2009-01-12 07:27 AM
2009-01-12 07:39 AM
Another issue I have uncovered is that 'smvi backup delete' will allow you to delete snapshots that are snapvaulted thus breaking a snapvault and requiring re-initialization of the snapvault relationship. Anyway to have 'smvi backup delete' check the status of the underlying filer snapshot and disallow deletion if it is part of a snapvault?
2009-01-12 09:58 AM
One possibility is to simply use the SMVI CLI to perform your backups and eliminate scheduling through the GUI. It would require a small script but would let you maintain full control of SMVI backups and other scripts (like SV-SMVI) all in one place. I'll post something to my blog this evening to show how to do the snapshot rotations with SMVI.
2009-01-12 10:49 AM
We won't be using the scheduler to do our backups. We use a product from BMC Software called Control-M to run all our routine tasks and would use it to run smvi command line backups. The main advantage Control-M gives is the ability to perform tasks based on other events rather than simply on time. This way we can take our backups immediately before or after key events in the daily processing cycle to better provide known recovery points.
2009-01-12 10:55 AM
2009-01-12 11:04 AM
We did not include an easy way for you to reset this password within SMVI. The only solution we have right now is to actually remove that particular credential file and then SMVI will re-prompt you for a password. This file is found in <Users Application Data directory>/NetApp/smvi/1.0/client/.