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Server free backup with Backup Exec

Hi

I am looking to use the server free option in veritas backup exec to speed up the ever increasing overhead of backup processing.  I want to backup my SAN shared data directly onto the Tape device without using the resources of the media server.

I am using backup exec version 10d with an IBM DS4300 SAN and an HP Tape device.

I am really just looking for advice on this to see if it is possible to use this functionality with this SAN.

Has anyone implemented this and is it worth me using?

Chris
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Never implemented it but it's done by the Crossroads storage router that HP use in their tape libraries, which library / router do you have?
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hillyeomanAuthor Commented:
We have an overland tape library and an HP LTO2 tape device
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Which overland library and which storage router connects it to the SAN? I presume the HP tape drive is inside this library.
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hillyeomanAuthor Commented:
the neo 2000 but no storage router I was thinkig I could go straight into a fibre switch as the neo connectivity is fc
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
The fibre channel option in the NEO supports it, see chapter 9 of the FCO installation guide at http://support.overlandstorage.com/jive/servlet/KbServlet/download/4106-102-965/104254-105_A.pdf

Not sure who makes the fibre to SCSI bridge in the NEOs.
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hillyeomanAuthor Commented:
Do you know if the SAN supports the extended copy function?
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
The extended copy command goes from the host (backup server) to the data mover (fibrechannel card in library) so the DS3400 doesn't know anything about this command. The ds3400 just presents a snapshot of a LUN and the F/C card then copies the data off it.
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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