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vm config backup in OnTAP Select

TMADOCTHOMAS

I just patched an OnTAP Select system for the first time. It went very smoothly, however one command that was listed in the Config Advisor document doesn't exist. One of the preliminary steps says:

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8. Backup ONTAP system information

 

  1.  Create a backup of ONTAP 9.5P6 system information by entering the following dvadmin command:

    vm config backup vm_name backup_name

    The backup includes the virtual machine configuration and all information on the ONTAP 9.5P6 system
    disks.

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The vm config backup command doesn't exist in OnTAP Select. I found some docs online that seem to indicate it existed in the earlier tool that Select replaced, called OnTAP Edge. Does anyone know what this command is replaced with in OnTAP Select, if anything?

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mrahul

The only supported method for backing up ONTAP Select is SnapMirror, SnapVault, or SVM DR (where applicable).  ONTAP Select VM uses independent-persistent drives, which are excluded from VMware-based snapshots. So, it cannot be backed up with VMware or other third-party snapshots.

 

 

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mrahul

To create a backup after deploying an ONTAP Select cluster

Issue the command  "deploy backup create -foreground -name <backup file name>". You will be prompted for a password used to encrypt the backup file.

Record the password as you will be unable to decrypt the file without this password.

 

Issue command "deploy backup show -name <backup file name>-detailed". This will provide you with the location of the backup file created.

 

 

TMADOCTHOMAS

Thanks @mrahul , however that command backs up the OnTAP Select Deploy VM itself. The command referenced in Upgrade Advisor is for backing up the OnTAP Select VMs.

mrahul

The only supported method for backing up ONTAP Select is SnapMirror, SnapVault, or SVM DR (where applicable).  ONTAP Select VM uses independent-persistent drives, which are excluded from VMware-based snapshots. So, it cannot be backed up with VMware or other third-party snapshots.

 

 

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TMADOCTHOMAS

Thanks @mrahul . I was just trying to find out why the NetApp-provided Upgrade Advisor referenced a command that doesn't exist for backing up the OnTAP Select VMs, and if there was a replacement command. From what you are saying, it sounds like this is not this case. At any rate, seems that the Upgrade Advisor document needs to be updated to remove that reference.

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