Due to a Celerra NSX4 EOS june/2017 I will have to replace the box. I foresee these options, can someone help me to understand how viable they are? I have around 2PB of data on EMC Networker.
Replace with EMC Unity - Is Unity NDMP 100% compatible with Celerra NDMP so I can restore data from backups?
Use Volumes from Isilon - Is isilon NDMP compatible with Celerra NDMP backups?
Use Celerra Simulator - Can I use Celerra simulator to keep my restores? Is that supported?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Yes, we do support backward compatibility. There has been limited testing of Celerra > Unity though. Engineering has tested VNX > Unity.
For VNX/Celerra > Unity restore…
You can restore, but there are caveats. New attributes in the UFS64 inode (new Unity file system) will not be available, but UFS32 (VNX/Celerra file system) compatible attributes will be available. Unity also only supports 3-way, no direct connect 2-way.