Data Backup and Recovery Discussions

SnapCreator 4.1 and Lotus Domino 9.x in a VMware VM

mhauke

Hi there,

 

I have a customers that would like to run virtualized Lotus Domino Servers and use SnapCreator to create app-consistend snapshots.

They would like to use Fibre Channel as the connection protocol. The customer would also like to use single item restore.

 

There are multiple question:

a) Can the Lotus Domino data be residing in a FC mapped data store? Dedicated data store and vmdk for Lotus Notes?

b) Can I use raw device mapping (RDM) to map a FC LUN into the VM and put the Lotus Domino Data there?

 

I know that iSCSI LUN directly into the VM would work, but that is not possible at this customer. I'm also aware that to use single item restore in a SAN environment there are multiple steps.

 

Hyper visor is VMWARE ESX 5.5

DataStores mounted via FibreChannel

Guest OS is Windows 2012 R2

SnapDrive installed: yes

Lotus Notes 9.x

Netapp FAS8020 7mode 8.2.x

 

Thanks in advance,

Marko

2 REPLIES 2

spinks

Marko,

 

While this will work in a FC environment, I would recommend using RDM LUNs as opposed to using VMDKs.

 

Snap Creator can't see within a VMDK, and as such we will not be able to perform a single file restore operation.

However a RDM LUN will work fine.

 

Please note that using a RDM LUN will require you to use the --custom action to perform a single file restore, this is a CLI only operation.

 

Since you're looking at Windows you will also want to be sure to use SnapDrive for Windows through Snap Creator.

 

Be sure to check out TR-4009 (http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4009.pdf) for details as well as the YouTube channel, SnapCreatorTV (https://www.youtube.com/user/SnapCreatorTV)

 

Hope this helps.

 

John

mhauke

Hi spinks,

 

that helps a great deal.

 

Thanks

Marko

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