Veritas NetBackup™ Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide
- Snapshot Client features
- About snapshot basics
- Off-host backup overview
- Off-host backup methods
- About alternate client backup
- Snapshot Client requirements
- Policy configuration
- Selecting the snapshot method
- Configuration parameters for Snapshot Client
- About using alternate client backup
- Configuring alternate client backup
- Policy configuration tips
- About disabling snapshots
- FlashBackup configuration
- Instant Recovery configuration
- About Instant Recovery
- About sizing the cache for Instant Recovery copy-on-write snapshots
- About configuring VxVM
- About storage lifecycle policies for snapshots
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) snapshot configuration
- Configuration of software-based snapshot methods
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Cache device requirements
- About VxFS_Checkpoint
- About VxVM
- About FlashSnap
- About VVR
- About VSS
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Support for Cluster Volume Manager Environments (CVM)
- Configuration of snapshot methods for disk arrays
- About the new disk array snapshot methods
- Disk array configuration tasks
- OS-specific configuration tasks
- About VSS configuration (Windows)
- About EMC CLARiiON arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the CLARiiON array
- Configuring a NetBackup policy for a CLARiiON array method
- About EMC Symmetrix arrays
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Mirror
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Clone
- About HP EVA arrays
- Verifying connectivity from clients to array using SSSU 5.0
- About IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the IBM DS6000 or DS8000 array
- About IBM DS4000 array
- About Hitachi SMS/WMS/AMS, USP/NSC, USP-V/VM
- Hitachi array software requirements
- About HP-XP arrays
- About array troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting issues pertaining to all arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM4000 arrays
- Troubleshooting Hitachi arrays
- Notes on Media Server and Third-Party Copy methods
- Backup and restore procedures
- About restores from a FlashBackup backup
- Instant Recovery restore features
- About Instant Recovery: block-level restore
- About Instant Recovery: file promotion
- About Instant Recovery: Fast File Resync (Windows clients only)
- About Instant Recovery: point in time rollback
- About configurations for restore
- About restoring from a disk snapshot
- Logging directories for UNIX platforms
- Logging folders for Windows platforms
- FlashBackup and status code 13
- Appendix A. Managing nbu_snap (Solaris)
- Appendix B. Overview of snapshot operations
- Appendix C. NetBackup integration with CloudPoint for snapshot managment
Setting up a policy for NAS snapshots
This section explains how to set up a policy for making snapshots of NAS data.
To set up a policy for NAS snapshots
- Open the NetBackup Administration Console on the NetBackup for NDMP server.
- Click NetBackup Management > Policies in the left pane.
- In the All Policies pane, double-click an existing policy or right-click and create a new one.
- For Policy type: select Standard for UNIX clients, MS-Windows for Windows clients, SAP for UNIX clients, or Oracle for UNIX clients that are configured in an Oracle database.
- For Storage unit, select Any_available if this policy is for a NAS snapshot. Note the following:
Although the policy cannot execute without a specified storage unit, NetBackup does not use the storage unit. The snapshot is created on disk regardless of which storage unit you select. Note that the storage unit you select is not reserved, so it is free for use by other policies.
For Oracle policies, the policy uses the storage unit you specify, but only for backing up archive logs and control files.
- Select Perform snapshot backups and Retain snapshot for Instant Recovery or SLP management.
- Select thePerform off-host backup and Use options.
- Select Data Mover from the Use list and Network Attached Storage from the Machinelist.
When the policy executes, NetBackup automatically selects the NAS_Snapshot method for creating the snapshot.
As an alternative, you can manually select the NAS_Snapshot method from the Options dialog from the policy Attributes display.
- On the Schedule Attributes tab, select the following:
Choose Snapshots only. The other option (Snapshots and copy snapshots to a storage unit) does not apply to NAS_Snapshot.
Override policy storage unit
If the correct storage unit was not selected on the Attributes tab, select it here.
For the Backup Selections list, specify the directories, volumes, or files from the client perspective, not from the NDMP host perspective. For example:
On a UNIX client, if the data resides in /vol/vol1 on the NDMP host nas1, and is NFS mounted to /mnt2/home on the UNIX client: specify /mnt2/home in the Backup Selections list.
On a Windows client, if the data resides in /vol/vol1 on the NDMP host nas1, and is shared by means of CIFS as vol1 on the Windows client, specify \\nas1\vol1.
Windows path names must use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC), in the form \\server_name\share_name.
The client data must reside on a NAS host. The data must be mounted on the client by means of NFS on UNIX or shared by means of CIFS on Windows. For NFS mounts, the data must be manually mounted by means of the mount command, not auto-mounted.
For a client in the policy, all paths must be valid, or the backup fails.
The ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES entry is not allowed in the Backup Selections list.
- On the policy Attributes tab: if you click Apply or OK, a validation process checks the policy and reports any errors. If you click Close, no validation is performed.