?
Solved

HP Lefthand Backup Snapshots Automatically

Posted on 2010-09-14
8
Medium Priority
?
2,010 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,

I hope someone can help with this scenario.

I have recently bought a HP Lefthand P4300 G2 SAS SAN and have 2 clustered windows file servers connecting to a Volume on the SAN.

I need to back up this Volume automatically on a nightly basis.

I have a separate Backup Server which I need to backup the Volume to tape on.

I have created a nightly scheduled snapshot of the volume and would like to be able to backup that snapshot using the backup server and doing so automatically.

Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how?
If not, Does anyone know how to do this some other way?

Thanks for your help

James
0
Comment
Question by:CRI-ITDept
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:novaspoonman
ID: 33692570
Does the Lefthand appliance support NDMP? What backup software are you using on the backup server? Where does the tape drive sit?
0
 

Author Comment

by:CRI-ITDept
ID: 33699547
Hi,

Thanks for the response.
I'm not sure what NDMP is, how would i know or find out?

I am using Backup Exec on the Backup Server and the Tape Drive is plugged directly into the backup server.

Thanks again

James
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
novaspoonman earned 2000 total points
ID: 33701499
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:CRI-ITDept
ID: 33702828
Thanks for the link,

I just want to verify that i've got the info correct on how it would work in my scenario.

1. 2 Windows File Servers connect to the Lefthand Volume.
2. The Backup server is connected to the Same Lefthand Volume
3. HP VSS is installed on the Backup Server
4. Backup Exec is installed on Backup Server with AOFO
5. I have a local backup to disk folder of 2TB.
6. Backup Exec is configured to backup the Volume with AOFO using Hardware VSS to the Local backup to disk folder.
7. When Run, Backup Exec starts the backup which tells lefthand to snapshot the volume, then connects to the volume backs it up to the backup to disk folder and then when completes, deletes the snapshot.

Am i correct?

If this is the case, does this definitely not cause any file corruptions on the volumes, as it is connected to the same volume that the cluster is constantly using?

Thanks

James
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:novaspoonman
ID: 33704915
0
 

Author Comment

by:CRI-ITDept
ID: 34061331
Thanks for the info and help.
I will try it out and then post my outcome

Thanks

James
0
 
LVL 71

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 34428938
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud  (http://www.concertocloud.com/about/in-the-news/2017/02/0…
The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question