2013-02-06 09:39 AM
I have to snapmirror snapvaulted data to tapes. There is a Tape library connected to the filer. Can I run a "snapmirror store" command to copy the data to the tapes?
Can someone advise the process to do achive it?
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2013-02-07 08:45 AM
Any volume can be snapmirrored to tape but the restore is the complete volume (no partial restore of the smtape image) and also the smtape restore is supported 2 major ONTAP revisions back... so if 8.1 now, 8.4 probably won't be supported.
2013-02-07 08:54 AM
Filer A->(snapvault) ->Filer B->Snapmirror retrieve to tapes
In order to do this, do I have to put the destination volume in restrict mode and if so will it impact the existing snapvault relation between Filer A->Filer B ?
2013-02-07 08:56 AM
And if you are looking for granular recovery options like the ability to recover a file from tape without having to restore the entire volume back to NetApp, "dump" might be another option. Dump also allows to backup selectively (not necessarily the entire volume).
2013-02-07 09:42 AM
2013-02-08 03:41 AM
This doc offers a comprehensive info about SMTape:
The actual command for backing up a volume to tape is "smtape backup".
I don't think you can schedule it on the filer, but it can be done via external script.