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No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

I am wondering what the plan is to help people holding on to 7 mode migrate to a platform that only supports 9.6 like the the A320.  I can believe you are cutting people off before the end of support of 7mode, which is I think 8/2020?   Am I missing something?

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Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

This is interesting because A320 doesn't technically support 9.5 or lower, which I find kind of crazy.  

 

I would normally say downgrade to 9.5 and TDP over.  

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

exactly, my point is you cannot go to 9.5 so you cannot migrate if you needed to.

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

If data = LUN (or vmware datastore), then try to use Host (like storage vMotion with vmware)

If data = generic NFS, then use XCP-NFS

if data = generic CIFS, then use XCP-CIFS

 

Or, get a staging unit that can run 9.5, TDP to the staging unit, Join the A320s to the cluster (there is an option to allow). 

Vol move the data to the A320, unjoin the staging gear.

 

just thinking outload fellas!

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5


@JGPSHNTAP wrote:

This is interesting because A320 doesn't technically support 9.5 or lower, which I find kind of crazy.  

 

I would normally say downgrade to 9.5 and TDP over.  


The AFF A320 requires support for NVMe shelves, which is not present in 9.5 and not a minor consideration to add in. As TMAC says, TDP is just one option.

 

Granted, convenient, but there are plenty of other ways to get data transferred between systems.

 

xcp, cloud sync are just the starting point. Doubletake, platespin, storage vmotion, robocopy, LVM mirroring, etc. 

 

If this is a deciding factor, make sure your NetApp account team knows. If you are working through a partner, ask them to put you in touch with the NetApp team covering your region to give them this feedback.

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

Alex, TDP isn't supported past 9.5.

 

XCP is a new tool that can help with migrating data and can help migrate. It's designed to be like rsync but faster. I would definitely bring up these concerns with your account team.

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

Sorry @paul_stejskal  - That's a terrible answer

 

All the answers above are terrible in my mind.  You take away the core functionality of snapmirror which there is no better migration tool out there to move data.  Bad move on Netapp's part

 

Netapp 7-mode is still supported, so by taking away TDP, this was a very bad move.  Just sayin'

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

JGPSHNTAP, I feel your pain good sir. As Alex said however, the best way to provide that feedback is your account team.

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

I get that Smiley Happy I mention TDP as one option to point out that it going away isn't the end of the world. 

 

As summary - We still have options for TDP if it is absolutely a requirement due to audit or other corporate process requirements, and your NetApp account team can help you out with them, but otherwise there are plenty of alternatives in many cases.

 

Re: No more migrations from 7 mode after 9.5

Just want to chime in that I think cutting off 7MTT is a mistake. We plan on upgrading from 9.3 to 9.4 and then 9.5 in the 1st quarter of 2020, but we will stay there purely because of the 7MTT issue until we get rid of our last four 2220 7-mode systems. Admittedly we hope to do that in the first half of the year, and I hope it happens, but I hate being restricted to which OnTAP version I can run in the meantime. I hope NetApp will reconsider.

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