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DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hello.

A domain controller server is connected to the tape storage. The domain controller is reserved, we need to install Data Protector. If the main controller A is down, it's necessary to server B ran the schedule and backup settings. How to setup Data Protector?

 

Regards!

 

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hello,

There is more than one answer to this question.  Importantly is the tape SAN attached?  Or SCSI/SAS attached to Domanin Controller A?   Also are the domain controllers Virtual of Physical machines?

Best Regards.

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hi.

Both domain controllers are physical machines (hpe dl380 gen9). Tape library is MSL4048. We have a separate switch for backup network. It is anticipated that controllers will be connected to tape library via fiber optic.

Thank you!

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hello Danil1,

I don't get the full picture or your environment yet. Where do you plan to install the Data Protector Cell Manager? It should not be installed on the Domain Controllers.

You can install Disk Agents, Media Agents, Automatic Disaster Recovery on the Domain Controllers and use them as Media Agent for the environment. This also allows you to backup their data and configuration directly to MSL4048.and prepare for DR.

But the Cell Manager (with the Internal Database) should be either on a dedicated backup server which is not a Domain Controller or you might have trouble recovering in case of disaster.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hello Sebastian

The cell manager is installed on a separate backup server and located in one network with domain controllers (that are connected via switch). Disk Agents and Media Agents  are installed on the domain controllers. If we need to have redundant domain controllers, how we should connect MSL4048 to the domain controllers through fiber optic (FB Cable)?

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

Hello Danil1,

Let me try to make a comment as per what you have listed.

"server is connected to the tape storage".
"If server A is down, it's necessary to Server B to run the schedule and backup settings".

Definitely, SERVER A is your MA server.

For Server B, is this also connected to the tape storage? If yes, then this is your other MA server and you can use multipath to make sure MA server can still access the tape storage.

As such, I would recommend that you use another server as your CM, other than these Server A and B, which is connected to the tape storage and is your MA server.

Hope this helps

Rgds,

Sherman

DP Support

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Re: DATA PROTECTOR 10

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I would probably use Server A, Server B . . . Server 1, Server 2, etc and not to be specific on whether it is a Domain controllers.

All of these Servers, which is part of the DP Cell Environment, are connected in one network, or if different network, ensure that can connect/communicate through TCP/IP.

Next is identify those connected to your SAN (as per what I can see in your description). Those accessing the SAN-shared tape libraries, they are your MA servers. Those accessing the SAN-shared storage systems, they are your DA servers. If the server connect to both SAN-shared tape libraries and storage, they should be both MA and DA server.

Again, CM should be separate server (recommended).

For your question:

If we need to have redundant domain controllers, how we should connect MSL4048 to the domain controllers through fiber optic (FB Cable)?

This is more on the HW-level and not on DP side.  Physical connectivity depends on your HW environment. Again, identify the server that has access to your MSL.

Hope this helps

Rgds,

Sherman

 

 

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