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Migrating CIFS via VPLEX

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Currently I have a VNX5700 connected to a VPLEX local.  I will be adding a new VNX7600 to the same VPLEX local and performe a migration of the data.  My question is can CIFS be migrated using VPLEX data mobility without any impact to production?  Block level can.

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Re: Migrating CIFS via VPLEX

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To my knowledge no because VPLEX works only on a block level. 

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Re: Migrating CIFS via VPLEX

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To my knowledge no because VPLEX works only on a block level. 

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Re: Migrating CIFS via VPLEX

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Yes just found out that only way you can do it using VPLEX is if the shares are presented off a server.  But if the cifs server is on a datamover than you cannot. For this the best solution is to use VNX Replicator, may need about 30mins of downtime to cutover.