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Best practice: connect server to the library

 
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Best practice: connect server to the library

Hello,

 

I'm breaking my head, what is the best way of connecting a library to the backup server - direct or over the FC-switch and why?

We have a new  MSL4048 LTO5 with 4 FC-drives, the server has 6 HBAs (4 for the library and 2 for the SAN).

 

Thanks!

 

Cheers,

Leonid 

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Re: Best practice: connect server to the library

As long as this is the only server that uses the library, why not direct connect?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Best practice: connect server to the library

Danke Torsten!

 

My thought was, when doing LAN-less backups from SAN, does it bring any advantages (data flow, etc..) when the library and the SAN are on the same Fabric? Or in opposite it doubles the traffic?

 

Thanks,

Leonid 

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Re: Best practice: connect server to the library

OK, if you want to connect several systems to the library (connection between clients and drives), you need switch, hence you need to connect the library to the SAN (unless you use some direct connections between server and drive). But you have much more flexibility over the SAN.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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