?
Solved

how to organize NETAPP shares

Posted on 2014-09-17
6
Medium Priority
?
310 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-16
Hi Experts,

now I have shares on my Fileserver Cluster.
I want to migrate all shares to my new NETAPP storage.
I have created a volume \vol\Cifs
Then I have created a share called EDV with path \vol\Cifs

This means all data is on \vol\Cifs

When I migrate now a second share , like Finance, to the volume, then I have all folders in \vol\Cifs.
But for restore it´s heavy to find the folders, because all folders under \vol\Cifs

What is best practice here ?
0
Comment
Question by:Eprs_Admin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 40328348
It depends.  I like to keep as many shared folders under the same Netapp volume to get the most of deduplication, otherwise if you put the data into a different volume it will only dedupe what is on that Netapp volume.
Another way to do this by department, application type, etc..
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40329824
ok,

does the NETAPP make dedupe just on one volume or on all ?

Can you show me how to organize the shares and folders with departments ?
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
paulsolov earned 2000 total points
ID: 40331833
There are several ways to do this.

1.  Create 1 Netapp volume and create subfolders each being a share
2.  Create multiple netapp Volumes and create 1 share per volume.

Deduplication is per Netapp volume, so each volume is being deduped independently.

Are you using Ontap 7 mode or CDOT?
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40343346
Ontap 8
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 40344446
Ontap 8 comes in 7 mode or cDOT, check witch one you have
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40376500
where do  I check this ?
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question