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Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
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2answers
394 views

What are the tradeoffs between using hypervisor- vs. storage-array-based snapshots as backup sources?

Suppose you have some virtual machines (running in eg. ESXi) that are stored on an iSCSI storage array (eg. EqualLogic PS4110). Now suppose you want to set up a backup and restore regime that looks ...
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1answer
484 views

Is using a NAS with hot swap disks an effective way of cycling backups?

We are looking at improving our backup solution. We don't have a huge amount of data to back up (currently ~500GB) which is backed up nightly onto an external HD. We have 3 of these HD, with one going ...
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1answer
116 views

SAN Snapshot backups

In our environment, we have three physical servers that are running Windows Hyper-V to host various server images. The Images themselves are stored on a Dell Equallogic SAN connected via the iSCSI ...
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2answers
686 views

backing up MySQL living on a SAN using LVM snapshots. is this doable?

So I was looking into LVM snapshots and it seems like a feasible method for backing up mysql so that it's at least crash consistent. My issue is that I have mysql servers where the mysql data ...
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backing up vmware [closed]

I am not understanding the backing up of vm's to the cloud with out backing up the data there also, these vendors are proposing vmware in the cloud on the fly, does that make sense without the san ...
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1answer
498 views

Can a backup server HBA be zoned into 2 tape drives without confusing applications?

| tape drive 1 | ---- | switch 1 | ---- hba1 | backup server | hba2 ---- | switch 2 | -----| tape drive 2 | Our backup server has 2 FC HBAs. Each is zoned into a different drive on the back of the ...
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3answers
250 views

Disk-to-disk backup to same storage array?

We're looking to get a new SAN, and so we're re-examining our storage, network and backup issues. Our plan is to get an EMC VNXe 3100 with SAS drives for production data, then buy an expansion shelf ...
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1answer
334 views

What is a better local backup destination when using Vembu Storegrid for central backup, SAN or NAS?

We are putting together a new network infrastructure and my biggest problem has been deciding on a proper backup solution. We are currently using Veritas Backup-Exec -> REV Cartridges on our aging ...
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4answers
800 views

What is the best backup solution for VMware Infrastructure system that hosts a wide variety of VMs?

In a situation where you are running: VMware Infrastructure 4.x with multiple hosts Over 150 VMs with a wide variety of operating systems (Linux in a half dozen distros, Solaris, every MS version, ...
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3answers
783 views

How do I present a very large disk to a windows VM?

Equipment: - EVA 4400 storage system - ESXi 4.1 hosts managed via Virtual Centre - Windows Server 2K3 R2 64bit Enterprise Edition VMs Goal: - Have a very large volume that is used for on-disk ...
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1answer
323 views

Drobo Pro or SAN for backups

I have multiple offices and was thinking of using two Drobo Pros as a storage location for my backups, with one at each site being synced. It seems like on the surface its a cheap alternative to a ...
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3answers
546 views

SAN performance issues storing SQL Server tempdb on a SAN that's being backed up

I'm afraid I don't know much about SAN's so please forgive my lack of detail or technical terms. As a developer I've just completed and put on an existing production system a new application but it ...
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1answer
206 views

NDMP to VTL on a second SAN (with copy to physical)

I've got a Sun Storage 7000 that I'd like to backup/restore via the built-in NDMP service, since we've got an secondary SAN attached which is available via two 10GbE links to the primary storage I'd ...
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5answers
660 views

Building a new office NAS solution

Currently, I'm in the process of specifiying a new backup / storage server. At the moment, we have an ailing Netgear ReadyNAS, which is pretty good for some things, but has some big limitations, such ...
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6answers
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How do you backup a SAN?

long time reader, first time asker :) I have been reading up a lot on iSCSI and SANs in general and I believe I have been able to answer most of my questions and concerns on the topic, but this one ...
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6answers
2k views

Offsite backup of Terabytes of data

I'm looking for a way to create an offsite backup of around 8TB of data. I've currently broken the data down into 2-4TB file systems and I'm using ShadowProtect to backup the data from an SBS 2003 ...
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5answers
2k views

Sync up VMWare Images on backup SAN

I added an additional iSCSI SAN as a backup to our existing ESX Server storage array (homegrown, so no fancy NetApp or EMC software to manage this). Any way to automagically sync up the VM images in ...