Backup HP P2000G3 over SAS
I am struggling to figure out if this is possible:
- I have a VMware Virtual Machine running as a Windows 2008R2 File server with a Raw Device Mapping to a 9TB HP P2000G3 connected over SAS.
- I have a dedicated Windows 2008R2 backup server with BE2012 (backup to disk to tape) with enough disk capacity for the backup and an HP MSL2024 attached to it, also over SAS.
- I have a dual port SAS HBA in the backup server of which one port is free (the tape drive claiming the other port).
The question is: can I connect the free SAS port in my backup server to a controller port on the MSA and backup the data on the MSA (one or more large NTFS volumes) without going over the LAN?
Take into account that these volumes will be in use (read/write) almost 24x7 because of nightly jobs.
Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can offer.