[SATLUG] Quick question about AIX and Windows interaction
channing-c at satx.rr.com
Thu Jun 8 15:49:10 CDT 2006
koflanagan at satx.rr.com wrote:
> Just to give you guys a run down, we're using Tivoli for our Houston
> site and ArcServ for our SA site. Problem is we are trying to phase
> away from Tivoli and move things off to ArcServ. We have two AIX 5.1
> systems that are clustered and they run various scripts to do
> hotbackups for our Oracle databases. Right now the scripts push the
> hotbackups straight to tape. ArcServ on the other hand only pulls from
> the server, the agents or clients can't push. (or that's what CA said)
> My idea is to setup an NFS server on our W2k3 so that the scripts can
> push to the server and ArcServ can backup the data locally from there.
> Do you guys know of any light weight free software for this? I would
> use a linux box, but then we would be pushing to the linux box, then
> pulling from the linux box to the w2k3 server. The switches at this
> site aren't the greatest and aren't spread out right. (another project)
> So when we do backups at night the network slows down ALOT. So the
> less trafic I take
> up the better. Any ideas? I've thought about setting up samba on the
> two aix boxes, but we don't have enough disk space available to push
> the hotbackups to. We are working with EMC to maybe add more disk
> space or get a different unit since we are using Symetrix and those are
> hard for us to maintaine. (not a spelling B champ).
You could share a directory on the w2k3 server that was mountable by
your AIX servers and drop things there. Granted SMB is not the easiest
protocol on the network. :(
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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