I'm looking to backup Netapp 8.3.1 CIFS shares using snapshot instead of NDMP. Is this possible? I've configured a test policy with the settings attached, NDMP server is configured under client. I receive
cannot communicate with client, snapshot validation is not possible.
Error code 25 : cannot connect on socket
The policy type "Standard" will require a NetBackup agent installed on the client. As this is a NetApp I cant see this being possible. That is the primary cause of your error - the policy is incorrectly specified.
As for versions - do you mean cDOT release 8.3.1 or is this the NetBackup version 126.96.36.199)?
If you want to perform snapshot backups you have a couple of choices.
In both cases, the policy type I think will still need to be NDMP.
@Jeffro_005 another option (non-snapshot) to try out would be Accelerator with NDMP. This would still use an NDMP policy type. Our NAS does not support Accelerator (yet!) so haven't had the opportunity to test. If you do test, it would be nice to see how well it works and improvements.