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
Creating a storage lifecycle policy for snapshots and snapshot replication
Use the following procedure to configure a storage lifecycle policy that creates snapshots and snapshot replications with Replication Director. Only those options that are necessary to configure an SLP for Replication Director are listed.
To configure a storage lifecycle policy to create snapshots and snapshot replication
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, expand NetBackup Management, and then expand Storage. Select Storage Lifecycle Policies.
- Click Actions > New > Storage Lifecycle Policy.
- In the New Storage Lifecycle Policy dialog box, enter a Storage lifecycle policy name.
- Click Add to add operations to the SLP. The operations are the instructions for the SLP to follow and apply to the data that is specified in the backup policy.
- In the Properties tab of the New Storage Operation dialog box, select Snapshot from the Operation drop-down menu.
This Snapshot operation creates a snapshot of the primary data and serves as the source for other operations in the SLP. For example:
- In the Storage unit drop-down menu, select a storage unit. NetBackup displays only those storage units that are configured to contain primary snapshots.
- Select the Retention type and the Retention period for the data in this storage unit. The Retention period option does not appear for all Retention type selections. Click OK.
- To replicate the primary snapshot, create a Replication operation that is based on the Snapshot operation. Click on the Snapshot operation and then select Add. The New Storage Operation dialog box appears.
- In the Operation drop-down menu, select Replication.
- Under Storage, select a Storage unit that is configured to contain replicated snapshots. NetBackup displays only those storage units that can act as target destinations.
- Select the Retention type and the Retention period for the data in this storage unit.
A Mirror retention indicates that the NetApp volume SnapMirror method is to be used for the replication method. If a non-mirror retention type is selected, the NetApp SnapVault replication method is used.
Optionally, indicate an Alternate read server that is allowed to read a snapshot that was originally written by a different media server. Click OK.
- The Window tab displays for the following operation types: Backup From Snapshot, Duplication, Import, Index From Snapshot, and Replication.
Create a window during which secondary operations can run.
- Click OK to create the storage operation.
Continue to create operations, depending on the needs of your environment.
To cascade storage operations in the SLP, make sure to select the correct parent operation as the source for the child operation. If the correct operation is not selected, you unintentionally perform an operation on an incorrect source.