Migrate vault stores from LUNs to CIFS
Our EV 9.0.4 server is running on a Windows 2003 server. This year we migrated to NetApp. I have three multi-partition vault store groups that reside on LUNs. They've each rolled over to new partitions due to size restrictions on the LUNs being used. Here's what I know based on similar discussions on this site:
1. I can/should migrate my vault stores to CIFS.
2. I should use the native dedupe and compression built in to EV instead of NetApp dedupe feature.
3. I'm going to have to use robocopy, or a similar tool, to move the files from LUN to CIFS share.
4. I need to leave the indexes on LUNs.
So my questions are:
a. I found a very helpful video on moving vault stores, but the example showed a vault store with 1 partition. Is the process the same for a vault store with multiple partitions?
b. Is there any reason to be concerned w/ the size of the CIFS share? Is there a theoretical size a vault store shouldn't go above?
c. If I'm using EV for dedupe and compression, and not the NetApp, there's no reason not to migrate all vault store partitions to the same CIFS share, correct? (unless I want to do different NetApp replication schedules based on FSA or MBX)
d. Is there a KB article that will tell me how to move/leave the indexes on LUNs while moving the vault stores to CIFS?
I realize this is a bunch of slightly disparate questions, but I'm hoping the first three are simple yes/no answers.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!.