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Configuration of NAS (FreeNAS) to Windows 2008 Server for NDMP Backups

fmk
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Hi Guys, 

I have a Windows Master & 2 Media Servers with a STK L700 library (1 L700 550v Robot and 4 IBM ULT3580 drives) in the production environment.

I want to configure a Windows 2008 Server as a NDMP host and attach another library to it as a local storage device.

I have a FreeNAS NAS Server that I want to attach to Windows NDMP host to be able to configure NDMP backups. Which protocol do I need to use on the OS level for this? I use network storage of FreeNAS with iSCSI and CIFS for other Windows systems.

Services/Protocols available with FreeNAS  http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Services_Configuration
AFP
CIFS
Directory Services
Dynamic DNS
FTP
iSCSI
NFS
Rsync
S.M.A.R.T.
SNMP
SSH
TFTP
UPS

I want to add this NAS Server to Backup rotation for testing purposes for now, then get the main NetApp Data onTap Server added in NDMP.

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Marianne
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FreeNAS does not seem to be supported as NDMP device. See NBU hcl:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76495

You will probably have to backup the CIFS share as UNC path in MS Windows policy on NBU server.

NetApp is supported. 
See NDMP Appliance Information: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH31885 
and NBU for NDMP Admin Guide    http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3671

 

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Marianne
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FreeNAS does not seem to be supported as NDMP device. See NBU hcl:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH76495

You will probably have to backup the CIFS share as UNC path in MS Windows policy on NBU server.

NetApp is supported. 
See NDMP Appliance Information: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH31885 
and NBU for NDMP Admin Guide    http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3671

 

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