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REST API for NetBackup

Created: 07 May 2014 • Updated: 07 May 2014 | 2 comments
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Please provide a REST API for NetBakup. This would be extremely helpful for scripting activities such as backups, restores, creating/changing/deleting policies, reporting on active jobs, job status, etc. For example, scripting self-service SQL database restores today is extremely painful (just one example). Everything that is available via the NetBackup Administration Console and OpsCenter should be exposed via REST API to support automation.

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Andre van der Lingen's picture

Central Orchestration is becoming more important every day.
It is a necessaty to be able to ochestrate from a central point to automate all kinds of options in for example a deployment proces of virtual machines.

You don't want multiple front-end web portals for a user to fill in for every option that is needed for a virtual machine. Instead you want one portal with all questions answered for the configuration and than orchestrate the different configuration options via different web services.

Autmation via central orchestration is the keyword for some time and defenitely for the future, that is why a webservice on the Symantec Netbackup management layer is very important to have.

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michael j's picture

Good news! A REST API initiative is currently underway.  Send me a PM if you are interested in providing input or getting early access to our beta.

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