I have a client that will migrating from 7-mode on FAS3270HA to cDOT on FAS6250. They have some SAN (FC) volumes that will have to be transitioned (Exchange, SQL and VMWare). I have been looking through NetApp documentation and noted that the 7-mode transition tool only supports migration of NAS volumes. What methods are available to migrate SAN volumes, other than host-side copies? Can I use SnapManager for Exchange/SQL to move data from volumes on a 7-mode filer to volumes on a cDOT filer? I'm really hoping there's something available, because the alternative is frankly extremely tedious!
Thanks for the response, but like aborzenkov pointed out, and as I'd mentioned in the original post, volume SnapMirror of SAN volumes from 7-mode to cDOT is not supported. We're hoping to avoid using NetApp Professional Services or the DTA for cost reasons. I figure VMware is pretty straightforward. Storage vMotion should be just fine as you've suggested. I was however hoping to avoid host-side copies for the exchange and SQL. Does anyone know if you can use the latest SnapManagers to do this migration? I also just happened to check out the release notes for SnapManager for Exchange 7.0, and was surprised to read that it works ONLY with Exchange 2013. Support for all previous version of Exchange has been removed! My client is on Exchange 2010. AFAIK, version 6 doesn't support cDOT. What to do?
You can NDMPcopy from 7-mode to cDOT? That'd definitely be helpful.
As for the SnapManagers, usually you can use them to migrate Exchange/SQL db files off local disks to Snapdrive connected LUNs. I've actually used them before to migrate data off of LUNs on an old 7-mode filer to LUNs on a new 7-mode filer for a customer who was upgrading. In that case, LUNs from both filers were connected to the servers. I'm just wondering if the same can be done from 7-mode to cDOT mode filers. Can Snapdrive v7 connect to LUNs on 7-mode and cDOT simultaneously? If so, then that might just work.