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
Configuring NetBackup for NDMP in a clustered environment
The following must be installed on each node of the cluster before you can configure NetBackup for NDMP in a clustered environment:
The NetBackup server
See the NetBackup Installation Guide.
NetBackup for NDMP software.
For Windows servers, only the NetBackup for NDMP license has to be installed.
To configure NetBackup for NDMP in a clustered environment
Configure NDMP-attached robots and drives. Then configure storage units and policies as in a normal, non-clustered environment:
You can use the NetBackup Device Configuration Wizard, or configure the devices manually.
To use the same robotic libraries throughout a cluster, the robot numbers must be consistent. The Device Configuration Wizard attempts to ensure this configuration. If you configure robots manually, be sure to use the same robot number for a given robot, from one host to another in the cluster.
- When you finish configuring devices and policies for NetBackup for NDMP, failover to the next node in the cluster and configure the drives and robots.
Select the same robot number that you used when configuring the robot for the first node.
After NetBackup is configured in a clustered environment, most configuration information is available to all nodes in the cluster. The information is available by means of a shared hard drive. However, in the NetBackup Administration Console, if you make changes to NetBackup Management > Host Properties, they are not available on the shared drive. Such changes apply only to the active node. You must manually duplicate on each node the changes to that are made on the active node. This action lets NetBackup perform exactly the same way in case of failover to another node.
Refer to the NetBackup High Availability Guide for further assistance.