- Tape library on Solaris's NetBackup Server with 2 tape drives
I start to study the method to backup NetApp, a NAS device.
Method 1> Configure Remote-NDMP on Solaris host to backup Method 2> Mount Netapp volume on Solaris host and backup as Follow-NFS on policy
Following is the disadvantage of Method 1: 1) Need to purchase extra NDMP license, (not sure) 2) Configure one of tape drive ONLY for Remote NDMP, i.e this tape drive cannot backup another solaris hosts .. 3) Performance for tape duplicate from Remote-NDMP tape drvie to non-NDMP tape drive is poor. 4) Any other !?
Method 1 : officialy VERITAS supported method + Backup done at a proprietary NDMP format
This means your NDMP server would be allowed to restore the data from the tape without any use of NetBackup if ever needed. In a DRP you could use your new NDMP server configured with a dedicated tape drive to restore the data, without NBU.
Method 2 : NBU Gnu TAR format for the data - NetBackup makes the backup, NetBackup makes the restore. Plus you would have to create the NFS access to your new NDMP server with the correct write rights for NBU to restore.