DPM compatibility with Netapp V-Series (not VTL) RRS feed

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  • Customer has CX4-480 they are EMC 100% but looking to possibly leverage NetApp V-Series in front of their CX4-480. Here’s the Compelling event: They're using DPM for backups with a backup retention on disk for 63 days then it rolls off to tape (at that point DPM isn’t aware of it) if I understand DPM correctly.  Looking for a way to utilize V-Series with disk (according to information and documents has to be VTL) to keep rolled off copies on disk and allow DPM to realize data on disk as recoverable backups without being a VTL. CIFS block environment!

    Looking for how other customers have used NetApp in place of VTL with DPM if it is possible.  I believe there’s a way to overcome the VTL requirement,  but I may be totally off base. Hope this makes sense and any help is greatly appreciated.  Mack

    Friday, June 3, 2011 1:31 AM

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