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Data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode filers

Hello,

 

We have about 40 TB of data  (NFS Volume) to move from 7-mode to Cluster mode. Does anyone know better solution than Linux "rsync" command?

Thanks for any input you can provide!

 

Alex Lin

Re: Data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode filers

There is 7MTT (7-Mode Transition Tool). Not sure whether it "better" but it helps to migrate filer configuration which is not possible with rsync.

Re: Data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode filers

I have used the 7MTT tool to migrate over 60TB of data from 7mode to Cmode.

It's easy to setup and works pretty well...

Re: Data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode filers

It does have some challenges and limitations but once you get passed them it works relatively smoothly..

Re: Data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode filers

Other option is to bypass 7MTT and just use snapmirror (TDP type relationship in cDOT...essentially what 7MTT is doing in the background). If you have a small number of large volumes this is a good way to go if you don't want to mess around with 7MTT. Caveat here is you're not getting all the nice checks/balances built into 7MTT that prevent you from doing something horribly wrong.