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TSM and iSCSI LUNs

Discussion in 'Backup / Archive Discussion' started by CV1975, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. CV1975

    CV1975 New Member

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    Hi,

    I haven't worked with TSM since 2007 and we certainly didn't use iSCSI LUNs.
    We have a client with TSM, and are proposing an EMC VNXe3300 as storage for backups of a SAP environment.
    I've run backups of Veeam to iSCSI LUNs as well as Backup Exec backups to iSCSI LUNs, so I have some experience with the iSCSI-part.
    My question is this: Will TSM allow backups to run to iSCSI LUNs (most likely spanned disks in Windows) like a normal backup-to-disk? Or does it need anything else in terms of licenses.

    Thanks very much!
     
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  3. Harry_Redl

    Harry_Redl Moderator

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    Hi,

    works, no licenses needed. Unless your LAN is really stable I recommend using FILE device class instead of DISK.

    Harry
     
  4. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

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    I agree with Harry.

    Use DEVCLASS=file which is more tolerant of network drops.
     
  5. CV1975

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    It will run on a 10Gbe network so it should be fine.

    Thanks guys, I find the TSM information scarce and it would be easier to win the Lotto at times ;-)
     

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