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wshah2
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Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

So i have a vnx5700 connected to a VPLEX local.  I am installing a new vnx7600 that will also connect to VPLEX local.  My question is how can I migrate CIFs from vnx5700 to vnx7600?  If there is a way to do it non-disruptive that would be great.  The CIFs share do have a Data Mover to them.  Please be detailed as possible.  See pic below.

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dynamox
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Re: Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

migrate using VNX replicator, yes there will be a small outage but very minimal as you failover and DNS record is updated (assuming you are using DDNS).

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

or migrate the complete VDM include CIFS Server and all of ifs file systems and shares

see the nas_migrate CLI command - technote available from support.emc.com

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wshah2
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Re: Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

Rainer can you please explain a little more about what you are saying?  What you just said is that using VNX replicator?

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

Please see here https://support.emc.com/docu47583_Using_VNX_File_Migration_Technical_Notes.pdf?language=en_US

Video about it https://support.emc.com/media50453_VNX_Video:_File_Migration.mp4?language=en_US

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Migrating CIFs from vnx to vnx

yes under the cover it is using Replicator but it can do more than the regular commands

like migrate System Settings, existing snapshots, IP adresses, ....

so it is more transparent than Replicator GUI/CLI

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