I keep my aggregate (the same for my CIFS share), and i create a new iscsi volume for my VM, is it alright ?
Yes, It's absolutely fine.
For my CIFS share, i will mounting it on my backup server, and backup with a BackupExec.
So for my iscsi volume, i can also mount it on my backup server, and backup it with BackupExec ? is it functionnal ?
Well, check if you have a NDMP license on BackupExec, if yes you don't need to mount the share/or take host based backup. If no, you need to implement Host-Based Backup.
Host Based Backup Means - DataFlow happens from Storage->Host->Tape. ( Hence, you have to depend on the Host for Backup ).
Host-Free-Backup Means - Dataflow happens from Storage->Tape ( This requires NDMP license on the BackupExec as on storage its free, you just need to set it up).
In worst case, you won't have NDMP license on BackupExec, hence for taking the backup of CIFS shares, yes you need to mount the share and take backup.
For Your iSCSI volume, you need to take backup directly from the Hyper-V server over the ethernet via Backup-Server and then the backup will be completed. ( Normal way of backing up a server ). But you can't mount this drive on Backup server. It won't work.
Hope it helps !!!
Re: Migrating Windows 2k3 Files server to a FAS2020
I trie to work with Netapp Synergie, but i don't understand anything !
To calculate my FAS model... My customer want a SAN of 4To. So he plan 20% increase every year...
for me a FAS2020HA, with 12 disk of 600G SAS will be ok, to ensure 4To the first year. Next, it will mean my customer have to buy DS14 shelves, to increase SAN capacity.
But, it is important for me to have 4To available first year...
Is it ok with a FAS2020HA 12*600G ?
To answer this, is 4TB usable/RAW ?? Most customer say usable space only. But after this you also have to consider the no. for Snapshot he wishes to keep online on the Storage & for how many days ?
You have to include this as well into the sizing aspect. If 4TB is total without considering Snapshot space. I have attached the report I pulled from Synergy. It's a fairly easy task. ( I have considered Snapshot reserve =20% and Fractional Reserve = 100% ).
You can simply log-in to Synergy - > Quick Platform Selector - > Input your requirements of Usable Space, Disk Drive Type, and pickup your controller. The best part is you can export this into a BOM .doc file as well.
PS : Please review this .doc file before quoting the solution.