Netapp SnapVault and Tape library integration
Posted on 2013-06-22
I have a Netapp 3250 running Ontap 8.1.2. We are trying to put together a temporary solution that will allow us to backup our data to tape. On order, we have a HP MSL2024 LTO-4 SAS tape library; I have been told this tape library has two physical tape drives and a 24 tape cassette.
We are planning to connect the tape library directly to the Netapp filer via the SAS connector on the back of the filer and use SnapVault to do the backups. I am new to SnapVault and have never configured a tape library before.
I have around 6TB of data to back up so it will not fit on a single tape. Can SnapVault control a tape library? in other words can SnapVault write data to multiple tapes in a tape library? If not is there another way to do this with a free or low cost solution?
Any help greatly appreciated.