How to move Netbackup Transfers to fiber interfaces?


I need some help, a Vendor setup our netbackup 7.5 environment a while back and used the LAN connections for everything.

Noone cared for a while but now the backups we are doing are so big its starting to saturate the pipe and slow other stuff down.

In the meantime we have acquired a fiber switch and have it all hooked into the servers/netbackup/everything.

Where do i go to move the transfers from the LAN to the fiber interfaces???

I am pretty new to netbackup. sorry if its a simple question but i couldn't find a blatant answer by googling or poking around the interface myself.
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
have you added these fibres between your network switches?

Have you removed the old slow links?
Fiber Channel of Fiber 10GbE ?
Gerald ConnollyCommented:
I wondered that too gheist
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Tsz109Author Commented:
Gerald : No i have not removed the old links yet. Everything is still connected.

gheist : 8gb Fiber
In this case - FC usually does not work as general purpose (like TCP/IP) network.
Tsz109Author Commented:
Any reason for that?
but still i would like to know how to set it up!
You need protocol called IPFC, support for which is nearly nonexistent.
And it is not getting better e.g.
iSCSI over 10GbE should be able to reuse same cabling and instantly serve as general purpose network.
Tsz109Author Commented:
this is a 8gb brocade fiber and a 5200 series Netbackup appliance.

anything else you need to know?
You just need a single backup server on each node connected to SAN as your SAN will never support any kind of IPFC
Tsz109Author Commented:
We are backing up to the 5200 appliance, it has storage built in, does that make a difference?
No. To avoid transfers over gigabit you need either IPFC support (not available for 5 years or so anymore) or back up directly from each node connected to SAN.
Gerald ConnollyCommented:
So you have added a Brocade Fibre Channel switch to your System and connected it into your 5200 via the FC ports?

How have you connected your storage into the Brocade switch?

What storage system do you have? Does it have FC ports?

It sounds from your description so far, that your system is not capable of what you want it to do, much more detail please?

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Tsz109Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The explanation that fibre channel SAN is not a general purpose network is complete and final answer, no matter you need it or dont like the answer.
Tsz109Author Commented:
i'm sorry i abandoned this post.
When i got into the system and tried to even turn on the fibre channel transport. The hardware somewhere in the back end was not supported.
We had symantec look at the error and a couple pieces of hardware not validated. We could not turn on the fibre transport to do anything, thats why i said it was unneeded.

Please excuse my curt response.
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