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Backup MSA2000 Configuration

lotfi213
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Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Hello,

 

I would like to know how, if possible, to backup all the data of an MSA2000? I mean all its configuration, vdisks, volumes, mappings and everything?

 

For example, if my MSA2000 encounters a hardware problem, and i want to copy everything to a newer MSA, what should i do?

 

Thanks so much for you advices in advance

Regards

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AnkitM
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Before replacing hardware or changing the configuration of an MSA 2000 array you can make a backup copy of the current configuration file:
1. Log into the SMU
2. Select Manage → Utilities → Configuration Utilities → Save Config File
3. Click the Save Configuration File button
4. You will be prompted to save the configuration file to your computer

About the data you can restore it from the backup to the New MSA via different backup and restore methods.
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Torsten.
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Unfortunately you can do this with the MSA2000G1 only, but not with G2 to G4.


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lotfi213
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Hello,

The full name of the storage array that i have is "MSA P2000 G3" , so you're saying that it does not include the functionality of saving the configuration?

Thanks for your help in advance!

regards.

AnkitM
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

No, there isn't.

 

However, if you gather the Store.log from HP P2000 then I can or HP Technical Support can help you further with information you require from it.

 

Store.log contains all the information of the HP P2000 Configuration, Event Details Etc. You can gather the same from Tools > Save Logs > Enter Required Details > Click Save/Generate Logs.

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lotfi213
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Thank you so much for you answer.

 

However, I don't find the options you were talking about.

 

You find, joint to this message, a screen capture of the configuration of my MSA

 

Thanks in advance for your help

 

regards!

Torsten.
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

This is a G1 according to the screenshot, so this applies:

1. Log into the SMU
2. Select Manage → Utilities → Configuration Utilities → Save Config File

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AnkitM
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

Not sure, where did you MSA P2000 G3 on this storage array!

As I mentioned earlier you can capture Configuration File for this HP MSA G1.

Moreover, I do recommend to keep the store.log file just for the sake of it.

You can save logs from HP MSA G1 by following below steps:
To download logs from the SMU:
1. Using your web browser connect to the SMU
2. Click Utilities → debug utilities → save logs to file
3. Fill in the name, address, and phone number fields
4. Select the types of logs you want to download (Select All)
5. When the logs have finished parsing click Download Selected Logs to File (takes 5-10mins)
6. Click Save to save the log files to your workstation
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noori-butt
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

I only want to know is there any possibility to backup configuration of all vdisk and volumes in P2000 G3?

Torsten.
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Re: Backup MSA2000 Configuration

You can only record the settings manually.


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