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Oracle ZFS and FSA Archiving

Created: 03 Jan 2013 • Updated: 14 Jan 2013 | 11 comments
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I am curious if anyone has setup FSA for an Oracle ZFS appliance for CIFS. I am attempting to set it up but am running into some access is denied issues with reading the volume information during setup. 

Any insight would be helpful is anyone has set one up before.

Thanks.

 

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AndrewB's picture

i havent personally but i'd recommend posting any logs or errors that you're getting for us to look at.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

Matthew Kimler's picture

The error that came up during the adding of a volume point was the following:

 

Could not read the volume information for
\\path.domain.com\sharename.

Reason: An expected network error occurred.

Check that the File Server is available and that you hvae the correct permissions to access the device.

 

I attempted a DTrace on the MMC and EVFSA options and no errors came up. The service account has full control at the share level and the NTFS level for that sharename. 

Thanks.

 

Matthew Kimler 

AndrewB's picture

what's the exact version of EV that you're running? there are some caveats in the Compatibility Charts around EV 8, 9 and 10 so have a look to make sure it's supported with your version before we get too far along.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

Matthew Kimler's picture

The version is 10.2. The compatibility list has the ZFS marked as compatible as a storage location for archived data, but not specifically listed as target. But the compatibility says that it just needs to be a CIFS NTFS compliant device as a target, which it technically is.

Matthew Kimler 

AndrewB's picture

in that case you need to map the share via a windows server with the FSA agent installed. you cant add it directly from the storage device.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

Matthew Kimler's picture

Do I have to do anything special with the drive mapping as a Windows share? It's not like I can share a drive that is a mapped drive.

 

Matthew Kimler 

AndrewB's picture

you are correct. the drive needs to be attached in a way that acts like a local drive to the server so you can share it out. FC, iSCSI, etc. not a network drive.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

Matthew Kimler's picture

Are there any limitations when archiving the content in that fashion?

 

Matthew Kimler 

AndrewB's picture

no, that's actually the standard method. it's not a workaround or anything if that's what you're thinking.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

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Matthew Kimler's picture

Is there something that needs to be done besides those steps to see a mapped drive and configure as a volume? It's not possible to share a mapped drive and when setting up a Volume, it does not show up.

 

Matthew Kimler 

AndrewB's picture

you are correct. the drive needs to be attached in a way that acts like a local drive to the server so you can share it out. FC, iSCSI, etc. not a network drive.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com