We are looking at creating CiFs but require data to be restored by the file level. Currently doing a NDMP backup will only backup/restore the whole file system.
Is there a way to backup/restore to a file level?
I believe it cannot be done via NDMP and if this is correct what method would be the way?
Thanks, I saw that NDMP had this limitation in the past. I wanted to confirm with NDMP switched off on the SAN can a normal backup be done of the CiFs to get the directories + files, if so, how would this even work without an agent?
Yes, this will work, I have it running for one customer, but the backup runs very slow.
Each backup will end with a notificaion that there is no BE remote agent installed.
ah thank you very much.
I assume I would need to setup the SAN as a separate device and once NDMP is disabled I should be able to browse the folder structure?
Let me know and I will test this and confirm here my results.
SAN will not be used if you do a share level backup directly from the EMC san.
Also check this technote how disable NDMP on the EMC before you can run a backup:
Will give this a go and let you know how I get on, hopefully will be able to update this by Friday the latest.
If anyone has anything else to inject then please do so, I will be checking this post routinely.