Community maintenance is complete. Thank you for your patience!

Data Backup and Recovery

SMSQL 5.2 - SQL Server database on vmdk with Protection Manager integration


Hi all,

starting SMSQL 5.0 SQL Server databases are supportet on vmdk files within an nfs vmware environment.

Creating snapshots on primary system with SMSQL works like a charme but how can I integrate Protection Manager remote backup (SnapVault)?

The configuration wizard offers the precreated protection policy but when I choose the databases to protect an error message appears (This LUN is not loacted within a qtree).

Hey, that's correct because I haven't created a LUN, I'm using NFS datastores... The mount of the nfs datastore is locatet at qtree level (/vol/vol_nfs01/nfs01)


- Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise SP2

- SQL Server 2005 Enterprise SP4

- SnapDrive 6.4

- SnapManager for SQL Server 5.2

- OnCommand 5.0

- Virtual Storage Console 2.1.2

Can me anyone give a hint how to configure this?




Hi Michael ,

Dataset integration with Protection Manager is not available for VMDK over NFS and VMFS datastore.



NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner