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BE 2012 NAS with dedupe

Created: 13 Sep 2013 • Updated: 17 Oct 2013 | 9 comments
Sirconfluge's picture
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Hi Craiv,

in BE2012 can a make the NAS a deduplication storage? or we should add local disks to the bakucp server?

What is the best recommendation.

thanks

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

Moved to a new discussion as it is a separate query from your original query...

If the NAS can do iSCSI, check the link below for the HCL firstly to make sure the NAS is supported, and then make sure that the iSCSI protocol for that make of NAS is supported for use as a dedupe storage target (look for the last column and a tick).

If not, CIFS is not supported as a dedupe target, and adding disk to the local server is probably a better option.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH175582

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Sirconfluge's picture

In case of local disk the partition should be GPT or MBR

Sirconfluge's picture

Can we make a LUN of a SAN a local disk partition and make it as a deduplication storage

CraigV's picture

Yes, as long as it is supported on the BE 2012 HCL. You do understand that a LUN from either an FC or iSCSI SAN is viewed by Windows as a local disk, right?

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Sirconfluge's picture

Yes if it wil be viewed by a SAN as local disk

CraigV's picture

...it is seen as a local disk!

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Biker_Dude's picture

What Craig is getting at, you will not be able to share it with iSCSI.  It is not the proper protocol for sharing.  You will want to look in to NFS instead.

CraigV's picture

...there's no mention of sharing at all in the query...?

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