Jim LaBounty Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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The backup device is in a SAN.
Many servers can "see" it.
But I guess the answer to your question is yes, because it's (the tape drive) not directly attached to the server on the DMZ.

No I didn't restart DP....backups are running...I will, and report back.

We have about 60 tape drives (nation wide) and depending on the backup scheduling, most of them could be working at the same time during our nightly backup cycle.
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Kurt Beyers. Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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The line must be added in each omnirc file of the server(s) where the logical device(s) is (are) defined on in the backup specification of the DMZ server.

Kurt
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Jim LaBounty Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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Let me see if I got that.
If I have a backup and all it does is backup the one DMZ server (using 1 drive) then I only need update the omnirc file on the server that has the tape drive attached and is running the MA?
In this case that's our UNIX cell mgr.

I'm still concerned...about how that will effect the other hundreds of servers (only 3 of which are on the DMZ) and backups that run thru the cell mgr and see that omnirc file?
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Kurt Beyers. Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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Jim,

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Let me see if I got that.
If I have a backup and all it does is backup the one DMZ server (using 1 drive) then I only need update the omnirc file on the server that has the tape drive attached and is running the MA?
In this case that's our UNIX cell mgr.
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Yes that is correct

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I'm still concerned...about how that will effect the other hundreds of servers (only 3 of which are on the DMZ) and backups that run thru the cell mgr and see that omnirc file?
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How many tape drives do you use in the backups concurrently. If it are two drives, the 5 ports in xMA-NET are enough. If you have more drives (eg N), reserve (2N+1) ports in the line. The other backups will keep on working as they did before.

Kurt

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Jim LaBounty Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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OK OK, but (please don't lose patience with me...at least not yet).
.... Your statement "The other backups will keep on working as they did before" confuses me a bit. What are my "other" backups? If I reserve (2N+1)...which may be up to 60...to accomodate the max concurrent drives, that's all of them....there would be no "other" backups.

Is the 2N+1 only for DMZ backups?
Is DP smart enough to only use the 5 ports in the omnirc file for the backup of DMZ servers?
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Kurt Beyers. Absent Member.
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Re: Backing up servers in the DMZ

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Jim,

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Is the 2N+1 only for DMZ backups?
Is DP smart enough to only use the 5 ports in the omnirc file for the backup of DMZ servers?
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2N+1 is for all of the servers. The port restrictments in .omnirc are used for your LAN backups as well as I already said in one of my other replies.

Kurt
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