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      Jun 10th, 05, 4:00 AM
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>Have what is probably a pretty basic question about setting up a SAN.
>
>First off, I'm a networking guy at a fairly small but growing
>company.
>We (like everyone else on the planet ) have a great deal of data
>which needs to be centralized and archived. I'm looking at the HP
>MSA1000 to meet our needs.
>Separation of the data itself from the servers (All 10 of them) would
>make management significantly easier, and disaster recovery would be
>vastly simplified. We want to either mirror the contents of each of the
>server's drives onto the SAN or migrate everything over to be running
>over the SAN. This is my personal opinion; need to talk to the boss.
>
>My question now is this:
>Do I need to get a fiber channel adapter for each of these servers, or
>could I just attach it to the preexisting copper gigabit Ethernet which
>connects all of the servers? I would just as soon avoid another ten
>grand in fiber adapter cards.
>
>Also, any recommendations regarding which tape backup drives I should
>look at for server-less backups if I go with the MSA1000?
>


not forgetting that SAN applies to iSCSI also, if you want all of
your servers to have access to the RAID on a Fibre Channel SAN
then you need to buy one HBA for each server

& i'd forget about "serverless backup"
even though it's been touted for years all you'l ever probably
get is "lan free backup" if you have a Fibre Channel SAN

Lastly, LTO has won the battle & AND both LTO-2 & 3 come with native
Fibre Channel interfaces

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