Is there an easy way to backup the data from the data-va VM so we can take it offsite. We use IBMs TSM for our other backups and that goes to tape and then offsite. I don't suppose a TSM Linux client would work on the data-va VM? Can you even see where the data is stored from the console? I don't know exactly how this works when it comes to where it puts the files.
On another related note, when you add storage to the data-va does it use it as the prior storage gets full or does it pool it all together. This makes its sound like its used it until a volume is full then uses the next disk you add.