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Cloud volumes question

Hello,

 

We have on-premise Netapp Cluster with ONTAP 9.1.

We are looking into potentially moving the data out of that location - and I was considering Cloud Volumes. I think the earliest version of Cloud Volumes was 9.3. So technically that would allow for snapmirror reliationship between 9.1 and 9.3.

 

Is that version still available to deploy? Or when I am deploying Cloud Volumes in Azure/AWS, I have to use the latest version?

Apologies, but we never used Cloud Volumes, so we are exploring the options that are out there.

 

Appreciate the help.

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Re: Cloud volumes question

I believe the earliest version available to deploy in for Cloud Volumes ONTAP is 9.5. an ONTAP upgrade to 9.3 would be needed to allow a migration via DP relationship.

 

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.pow-dap%2FGUID-0810D764-4CEA-4683-8280-032433B1886B.html

 

However, there are multiple cloud migration options available depending on your chosen HyperScaler:

AWS:

https://cloud.netapp.com/blog/aws-cvo-blg-cloud-migration-services-dont-migrate-alone

Google Cloud:

https://cloud.netapp.com/blog/gcp-cvo-blg-gcp-migration-with-cloud-volumes-ontap

Azure:

https://cloud.netapp.com/blog/azure-cvo-blg-azure-migration-tools-one-click-migration-for-vms-and-data

 

 

 

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Re: Cloud volumes question

Hi.  But if you set up the relationship as a "unified replication relationship" (XDP) you can snapmirror between 9.1 and 9.5 (or 9.6).

See the "Unified replication relationship" section of this page:

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.pow-dap%2FGUID-0810D764-4CEA-4683-8280-032433B1886B.html

 

When you use the easy drag and drop of on-prem to CVO, Cloud Manager replication this is the type of SnapMirror that will be created.  I would definitely recommend this method.

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Re: Cloud volumes question

Okay, I am going to test this out on a smaller dataset and see how this will work.

Is there a way that Cloud Manager can throttle the traffic, or can I do it at the source/destination, like I would normally do with on-premise replication?

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Re: Cloud volumes question

Yes.  When you do the drag and drop in Cloud Manager, it starts a Wizard where you select the on-premises intercluster LIFs to use, the volume to replicate, the SnapMirror policy as well as you can set a throttle in this wizard. 

Check out the KB!
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