Network Storage Protocols Discussions
We're running ESX3.5U3, NFS datastores (ONTAP 7.3.1) and SMVI 1.0.1
I can't figure out a way to configure the backup jobs to do what I want. Here's the scenario:
Ten virtual machines, half of which have one disk, half of which have two disks, residing on two different datastores (= volumes accessed via NFS).
Disk #1 on datastore SYS (10 virtual machines)
Disk #2 on datastore DATA (5 virtual machines)
I want to create a backup job that ONLY creates snapshots of the datastore DATA, not SYS.
I do NOT want to configure the disks on SYS to be Independent.
If I in SVMI create a backup specification containing the 5 virtual machines having disks on DATA snapshots are taken of both DATA and SYS. This seems logical.
If I instead create a backup specification containing the datastore DATA i get the same result, i.e. snapshots are taken of both DATA and SYS. This is not what I want...
Is there any way to exclude datastores from a backup job?
SMVI 2.0, next version, will address this.
VIBE allows you to do this today, FYI.
Looks like I'll have to use VIBE anyway. We want to integrate with SnapVault and SV-SMVI can't handle datastores on different filers in the same backup.
I see that VIBE have some support for SnapVault so I'll try it out.