[Veritas-bu] NDMP requirements
jroyer at digitalmotorworks.com
Tue Sep 12 14:11:55 CDT 2006
Looks like Remote NDMP is not supported on Linux. I just looked at the
compatibility matrix and all the linux NDMP patches, nowhere does it say
support was added for linux server. Someone please correct me if I'm
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, Joe Royer wrote:
> Actually I was hoping to use 3-way backups with the tape drive connected to
> the master/media server (2-way? :). I'm out of slots on the NetApp, no room
> for a SCSI card or fibre HBA. Also, I have two NetApps and I'd like to use
> one tape drive for both if possible.
> To clarify, I can duplicate NDMP images to a non-NDMP drive with Vault? Or
> will I need two NDMP drives if I intend to vault the images?
> Also, I don't see an NDMP or tape license option for the NetApp, I'm
> wondering if it's free in this version. OnTap 6.5.1R1 FAS940
> Thanks for the response
>>> Can someone give me a quick run down of what I'll need to start doing
>>> NDMP backups? Here's what I think I need:
>>> - NDMP license for NetBackup
>>> - Extra tape drive to dedicate to NDMP (two preferred)
>>> - NDMP license on the NetApp
>> That should do it.
>> The Netapp should have a "tape" HBA in it.
>> I think you have to license the feature with NetApp.
>>> Can I do NDMP to disk staging? If so, can I get away with
>>> not having a
>>> dedicated tape drive, only a dedicated DSSU? I can see where
>>> this might
>>> not be possible as it could limit my options for restore
>> Not sure, don't think so, but never attempted it.
>>> I'm assuming the NDMP drive can be in the same library as
>>> non-NDMP drives.
>>> Robot control is on the master server.
>>> I'm running 5.1 MP4 (soon MP5) on Linux with LTO2 drives SAN
>>> attached. I
>>> have Vault. The NetApps (two) are F940s and while it would
>>> be really nice
>>> to have NDMP on both, only one is critical right now. NetApps do not
>>> talk to the SAN, they are currently backed up via NFS. I'm
>>> not new to NBU
>>> (certified on 5.0), but I have never done NDMP from scratch,
>>> and of course
>>> now it's urgent.
>> Don't need Vault, unless you want to use it for dupes, but you can just
>> use bpduplicate, if you don't have Vault.
>> You need to connect the drive to the filer's "tape" HBA, or connect both
>> to FC switch and zone appropriately.
>> Get the appropriate map file for the filer:
>> Drop the file on the filer and run "sysconfig -t" to discover/configure
>> the drive.
>> #> ndmpd on
>> On the filer console, then IMMEDIATELY put the same command in the rc
>> file, so that it ocmes up automatically after reboot.
>> $ set_NDMP_attr -auth filername username password
>> on the master to allow it to connect to the filer....you can use the
>> filer's root passwd, or you can configure an NDMP passwd in OnTap.
>> $ set_NDMP_attr -verify
>> ..to determine you can connect to the filer
>> $ set_NDMP_attr -probe
>> ...to get a listing of your configured drives.
>> Add a drive to Netbackup using filername:nrst#a appropriate for your
>> drive config..
>> Configure a STU on the master with the name of the NDMP host.
>> Note: I was running 5.0 Java GUI with no MPs and NDMP wasn't available
>> in the drop down.
>> Had to add the STU from the CLI, before I figured out it was the fault
>> of the GUI.
>> Once all that's done, you're pretty much ready to backup.
Joe Royer / SysAdmin / Digital Motorworks / 512-692-1028
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