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Backup filer to server



I have been tasked with trying to backup a netapp FAS3210 filer that is presenting LUNS to a VMware environment through raw device mappings. The filer does not have a tape drive and the customer wants to backup the filer to storage on another physical server. Is this possible via a dump? The customer does not want to spend money on a drive or a true backup solution.



What is on those LUNs? Can the data be backed up via the assigned client server?

You can use ndmp but it won't be consistent if the volume contains LUNs and you don't have any method to flush the file system before the backup starts.

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