Data Backup and Recovery Discussions

NDMP Backup


Hi ,

Iam having FAS 2040 dual controller all the FC ports 0a,0b are in target mode and connected to two cisco FC switch

i have to take NDMP backup

Do a port must be as an initiator for NDMP backup . if i change the port to initiator switch failover doesnot work

i want to know that for NDMP initiator port is must?





If you want the FAS2040 to attach to tape, one of the ports must be an initiator.  There is also the option to NDMP over the network to a media server if you cannot change from target to initiator.  FAS2040 --> Media Server --> Tape...which wouldn't use an FC initiator on the 2040... often performance is not much different depending on tape drives, available disk iops, etc...but it is best over a separate network or vlan.

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