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SAN Backup

Created: 07 Aug 2012 • Updated: 07 Aug 2012 | 3 comments
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Backup Exec 12.5 on Windows 2003R2

We have a EMC SAN with an attached Hp Storage Works Dual tape unit with 2 LTO4 Tape Drives.

The SAN is connected to the HP Storage Works via a Fiber Channel Brocade switch which is also connected to the Servers.

My Question is we only have a few remote client licenses and 1 Library license and a few open file license.

Do we need a License to back up the 30 terrabyte on the SAN and how many license come with a single library license for the Tape Drives.

Your Help Is very much Appreciated in Advance


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pkh's picture

To backup any remote server or device, you would need 1 RAWS licence per server/device, so you would need 1 remote agent licence to backup your SAN.

By library licence, I presume you are talking about LEO licence.  You would need 1 LEO licence for each additional tape drive in a library.  You can have as many library with 1 tape drive as you like, but if a library contains more than 1 library, you need 1 LEO licence for each additional drive in any library.

cslater's picture

Thank you,

I presume that all the SAN drives can thus be backed up directly from the fiber channel and or from the drive mapping through the servers that are connected via the RAWS ?



pkh's picture

Yes. That is correct.