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[HOWTO] Looking for a way to test

DanGiles

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#1
I need to run a test and cannot figure out how to do it, if it is possible.

I have some archives that are currently sent to tape. I need to get some hard numbers as to how well this data would deduplicate if brought into a deduplicated/replicated storage pool. Ideally, I would like to make a COPY of the current archived data, under a new node name and new domain/management class, but I can't figure out any way of doing this :(

All I can think of is to rename the node, put it in a new domain (which points to the container pool), export it, reset the original name/domain, then import the renamed node which should get placed into the container pool. I would have to make sure that no backups/archives are attempted during this process. I also don't like the potential impact on node replication of the backup data doing this.

Any better ideas?
 

marclant

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#5
Oh, you can't import node data into a container pool. You can only add data in a container pool by doing backups and/or archives, or also by doing replication.

So if you want to see how well it dedups, just replicate that node to another server where the destination pool is a container pool and you can check the dedupstats on the target server for that node.
 

DanGiles

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#7
Yeah, that doesn't work, as it keeps the same class information and gets loaded to the archive pool (tape) on the remote server :(
 

DanGiles

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#8
So what I am going to do is retrieve the existing data then re-archive them under a different node name and management class.
 

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