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Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

Hi, I have many FC LUNs presented via several IBM DS3400 and DS4800 SANs that I would like to migrate onto a recently purchased FAS3270. As I am sure I am not the first to have done this do any of you have suggestions as to the easiest way to achieve this with as little downtime as possible?

A SnapMirror like product would be ideal but I understand such a thing does not exist for third party storage.

Regards,

Steve.

Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

You have to do it client-side, there's no way around that. There, it depends on what systems you have connected. ESX is easy, you can do it with Storage VMotion. Otherwise you probably need to create new LUNs and copy all files over somehow

I'm not aware of any product that lets you migrate from 3rd party storage to NetApp

-Michael

Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

Please contact your NetApp professional services friends.There is a datamigration service available to help you achieve migrations from hetrogenous arrays to NetApp..offline & online mode options available.

Best Regards

Sarbjit

Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

If you want to save few bucks, you should try rsync from client side it’savailable for both windows and unix. Create new luns and copy data to new ones.

P.S. write a perl script to do rsync and log all what's been copied.

Re: Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

Hi Steven,

How are you?

Which Operating Systems do you have to move to FAS3270?

See you,

Nasc

NetApp - Enjoy it!

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Re: Migration options from IBM DS to NetApp FAS3270

Hi All,

Apologies for the late response, in answer to one of the previous posters the data to be migrated is a mixture of Windows and AIX.

I was aware of the data migration offering from NetApp and it appears they use the Qlogic data mover product. I have looked at this product seperately as well as the IBM SVC product and the plan is to use SVC.

The reasoning behind this is that we already have SVC hardware onsite (though not licensed) and prior skills in its use. The licensing for SVC also worked out cheaper that going down the Qlogic data mover route and was much cheaper than engaging NetApp PS.

Steve.