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using NetApp CIFS as vault store partition

Created: 21 Nov 2012 • Updated: 04 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
adebola24's picture
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Hi Guys

we have a customer with EV 9 with current vault store partitions residing on iSCSI LUNs presented from a NetApp filer

what are your thoughts / recommendations for using a CIFS share for any subsequent partitions ? OR

using a new iSCSI LUN with the NetApp device performing the DeDupe and Compression rather than EV


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MichelZ's picture

Personally, I would go with CIFS, as for me this is more manageable than iSCSI on a NetApp device.
I don't think the NetApp will perform bette on DeDedupe and compression as EV itself though.

So in short: Use CIFS with DeDeup and Compression enabled in EV, not on NetApp.

Rob.Wilcox's picture

I agree with MichelZ.  Whilst there are a variety of choices, go with the 'simple' route.  EV has some nice reports that might show up some good data for you too.

DeadEyedJacks's picture

I concur,

If you are using Single Instance Storage within EV, i.e. have enabled Sharing within Group or Vault store, then don't enable NetApp Dedup and Compression. 

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