2011-06-30 10:41 AM
I need to SnapVault CIFs and VMware to a secondary location. Can someone provide a definitive statement that source data must be located in Qtrees?
I know for Exchange and SQL when using Protection Manager/SnapManager, data must be in Qtrees, but is this also true for everything else?
The customer already has data located in the root of each volume and I don't want to have to move it.
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2011-06-30 10:50 AM
You have a couple of different options with SnapVault
For the source volume, you can do
The above will backup everything in the source volume including source qtrees to the destination qtree. However, since the data is being backed up to a qtree on the snapvault secondary, the source qtrees will not be recognized as a qtree on the destination.
*NOTE the above example is only valid with SnapVault
The second option is to use a source path of
The above will backup everything from the source volume that is *NOT* in a qtree.
2011-06-30 11:52 AM
That's not a requirement for normal dataset in protection Manager.
The specific case of SME and SQL are because non-disruptive lun restore works only for qtrees, and not volumes.
When a entire volume is added to a dataset in PM its replicated entire qtress inside the volume including the data inside the volume and not in any qtree.
So if you have a volume vol1 with 1 qtree qt1, then PM will create 2 qtree snapvault or snapmirror relationship as follows.