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Alternative Disk storage for EV Vault Store partition / drive ?

Created: 12 Feb 2013 • Updated: 14 Feb 2013 | 6 comments
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Hi All,

Rather than creating more LUN and assigning Physical RDM into my Enterprise Vault 8 servers VM, what are my options to reducethe number of LUN disk usage ?

and of course to avoid running out of drive letters due to myself keep on adding drives into this EV server.

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GertjanA's picture

Hello John,

There are some options.

Collect and Migrate - internal EV process, to store an x-number of dvs/dvssp/dvscc files into 1 cabfile (size determinable, best practice 10MB), when collected, move to secondary storage. Cabfiles will be removed from primary storage. Admin Guide

Mount Points - Instead of adding disks with driveletters, mount disks into an empty folder. - prevents running out of driveletters

Expiry - Configure expiry using retention categories.

Those are the options I can think of.

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS
Company: www.t2.nl

www.quadrotech-it.com

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John Santana's picture

Cool, many thanks Gertjan,

I was thinking to use EMC Data Domain for this reason (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/sites/defa...)

Hopefully EV 8.0.4 and above supports it.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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GertjanA's picture

Hello John,

AFAIK DataDomain is supported. In the compatibility chart, it shows as support for EV7.5 (2007) and up.

 Oh, and can you mark an answer as a solution?

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS
Company: www.t2.nl

www.quadrotech-it.com

www.symantec.com/vision

John Santana's picture

Yes that does sounds like a plan Gertjan !

thanks for the thorough explanation, you're the expert ;-)

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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