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Zfs on nexenta: backup

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Hi,

Please advise on backup zfs nexenta. There are snapshots, but is that the way to go? If yes, what does it do, how to configure, what storage do I backup to/do I need?

Thanks for your input.
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You can either use Traditional VMware Third Party options, eg Veeam, VDR to backup to a different SAN or NAS.

or use SAN Snapshots, which are very fast, effecient, but if your SAN fails you have lost all your backups.

Storage in the ZFS folder volume is used for snapshots.

see here

http://breden.org.uk/2008/05/12/home-fileserver-backups-from-zfs-snapshots/

you can replicate ZFS snapshots to another ZFS SAN or Tape.
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What du you use aq backup? Zfs snapshot or other?
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Snapshot, Unitrends, Veeam

But we use these in our Labs, and use SAN Snapshots because quick, and Lab users can use them.
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