Backing up CIFS shares - is there a best practice document?
2013-03-06 09:08 AM
I have a FAS2020 and I've been backing up my CIFS shares via NDMP with Backup Exec.
I initially tried to backup the CIFS shares directly but the performance was woefully slow and it wouldn't fit the backup window.
I've got some concerns with NDMP in-so-far that the data has to be restored to an NDMP device of the same family - so if our FAS-2020 exploded - we'd need to restore to another NetApp filer.
How do you backup your CIFS data?
I'm backing up the entire volumes and the snapshot folders - is that the correct thing to do? or do I not need to backup the snapshot folders? (I'm assuming that this is useful for historical purposes!).