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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
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by:novaspoonman
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Does the Lefthand appliance support NDMP? What backup software are you using on the backup server? Where does the tape drive sit?
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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
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by:CRI-ITDept
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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
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Thanks for the info and help.
I will try it out and then post my outcome

Thanks

James
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