I have a plan to take CIFS share backup. The method choosed is to map CIFS to any VM and get backed up as file level . is it possible ?
does it require license also ?
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hi Revarooo ,
thank you for answering. Do I need to install netbackup client agent on VM server and configure it as filesystem and mapped drive will also get backed up ?
configure the policy as "snapshot based policy" and it will take Mapped drive backup ?
CIFS is shared drive from NAS device and its not allocated/hosted to any server so i think its not possible to take backup directly from server. (other than mapped drive)
Your option 1 is correct for CIFS method.
Another option is to configure NDMP backup and write to media server across LAN, or zone tape devices to NDMP filer and write direct to tape.
thank you very much for suggestion.
what is the difference if I am mapping CIFS share to any VM or master/media server ? will data transfer be better from master /media server as compare to VM server mapping ?
you need to start NBU Client service as a user with permission to share -> The netbackup service account has read/write permission on CIFS share. I need to use the same account for mapping the CIFS share on master or media server. Is this what you wanted to say ?
the server name as Client in policy -> Netbackup master server needs to add in filesystem backup policy and it will add mapped drive also . Is this what you wanted to say ?
backup network drive in attributes and UNC path in Backup selection -> what should be here ?
If you map from Master / media data flows from filer > LAN > Master / Media > Storage, if you map on VM it flows filer > LAN > VM > LAN > Master / Media > Storage
Extra step involved which is not required.