I think I already know the answer to this question, but I figured it's still worth asking.. Is it possible, in any way, to perform a single file restore from a LUN with SC/SD without the need of a Flexclone licence? Whenever I mount a snapshot, I'm asked to activate the licence on our filer. I'm asking this because I convinced our management earlier on to invest in an iSCSI licence in order to get our Domino/Oracle data on our FAS3220 and to use SC/SD to replace our current backup tool. Not sure they'll be thrilled to here we need another licence..
Bummer.. so I do not only need a Flexclone license but a Snaprestore license as well 😮
We are actually moving from an IBM SAN with TSM environment to a NetApp mixed SAN (Domino, Oracle on iSCSI)/NAS (Fileserver, Hyper-V, SQL on SMB3) with SC/SM tools (Purchased SM Suite license for this) but these "hidden" costs keep popping up. I know this isn't NetApp's fault, but our partner assured us that we could backup all our different types of data with just the SC/SM tools (and licenses we purchased with our FAS3220 & FAS2240). While they are technically right (backups are possible, SFR's are NOT), this puts me in a really bad postition towards management (new storage bought this year, didn't expect to have new costs so quickly).
Anyway, thanks again for the help. Have a good day 🙂
Re: Snapdrive: Single file restore from LUN without Flexclone licence
Yes, I more or less expected it. FIle clone (as opposed to LUN clone) requires FlexClone license in 7-Mode as well (but at least you see it clearly stated in documenation).
Looks like you are stuck; the only remaining option is to snapmirror to another volume to make LUN writable. There is small chance you will be able to mount LUN on read-only device; I think it may work, but I do not know how to present LUN inside snapshot to host directly ...