Adding fiber channel device to network
Posted on 2015-01-12
We are looking to add a fiber channel tape drive to our network. We want to do disk-to-tape, writing the data to a Synology NAS, then to an LTO tape drive that uses 8GB fiber channel. The backup software is Veeam running on a VM. Anyone know the best place to attach the drive? Attaching to the virtual host doesn't seem like a good idea, due to the resources it would take. The Synology doesn't have an FC HBA so attaching the drive to it is not an option. And I want to avoid shoe-shining on the drive due to slow data transfer across the network. Any input appreciated!