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Using symantec backup exec to backup to disk - v 2010 or 12

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hi

we currently use tape - thats ok  but want to go to disk for daily

i can use nfs and go over the lan to the netapp filer disk shelves- but i tried and it was to slow
i dont have the fibre channel fabric to use fc
what do i need to do to get the backup to disk fast? - I have a TB to backup nightly? i want to use symantec to backup everything - vmware - exchange - ndmp data not netapp snap mirror or snapshots?

i need to know how to get the windows symantec backup exec server to backup all this data in the fastest possible way - so its comparable to tape speed -lto4
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Local Disks or iSCSI attached disks to your backup server.
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i see - buy a iscsi nic - then the win backup exec server will see as a local disk drive - ? can i expect performance close to lto4 tape - in speed?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You can use Microsoft Software iSCSI Initiator, so you do not need to purchase a hardware iSCSI initiator.

Performance, will depend oon many thinks, network, SAN, RAID type, type of disks.

Local Disk is ALWAYS going to be quicker!
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right - so iSCSI is still using LAN - as is NFS - however as the server sees it as local disk this will be a big improvement over nfs?

the ms iscsi initiator is that free? - and can i use with any nic? or does nic need iscsi processor? - thankyou for help
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iSCSI and NFS are both LAN based protocols. But with iSCSI you will be able to add the storage, and it will appear to the server as Local Storage.

You need to test NFS and iSCSI, and see which performs better for you.

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is FREE, and is included with Windows 2008 and R2, if you are running Windows 2003, you'll need to download.

You can use with any NIC, does not need an iSCSI processor.
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