2008-03-10 07:34 AM
Is it not easier to just run a small script on the data and just count the identical blocks. This works on the live data (you don't need to copy the data to the simulator) without touching the data.
We have done this before we started with dedup, just to look if it make sense to do.
2008-03-10 07:42 AM
It would, if someone is just interested in de-dupe rates. However, having it run in a simulator would give a customer a real world feeling. Ability to use ASIS commands, run other complimentary ontap commands and see other snapXXX interoperability would definitely add a whole lot of value.