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migrating data from DS4800 to XP24k

Greynolds
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migrating data from DS4800 to XP24k

Gents/Madams
I want to migrate data living on DS4800 LDEVS to a new RG on an XP24k. Host is Linux. Quick suggestions on the most efficient/proficient way? I have no migrating program products for either array.
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Greynolds
Occasional Contributor

Re: migrating data from DS4800 to XP24k

rsync sounds best....
Zinky
Honored Contributor

Re: migrating data from DS4800 to XP24k

RSYNC will have limitations and does not work for all storage situations.

Use LVM's myriad of tools and schemes to do so -- that is if your Shark storage is on LVM... My favourite is "pvmove":

present XP24K LUNs
move LUNs to existing LVM VGs (vgextend)
pvmove PVs from DS4800 over to XP24K
vgreduce DS4800 PVs/disks from LVM VG
remove DS4800 LUNS from your LINUX...
Done...

Do downtime...
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