Synchronising SANs before replication

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Backup and Recovery
Data synchronization
SAN
SAN management
Tape Backups
What is the best approach to synchronising SANs before I start replicating? Should I do a full tape backup and recovery and then start replication?

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It is going to depend on your vendor, but typically if the remote array is going to be seeded with a backup then the arrays need to be in block level sync before you can start the replication. If they aren’t you may as well just start the sync using the native sync options and be done with it. If the arrays aren’t in block level sync then the replica on the remote system will be out of sync and the data on the backup array will be useless.

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  • Robert2010
    Try this link... let me know if this helps: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995741%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
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