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Ace0071
1 Copper

File Server Movement

Hello All,

Basically i am planning to decommissioning a small site which has currently having couple of iSCSI luns and a File Server (CIFS).

But I need to move the data by moving the luns and file server (CIFS). I am looking for best practices or the process to move the luns and file server.

Current setup is like this...

Source (to be decommission):

Clarrion with Celerra nas head. Entire storage pools in Clarrion are assigned to Celerra to get File Systems (for iscsi luns and cifs server).

Target Location :

Same setup as the source. Enough space is available to migrate the luns and CIFS Server.

Could anyone here can give me guidance to plan for this movement?

Many thanks in advance.

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: File Server Movement

is source/target are Celerra then look at using Celerra Replicator

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Ace0071
1 Copper

Re: File Server Movement

Thanks for reply.

We do not have Celerra Replicator Manager, if this is what you are saying.. but we have replications active from the source to DR Site.

Do you suggest to create one more replication between the Source and Destination ? is there any other solution can be used, example SAN copy or so.. ?

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: File Server Movement

so your source is Celerra or Clariion presenting block storage to a windows server acting like a file server ?

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harshgw2k3
1 Nickel

Re: File Server Movement

Hi Dynamox,

I also work with Ace and we have to understand the below scenario.

1. We have siteA (needs to be decmmisioned) having 1 datamover serving fileserver requirements in siteA

2. We have siteB which has a DR Celerra (replicating from siteA with asynch)

3. Adjacent to DR celerra, we have siteB Celerra serving as a fileserver in siteB

4. We do not have Celerra replicator license.

Now, the question is- what is the best practice to shift the siteA datamover to siteB and serve fileserver requirements for those users in siteA. (we have a good 30MB mpls between siteA and siteB)

I hope I am clear in my question.

Regards

Harshal

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Rainer_EMC
5 Rhenium

Re: File Server Movement

Simplest way: talk to your EMC or partner sales rep and get a temporary Replicator license for the migration

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