Best practices for Backup Exec 2014/15 NDMP Option

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

The following best practices help you use the NDMP Option effectively:

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

  • Add the NDMP port number that you want to use to the Backup Exec server file %systemdrive%\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\services.

  • Do not include NDMP resources in a job that is software-encrypted. 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."

  • Verify that the NDMP protocol is enabled on the NDMP device and note the NDMP logon information.

  • You cannot back up data from an NDMP server to a simulated tape library or to a tape device that is attached to a Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux.

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