MSA60 Array on Hyper-V Guest
Posted on 2012-08-16
I have a physical server, Server01 that has an MSA60 array attached, which has been in operation for some time, the MSA60 holds approximately 5 TB of data.
I am virtualising my environment to Hyper-V and so have created a new guest server, Server02 on my Hyper-V host.
Please could someone advise me on how best to move the MSA60 array to the new Server02 machine? I would like to preserve the 5TB of data that is on the MSA60 so that I do not need to restore it from backup.
Also, what would be the best way to back the MSA60 up in the future using Backup Exec 2012 to tape? Should the tape drive be attached to the physical machine that hosts the MSA60 and is it OK to have Backup Exec running on a different guest machine, Server03 that is running on the same physical host as Server02?