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copy to a USB/external drive

Hi Team,

 

I checked and found that 8.3> smtape could be used only to backup to a tape and not usb. Is it possible to copy the data to an usb/external disk drive using an alternate method from FAS systems? The system is used solely as NAS

 

One thought is mount the volume on host and leverage the host side capability. Any view/suggestions would be appreciated.

TIA

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Re: copy to a USB/external drive

We've always just done exactly what you described (mount volume on host, copy to USB) and it has worked out quite well. 

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Re: copy to a USB/external drive

Here is a KB of how to use smtape copy to external USB drive

https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Protection_and_Security/SnapMirror/How_to__consider_for_using_Smtape_to_seed_a_SnapMirror_relati...

Please bear in mind that this primarily can be used in testing purposes or to replicate baseline snapmirror transfer to a destination system in infrastructure with a pure connection between source and destination.  

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Re: copy to a USB/external drive

Thanks for sharing the insights @donny_lang  and @Sergey_Osipov.   🙂

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