[commvault] OS for Media Server
I don't want to stir up a hornets nest here so I will try to be vague.
Also please understand that these are purely anecdotal as I am still using v7 but I do trust the source. The main new MA features in v8, deduplication and aux-copy multiplexing, are what I've been hearing the most about (again, w/ regards to Solaris x86 MAs). The CV shop was having no end of problems with both, mostly with regards to performance and mostly w/r to deduping where they were getting horrible performance. Also they claimed that the CV support told them that the deduping functionality was never QA'd on the Solaris x86 platform which worries me greatly. I'm sure these issues will get worked out and I look forward to that time, but I doubt I will be upgrading to v8 until early next year.
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Manoj Kumar <mkumar < at > commvault.com ([email]mkumar < at > commvault.com[/email])> wrote:
Can you please give us the details on the disturbing things you heard about Solaris x86 MAs in V8.0?
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Re: [commvault] OS for Media Server
But I'm also thinking about Solaris 10...
Is there anything that I would lose with using Solaris 10?
Is anyone running Solaris 10 as a media server?
I would like to see what your experiences are with Solaris 10 as a media server. Not necessarily with Data Domain.
I some have Linux background, but not specially with Solaris.
I admin a CommCell with 7 Solaris 10 MAs. They run very well, all things considered...In fact, I'd say you would be hard pressed to do better (but I'm totally biased here as I've been a Solaris admin for over 10 years). But with that comes some BIG caveats. First, I am running CV7 not 8...and I have no plans to for at least 2 more service packs. I have heard some VERY disturbing (and downright scary) things about CV8 MA support/performance on Solaris x86 which makes up 6 of my 7 MAs (Sparc support is supposed to be much better). Also, Solaris is not Linux. From an administration perspective, the devil is in the details and there are a whole lot of little differences between the two. Honestly, if you know Linux, I'd say use Linux, it will be better performing then Windows (at least 32 bit Windows) but I can't speak to the Linux MA support. Maybe install Solaris 10 in a VM and play with it until you get the lay of the land (how Sun does things).
Hope this helps
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