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Deduplication schedule options

I was just wondering about deduplication schedules. Now that we have more and more systems running dedupe these days scheduling the runs can be a bit tricky, notably when we deal with older systems with maybe not much IOPS and CPU to spare. My question is whether there is a possibility to either schedule dedupe runs per month or to set it to run automatically but have it honor a runtime of 20:00 -> 06:00 when it runs. The default schedule option per week is not enough when dealing with many volumes in my opinion.

can operation manager help out in some way?

Re: Deduplication schedule options

Keith Aasen has given his input to this over at his blog:

http://blogs.netapp.com/virtualization/2011/03/the-4-most-common-misconfigurations-with-netapp-deduplication-.html

Basically saying to run dedupe every night, which in practice should shorten the runtime enough to prevent resource contention.