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Using a Data Multi-pathing (DMP) Device Driver in SAN Client Backup for a Virtualized Environment

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Publication Date: 2015-Dec-16
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Abstract

VMWare's VDDK is not multi-path aware and can cause backup jobs, from backup systems, to fail when a single path fails out of multiple available paths. This publication presents idea solution to bridge VDDK and Veritas Storage Foundation and provide multi-pathing capabilities to backup systems.

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Using a Data Multi-pathing (DMP) Device Driver in SAN Client Backup for a

Virtualized Environment

   Jialin Ju Michael Chester Jing Grace Chen

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

VMWare's VDDK is not multi-path aware and can cause backup jobs, from backup systems, to fail when a single path fails out of multiple available paths. This publication presents idea solution to bridge VDDK and Veritas Storage Foundation and provide multi-pathing capabilities to backup systems.

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Using a Data Multi-pathing (DMP) Device Driver in SANClient Backup for a

Virtualized Environment

Problem Statement

The VMware Virtual Disk Developmen...