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Sure e 4/40 On SAN

CA789655
Occasional Visitor

Sure e 4/40 On SAN

The unix guy have a HP Sure E 4/40 on a san. I would like to use the device to back NT file servers that is not on the san. What would i need to do so.

Thanks
Cecil Maddsion
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CA777699
Occasional Advisor

Re: Sure e 4/40 On SAN

Cecil,
The ability to do what you want exists, but it will depend on what application they are using. For instance, if the Unix SAN is using Omniback to backup the servers in the SAN, and the 4/40 is being controlled by a Unix OB cell server which is on the same network as the NT servers; you could install the NT agents on the NT servers and back them up over the LAN. The performance won't be the same as servers in the SAN, but will be dependent on your LAN speed and traffic load.

-Barry Reider
CA789655
Occasional Visitor

Re: Sure e 4/40 On SAN

UNIX is using omniback. But the 4/40 is on the SAN. What about in this config?
CA777699
Occasional Advisor

Re: Sure e 4/40 On SAN

No problem,
Just install the OB NT clients on the NT servers, then add them as clients on the Unix Cell Manager. Once they are clients on the CM, you can create backup jobs for the clients on the CM, and it will send them to the SAN devices, the same way it sends it local system backups to them. The only difference is, instead of getting data locally, it's pulling it across the ethernet from the NT clients.

-Barry
BR19682
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Sure e 4/40 On SAN

Hi Cecil.
Barry is right.
That is the easiest way to go.
We use OmniBack to backup a number of different servers ( Unix, NT, AIX etc ).
But be careful.
You should hook these servers to a separate backup network, where only the servers are connected and no other data traffic is transferred. If you backup the servers through your normal network, your performance will definetely go down and influence your operations.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
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