Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 NDMP Option


Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 NDMP Option

Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Symantec Backup Exec NDMP Option (NDMP Option) effectively. For more information about the NDMP Option, see the Backup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.

The following best practice helps you use the NDMP Option effectively:

  • Match the port number that Backup Exec uses to the port number that the filer's NDMP service uses when you add an NDMP device.

  • Use the port number that is specified in the media server's \etc\services file as the port number that you use in Backup Exec.

  • If you use software encryption for a backup job or a duplicate job, do not mix NDMP and non-NDMP resources in the same job. Software encryption is not supported for NDMP resources. Therefore, if you include NDMP resources in a job that is software-encrypted, the status of the job is "Failed".

  • If your environment has NAS servers from two or more vendors that are listed on the Other tab, create a separate backup job for each vendor. Also create a separate restore job for each vendor.

  • When you select a vendor on the Other tab, you should ensure that the vendor matches the vendor that you selected on the Include/Exclude Selections dialog box.

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