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Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

We have NetApp tool "VSC" to generate snapshots on Datastore(NFS volumes). Currently we use these snapshots as backups.

Are there anyway can I use NB to backup these snapshots? If yes, how?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

Hey, You can backup those snapshots through ndmp backups
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Re: Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

ndmp how to:

 

https://www.veritas.com/community/forums/configure-ndmp

 

http://www.settlersoman.com/netbackup-for-ndmp-architecture-overview/

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Re: Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

You can but restore of a VM is not straight forward, especially if your VMWARE is using automatically load distribution, which makes the VM move from datastore to datastore

If you run backup with netbackup anyway, why not look at netbackups integration with vmware ?

The standard questions: Have you checked: 1) What has changed. 2) The manual 3) If there are any tech notes or VOX posts regarding the issue
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Re: Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

Hello,

I think that using NDMP won't recognize individual VM's on a datastore, won't perfrom their snapshots etc. NDMP is more suitable for traditional file-level volumes.

Here, I'd use Replication Director for VMware, which is aware of individual VM's and also aware of supported (SQL/Exchange) databases in them.

 Refer to this topic in NetBackup77_RepDirector_Guide.pdf, chapter 13.

Michal

 

 

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Re: Can NetBackup backup datastore's snapshots?

I agree - look into NetBackup Replication Director for VMware.

See http://www.settlersoman.com/netbackup-replication-director-for-vmware/