I have a CIFS share with about 2TB of user data, we currently us Backup Exec to safeguard the Data. Unfortunaly to back up the CIFS share I have to add the Filer to backup exec as an NDMP source.
after all was said and done we find out the hard way that BEXEC cannot Dedupe data when the source is NDMP....GREAT!!! All of our backups are disk to disk but this has been going to tape...AND I HATE IT!
I want to go back to disk2disk. Also to restore just one darn file BEXEC has to run through all 2TB of data before it even attempts a restore.
My question is it possible to RESHARE the CIFS share to a Virtual WIN server and have BEXEC backup the files through the Windows VM that way I can at least start to dedupe the data again and i can move away from tape...again.
Im sure backup will be slower but I can deal with it if i can go back to deduping the data again.
Agreed, however our rep is not playing ball so to speak. When we dicovered this issue and requested a quote for another populated disk shelf.....Well turns out that they want us to buy another two controllers instead of a disk shelf. And they have priced it lower than the shelf, which to us makes NO SENSE! We dont need it, we have two controllers on site and two at our D&R site. Until my IT DIR can work this out i am left with trying to find a way around this NDMP issue with BEXEC hence my question. We are already licensed for Snap Vault we just dont have the enough storage to to dedicate to backing up the CIF share with Snap vault.
Direct-NDMP means backup from filer to a direct connected tape drive (fc based).. remote-NDMP sends the data at first to the backup host (lan based) and then to destination. you configure it only with the destination/media setting (tape library or dedup-pool) in backup exec.. there are no additional options in the GUI
yes, with a local backup exec remote agent on these windows vm you can backup your network share. you only need map your cifs share as network drive! but as you said it will be not very fast and it is not recommended..
if you choose your deduplication pool as media destination for your ndmp backup it will deduplicated at the target (on the pool). it's right that the data will not deduplicated at the source but at the destination (the pool).
different with a backup exec remote agent on a server, there are you able to deduplicate at the source and only need to send the "delta" to the backup server.