
Thank you very much for the respone.
We have to submit a DR procedure document to the client running CIFS. We know the general steps, but customer is looking for some document from netapp.
I have already referred the above documents, there is no example given for a DR setup.
The customer site doesn't have multistore license(no vfilers).
2012-02-23 11:52 PM
DR involves really far more than just storage failover. So it would be misleading for a storage vendor to claim it offers complete DR setup procedure. Such document belongs to a project and is usually done by company that implements project (or by customer itself).
We had several DR projects and each one was different and accompanied by custom tailored documentation.
2012-02-24 07:05 AM
It goes without saying that any DR scenario involves far more than just the storage failover; the guides provided were as I stated in my previous post a great start. Any complete DR would require careful planning and synchronization from the Storage, Networking, Application, VM, end-users teams etc... The DR SOE will differ from one environment to another - the example provided above is merely an example of steps performed from the storage perspective in the event of DR.