2012-09-24 05:29 PM
Hi All -
I wanted use native Netapp tools to perform backups. I know not of the tools will write to tape and that is where NDMP will come in to play with a post scrip or something but I am sure I can use Oncommand suite to backup. I have all the Snap products and essentially licensing for everything but need to figure out to put them all together for what i call a NANBUS (Netapp Native BackUp Solution) (Yes I just now invented that acronym)
the filer is 6280 running c-mode (living on the edge) also I have filers that are running 7-mode code as well so I know that I cannot snap from 7-mode to c-mode filers and vice versa. Anyhow.. Thought to the group here. I am trying to ween away from third party products and use the Netapp tools to the fullest.
any hints, tips or tricks on my thoughts?
2012-09-24 06:18 PM
NetApp SnapProtect can manage Snapshots, D2D replication, and tape. Today this is really 7-Mode only, but if you have not seen the product it's something to look into. http://www.netapp.com/us/products/protection-software/snapprotect.html
2012-09-25 02:07 AM
As far as compatibility matrix is concerned, these are your choices of 3rd party software for managing NDMP backups from ONTAP 8.1 C-Mode:
- Symantec BackupExec 2012
- Symantec NetBackup 7.0, 7.5
- Quest Netvault 8.6.3
- CommVault Simpana 9.0 (despite the fact SnapProtect doesn't support C-Mode yet)
- IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5-6.3
In practical terms, I *think* Symantec NetBackup may be fairly popular choice & you can find some useful hints about this, e.g this one: