Does anyone have any input on how to backup CIFS shares on a NetApp
Posted on 2014-08-19
I setup a NetApp FAS2220 and a DS2246 shelf be used for my Hyper-V environment, which is working fine. I'm now looking at moving files from failing iSCSi SAN currently mapped to my file server to CIFS shares on the NetApp. I'm currently using AppAssure for backups, which does not have an option for backing up CIFS shares on the NetApp.
Does anyone out there have any decent, not too costly ways to backup the CIFS shares and also allow some sort of off-site storage or replication? We were using BackupExec to tape before switching to AppAssure about a year ago due to issues with backing up SharePoint as well as issues we had with Symantec support. That move had a pretty big price tag up front, so switching back to BackupExec might be a tough sell.
Any ideas or input as to what others are using or how I can make AppAssure work in this scenario would be appreciated. Thanks.