I have a Unity 300 hybrid running three NAS Servers/Pools/SMB File systems. What I would like to do is have a fourth used for storing backups. The ideal would be to have a single non-RAID 4TB disk used to backup key folders from desktops. After a backup, I would like to physically remove the disk and lock it in a firesafe. The disk would be replaced with another one for the following week's backups. Just like you would use a tape drive.
1) I can't find a way to use one disk on its own as it seems to require RAID 1/0 at a minimum. Can it be done?
2) Can you have a file system that uses hot-swappable disks the way that I intend?
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Disk in Unity must be protected by RAID 1/0, 5 or 6. There's no way to utilize disks that you hot swap in and out of the array in the way you describe, it's not really a use case the product was ever designed for. Sounds more of a use case for one of our data protection products than Unity.
I would suggest working with your local Dell EMC partner or Dell EMC team to look at a solution for the use case you describe.