We have recently bought an equallogic ps4000 which will be used in a branch office primarily for DR purposes.
The idea is to have a copy of all of the critical servers on this branch office array.
My plan was to create a "seed" replica of all the servers when both arrays are in head office (i.e. on the same network). When I then take the array to the branch office there is much less data to replicate across the WAN. e.g.
I was wondering;-
a) If this is a good plan
b) Is this the best way to do this?
Thanks for any advice on this.
Yes, this is one way you can do the initial transfer to the DR group.
You also may want to read up on the Manual Transfer Utility (MTU), the download is located on the same page as the Firmware Version you have installed on your arrays (on the FW download page, look for the section titled "EqualLogic Tools Compatibiltiy).
In a nut shell, after MTU is installed, then using the same system, login to the Group Admin GUI, and in the Tools Menu (lower left), select "Manual Transfer utility" as follows:
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Thanks Joe much appreciated.