2011-05-10 06:25 PM
i have spent a couple of days trawling around a various documents and I am not able to get a definitive answer on this one. Whilst I can find details stating that DeDupe is supported in a Metro Cluster, which in turn pretty much means its almost certainly supported.
But I cant find that killer statement that says "Yes it is" look in this xxx document.
Can anyone confirm that DeDupe is supported when using SyncMirror aggregates? I am not going to deploy a Metro Cluster but i do have some pretty tough recovery requirements so i am considering getting around them by using SyncMirror, this will be a V-Series deployment in a CIFS environment.
The hardware will be V3240AE & V3279AE connected to EVA though supported configurations, though i will only be loading one of the nodes up with data and the other one will be passive waiting to catch a failure.
2011-05-10 07:12 PM
Where I work we have many metroclusters and we use A-SIS on all CIFS volumes. We have not had any issues with this and have been doing so for over 2 years.
Metrocluster uses SyncMirror so it will be fine.
2011-05-10 08:29 PM
I am also running Metro Cluster and SyncMirror for a client with De-Dupe and there are various TR documents around that state that this is a supported configuration.
So whilst i am 95% or more confident that it will work i need to see a current document that states that this is a supported configuration prior to spending a large wad of cash on both EVA and NetApp controllers.
From an architectural perspective i have to close this gap fully before spending this level of cash. However every doc i have read so far insinuates that its fine, or references Metro Cluster but doesnt actually say that "De-Duplicating a SyncMirror aggregate is suported".
Its just rump covering prior to spending cash
2011-05-11 09:58 AM
There is at least one internal doc I know of that states this is a supported config. Not sure why this is not covered in our external docs but I will speak to the Marketing folks and try to get this added. Best bet is to open a support call and have someone from NetApp Support email you to confirm this is supported..
Hope that helps-