I have a new dual controller FAS2040 running ONTAP 8.0.1 7-mode. The only use for this filer is CIFS for 300 users, where both dedupe and snapshots will be beneficial.
TR3505 mentions that snapshots are not dedupe aware (snapshot size balloons when dedupe is run) and recommends creation of snapshots only after a dedupe run is completed. Does this limitation still apply to 8.0.1?
Snapshots are higher priority feature, and I want to follow the default weekly/daily/hourly snapshot schedule. What would be the best dedupe + snapshot practice for my environment?
Further details about my setup: FAS2040 with 24 x 450GB SAS disks. Each controller has 9D+2P+1S with single 3TB aggr0, vol0 (150GB) for OS and vol1 (2.7TB) for data.
Thanks in advance!