Veritas NetBackup™ for NDMP Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for NDMP
- About NetBackup for NDMP
- Types of NDMP backup
- About assigning tape drives to different hosts
- Installation Notes for NetBackup for NDMP
- Configuring NDMP backup to NDMP-attached devices
- About Media and Device Management configuration
- About creating an NDMP policy
- Backup selection options for an NDMP policy
- About enabling or disabling DAR
- Configuring NDMP backup to NetBackup media servers (remote NDMP)
- Configuring NDMP DirectCopy
- About NDMP DirectCopy
- Using NDMP DirectCopy to duplicate a backup image
- Accelerator for NDMP
- Remote NDMP and disk devices
- Using the Shared Storage Option (SSO)
- Backup and restore procedures
- About NetBackup for NDMP logs
- NetBackup for NDMP troubleshooting suggestions
- About robot tests
- Using NetBackup for NDMP scripts
Authorizing NetBackup access to a NAS (NDMP) host
Before NetBackup can perform backups using NDMP, it must have access to the NAS (or NDMP) host.
To authorize NetBackup access to the NDMP host
- On the NetBackup server NetBackup Administration Console, expand Media and Device Management > Credentials > NDMP Hosts.
- Under the Actions menu, select New > New NDMP Host.
- In the Add NDMP Host dialog box, enter the name of the NDMP server for NetBackup to back up.
If you are using NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP, the NDMP host must be a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM).
The NDMP host name is case-sensitive. The name must match the name that is entered here whenever this host name is used.
If you do not plan to use Replication Director and you add NDMP host credentials using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN), you must also indicate the fully qualified domain name on the client for lookups. That is, the server list in the Backup, Archive, and Restore client interface must list the NDMP host by the FQDN as well.
If you add NDMP host credentials using a short name, you can use either the short name or the FQDN in the client server list.
- Click OK.
- In the New NDMP Host dialog box, specify the following:
(The term credentials refers to the user name and password that NetBackup uses to access the NDMP host.)
Use global NDMP credentials for this NDMP host
Enables all NetBackup media servers under the master server to access this NDMP host using a predefined global NDMP logon.
To create this logon, click Host Properties > Master Server > Properties > NDMP in the NDMP Global Credentials dialog box.
Because NetApp generates a separate, encrypted password for each SVM, this option cannot be used with NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP.
Use the following credentials for this NDMP host on all media servers
Enables all NetBackup media servers that are connected to the NDMP host to access the NDMP host using the logon you specify:
User name: The user name under which NetBackup accesses the NDMP server. This user must have permission to run NDMP commands.
Password and Confirm Password: Enter the password for this user.
For information about passwords for NAS devices, see the NetBackup for NDMP: NAS Appliance Information from the Veritas Support website:
Use different credentials for this NDMP host on each media server
Specifies NDMP logons for particular NetBackup servers. Then click Advanced Configuration.
In the Advanced NDMP Credentials dialog box, click Add.
In the Add Credentials dialog box, select a NetBackup server and specify the user name and password it uses to access the NDMP host.
Click OK. NetBackup validates the user name and password.
The NetBackup server and user name appear in the Advanced NDMP Credentials dialog box.
If necessary, click Add again to specify other servers and user
- Repeat this procedure for each NDMP host that NetBackup backs up.