[PVE-User] Proxmox and IBM StorWize V3700

Gilberto Nunes gilberto.nunes32 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 16:36:22 CEST 2014

Thanks for all answers, but I meant make snapshot through Proxmox Web

2014-07-20 10:53 GMT-03:00 THe_ZiPMaN <flavio-pve at zipman.it>:

> On 07/20/2014 01:32 AM, Gilberto Nunes wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm about to install Proxmox lastest version in a customer and this
> > customer has a IBM Storwize V3700...
> >
> > So I am collecting some data about this storage... Mainly if it has
> > hability to make snapshots on ISCSI protocol...
> >
> > Somebody knows something about it??
> It can make flash copies which are snapshots or clones of LUNS. Using
> them is really simple and you can join multiple flash copies into
> consistency groups, which is really helpful if you want to keep parts of
> the same application on multiple LUNS. Putting all them in the same
> consistency group allows to keep a synchronous snapshot of all the luns
> at the same time, giving you sure application consistency (I think this
> is the most important missing feature of LVM).
> Then you can map the snapshot targets to the backup server and make
> backup from them.
> The only problem is how to take the snapshots... you can schedule them
> on the Storewize software, but if you need to take them in a software
> controlled manner then you have to buy FlashCopy Manager (a bit
> expensive) or prepare scripts and launch them via ssh (not too difficult
> but prone to errors if you don't know exactly how to deal with SVC
> internals and CLI).
> See this video for a presentation.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWgGWjBzG4
> It's for the V7000 but it applies seamlessy to V3700 for this specific
> feature.
> --
> Flavio Visentin
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Gilberto Ferreira
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