[Veritas-bu] NetApp vs. SAN Media Server
Randy.Samora at stewart.com
Fri Dec 12 14:48:02 CST 2008
Thanks Ed. I'm pricing the NDMP license now and it isn't going to be
From: Ed Wilts [mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 14:46: VIRUS ALERT!
To: Randy Samora
Cc: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] NetApp vs. SAN Media Server
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Randy Samora <Randy.Samora at stewart.com>
I have a Windows environment and NBU 6.5.2a. I have a SAN Media
that houses and backs up my SQL dumps. Those backups run the
but by far the fastest. My SAN guys purchased a NetApp device
decided to have the SQL dumps write directly to the NetApp
implement NDMP for backups. I have absolutely no experience
so can someone out in NBU land tell me if my backups are going
slower :( faster :) somewhere in between :|?
NDMP is *fast* on a NetApp filer. We're doing NDMP directly to tape and
have also done it to DSSU.
Don't forget that you need to purchase the NDMP license. And the
tiering is funny (even number for a single head and odd number for a
With snapshots enabled on the filer, the chances are pretty good you
won't ever have to do a restore for your SQL admins.
Ed Wilts, RHCE, BCFP, BCSD, SCSP, SCSE
ewilts at ewilts.org
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