Latest SnapProtect release brings enhanced B&R to Clustered Data ONTAP

This blog is from guest blogger Jim Bahn.


NetApp is shipping SnapProtect v10 SP3B, the latest version of our leading backup application, now supporting clustered Data ONTAP systems. SnapProtect is a virtualization and app-aware backup application that uses NetApp Snapshot copies as backup images.  SnapProtect controls and catalogs Snapshot, thin-replication and tape operations from a single console enabling companies to implement disk to tape, disk to disk, and disk to disk to tape solutions.  Many NetApp customers are using both Clustered and 7-Mode systems and SnapProtect allows them to manage backup and recovery from a single pane of glass.


Compared with legacy backup application, SnapProtect enables you to:

• Shrink backup windows. Low-impact NetApp SnapProtect copies and replication can reduce backup windows from hours to minutes.

• Lower costs. Lower disk capacity utilization by up to 90% and significantly reduce network usage with industry-leading efficiencies.

• Build in virtualization and application awareness. Minimize downtime and help prevent data loss through integration with virtualization and major applications.

• Recover faster. Recover data in minutes, not hours, by using high-speed Snapshot copies, which are fully cataloged for rapid search and retrieval.

• Build in unified backup management. Accelerate response times and reduce costs by managing Snapshot copies, replication, and tape backup from a single source.