2011-01-13 04:21 AM
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 ?
2011-01-13 05:09 AM
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.
2011-01-14 06:33 AM
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.
2011-01-14 01:15 PM
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
2011-01-14 01:31 PM
The OSSV limitations state that back-end CIFS/NFS mounted storage is not supported for OSSV.
Open Systems SnapVault software does not support the following:
2011-01-14 01:35 PM
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.
2011-01-14 01:38 PM
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
2011-01-17 06:14 AM
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.
2011-01-17 06:16 AM
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).