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Library Connection LAN or SAN

Created: 22 Feb 2013 • Updated: 23 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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My question is inquiring some information on Netbackup and Oracle Library SL500 

What's the difference between the backup over SAN and over LAN? I'm asking that question because I have a tape Library SL500 and the thing is that I know from Oracle side that the data is transferred to the library through SAN cables and there is no LAN connection with this tape library so I got confused in such case ? 

so can any one here help me with discussing this ? :)

Thanks in advance

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Marianne's picture

Backup over LAN or SAN is all about Client backup.

How is data getting to the media server from the client?

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RamNagalla's picture

Oracle side that the data is transferred to the library through SAN cables.

looks like the Orcle client also a media server, where its taking own backup to tape library.

Mahmoud El-Tanbouly's picture

aha Marianne the data is going from the client to the media server through LAN

so that what Backup over LAN means , right ?

so when it's over SAN this means that the data will go directly from the Storage on which the data already resides to the media server through the SAN switch on which they are all connected , right ? 

Did I get you right Marianne ?

Thanks ,

Marianne's picture

100% correct!

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

mph999's picture

Data goes from teh client to the media server over the LAN, BUT, if you have a SAN client, it goes from the client to the media server over the SAN.

From the media server to the tape drives wil be over what ever the connection type is, scsi cable or SAN.  Usually today, it's via a SAN.

Martin

Regards,  Martin
 
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