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Re: Snapmirror to tape or something else?


Just to confirm - The 2020 is not the actual DR filer, just a unit to allow the initial SM data transfer, not sure if I explained this well in the question?

Lastly, The SM2T documentation only discusses  the command to set it up. Do you know where I can find info on the tape drive installation requirements? Surely there is more to it than just attaching a drive to a filer via FC?

Many thanks for your help

Re: Snapmirror to tape or something else?

Yes, 2020 is just an intermediate unit to move data.

There is not much to say about tape install. Check compatibility matrix to make sure your version of Data ONTAP supports your tape drive model, then just connect it to filer. It will be recognized automatically (at least for FC connection; for SCSI you probably need to reboot filer). FC filer port should be in initiator mode. You can find more details about tape management in Tape backup guide.

Re: Snapmirror to tape or something else?

Excellent, thanks so much.

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