How to backup a MSA 1000 over a Fiber
Posted on 2008-11-17
I was hope someone could help with a Backup Architecture question.
I have the following situation. I have a 2 node Windows 2003 Cluster front ending a MSA 1000 with about 6TB of capacity. Currently I am backing up over IP (1GB) using Backup Exec 10d. Due to file density, my backup performance has increasingly become degraded and I estimate that the MSA is only at 2/3 capacity. The MSL5060 has a fiber port so I assume I can attach that to my existing fabric. MSA 1000 has some fiber connections between it and the 2 HP DL380s that are acting as a clustered file server.
My question would be, can backup this SAN appliance over fiber vs. IP?
If, so what else would I need to accomplish this? I noticed symantec has a product called Backup Option for SAN, so I am guessing I would need that on both servers and a fiber connection for my current media server.
Can someone add more thought on this for me?
Thanks in advance for any help.