Network and Storage Protocols

VTL - Tape Cloning to a remote site

azfar_raza
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Hi,

Is it somehow possible to clone tapes to a remote site over ethernet? I believe we will have to use FCIP or IFCP to do this.

Regards,

Azfar

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BrendonHiggins
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Sorry I do not have a VTL so I do not know the answer but this link sound like it may be useful.

http://now.netapp.com/NOW/knowledge/docs/vtl/5.6/html/software/admin/ch02s03.html#id2532501

Hope it helps

Bren

azfar_raza
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The article talks about exporting to physical tapes using local tape libraries.....how we do the same thing if the library is on a remote site. I believe we can use FCIP gateways because I dont think VTL itself can do any tape creations over ethernet.

Regards,

Azfar

mwalters
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Hi there

The native protocol for vtape (or even VTL to tape) replication is FC.   I would recommend you work with your local NetApp SE (technical resource) if you wanted to do this over some other IP-based mechanism....I would also recommend you look carefully at the data volumes, available line bandwidth and replication window as well !

Cheers

Mike


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