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Backing up to a SMS100

Posted on 2008-10-13
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We recently purchased a Hitachi SMS100.  
I would like to use it - at least, part of it, to backup the other servers (600GB/week).  
Since I am completely new to this, my question is:  
When I am configuring the SMS100, do I make several "targets" for each server? Or do I just create a large one for my backups?
Since I am completely ignorant to best practices, I was hoping someone could point me in the correct direction.  
Thanks!
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jacodalet earned 1000 total points
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Hi
What I suggest is to creating several diretories/folders/targets and then using one for BE and share it to BE only with full shares.
Then add the share as a disk-to-disk folder, and do a test run.
When doing daily backups, create subfolders monday, tuesday etc and then create 5 backup folders for the week.
Then you can do your backups to disk and then to media.
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by:tacomarose
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So, just to clarify...
I make different targets for each server that I am backing up? And then w/in those, create the mon, tues, etc?  (so each day would be a different logical unit?)
Sorry.  I am really lost on the whole LUN/Target thing.  

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Have you configured the SMS100 with the GUI?

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That's where I am trying to do it.  
I need to create the LUNs, targets, etc.  That's where I don't understand if I should create the LUNs the size I want to make the targets, or make them smaller and have several smaller "partitions" (or whatever you want to call them).
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You can delete this.  
Thanks.
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