Hi All -
I wanted use native Netapp tools to perform backups. I know not of the tools will write to tape and that is where NDMP will come in to play with a post scrip or something but I am sure I can use Oncommand suite to backup. I have all the Snap products and essentially licensing for everything but need to figure out to put them all together for what i call a NANBUS (Netapp Native BackUp Solution) (Yes I just now invented that acronym)
the filer is 6280 running c-mode (living on the edge) also I have filers that are running 7-mode code as well so I know that I cannot snap from 7-mode to c-mode filers and vice versa. Anyhow.. Thought to the group here. I am trying to ween away from third party products and use the Netapp tools to the fullest.
any hints, tips or tricks on my thoughts?
NetApp SnapProtect can manage Snapshots, D2D replication, and tape. Today this is really 7-Mode only, but if you have not seen the product it's something to look into. http://www.netapp.com/us/products/protection-software/snapprotect.html
As far as compatibility matrix is concerned, these are your choices of 3rd party software for managing NDMP backups from ONTAP 8.1 C-Mode:
- Symantec BackupExec 2012
- Symantec NetBackup 7.0, 7.5
- Quest Netvault 8.6.3
- CommVault Simpana 9.0 (despite the fact SnapProtect doesn't support C-Mode yet)
- IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5-6.3
In practical terms, I *think* Symantec NetBackup may be fairly popular choice & you can find some useful hints about this, e.g this one: