The main issue stems from the fact that the servers and software are already established. The SAN was added after the fact.
At this point in time, it would be too late to wipe and reinstall the software.
The only issue I have with running our databases on the SAN, is the fact that you then have a single point of failure. If the SAN goes out, you loose all of your database functionality. There are some services that we can do without for a time.
I think that the alternative now is to figure out how to back up to disk first, then run a tape of the disk backup.
That should give me redundancy for the data, just not the OS.
Thanks for your reply. I'd have gotten back sooner, but I've been out sick for 3 days. haha
Originally Posted by bilbus
I dont think 2600's can boot via san ... i have only seen diskless blades do that.
Why not just run your D drive off the san, and leave all but two disks in the server for the OS?