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)

ndmp_start_notify.cmd script (Microsoft Windows)

When you use Windows NetBackup for NDMP media servers, you can create the batch scripts that provide notification whenever the client starts a backup. These scripts must reside on the media server in the following directory:

  install_path\NetBackup\bin

where install_path is the directory where NetBackup is installed.

You can create ndmp_start_notify scripts that provide notification for all backups or only for backups of a specific policy or schedule. The ndmp_start_notify script runs each time a backup starts and after the tape is positioned.

To create a script that applies to all backups, name the script:

  install_path\netbackup\bin\ndmp_start_notify.cmd

To create an ndmp_start_notify script that applies only to a specific policy or policy and schedule combination, add a .policyname or .policyname.schedulename suffix to the script name. The following are two examples:

  • The following script applies only to a policy named days:

    install_path\netbackup\bin\ndmp_start_notify.days.cmd
  • The following script applies only to a schedule that is named fulls, which is in a policy named days:

    install_path\netbackup\bin\ndmp_start_notify.days.fulls.cmd

The first script affects the scheduled backups in the policy named days. The second script affects the scheduled backups in the policy named days only when the schedule is named fulls.

For a given backup, NetBackup calls only one ndmp_start_notify script and checks for them in the following order:

ndmp_start_notify.policy.schedule.cmd
ndmp_start_notify.policy.cmd
ndmp_start_notify.cmd

For example, if there are both ndmp_start_notify.policy.cmd and ndmp_start_notify.policy.schedule.cmd scripts, NetBackup uses only the ndmp_start_notify.policy.schedule.cmd script.

Note:

If you also use ndmp_end_notify scripts, they can provide a different level of notification than the ndmp_start_notify scripts. For example, if you had one of each, they could be ndmp_start_notify.policy.cmd and ndmp_end_notify.policy.schedule.cmd.

When the backup starts, NetBackup passes the following parameters to the script:

Table: Script parameters for ndmp_start_notify.cmd (Microsoft Windows)

Parameter

Description

%1

Specifies the name of the client from the NetBackup catalog.

%2

Specifies the policy name from the NetBackup catalog.

%3

Specifies the schedule name from the NetBackup catalog.

%4

Specifies one of the following:

FULL
INCR
CINC

%5

Specifies the status of the operation is always 0 for bpstart_notify.

%6

Specifies the results file that NetBackup checks for a return code from the script. NetBackup uses %6 to pass the file name and then expects the script to create the file in the same directory as the script.

If the script applies to a specific policy and schedule, the results file must be named

install_path\netbackup\bin\NDMP_START_NOTIFY_RES.policy.schedule

If the script applies to a specific policy, the results file must be named

install_path\netbackup\bin\NDMP_START_NOTIFY_RES.policy

If the script applies to all backups, the results file must be named

install_path\netbackup\bin\NDMP_START_NOTIFY_RES

An echo 0> %6 statement is one way for the script to create the file.

NetBackup deletes the existing results file before it calls the script. After the script runs, NetBackup checks the new results file for the status. The status must be 0 for the script to be considered successful. If the results file does not exist, NetBackup assumes that the script was successful.

The server expects the client to respond with a continue message within the period of time that the NetBackup CLIENT_READ_TIMEOUT option on the server specifies. The default is 300 seconds. If the script needs more than 300 seconds, increase the value to allow more time.