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Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:23 am

I'm considering deploying LTFS on one of our sites using a spare/dedicated library but, ideally, on the same backup server.

I know Veeam has issues with BExec on the same server but does/can it play nicely with LTFS on the same server? Does anyone here use LTFS alongside Veeam or am I going to have to consider having a dedicated server for it?

[Edit: This would be using either an HP MSL 2024 or MSL 4048]
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Re: Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:55 pm

Paul,

Correct me if I wrong, I was under impression that LTFS built in requires additional (or different) drivers for you library.
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Re: Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:58 pm

That's actually a very good point, so that would imply that it should have no issues running alongside Veeam, when using a dedicated library?
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Re: Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:05 pm 1 person likes this post

I am not sure that LTFS driver will be recognized by our tape proxy component, will check with QA and try to test it. Follow up shortly.
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Re: Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:16 am

On the other hand, I always thought LTFS can simply be mounted as a regular disk? Which is its biggest benefit over LTO anyway. So, you won't even need all this LTO tape support complexity.
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Re: Play nice with LTFS?

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:23 am

Indeed, it's just that experience shows that different backup software on the same server tends to cause conflicts but it's likely that, as you say, this will be seen as a disk rather than tape library so no such conflict. I more just querying whether it had been tested by anyone already.
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