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Is VSS and VDS needed? P2000 & Dl360 -general advice on VSS and VDS

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Is VSS and VDS needed? P2000 & Dl360 -general advice on VSS and VDS

I really would appretiate some help on this.

 

One P2000 G3 SAS and one Dl185. The server is simply a file server.

It is at 60% capacity.

 

Is there any need for me to install VSS and VDS hardware providers?

 

In terms of VDS I am happy to manage from the p2000 web interface.

 

VSS looked good, but it seems I need snapshots, but given we are at 60% I do not have the space to create a "mirror" of the existing data.

Why do people use VSS?

My backup sw (backup exec 2010) backs up all open files, I am not understanding why it is needed. 

 

thanks for reading. Any help welcome.

 

 

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Re: Is VSS and VDS needed? P2000 & Dl360 -general advice on VSS and VDS

Hi Mr_Sheen,

Below link should answer your queries with regards to HP VDS & VSS Hardware Providers:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/vdsvsshard/qa.html
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