Dranizz
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Couple questions before upgrading

Hi!

I'm planning to move foward with a migration of 3.5 to VSphere, I have 2 questions before.

1. Where is the best place to put the COS vmdks, I have local disk and SAN. Which is better and why?

2. I'm currently using VCB to backup VMs to tape, can I use VMWare Data Recovery to backup to disk, and than backup to tape? Or should I continue to backup with VCB?

Thanks again and wish me luck.

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AndreTheGiant
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1. Where is the best place to put the COS vmdks, I have local disk and SAN. Which is better and why?

Put on local storage.

Otherwise you must create some LUNs for each ESXs cause a COS on a shared storage is not recomended.

2. I'm currently using VCB to backup VMs to tape, can I use VMWare Data Recovery to backup to disk, and than backup to tape? Or should I continue to backup with VCB?

You can use VDR to backup to a share and then backup the share content to a tape.

But if you need a backup to tape I suggest to still use VCB.

See also:

Andre

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chrisaug
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Also, just do a little reading around the communities before you put all your eggs in the VDR basket. Check out thislong post in particular. I would stick with VCB or move to 3rd party product for backup.