Veritas NetBackup™ for NDMP Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for NDMP
    1. About NetBackup for NDMP
      1.  
        NetBackup for NDMP features
      2.  
        NetBackup for NDMP terminology
    2.  
      About Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)
    3. Types of NDMP backup
      1.  
        NDMP local backup
      2.  
        NDMP three-way backup
      3.  
        Backup to Media Manager storage units (remote NDMP)
    4.  
      About NDMP policies in NetBackup
    5.  
      About NetBackup storage units
    6. About assigning tape drives to different hosts
      1.  
        About robotics control
    7.  
      About the NDMP backup process
    8.  
      About the NDMP restore process
    9.  
      About Direct Access Recovery (DAR)
    10.  
      Snapshot Client assistance
    11.  
      About NDMP multiplexing
    12.  
      About NDMP support for Replication Director
    13.  
      Limitations of Replication Director with NDMP
    14.  
      About NDMP support for NetApp clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT)
  2. Installation Notes for NetBackup for NDMP
    1.  
      NetBackup for NDMP installation prerequisites
    2.  
      About existing NetApp cDOT configurations before you upgrade
  3. Configuring NDMP backup to NDMP-attached devices
    1.  
      About configuring NDMP-attached devices
    2.  
      Authorizing NetBackup access to a NAS (NDMP) host
    3.  
      About access for three-way backups and remote NDMP
    4. About Media and Device Management configuration
      1.  
        Adding a robot directly attached to an NDMP host
      2.  
        Adding a tape drive
      3.  
        Checking the device configuration
    5.  
      Using the Device Configuration Wizard to configure an NDMP filer
    6.  
      About adding volumes
    7.  
      About verifying NDMP password and robot connection
    8.  
      Adding NDMP storage units
    9. About creating an NDMP policy
      1.  
        Attributes tab options for an NDMP policy
      2.  
        Schedules tab options for an NDMP policy with Accelerator for NDMP enabled
      3.  
        Clients tab options for an NDMP policy
      4. Backup selection options for an NDMP policy
        1.  
          Wildcard characters in backup selections for an NDMP policy
        2.  
          ALL_FILESYSTEMS and VOLUME_EXCLUDE_LIST directives
      5.  
        About environment variables in the backup selections list
      6.  
        About appropriate host selection for NetApp cDOT backup policies
      7.  
        About backup types in a schedule for an NDMP policy
    10. About enabling or disabling DAR
      1.  
        Disabling DAR for file and directory restores
      2.  
        Disabling DAR for directory restores only
    11.  
      Configuring NetBackup for NDMP in a clustered environment
  4. Configuring NDMP backup to NetBackup media servers (remote NDMP)
    1.  
      About remote NDMP
    2.  
      Configuring NDMP backup to Media Manager storage units
  5. Configuring NDMP DirectCopy
    1. About NDMP DirectCopy
      1.  
        Prerequisites for using NDMP DirectCopy
      2.  
        NDMP DirectCopy with VTL
      3.  
        NDMP DirectCopy without VTL
    2.  
      Configuring NDMP DirectCopy
    3. Using NDMP DirectCopy to duplicate a backup image
      1. Requirements to use NDMP DirectCopy for image duplication
        1.  
          NetBackup policy type for image duplication
      2.  
        Initiating NDMP DirectCopy with the NetBackup Administration Console
  6. Accelerator for NDMP
    1.  
      About NetBackup Accelerator for NDMP
    2. About the track log for Accelerator for NDMP
      1.  
        How to redirect track logs for Accelerator for NDMP
    3.  
      Accelerator messages in the NDMP backup job details log
    4.  
      NetBackup logs for Accelerator for NDMP
  7. Remote NDMP and disk devices
    1.  
      About remote NDMP and disk devices
    2.  
      Configuring remote NDMP
  8. Using the Shared Storage Option (SSO)
    1.  
      About the Shared Storage Option (SSO) with NetBackup for NDMP
    2.  
      Setting up SSO with NetBackup for NDMP
    3.  
      Using the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard for NDMP hosts
  9. Backup and restore procedures
    1.  
      About NDMP backups and restores
    2.  
      Performing a manual backup with an NDMP policy
    3.  
      Performing an NDMP restore from the server
  10. Troubleshooting
    1. About NetBackup for NDMP logs
      1.  
        Viewing NetBackup for NDMP logs
      2.  
        NDMP backup levels
    2.  
      General NetBackup for NDMP operating notes and restrictions
    3. NetBackup for NDMP troubleshooting suggestions
      1.  
        Troubleshooting NDMP media and devices on Windows
      2.  
        Troubleshooting NDMP media and devices on UNIX
      3.  
        Troubleshooting NDMP DirectCopy
      4.  
        Troubleshooting Direct Access Recovery (DAR) with NetBackup for NDMP
    4. About robot tests
      1.  
        TL8 robot test example for Windows
      2.  
        TLD robot test example for UNIX
      3.  
        TLH robot test example for UNIX
  11. Using NetBackup for NDMP scripts
    1.  
      About the NetBackup for NDMP scripts
    2.  
      ndmp_start_notify script (UNIX)
    3.  
      ndmp_start_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)
    4.  
      ndmp_end_notify script (UNIX)
    5.  
      ndmp_end_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)
    6.  
      ndmp_start_path_notify script (UNIX)
    7.  
      ndmp_start_path_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)
    8.  
      ndmp_end_path_notify script (UNIX)
    9.  
      ndmp_end_path_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)
    10.  
      ndmp_moving_path_notify script (UNIX)
    11.  
      ndmp_moving_path_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)

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.

Note:

Perform the following procedure on the master server (not media server) if you plan to create snapshots using Replication Director.

To authorize NetBackup access to the NDMP host

  1. On the NetBackup server NetBackup Administration Console, expand Media and Device Management > Credentials > NDMP Hosts.
  2. Under the Actions menu, select New > New NDMP Host.
  3. 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.

    Note:

    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.

  4. Click OK.
  5. 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.

    Note:

    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:

      http://www.veritas.com/docs/000027113

    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

  6. Repeat this procedure for each NDMP host that NetBackup backs up.