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Backup over SAS

Created: 23 Oct 2012 | 3 comments

Hello,

i have AIC XJ3000-3136 shared storage connected to 8 servers (over SAS switch) and now i would like to backup those servers with backup exec 12.5 . I found there is a shared storage licencse but only SAN is mentioned there. Is it possible to do backups over SAS with backup exec 12.5 (i want to avoid using network agents if possible)?

Thanks

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

You can try the SAN SSO option in trial mode, but I don't think it will work...this SAS switch is simply a means to connect servers to multiple storage units.

Chances are very good your backups will run across the LAN as you can't create a SAS SAN.

Thanks!

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Larry Fine's picture

SAS switches are pretty new, but I think this will work and is worth a try.  I don't know anything about the AIC XJ3000-3136, but BE shouldn't care about the switch.  Is the AIC your backup source or your backup target?

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dreic's picture

AIC is backup source and destination.