Hey, those who work on servers list your biggest systems

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  1. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    For the size of data I have an 8Tb database running on 8 cpu HPUX servers. For server size I have a 28 cpu HPUX Superdome. I also manage close to 1 petabyte of storage and around 1000 UNIX systems (HPUX, Solaris and Linux).

    How big is your epeen?:)
     
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    wow, makes my little dual dual core xeon box with 4gb of ram and 5x146gb scsi drives in a raid 5 array seem tiny.
     
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    yeah, being the head of a UNIX/Storage team in a very large company can do that. :)

    before i came here, i think the most servers i had under my control at any one time was probably around 20.
     
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    Backups must be fun! :)
     
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    you aren't kidding. and we are using shitty backup software. we want to make the transition to NetBackup like the rest of the company, but just aren't there yet.
     
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    What are you using now?
     
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    HP Data Protector 5.1. It is kind of a pain in the ass.
     
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    I've always wanted to know about strategies when data gets too big. I'm a huge fan of full backups even if it's not the most efficient way of backing up, it's just so clean and it easy to restore from.
     
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    well we have a few multi-terabyte systems. we do full backups on all of them. for 2 of the systems we stop the database and split off EMC BCVs (a mirrored set of drives that you can mount on another hose) and then start the database back up. then, we take the mirrors and mount them on another host and backup to tape.

    then, we have another 5 systems where we are currently doing online backups where we put the databases in hot backup mode, split the mirrors, then put the database back into regular mode and backup the mirrors on another host. it is tough trying to get 14Tb of data backed up in less than 24 hours. for these systems we are looking at RMAN integration and such.
     

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