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macpiano's avatar
macpiano
Level 6
12 years ago

What is needed to backup an EMC Isilon? (nfs shares)

I have been using the user defined selection to backup about 2 TB of data with sketchy results.The job stops partially through so I divided it up into 4 jobs. I see there is an NDMP option and it loo...
  • teiva-boy's avatar
    12 years ago

    The NDMP accelerator from Isilon is a Fiber Channel appliance that allows you to backup an Isilon system, without affecting the current nodes.  It's a dedicated box to route data through.  It's also ONLY a FC connection, thus the BE server and tape unit needs to be LOCAL to it.

    NFS is your best route, though ideally your backup server would be local.