Data backup on Dell EMC storage?

Hi folks,

I hope you are doing well. I have one question regarding data backup. At this time we are using Dell EMC VNXe1600 storage on which we are running VMware virtual machines.

We are planning to do a backup of user profiles and user data from client machines, there are 98 machines.  

Can we backup data directly on Dell EMC VNXe1600?
Second options is to buy another storage for data backup.

What are you recommending to me?

Thank you
jason scotlyStudentAsked:
Who is Participating?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes just create another LUN
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Hopefully you are not running it as an esxi host but as an iscsi target.

In the best of worlds you should have 2 storage devices in a clustered storage volume with redundant paths from any compute node to any storage node. and also between each storage node. and between each compute node.

Personally I'd not be backing up just the user profiles but the entire vm's
jason scotlyStudentAuthor Commented:
I guess you didn't understand me, or I don't understand you :)

A few months ago IT team installed two Dell servers + Dell EMC storage. Dell Servers are running VMware vSphere and storing VMs on Dell Storage. Today, a company wants to upgrade IT infrastructure and one of the tasks is to do a backup of user profiles of physical client machines (Windows 10).

Question is: Can we add more disks to Dell EMC and backup user profiles to Dell EMC Storage or we need to buy additional storage and backup data?
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

jason scotlyStudentAuthor Commented:
I need to create LUN on Dell ECM Storage and the storage will be accessible through Windows or File Explorer on client machines?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes connect via iscsi
jason scotlyStudentAuthor Commented:
OK. I hope understand you correctly. I will add additional disk into Dell EMC VNXe1600 and after that I need to create LUN for that storage space and I will be able to access storage space from client machines through Windows Explorer or File Explorer.

So, there is no problem if I'm using the Dell EMC VNXe1600 as storage for VMware machines and for data backup. There are two LUNs and they are independent from each other?

PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

-- David Johnson CD MVP (https:#a42353546)
-- jason scotly (https:#a42355640)

If you feel this question should be closed differently, post an objection and the moderators will review all objections and close it as they feel fit. If no one objects, this question will be closed automatically the way described above.

Experts-Exchange Cleanup Volunteer
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.