Veritas NetBackup™ Replication Director Solutions Guide
- Additional configuration topics
- Creating a NetBackup storage server for snapshot replication
- Configuring disk pools for snapshot and replication
- About disk pools for snapshots and snapshot replication
- Using bpstsinfo to view the replication topology of a device
- Configuring storage units and storage unit groups for snapshots and snapshot replication
- Configuring storage lifecycle policies for snapshots and snapshot replication
- Operation types in a storage lifecycle policy
- Snapshot operation in an SLP
- Index From Snapshot operation in an SLP
- Snapshot operation in an SLP
- Retention types for storage lifecycle policy operations
- Configuring backup policies for snapshots and snapshot replication
- About NDMP support for Replication Director
- Restoring from a snapshot
- About restores from array-based snapshots of virtual machines
- OpsCenter reporting
- Using NetApp disk arrays with Replication Director
- Supported NetApp topologies
- Using NetApp Data ONTAP 7-mode with Replication Director
- About using NetApp SAN-connected storage with Replication Director
- Using NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Replication Director
- Using Oracle with Replication Director
- Using Virtual Machines with Replication Director
Use the following table as a reference for understanding many terms that are used frequently when describing replication processes.
Table: Replication terms
The process of creating a copy of user data and creating backup images of the data.
Cluster Data ONTAP
The operating system that is used on NetApp storage systems in a clustered mode.
An instance of a NetBackup image which can standalone; it can be read or deleted without affecting any other copy.
The mechanism that is used to copy data from storage on the production client to backup storage. Or, to duplicate, the data mover copies data from backup storage to different backup storage.
Traditionally, NetBackup functions as the data mover and data travels through clients and media servers. Storage devices can provide more efficient mechanisms to move the data, such as NDMP, built-in replication, or OST (as in Optimized Duplication).
The operating system that is used on NetApp storage systems in 7-Mode.
A general term for a logical volume, appliance, or disk array.
NetBackup creates a copy by using a media server to move the data or by using the optimized duplication method.
The domain in which the storage device resides and in which it is configured.
This term can mean either of the following:
The host on which NetBackup mounts a snapshot when NetBackup needs to access the snapshot for any reason. Typically, NetBackup accesses the mount host to browse or to restore backups, or to perform either an Index From Snapshot or a Backup From Snapshot operation in a storage lifecycle policy.
To mount a snapshot on a host other than the production client is generally more efficient because it avoids a negative impact on the performance of the production client. Media servers make excellent mount hosts because the media server is both a client and a media server (data mover). As such, NetBackup can often avoid an additional network hop. If no compatible media servers exist, dedicated clients are the next best choice.
The mount host and the production client must run the same operating system for the mount host to access the production client. The mount host must be at the same OS version or later.
See the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide for more details.
NetApp Plug-in for Veritas NetBackup
The NetApp Plug-in for Veritas NetBackup Installation and Administration Guide is available from the NetApp Support Site.
OnCommand Unified Manager (OCUM)
OnCommand Unified Manager (formerly known as DataFabric Manager or DFM) is the software application installed on a host that is identified to be a DataFabric Manager (DFM) server. The software provides infrastructure services such as discovering, monitoring, role-based access controls, auditing, and logging for products in the Data and Storage suites.
NetApp Management Console
The NetApp interface that is used to configure and manage the OnCommand Unified Manager.
NetBackup OpenStorage Plug-in for Replication Director
A storage server that has implemented the OST plug-in interface.
A snapshot is a point-in-time, disk-based copy of a file system or volume. A restore from a snapshot rolls the entire file system or volume back to a specific point in time. Therefore, a snapshot restore is called restoring from a Point-in-time rollback. All of the data in the snapshot is restored. Any data changes or snapshots that were made after that point-in-time are lost.
A replica is a block copy of the snapshot.
The process of replicating a snapshot onto a separate disk array using NetBackup Replication Director.
A NetBackup-configured disk pool and storage unit that contains the volumes that serve as the source for subsequent replications.
A NetBackup-configured disk pool and storage unit that can receive or accept replications from a replication source.
A point-in-time, read-only, disk-based copy of a client volume or of a filer. A snapshot is created with minimal impact on other applications. NetBackup provides several types of snapshots, depending on the device where the snapshot occurs.
An image copy that is a snapshot is also considered a replica. A snapshot copy consists of one or more snapshot fragments.
A set of routines for creating a snapshot. The NetBackup administrator can select the method, or let NetBackup select it when the snapshot begins (auto method).
A disk mirror that is an exact replica of a primary volume at a particular moment, reproduced on a physically separate device.
The production data (file system, raw partition, or logical volume) to which a snapshot method is applied. NetBackup automatically selects the snapshot source according to the entries in the Backup Selections list of the snapshot policy.
See disk array.
Storage lifecycle policy (SLP)
NetBackup uses storage lifecycle policies to manage the lifecycle of a backup or snapshot image. An SLP controls the image migration, duplication, and replication within a single NetBackup master server domain.
A storage unit is configured for one of two types of data:
A storage device that is configured in NetBackup. A storage server is a NetBackup entity that represents a disk array.
vFilers are ONTAP 7-mode virtual containers that create separate virtual filer instances withing a physical controller (doesn't matter if FAS or V-Series).