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sorry to pick up this old thread, but I'm totally confused about Unified Manager now.
I have an Exchange 2010 server running SME 6.x and SD 7.x. I'm trying to setup snapdrive to connect to Unified Manager 6.1 for Clustered Data Ontap. Is this supported? Or do I have to install Unified Manager Core 5.x for this to work?
The integration of SnapDrive and protection manger is for Backup and restore.
Here is a brief of what protection manager provides for app dataset.
" Protection Manager provides/discovering an unprotected application data set, which was created by applications, and then assigning a protection policy and resource pools to it.
The Protection Manager also provides the notion of a local backup schedule which normally would drive the creation of a local backup on the primary, but this schedule will not drive local backups for application data sets. Instead, local backup job will log a message indicating that no local backup was performed. However, local backup job will update protection status of the data set. This will generate lag error/warning if local backup has failed to appear and alert the administrator to a potential problem.
It also provides schedules for transferring the backup version from the primary or root node to the secondary or the non-root nodes."
What an application dataset is.
" An Application Dataset is just a dataset created and managed by application which is other than Protection Manager. The applications can be anyone of these, SnapDrive for Unix/Windows and/ or SnapManager Suite of products."
Why app dataset?
" Applications have unique procedures for backing up their data. Protection
Manager has no knowledge of these procedures because of which Protection Manager cannot backup application data reliably.
* A dataset where the application is responsible for creating the local backups.
* Application registers local backup it created with the application dataset.
* Protection Manager doesn't need to know anything about the intricacies of the application backup procedure."