Re: [ADSM-L] NPIV for LAN-free backup of SQL server in VMware

2011-07-27 15:15:30
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] NPIV for LAN-free backup of SQL server in VMware
From: Richard Rhodes <rrhodes AT FIRSTENERGYCORP DOT COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:09:52 -0400
Remember that LanFree is a licensed product.  Even if it does work (which
it may very well), don't forget the licensing. Though it's a vmware shared
server, you may end up paying for the entire physical server.


From:   Remco Post < AT PLCS DOT NL>
Date:   07/27/2011 02:21 PM
Subject:        Re: NPIV for LAN-free backup of SQL server in VMware
Sent by:        "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>

On 27 jul. 2011, at 20:13, Stefan Folkerts wrote:

> Lan-free requires the installation of a storage agent, this software is
> supported on the VMware platform so it's not possible to make lan-free
> backups from a client on the VMware platform.

there is a lan-free agent for windows, which is of course the OS running
SQL server. I'm convinced that you can install the agent on that OS
without any problems. As said, it's the tape via NPIV in a VM environment
that is a support issue, mainly because it's not tested by IBM, not
because it's guaranteed not to work.

> What kind of data is it and where is it coming from?

MS SQL server ;-)

> Maybe we can figure out some other solution..
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Mehdi Salehi <ezzobad AT gmail DOT com>
>> Hi
>> The question is how to use TDP for SQL in a VMware environment. As the
>> is multi-terabyte, LAN-free is necessary.
>> Is NPIV a supported method to present SAN resources to VMware clients?
>> friend says that tape access is not possible and I wonder if SANergy is
>> supported or not.
>> Thank you,
>> Mehdi

Met vriendelijke groeten/Kind Regards,

Remco Post AT plcs DOT nl
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