Highlighted
lkanth
1 Copper

Unity Native SMB Import along with Replication

Jump to solution

We are migrating from VNX to Unity both at Prod and DR. We want to use Native SMB Import for Migrating VDMs on VNX to Unity. Our question here is During the Import Session is in Progress can I create a Replication the NAS server & resources to a DR Unity before the Cutover.

Tags (2)
0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
ChrisHolloway
2 Bronze

Re: Unity Native SMB Import along with Replication

Jump to solution

No, you should not create the replication session on the target prior to completing the migration.  See:

520686 : Dell EMC Unity: VDM migration may be incomplete if user creates destination snapshots or replication sessions prior to cutover (User Correctable) https://support.emc.com/kb/520686

0 Kudos
2 Replies
ChrisHolloway
2 Bronze

Re: Unity Native SMB Import along with Replication

Jump to solution

No, you should not create the replication session on the target prior to completing the migration.  See:

520686 : Dell EMC Unity: VDM migration may be incomplete if user creates destination snapshots or replication sessions prior to cutover (User Correctable) https://support.emc.com/kb/520686

0 Kudos

Re: Unity Native SMB Import along with Replication

Jump to solution

Of course keep in mind that you’re then cutting over a production workload with no DR copy in place, so for some period of time until you’ve established replication and it’s caught up, you’ll be unprotected.