Hi we are in the process of switching an old netapp installation with Ontap 7.3.7 to a pair of new filers with c-dot under 8.3 i guess. I have a question regarding the restore of old backups. On our old filers we are doing the backup of the cifs volume (qtrees) with emc networker 8. My question is will i be able to restore data (docs, xls, etc.) from old backups to the new c-dot cifs area ?
just spoken with collegue: backup of CIFS data taken in 7-mode (dot 8.1.2) was successfully restored over NDMP (node scope configuration as Networker does not support CAB NDMP extention yet) with NW 126.96.36.199 in cDOT (8.2.2p2).
thanks for you reply. Meanwhile we did test with Ontap Simulator 8.3 and i can confirm that ndmp restores from our old environment are working. The only issue we have right now is that the ACL´s don´t get restored somehow, but the data itself is ok.