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Can DPM 2010 backup a NAS? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can DPM 2010 backup a NAS?  We use a NAS for additional storage and would love to back it up with DPM.
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:34 PM

Answers

  • There are NAS devices that support iSCSI?  Are you sure you're not thinking of a SAN?

    If your device really was iSCSI-capable, then you could tie it to a separate Windows box so that, to the Windows box, it appears to be a local disk.  Then you could install the DPM agent on this separate Windows box and the device could be backed up.  The disk would not be accessible by other machines in this situation, which defeats the purpose of the device being a NAS.

    • Marked as answer by Morakon Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:22 PM
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:16 PM

All replies

  • Only if it is running a Windows OS and you can install the DPM agent on it.
    • Proposed as answer by Rod Savard Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:43 PM
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Just a clarification if anyone knows the answer.  From what I've read it looks like a NAS will work IF it supports iSCSI.
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:21 PM
  • There are NAS devices that support iSCSI?  Are you sure you're not thinking of a SAN?

    If your device really was iSCSI-capable, then you could tie it to a separate Windows box so that, to the Windows box, it appears to be a local disk.  Then you could install the DPM agent on this separate Windows box and the device could be backed up.  The disk would not be accessible by other machines in this situation, which defeats the purpose of the device being a NAS.

    • Marked as answer by Morakon Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:22 PM
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:16 PM
  • Yes, if you attach an iSCSI NAS device to a Windows server, as a local drive, it could be backed up by DPM after you install the DPM agent on that Windows server. Yes, it would still be accessible by other machines via shared folder(s) on that Windows server. Instead of accessing the disk space directly on the iSCSI NAS device over the network, users would be accessing it via the file share that is on that Windows server. That should work fine.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:46 PM