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BC 2.3 + Windows 2003 sp1 host - job fails to mount driveOpen in a New Window

BC 2.3 jobs sometimes do mount the snapshot to a Windows 2003 host and sometimes they fail. The error is "OVSM: mount operation returned failure Failure: drive letter did not arrive. Rescan required"

I have applied the lates BC 2.3.1 patch on the host and BC Server (running on SMA).

Similar jobs on Windows 2000 hosts work fine.
The storage is EVA3K vcs 3.028 and W2k3 host are running SecurePath latest patches.

Any help from anyone having met this problem is more than appreciated!



HP OVSM QuestionsOpen in a New Window


I`m trying to figure out how Open View Storage Mirroring works and if I can use it for Data replication over WAN. What I can`t find in the Userguide is:
which permissions must I have to use it, respectively to replicate data. Must I have Administrator rights on source and target server?
Second question is:Is it possible to replicate data without their NTFS-permissions?
And ist it possible to configure different replication sets to the same cluster-server (target) which have different aliasnames and ip-addresses?

Thank you in advance for any answer and best regards,



OVSM crash course?Open in a New Window

I will, of course, look over the docs available here on the HP site, but I wanted to ask the populace at large if there's some good resources out there to (quickly) pick up OVSM (OpenView Storage Mirroring).

So, if anyone has some links / sites of value, or other pointers, please post up. I find that I need to become a subject matter expert rather quickly :)



HP OVSM - configuring mirroringOpen in a New Window

I have a critical production W2K3 server I'd like to create a realtime mirror of in the event of any problems. From HP documentation, I think OVSM will do what I want, but in setting up the eval copy, I think I need a helping hand.

Can I do full server-to-server mirroring with OVSM? (I want the 2 servers to have identical content in terms of OS/configuration/data) Does this require identical hardware? (could I use a G4 DL380 and a G5 DL380?)

Is there any documentation available that'll get me started in setting this up? The 3 PDFs on the OVSM CD and documentation on the HP website are fairly vague.



AIO-600 , SWSM - license not correct - expired 1970!!Open in a New Window


need some help

I have 2 x AI600.

I have version 1.5 of AIO storage system on both
I have paid for and have licenses for SWSM on both (5.0.2)

However when I use the SWSM management console it says the license is VALID and I can set up replicated send

BUT thru the All In One storage management console I get an Alert saying.

No valid license for machine.name.uk license expired 01/01/1970'

any ideas



Replication with Storage Mirroring (non-SAN)Open in a New Window

Hi all,

My client has a 3mb link between sites (10KM) and wishes to use OVSM for replication. Is there any sizing tools for OVSM, to calculate the transfer rate and iops?



Question on Storage MirroringOpen in a New Window

I need assistance, I am going to setup OVSM 5.1 for Exchange Server Replication. I need to know:

a. I know SOURCE and TARGET must both be running the same Operating System, but if one Server is Windows 2003 STD and the other is Windows 2003 ENT, will it be ok?

b. My SOURCE Server is a domain Controller with Exchange Server on it, and not a member server. This is not a good setup, but its too late to make changes.
I have transferred all the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Can I continue with OVSM installation? because the server is a production server and I believe its not possible to remove domain controller when exchange is still there.



HP OpenView Storage Mirroring 4.4.2 & DL380 Storage Server (R2)Open in a New Window


We're running Openview 442, and have just updated a couple of our DL380 Storage Servers to "Windows Storage Server R2"

Problem is, the OpenView now refuses to mirror with the message "You are attempting to login to a server with a missing or invalid activiation code. The Activiation code may have been entered incorrectly or is invalid for this version of the operating system. Without a valid activiation code, HP OpenView Storage Mirroring functionality is disabled."

Openview works fine on servers that we havent applied the R2 update to - but on servers we have applied it to we get the message above. Is there an updated release of Openview, or do we need to update the licence or something? I can't find any info about this anywhere!


MSA 1500cs Storage Mirror over Secure VPN and clusteringOpen in a New Window

Have a customer proposal to do a multi-cluster on MSA 1500cs with Storage Mirror over VPN to remote site. I have a visio diagram I would like for you to review and comment on. My first thought, is that the OV Storage Mirroring needs to be installed on each Clustered Node, and it looks like he is trying to use a single DL380 to peek at the nodes data and do the storage mirroring for them, is this possible or advisable ? I would think he needs OV Storage mirros LTU's for each node, and the destination target, and he is trying to do LTU's on the cheap by having it sneak the data off to the remote site ? Thoughts ? In addition, the whole internet vpn thing, I think I heard 3MB pipe, but that sounds too weak.. Dedicated private frame relay circuit better ? Can I direct connect three servers (1 or 2 clusters) to the msa 1500cs and have one clone/morror it ? Is there a bandwidth calculator available for the storage mirroring options ? Thanks, ofr you input.


HP OpenView Mirroring SoftwareOpen in a New Window

Does OVSM replicate open files? If so, how does ot do it?



Problem to install HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring 5.1 on Windows Server 2008 Ent.Open in a New Window

Hi all,
I'm getting a trouble to install the HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring v.5.1 on Windows Server 2008 (both x32 and x64 edition). I have purchased this product: HP Storage Mirroring SW ENT Server 1 LTU (Product No: T5440A). I didn't receive any media kit except this paper license. Following the instruction, I have obtained the product key already. The QuickSpecs said that it is support Windows Server 2008. I have try to download the evaluation software from this link: https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/try.do?productNumber=SWSM but can not install successfully. Anytime I got this error message: "Version 5.1.1867.0 of HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring does not run on this operating system version." (attachment).

Could you please help me find out what happened and how to fix it. If there is any version of this software can install in Windows Server 2008 Ent., please provide me the link to download it.

Thanks for your help.


can not connect to serverOpen in a New Window


I`ve been installed hp storage mirroring console, then add ip and hostname in etc host file. But when add server i got the error message

"can not connect to server"

how to solve? anypoints always submit. Thanks.


NAS 2000S (External Storage) & OpenView Storage MirroringOpen in a New Window


I have a couple of questions for the forum...

1) Does anyone happen to know if OpenView Storage Mirroring (OV SM) is supported on a NAS 2000S platform that is running Windows Storage Server 2003?

I have a simple requirement to mirror 1Tb of data across two small NAS boxes.

2) OV SM Licensing. I know that if I am running WSS2003 I need the OV SM Advanced version, but it is packaged in different LTU sizes (1, 10, 25, 50, 100 & 200).

Can anyone tell me what a LTU is or what I need to purchase for two NAS boxes, mirroring 1Tb of data?

Any help you can offer will be appreciated!



HP OpenView Storage MirroringOpen in a New Window

I have just implemented HP OpenView software to replicate data from one array to another within a LAN environment. I have since moved the array to another location over a WAN line. I have another server attached to the array and would like to begin replication for this server. What is the best way to seed the data? Do I have to bring the array back to the original location? Can I use tape to seed the data?


questions about OpenView Storage MirroringOpen in a New Window

I have been reading documentation about storage mirroring OVSM, however i do not understand if OVSM software replicates *any* form of storage (either SAN o local disk) to another machine with or without a SAN.

The question i made is because I have a ML350 with a MSA1000 and I want to mirror both the server and the san to a disaster recovery site that has a server with no SAN attached. The OS is windows 2000 Server 32 bit.
if my main system fails, I want to switch to the replica.

suggestions welcomed!!!


NAS2000s file access issues causing freezing and slownessOpen in a New Window

We have 2 x NAS2000s doing file serving with Openview Mirroring v4.3.3 replicating updates between them. Over the last 2 weeks, file access has been slower or timing out causing freezing, as well as for a long time now occasional unexplained file locks. Scheduled to upgrade to v4.4 to see if it can fix issues. Anything to be aware of with the upgrade and should we installed SR1 for OVSM 4.4 as well?? Any one else experiencing these types of file access issues with any advice? Thanks


id event 16395Open in a New Window

we replicates virtual machine files between two DL380 G5 over network, with ovsm V4.4.2.1557.22S standard edition

No modification are operate and this morning we have this message :

Event Source: Dblhook
Event Category: Printers
Event ID: 16395

Dblhook detected a hard link for a file. The volume GUID and file ID are stored in the Data Window. This file will not be replicated.

Any idea ?

Thank You



Hp Open View storage MirroringOpen in a New Window

Dear All,
I am Not finding any catagory for OVSM That's Why i am including this message in this catagory
I am Implimenting a HP Open View Storage Mirroring Solution
In which i want to configure the same for a Windows 2003 Domain controller
i want to Know the Best practise in making the Replication of a Windows domain controller



HP Open View Storage Mirroring (OVSM) is not switching Microsoft Exchange 2003 services to DR-Site.Open in a New Window

We were initially getting some issue in the HP OVSM and for the same we have reinstalled and configured HP OVSM now mirroring application is working properly but we are unable to switch our Microsoft Exchange 2003 services to DR-Site so you are requested to kindly help us on the same.


Thanks and Regards

Rizwan Hussain

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