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OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Hello,

If I have a Windows (or Linux for that matter) server that has filesystems mounted via NFS or CIFS, can I use OSSV on that server to Snapvault volumes to a NetApp ?  Or do the volumes have to be DAS/SAN-mounted ?


Dave

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

In case of linux you dont have to do anything.

But in case of windows,I think it has to be added as a drive, though I might be wrong.

May be other experts can correct me.

Else I will test and get back to you in couple of days.

Regards

adai

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Hi adai,

Thanks or your help.  Did you get anywhere with this ?  To give some more information, the customers has a Pillar Axiom sharing data via NFS and we want to replicate data for about 6 months to a FAS at a DR site.  I have looked at things like rsync but we dont want to have to start writing scripts for things, as the FAS needs to act as a DR solution temporarily.


Dave

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

NFS works perfectly fine,and can be backed up from any linux or unix host.

I havent checked the CIFS shares for backing up from Windows host

Regards

adai

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

The OSSV limitations state that back-end CIFS/NFS mounted storage is not supported for OSSV.

https://now.netapp.com/knowledge/docs/ossv/rel30/pdfs/install.pdf

Open Systems SnapVault software does not support the following:

  • Remote NFS or CIFS file systems that have been mounted on or mapped to UNIX or Windows primary storage systems

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Its works, but maybe there are cases where it could fail, or cause issue which I may not be aware of.

But its better the customer is using a supported solution.

Regards

adai

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Hi Dave,

I was wonder what is your solution to copy data to/from CIFS mounted WinServ file system to NetApp filer?

Could you keep the same path?

Thanks & Good w/e

Henry

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Hi adai

Is there a way to find out if this can be added as a feature, or supported ?  I have this requirement in a bid where we are trying to remove Pillar and EMC and replace with NetApp.


Dave

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

Hi Henry,

The data on the NetApp will be for DR purposes for about 6 months so it wont need to be presented to a server at the same time as the source (only in the event of DR failover).

Dave

Re: OSSV 3.0 - copying data from NFS/CIFS-mounted Windows filesystem to a NetApp

I'll forward your request to the OSSV product manager but I can't promise anything.

-- Pete