We are trying to implement a solution consisting of SnapCreator 4.1, 3 x Clusters with ClusterMode 8.2, VMWare (NFS datastores), we want to use cascading backups, with first SnapVault from production to the SV_Cluster, then SnapMirror from SV_Cluster to SM_Cluster.
We have tried to fiddle around with the SC 4.1 plugins, but somehow it does not update the SnapMirror relation, is this supported at all?
Also when restoring, only the volume is snaprestored, nothing is done on the VMWare hosts... something is missing here?
Same problem when trying to mount, which only results in a FlexClone being created, again, no action on the VMWare hosts...
Has anyone done this? And does anyone want to share the scripts used to restore/mount ? this might save many people a lot of time...
I was thinking that the PowerShell Modules for VCS could be used here to mount the snapshots and to do restores?
I hope someone will point in the right direction ?
I cant point you to any scripts for integrating with vCenter but you might want to ask on those forums. I am sure someone somewhere has something. I will check internally with some folks and see if anyone has anything.
As for cascading snapmirror. SC 4.1 only supports this feature for 7mode. You can do snapvault and snapmirror in cDot but not a combination of both. There should be a user friendly error message saying we dont support this? If not I will open defect to add one.
Re: VMWare backup and restore with cascading snapvault snapmirror relations on ClusterMode