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Backing up CIFS shares - is there a best practice document?

ak@whitgift.co.uk
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Hi All,

 

I have a FAS2020 and I've been backing up my CIFS shares via NDMP with Backup Exec.

 

I initially tried to backup the CIFS shares directly but the performance was woefully slow and it wouldn't fit the backup window.

 

I've got some concerns with NDMP in-so-far that the data has to be restored to an NDMP device of the same family - so if our FAS-2020 exploded - we'd need to restore to another NetApp filer.

 

How do you backup your CIFS data?

 

I'm backing up the entire volumes and the snapshot folders - is that the correct thing to do? or do I not need to backup the snapshot folders? (I'm assuming that this is useful for historical purposes!).

 

Thanks,

 

Ant

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