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 an NDMP policy to protect a NAS host
By creating a snapshot of a NAS host, NetBackup can protect the client data directly on the NAS host and avoid mounting each client.
Figure: Create a snapshot of the volume on the array to avoid mounting each client shows a disk array that many clients access to store data. Only the array name is listed in the Clients tab of the NetBackup policy, not individual production clients. The volume on the array that the clients use is listed in the Backup Selections tab of the policy.
The figure below illustrates an example using NetApp Data ONTAP 7-mode.
The following procedure describes how to configure an NDMP backup policy to create a snapshot of a NAS host using NDMP with Replication Director.
To create an NDMP policy to use NDMP with Replication Director
- Before NetBackup can perform NDMP backups:
Make sure that you've added the NDMP host credentials so NetBackup can access the NAS host.
Make sure that NDMP is enabled on the NetApp storage by using the appropriate command. Refer to either of the following topics for more information:
- 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 NDMP.
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:
- Select the Schedules tab and configure the schedules as you would for any other policy.
- Select the Clients tab. Specify the name of the disk array (the NAS host) for 7-mode.
For Clustered Data ONTAP, specify the name of the SVM that will act as the NAS host.
The following figure pertains to NetApp Data ONTAP 7-Mode and shows the name of a NetApp storage system in the Clients tab:
It may be helpful to refer to Figure: Create a snapshot of the volume on the array to avoid mounting each client.
- Select the Backup Selections tab to indicate the path to the volume on the disk array.
The following figure pertains to NetApp Data ONTAP 7-Mode and shows the Backup Selections tab and the volume that is to be backed up:
- 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.
See the NetBackup for NDMP Administrator's Guide for more specific information about configuring NDMP policies.
Only those policy options that are necessary to configure Replication Director are listed in the following procedure. For descriptions of all policy options, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I or the online Help.