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LAN Free Backups and Virtual Proxies

Hi All, 

Not sure if this is possible or if it even makes sense. 

We are trying to achieve LAN free backups and ship backups towards our Catalyst store through SAN. We have two physical proxies that will be used for backups using SAN directed to COFC catalyst. However for restores we would like to use the HOTADD functionality since it is generally very fast / probably even faster than NBD or SAN. 

The problem I stumbled upon is that : 

The virtual proxies would not be able to scan the COFC store of the catalyst ( which makes sense since they are virtual and are not directly zoned). Even tried to scan the store of the COFC store but got slots are not configured. 

Does the above make sense? Im assuming that the only solution to use hot add would be to use LAN backups cos that is the only way that the virtual proxies would be able to access the same catalyst store.

 

Thank you

Etienne

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Re: LAN Free Backups and Virtual Proxies

What version of DP are you running? You can (and should!) have both IP and FC connections to the same B2D so you can read & write via Ethernet and FC / whichever protocol you need to, provided you are running DP9.06 or higher.

For that to work you need the B2D connection to the SO set to use the IP Address and then within the individual gateways you can set the protocol you want to use (FC with IP fall back, FC only or IP only)

All of your gateways need to be able to contact the SO IP via TCP 9387 and 9388 (regardless of whether you will only use FC to read/write data) otherwise the above format won't work.

If you configure as above your virtual host gateways can read/write SO items via IP and your physical FC connected gateways can read/write the same SO items via FC.

regards,
jenni

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