05-07-2021 01:55 PM - edited 05-07-2021 01:57 PM
In NDMP (Netapp) is it possible to path have the same path pointing to the data?
In the backup selection the two paths look like this:
/vol_name/XXX_yyyy_00 and /vol_name/something_root/XXX_yyyy_00
Where the second path is almost the same except it has .../something_root/... added
The NetApp admin is not interested in assisting on this and has guessed they are the same. I don't like relying upon guesses as the data is substantial. The NDMP job was setup by my predecessors.
05-10-2021 12:15 AM
Create a file in one of these locations - check if it will pop-up in the other... If so - it means it is the same... If not - you already know ;)
I am having no experience with NetAPP filers - but do have with EMC ones... unfortunately this knowledge won't be helpful here.
05-10-2021 06:23 AM
If @quebek 's test shows that the paths are same, this means that the NAS admins have setup two shares for the share. The something_root share is likely used by them to manage the actual share and the actual share resides in a folder under the something_root/ folder.
This is common approach used to avoid giving users access to top-level folders in a NAS. From backup perspective, you just need to backup /vol_name/XXX_yyyy_00.