Using SAN with Symantec Backup Exec 11d
Hello, we are currently running Backup Exec 11d on two different networks but they are backing up separately.
We are using a Dell tape drive for one network and Portable Hard Drives (Backup-to-disk folders) for the other network. We have other servers that are running remote agents that also backup to the tape drive through Backup Exec.
At the moment all of our servers are Dell and run Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition with Service Pack 2
I have been asked to research into purchasing and using a SAN solution. I will be in charge of installing and running all of this. I am familiar with using Backup Exec with tape drives and Portable Hard Drives but am completely new to anything to do with SAN.
I would be grateful if anyone could please advise me on the following:
- what hardware, software etc would be recommended and prices/vendors etc.
- If we can still use this with the Backup Exec 11d software that we have at the moment (We will shortly be upgrading to v12) and if we have to purchase anything else with Symantec in order for this solution to work (i.e. licences etc)?
- Would we be able to use one solution to cover two different networks (although in the future we will be merging the two networks together so planning for change and expansion will need to be an option!)?
Hope someone can helps me with this!
Backup Storevault S550 via Fiber with Symantec Backup Exec v12
We've called Storevault to assist--no luck. Symantec won't speak to us without 250 US since we are running the v12 evaluation.
The responses you guys have given "almost" answer my question, but not quite.
We have a HP Server-which is running BExec v12 connected to fiber switch.
We have a 24 tape Exabyte "jukebox" connected via fiber to the StoreVault.
Desired result: We want the backup traffic OFF our live IP Network.
Storevault stated we either needed NDMP OR Fiber, but not both. So we ditched NDMP and are now attempting to configure for direct Fiber. One of the responses referenced a SAN client for BExec v12..is there one available for Storevault? I don't think so, but need to verify.
Is anyone else connecting a S550 via Fiber? If so, what's your backup solution and topology?
Any help is appreciated. :nerd: