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Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby rimvydukas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:04 am

Hi,

We have IBM LTO6 library. Problem is that drives from this library have multiple FC SAN connections. IBM tape drivers support Control path failover and Data Path failover. But I have problem with Veeam with this configuration. Can you add support for fault tolerant libraries at last?
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Re: Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:54 am

At the moment we do not support multiple control paths.
Multiple Paths on the Drive Side should work when you install the original driver of the drives.
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Re: Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby rimvydukas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:39 pm

I have original drivers installed. Problem is that drivers support paths failover only when they are installed in exclusive mode. And your manual says that tape drivers must be installed in non exclusive mode.

Another problem that I had working situation with v8 when drivers were in exclusive mode. With v9 everything broke.

I contacted your support and I was told that Veeam does not support fault tolerant drives (with two FC paths). Advice was to disable one path:/ But what if I want to fave fault tolerant situation from the tape library perspective??????
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Re: Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Please add the Support Ticket Number here. I will check with the responsible people then.
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Re: Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby rimvydukas » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:42 am

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Re: Veeam and library FT support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:53 pm 1 person likes this post

rimvydukas,

Indeed, this might now work with the latest set of vendor’s drivers. Our goal is to support the exclusive drivers and path failover feature in v9.5 Update 2.
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