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BrightStor ARCserve NAS as Media?

Hello All,

Can I use BrightStor ARCserve to just back up to disk? I have a 1.6 terabyte snap server and I would like to use it for my media to back up to. After I get this sort I want to see how to replicate this backed up date to one of my other sites as a disaster recovery option. I have version 11.5 SP2  can this be done and how exactly? I looked at the staging option but I am not sure if that is what I do as it seems I still have to pick a tape drive to go to.

Thanks,
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dehmerl
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kkransCommented:
Yes you can, use it as a filer of as a iSCSI box against your Arcserve.

I would use the new D2D2T (Disk 2 Disk 2 Tape) feature to stage for disk. You can configure it without the tape itself

Hope this is helpful:
http://www.ca.com/files/WhitePapers/bab_11_5_disk_staging_backup_wp.PDF
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speshalystCommented:
Ok .. you can use the Disk Stagin as mentioned above..

but if you wudnt be migrating to a tape media.. you'd wudnt really wanna be doing that .

Just create a remote File System device on on NAS Filer and point your backups to this FSD.

You might wanna use a CDP application like CA Xosoft to help you with the replication over the WAN. That would be for you to decide based on your various parameters
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
I will give that a go and reply back -- why whould I want to go iSCSI and not just use a share connect via UNC?
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
Ok, In looking at this I may want to push my end of month date to tape also, this way I can keep these tapes around for a few years. I am only looking to keep 1 year on disk for faster access.
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kkransCommented:
Personally I would prefer the Snap Server as a filer instead of iSCSI too so no problem really. It is a matter of taste. Some peeps like the block disk but I prefer the openness of NFS/CIFS in a NAS filer.

So does it really want you to make 1 tape operation a month minimum?
I know for sure you can pass that... gotta dig in my CA docs here!

Cheers!
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
I am digging around now after reading the one link you gave, my only problem is e-mail  since email changes all the time it I image it will do a full backup of the email every day, reguardless of a differential setting on it. FYI  Lotus Notes

So if I went to use a regular GFS rotation that is a minimum of 18 tapes (if one tape would hold the entire back up) so that is 18 different FSDs on the snap server, currently my total email store in notes is 300GB  so 18 * 300 is 5.4 terabytes just for email alone.

Please correct me if I am wrong about the differential for Lotus Notes backups& otherwise I need another snap server (or 2).

Thanks!
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bhanukir7Commented:
Hi
By default, Lotus notes does not have arvhiving enable. you can enable archiving on the lotus notes which will let you do a differntial backup of the lotus notes also. This way you need not procure a new snap server. You can get in touch with CA tech support on how to enable differntial backups on lotus notes.

You can set up a GFS rotation job for which you would need 4 daily tapes(which will be re-used every week)  5 weekly tapes(for 5 weeks)12 tapes Monthly backup. so if set up a five day GFS rotation with weekly full on friday and differential on normal days the four fsds created for daily backups will be re-used every week so depending on the backup size lets say your differential is 300 GB so that takes 900 GB. This will be re-used. You can manually reduce the retention of the weekly backup from 5 weeks to 2 which means you will need another 600 GB. And monthly backups also you can set the  retention period according to required.

Please revert back for any clarifications.

bhanu
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bhanukir7Commented:
Hi dehmerel

can you please revert back if you have any clarifications

As enabling archive logging would let you make differential backups.

This would let you manage the backups with the current disk space.

bhanu
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
Hello,

Sorry for the late reply (had to travel some). So far I was able to get some things sorted, but have not got a differential for notes sorted so far.

Regards,
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bhanukir7Commented:
Hi,

Did you enable transaction loggin on the domino server. If you enable transaction logging then you would be able to perform incremental/differential backups.

http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/kb/techdetail.jsp?searchID=TEC428335&docid=428335&bypass=yes&fromscreen=kbresults

To enable transaction logging on lotus domino

Notes.ini parameter: Translog_Status
The TRANSLOG_Status NOTES.INI parameter is used to enable transaction logging for all databases on the server. "0" is disabled, "1" is enabled

More info on it is on ibm site

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27003543

bhanu
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bhanukir7Commented:
Hi,

dehmerl, update if you have enabled the transaction logging to be able to do incremental/differential backups.

bhanu
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
have not done that as of yet, we seem to have a new issue with the CPU at 100% often on the notes server - thanks for hang'n in here with me, I will get this sorted over next week as it is slow then.
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Computer101Commented:
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