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B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by cdfosburg » Oct 27, 2015 8:40 pm

Hello All,

I am trying to look into direct san access for my B&R setup. We are running the most current version of the server and proxies.

The question is, does anyone have a guide of what needs to be done for the proxy to interface with the Dell Equallogic? Also does it require the proxy to be a physical machine?

I assume direct san backups are faster vs using vSphere, but if anyone has any insight, I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by foggy » Oct 28, 2015 12:52 pm

cdfosburg wrote:The question is, does anyone have a guide of what needs to be done for the proxy to interface with the Dell Equallogic?
Chris, please review the corresponding FAQ section, also there are a lot of existing topics regarding that, so you can use search to find those discussing your storage specifically.
cdfosburg wrote:Also does it require the proxy to be a physical machine?
Depending on the connection, it can be either physical or virtual. However, virtual proxy doesn't make much sense in this case.
cdfosburg wrote:I assume direct san backups are faster vs using vSphere, but if anyone has any insight, I would appreciate it.
Typically, direct SAN backups are faster than using hotadd, however it always depends on the particular setup.

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by cdfosburg » Oct 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Depending on the connection, it can be either physical or virtual. However, virtual proxy doesn't make much sense in this case.
So it can be virtual, however the recommended is to have it be physical and connected directly into the SAN switches?

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by foggy » Oct 28, 2015 1:39 pm

Correct.

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by cdfosburg » Dec 09, 2015 7:51 pm

Ok, So I finally have the equipment to do this. I "think" I setup the HIT correctly for my Equallogic. however, how can I tell this is working?

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by cdfosburg » Dec 09, 2015 8:41 pm

I tried to edit my post, but could not. So, I have confirmed with Dell that I am connected to my Equallogic and can see all the iSCSI connections. I checked on my Server 2012 R2 and I also can see all the connections under the Microsoft iSCSI connector. Now, I tried to follow the article http://www.jpaul.me/2010/08/the-mission ... n-backups/, but it is a bit out of date when it comes to 2012R2.

So, if I am authenticated to my SAN and I start the connection to the lun via iSCSI, why is my backup still failing?

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Re: B&R from Dell Equallogic

Post by foggy » Dec 10, 2015 11:48 am

Do you see VMFS volumes in the Windows Disk Management snap-in? What is the reason of the job failure?

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