AIX using public cloud storage

Has anyone ever used public cloud storage to directly back up data on an AIX based system? That is, without first saving the data to a windows systems or local SAN.

Can cloud storage be mounted as a filesystem on AIX?
LVL 20
carlmdAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
gheistConnect With a Mentor Commented:
AIX has smb and nfs support.
0
 
carlmdAuthor Commented:
OK, so are you aware of any public cloud storage that could be implemented using these?
0
 
gheistConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Amazon, OpenStack (Think rackspace) has support for that. I'd guess only dropbox will not really fit your need.
0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
carlmdAuthor Commented:
Thanks, will give it a try soon.
0
 
gheistCommented:
You need automounter, so it unmounts remote storage when not in use and mounts it back when needed (you know long network distances etc)
0
 
carlmdAuthor Commented:
Planning to connect this locally, and leave it connected on a "permanent" basis. To be used for archiving.
0
 
gheistCommented:
automount is exactly to have it unmounted while not archiving (AIX does not let force-unmount NFS if there are pending writes, nor it remounts)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.