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How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Happy new Year and pardon the ignorance. Just a bit of confusion on my part - as I wish to setup snapvault backup jobs with ops manager / dfm. I am running version 4.02 and I have a fas6280 for the primary san and wish to snapvault to a v6210 san. The dataset would be snapped machines that are on NFS datastores for our esxi 4.1 virtual environment. I see a lot of the command line stuff but nothing with the gui. Once i have this implimented I wish to have other admins to have access to perform a restore if needed. I also have VSC installed where I can take advantage and perform snaps before the snaps would age off but before aging off I wish to have those snaps snapvaulted to the 6210..

thanks

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

I believe this is currently the best solution as SnapVault is not currently integrated with the VSC: http://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-8720

I recently set this up for a customer and it works quite well once set up properly.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Thanks. But I am already aware of this solution and using it. But I want to setup snapvault via ops manager so I can turn over a “GUI” type of way for a person to backup restore..

I tried importing the external relationship but that didn’t work out to well for me and I think that would only work for “viewing”. Then again I may be showing my ignorance of snapvault and ops manager comingled.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Ops Manager / DFM calls to the VSC for Snap operations and because SnapVault is not currently integrated with the VSC, there is no GUI solution.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

What if VSC wasn’t in the picture? Not saying I would go that route since VSC is pretty darn slick. Can DFM and snapvault work together in harmony?

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

DFM/OM works fine with SnapVault on CIFS/NFS data and any other SAN data that has a Snap Product which integrates SnapVault.  SnapManager for SQL and Exchange both have built in support for SnapVault for example.

For whatever reason, VSC supports SnapMirror, but not SnapVault.  I have heard that SnapVault will be added to VSC in the near future.

the solution in my original post was created because of the VSC's lack of support for SnapVault.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Omitting VSC would give you inconsistent Snaps on your virtual machines as the VSC coordinates the VMware snapshot that is taken before the NetApp snapshot.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Thank you Sean..

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

If you upgrade to OnCommand 5.0 (DFM 5.0) then you can create and manage SMVI snaps and SV them off directly. The UI for this is a bit weird, and in particular when you assign a storage service, don't set a schedule there, set the schedule in the OnCommand console webapp.

Re: How to setup Snapvault with DFM

Could you elaborate on how this is done?  What components are needed, etc...  Or point us to some documentation.

Thank you!