Estes Data Processing Services Dick Cosby EDPS Systems Administrator estes-express.com
Agenda: <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elimination of nightly backup window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indepe...
HURRICANE GASTON Tape backup used for Disaster Recovery
Flood Disaster Recovery at EDPS Hurricane Gaston August 30, 2004 14 inches of rain in 8 hours Ground floor (Data Center) f...
Flood Disaster Recovery at EDPS Hurricane Gaston August 30, 2004 14 inches of rain in 8 hours Ground floor (Data Center) f...
Tape Backup Process <ul><li>Components include a tiered storage environment: </li></ul><ul><li>System Storage SAN Servers ...
Tape Backup Process Flush IASP-A SysBas SAN Storage SysBas <ul><li>Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Make point-in-time data snapsh...
Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server  Flush IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas Point-in-Time snapshot Available on back...
Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server  Flush IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas Production Server users are unaware of t...
Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server  Flush IASP-A IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas After the snapshot is executed, a...
Tape Backup Process Flush IASP-A IASP-A SysBas SAN Storage SysBas With our LTO Library,  100%  of our production data is s...
<ul><li>No production interruption  </li></ul><ul><li>No save window </li></ul><ul><li>LTO Library Reliability </li></ul><...
<ul><li>High reliability, 0.999999 Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable, Generation-tolerant  </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual...
Additional…Storage Stories <ul><li>Legal Directive…do not delete any data </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Site Install…150TBs…eas...
DR Environment Tape benefits .  Maximizing critical data protection with LTO *LTO Technology: Highest reliability, lowest ...
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How Estes Express survived a data center flood disaster with LTO tape data protection

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A hurricane completely destroyed our data center! Fortunately, 100% of our data was saved the previous night
on tape off-site. We now use a very comprehensive and strategic blend of disk, virtualization, and LTO tape to
manage performance, data growth, data protection and costs. Learn how we do it!

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How Estes Express survived a data center flood disaster with LTO tape data protection

  1. 1. Estes Data Processing Services Dick Cosby EDPS Systems Administrator estes-express.com
  2. 2. Agenda: <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elimination of nightly backup window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent of data volume increases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elimination of interruptions to production server jobs (24x7 availability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate night operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory requirement for daily point-in-time backups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate complex software replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for cost effective, fast, secure and reliable off-site, long-term storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide 100% reliable data recovery for unplanned outage or disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization with… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAN Storage servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LTO Tape Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FlashCopy data snapshots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Framework for remote Disaster Recovery process </li></ul>
  3. 3. HURRICANE GASTON Tape backup used for Disaster Recovery
  4. 4. Flood Disaster Recovery at EDPS Hurricane Gaston August 30, 2004 14 inches of rain in 8 hours Ground floor (Data Center) flooded with 4.5’ water for 12 hours Total loss of hardware, networks, phone systems, generator, utility power Any Good News??
  5. 5. Flood Disaster Recovery at EDPS Hurricane Gaston August 30, 2004 14 inches of rain in 8 hours Ground floor (Data Center) flooded with 4.5’ water for 12 hours Total loss of hardware, networks, phone systems, generator, utility power Any Good News?? Yes!! We had a tape backup of 100% of our data off site, made the night before.
  6. 6. Tape Backup Process <ul><li>Components include a tiered storage environment: </li></ul><ul><li>System Storage SAN Servers </li></ul><ul><li>LTO Tape Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Tape management utility on data backup servers </li></ul><ul><li>System Storage Copy Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Off-site LTO tape storage </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tape Backup Process Flush IASP-A SysBas SAN Storage SysBas <ul><li>Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Make point-in-time data snapshot available to backup serve </li></ul><ul><li>Begin LTO tape backup copy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server Flush IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas Point-in-Time snapshot Available on backup server Data saved to LTO Library LTO Tape sent off-site
  9. 9. Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server Flush IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas Production Server users are unaware of the backup process taking place
  10. 10. Tape Backup Process Prod. SAN Server Flush IASP-A IASP-A SysBas Multi-path Fibre SysBas After the snapshot is executed, a 100% point-in-time copy of the Production data is available to our backup LPARs and backed up to LTO FlashCopy Volumes FlashCopy Volumes
  11. 11. Tape Backup Process Flush IASP-A IASP-A SysBas SAN Storage SysBas With our LTO Library, 100% of our production data is saved every night, 365 days a year, without operator intervention or production interruption LTO Library FlashCopy Volumes FlashCopy Volumes
  12. 12. <ul><li>No production interruption </li></ul><ul><li>No save window </li></ul><ul><li>LTO Library Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>No operators, Lights out operations </li></ul><ul><li>Set it and forget it </li></ul>Benefits <ul><li>‘ Point-in-Time ’ snapshot of data </li></ul><ul><li>Single vendor source for Production Servers, SAN Storage, LTO Tape Library, Software, Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>LTO tapes sent to off-site tape storage same day </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of data on-line & available until next Copy cycle begins </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>High reliability, 0.999999 Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable, Generation-tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualized, available to all servers </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost of ownership, very GREEN ! </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, Simple to implement & manage </li></ul>LTO Benefits <ul><li>Remote operations, Browser controls </li></ul><ul><li>Tape encryption with LTO4 and LTO5 </li></ul><ul><li>High performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical for fast data restores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High cartridge capacity, low cost </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional…Storage Stories <ul><li>Legal Directive…do not delete any data </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Site Install…150TBs…easy! </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated from Virus Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent long-term storage </li></ul><ul><li>Encrypted for secure shipments </li></ul>
  15. 15. DR Environment Tape benefits . Maximizing critical data protection with LTO *LTO Technology: Highest reliability, lowest cost * Tape Economically complements DeDuplication and data snapshots by completing data protection process * Simple to operate, low staff training * Tape Encryption provided for data security * Tape Provides Off-line storage, no power cost, Protects against On-line Corruption Risks * Highly mobile without technology, safe for low-cost shipments and storage *LTO technology enhancements more than meet demands for data protection
  16. 16. DICK COSBY [email_address]

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