2010-04-30 12:53 PM
We currently onw a 2050c and use it primarily with vSphere as a storage target. We also have smvi to back up and restore our virtual servers. I'd like to use NDMPcopy to move our NFS stores to a Datadomain device (archive) via script but wonder how NDMPcopy manages the snapshots that are created with smvi and how I could restore from archive for policy reasons or if the filer bit the dust and needs some major restoration.
Has anyone done this and would it even work?
2010-05-02 06:57 PM
Should be doable....you'll just need a backup server in the picture. Basically the data flow will be NetApp (pick an SMVI snapshot to get a nice consistent backup data source) --> Backup Server with NDMP capability (i.e. Backup Exec, NetBackup, etc.) --> Data Domain. You will have to pick up entire volumes due to how NDMP works.
NDMPcopy isn't in the picture here actually in this scenario.
2010-05-02 10:05 PM
Like Andrew said, the DD Appliance won't work with ndmpcopy, but can be an ndmp target using ndmp backup software. Most NetApp/DD integration is done by FC attaching the two appliances (VTL, not NFS on the DD...so it works as virtual tape). It would work as nfs too, but in my experience I see VTL typically and it works well. If you don't have a free FC port on the 2050, then you would need to add an HBA to the 2050 or ndmp over the network.