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
Configuring a Standard or MS-Windows policy to protect NAS volumes or SAN-connected devices
SAN-connected devices are not supported for Clustered Data ONTAP.
On Windows hosts, Replication Director uses the Windows Volume Shadow Services (VSS) framework.
To create a Standard or MS-Windows policy to protect NAS volumes or SAN-connected devices
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, create a backup policy.
- Configure the options on the policy Attributes tab. The following items are specific to creating a policy for Replication Director:
Policy type: Select Standard for a policy containing UNIX clients. Select MS-Windows for a policy containing Windows clients.
Policy storage: Select the SLP that you want to use that has been configured for snapshot replication.
Use Replication Director: Enable Use Replication Director to automatically select other options that Replication Director requires.
Click the Options button to see the Replication Director Options dialog box and the default Configuration Parameters as follows:
Sets the maximum number of snapshots to be retained at one time.
- Select the Schedules tab and configure the schedules as you would for any other policy.
- Select the Clients tab and specify either:
The local mount point on the production client.
To avoid creating multiple snapshots of the same share, do not include multiple clients in one policy that access the same share. Instead, add only one of the clients to the policy so that the share is backed up once. Or, create an NDMP policy to back up the share.
Similarly, do not protect the same share in multiple policies.
- Select the Backup Selections tab:
To protect SAN data, indicate the path on the client to be backed up. The Backup Selections list may contain any combination of the following:
A directory on a drive
A single file on a drive or in a directory
Do not specify more than 64 backup selections in a VSS policy. If more than 64 backup selections are specified, the snapshot jobs fail with status code 156. This is due to a documented limitation of the VSS infrastructure. To accommodate more than 64 backup selections, divide the backup selections between multiple policies.
To protect NAS data, specify the backup selection from the client perspective. For example, suppose that the client data resides in a volume (/vol/vol1) on a filer (NAS1):
For a Clustered Data ONTAP policy, the backup selection refers to a volume on a Storage Virtual Machine (or Vserver).
Windows path names must use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC), in the form \\server_name\share_name.
For NFS mounts, the data must be manually mounted by means of the mount command (or by using /etc/fstab), but not auto-mounted.
(NetApp 7-mode only) Use the nosharecache option to mount qtrees that are under the same volume. For example:
mount -o vers=3,nosharecache filer:/vol/volume1/qtree1 /mnt1
If the volume is mounted and a qtree from the same is used as a backup selection, the NetApp Plug-in for Veritas NetBackup (NBUPlugin) considers it to be a volume only and performs only volume-specific operations.
For example, to back up a qtree, enter: \\filer\q1
The following entry is incorrect and creates a snapshot of the entire volume: \\filer\volume1\q1
- For the NetBackup Client Service to write to the CIFS volume, it must have permission to do so. When a backup policy is saved, a message displays stating that this permission is necessary. By default, NetBackup is installed as a local system account and may not have the necessary CIFS permissions. Change the logon property of the NetBackup Client Service to an account with access to the CIFS share.
- When the policy configuration is complete, click OK.
- NetBackup checks the policy to ensure that it can run successfully. Select Complete to perform the most comprehensive policy validation.