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Remote Replication Feature Guide for File 04

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R002

"This document describes the file system remote replication feature, in terms of the implementation principle,application scenario, and explains how to configure and manage this feature."
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Configuration Planning

Configuration Planning

This section describes how to plan the remote replication feature for central backup and disaster recovery. This section is organized into two parts: network planning and service planning.

Network Planning

Figure 2-2 shows a diagram of the planned network. As shown in the diagram, central backup and disaster recovery is implemented without changing the carrier's existing network.
Figure 2-2  Diagram of central backup and disaster recovery

To achieve data backup to the central backup site, an iSCSI connection between site A and site B must be set up first, and then a logical connection needs to be established by adding a routes and a target. Before setting up the connections, a detailed networking plan must be drawn.

Table 2-4 describes the IP address plan for site B.
Table 2-4  IP address plan for site B


IP Address

Subnet Mask


Management network port

Host port P0 on controller A

Host port P0 on controller B

Service Planning

According to the requirement analysis conclusion, a central backup and disaster recovery solution can meet the carrier's requirements. Figure 2-3 shows the configuration roadmap of the solution.
Figure 2-3  Configuration roadmap

Table 2-5 lists the configuration operations and planning items involved in the configuration example.
Table 2-5  Configuration operations and planning items

Configuration Roadmap

Major Operation and Purpose

Planning Item


Planned Value

Enable the remote replication feature

Check the license file.

Check the license file to ensure that it grants the permission to use the remote replication feature.




Create a secondary file system in the storage system at site B.

Create a disk domain.

Before creating a storage pool, a disk domain needs to be created. Because all the disks used to create a storage pool are in the disk domain.

Disk domain's name and disk type

  • Name
  • Disk Type
  • DiskDomain_BK
  • Performance Tier (SAS)

Create a storage pool.

This step is fundamental for subsequent storage space configuration. A storage pool is a container, in which multiple file system can be created.

Storage pool parameters and available disk domains for the storage system at site B

  • Name
  • Usage
  • Disk Domain
  • RAID policy
  • Capacity
  • StoragePool_BK
  • File Storage Service
  • DiskDomain_BK
  • RAID5; 4D+1P
  • 1TB

Create a secondary file system.

Information about the secondary file system in the storage system at site B

  • Name
  • Capacity
  • Quantity
  • Owning Storage Pool
  • FileSystem_BK
  • 500GB
  • 1
  • StoragePool_BK

Set up a logical connection between sites A and B.

Configure host port IP addresses.

This step is fundamental for setting up a logical connection between the two storage systems.

IP addresses of host port at site A and that at site B

  • IPv4 Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Site A
  • Site B

Add a route.

Perform this step when the host port on the primary storage system and that on the secondary storage system use IP addresses in different network segments. If the host ports use IP addresses in the same network segment, skip this step.

Information on the route list of site A and that of site B

  • Type
  • Destination address
  • Destination mask
  • Gateway
  • Site A
    • Network segment route
  • Site B
    • Network segment route

Add a remote device.

Add a remote device for data transmission.

You only need to perform this step on either storage system.

Remote device information of the storage system at site A or site B

  • Link type
  • Controller
  • Port
  • IP address
  • Username
  • Password
  • iSCSI
  • CTE0.A
  • CTE0.R5.IOM0.P0
  • The right user namea
  • The right passworda

Create an asynchronous remote replication session in the primary storage system at site A.

Create an asynchronous remote replication session.

The created asynchronous remote replication session is used to implement remote data replication.

Basic information and the primary file system of the remote replication session in the primary storage system at site A

  • Select Replication Model
  • Select Primary file system
  • Secondary file system
  • Rate
  • Recovery policy
  • Synchronization type
  • Interval
  • Asynchronous
  • FileSystem001
  • FileSystem_BK
  • Medium
  • Automatic
  • Timed wait when synchronization begins
  • 10 (minutes)
a:The user used for communication authentication between remote devices.
  • If remote devices are OceanStor 18000 series V1R1C20, T series V2R2C20, or OceanStor V3 series V3R1C10 or later, you need to use the machine-machine user. The default username and password of the machine-machine user are mm_user and mm_user@storage respectively.
    You are advised to change your login password periodically in the future by executing the change mm_user password command. This reduces the password leakage risks. For details about how to use the command, see OceanStor 5300 V3&5500 V3&5600 V3&5800 V3&6800 V3 Storage System V300R002 Command Reference .
  • If remote devices are OceanStor 18000 series V1R1C10, T series V2R2C10, or OceanStor V3 series V3R1C00 or earlier, you need to use the super administrator or administrator account on the older version remote device. The username and password of the super administrator or administrator account are consistent with the password on the remote device.
  • Keep the default values of the parameters that are not mentioned in this table.
  • If the version of the local device is different from that of the remote device, you need to add a remote device on the newer version device. Otherwise the operation may fail.
Updated: 2019-01-02

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