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)

How to redirect track logs for Accelerator for NDMP

Track log size is relative to the size and number of files in a backup. In some cases, you may need to relocate the track logs to a different volume because of space issues. In these cases, Veritas recommends that you "redirect" the track logs to a volume where there is sufficient disk space.

One copy of the track log exists on the master server and another copy exists on a media server in the following directories:

  • Master server:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/db/track

    Windows: install_path\NetBackup\db\track

  • Media server:

    UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/track

    Windows: install_path\NetBackup\track

To redirect these directories, complete the appropriate procedures in this topic. After completion, the next Accelerator-enabled backup that is executed redirects the track logs it creates to the directory you specified.

To redirect the track log directories on UNIX systems:

  1. Rename the track log directories to make backup copies:

    • On the master server:

      # mv /usr/openv/netbackup/db/track /usr/openv/netbackup/db/track.sv

    • On the media server:

      # mv /usr/openv/netbackup/track /usr/openv/netbackup/track.sv

  2. Copy the backup to a new location:

    • On the master server:

      # cp -rp /usr/openv/netbackup/db/track.sv/* <path to new destination directory for track logs>

    • On the media server:

      # cp -rp /usr/openv/netbackup/track.sv/* <path to new destination directory for track logs>

  3. Create symbolic links from track log directories to the desired locations. For example, if the desired directory is /vol1/track, enter the following command:

    • On the master server:

      # ln - s /vol1/track /usr/openv/netbackup/db/track

    • On the media server:

      # ln - s /vol1/track /usr/openv/netbackup/track

  4. After you have verified that everything works properly, you can remove the backup track.sv directory to free up space on the original volume.

To redirect the track log directories on systems with Windows Server:

  1. Rename the track log directories to make backup copies:

    • On the master server:

      > move "install_path\NetBackup\db\track" "install_path\NetBackup\db\track.sv"

    • On the media server:

      > move "install_path\NetBackup\track" "install_path\NetBackup\track.sv"

  2. Copy the backup to a new location:

    • On the master server:

      > xcopy /e "install_path\NetBackup\db\track.sv" "<path to new destination directory for track logs>"

    • On the media server:

      > xcopy /e "install_path\NetBackup\track.sv" "<path to new destination directory for track logs>"

  3. Before performing an Accelerator-enabled backup, use mklink to link the <install_dir>\NetBackup\track directory to the desired directory. For example, if the desired directory is E:\track, enter the following command:

    > mklink /D "<install_dir>\NetBackup\track" E:\track

  4. After you have verified that everything works properly, you can remove the backup track.sv directory to free up space on the original volume.

More information about Accelerator for NDMP is available: