06-27-2016 05:41 PM
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?
06-27-2016 07:58 PM
06-27-2016 08:01 PM
ndmp how to:
06-28-2016 12:46 AM
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 ?
06-28-2016 01:31 AM
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.
06-28-2016 03:16 AM
I agree - look into NetBackup Replication Director for VMware.