7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2014 10:33 PM by IMHOTEPSON RSS

change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive

IMHOTEPSON
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Hi all,

 

we actually have an dfm 5.0.2 (5.0.2P1) running on Linux VMware ClientOS and the conventional backup takes to long, so we want to the Snapdrive Backup feature.

Is there any known howto for the steps to go through ?

or is there anyone who has done this and wants to share Informations about

 

best regards

 

imho

  • Re: change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive
    kryan
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    The key to configuring snapshot backups (after ensuring all your data is present on an ONTAP LUN) is to run the command "dfm backup diag ".

     

    How to configure Operations Manager snapshot backups.

    https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1011875

     

    What are the DFM database backup types - file based vs. LUN?

    https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3011237

    • Re: change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive
      IMHOTEPSON
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      cannot get the snapdrive working in my test environment:

      • vmware fusion 5.0.3
      • ontap sim 8.12 7 Mode
      • DFM on Command 5.1 @ Oracle Linux (Linux dfm 2.6.32-300.39.4.el5uek64 Bit)

       

      1. installed 3g_utils and host utilities @ Linuxhost (netapp_linux_host_utilities-6-1.x86_64.rpm)
      2. created and mapped a LUN via System Manager @ ontap7 sim
      3. started iscsci and mounted the lun @ linuxhost lvm (no partition, separate Volume Group)
      4. installed snapdrive configured root user to ontap7 and dfm server (netapp.snapdrive.linux_4_2.rpm)
      5. moved the datastore to LUN located fs /DDFMdata

       

      2a. second try successfully created a fs,LUN.iGroup with  # snapdrive storage wizard create

      6. changed datastore location to the new LUN based fs with # dfm datastore setup /DFMdata

       

      what have i done wrong, or do have to do some additional configuration tasks !?

       

      even after create fs incl


      best regards claus

       

      # dfm backup diag

      Sybase Data Directory:      /DFMdata/data/

      Sybase Log Directory :      /DFMdata/data/

      Performance Data Directory: /DFMdata/perfdata

      Script-plugins Directory:   /DFMdata/script-plugins

      Reports Archive Directory:  /DFMdata/reports/

      Plugins Directory:          /DFMdata/plugins

      Database Hosting System:    localhost

      SnapDrive Installed:        Yes

      SnapDrive Version:          4.2

      SnapDrive Status:           Passed(Data not present on LUN)

      Volume Snapshot Status:     NA

      Backup Destination:         /DFMdata/data/

      Number of backups possible: 175

      Backup Retention Count:     no limit

      Allowed Backup Type:        Archive (ndb)

      # snapdrive config list

      username    appliance name   appliance type

      -------------------------------------------

      root        ontap7           StorageSystem

      root        dfm.fritz.box    DFM

      # /opt/NetApp/snapdrive/bin/sdconfcheck detect

      Detected Intel/AMD x64 Architecture

      Detected Linux OS

      Detected NFS FileSystem on Linux

      Detected Software iSCSI on Linux

      Detected   Ext3 File System

      Detected   Linux Native LVM2

      Detected   Linux Native MPIO

      Did not find any supported cluster solutions.

      Did not find any supported HU tool kits.

      # sanlun lun show

      controller(7mode)/                            device          host                  lun   

      vserver(Cmode)       lun-pathname             filename        adapter    protocol   size    mode

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      ontap7               /vol/lun_dfm_vol/lun_dfm /dev/sdc        host3      iSCSI      20g     7   

      # snapdrive config list

      username    appliance name   appliance type

      -------------------------------------------

      root        ontap7           StorageSystem

      root        dfm    DFM

      # rpm -qai netapp.snapdrive

      Name        : netapp.snapdrive             Relocations: (not relocatable)

      Version     : 4.2                               Vendor: Network Appliance

      Release     : 1                             Build Date: Sat 02 Oct 2010 08:10:37 PM CEST

      Install Date: Mon 25 Mar 2013 01:23:39 PM CET      Build Host: bldlsvl205.eng.netapp.com

      Group       : Applications                  Source RPM: netapp.snapdrive-4.2-1.src.rpm

      Size        : 30597556                         License: netapp

      Signature   : (none)

      Packager    : Network Appliance

      URL         : http://now.netapp.com/

      Summary     : SnapDrive for Linux

      Description :

      SnapDrive is a SAN storage management utility.

      It provides an easy to use interface that allows

      the user to create snapshots of LVM objects

      (i.e. volume groups) and restore from those

      snapshots.  SnapDrive also provides a simple

      interface to allow for the provisioning of LUNs

      for mapping LVM objects to them.

      # rpm -qai netapp_linux_host_utilities

      Name        : netapp_linux_host_utilities  Relocations: (not relocatable)

      Version     : 6                                 Vendor: NetApp

      Release     : 1                             Build Date: Mon 02 Jul 2012 07:38:55 PM CEST

      Install Date: Mon 25 Mar 2013 12:57:27 PM CET      Build Host: bldlsvl28.eng.netapp.com

      Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: netapp_linux_host_utilities-6-1.src.rpm

      Size        : 619019                           License: NetApp Base SW EULA

      Signature   : (none)

      Summary     : The NetApp sanlun tool.


      • Re: change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive
        adaikkap
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        Can you check if this version of Snapdrive is supported with 5.1 ? Pls check the same with IMT.

         

        Regards

        adai

      • Re: change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive
        IMHOTEPSON
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        i found a problem on mounting the iscsi LUN in fstab

        changed the mount option to _netdev and it worked very well

        /dev/mapper/DFMdata_SdDg-DFMdata_SdHv   /DFMdata        ext3 _netdev defaults        0 0

         

        [root@dfm ~]# dfm backup diag

        Sybase Data Directory:      /DFMdata/data/

        Sybase Log Directory :      /DFMdata/data/

        Performance Data Directory: /DFMdata/perfdata

        Script-plugins Directory:   /DFMdata/script-plugins

        Reports Archive Directory:  /DFMdata/reports/

        Plugins Directory:          /DFMdata/plugins

        Database Hosting System:    ontap7

        Database Location:          /vol/lun_dfm_vol/lun_dfm

        SnapDrive Installed:        Yes

        SnapDrive Version:          4.2

        SnapDrive Status:           Passed

        Volume Snapshot Status:     Enabled (Recommended disabled)

        Backup Retention Count:     no limit

        Allowed Backup Types:       Snapshot (sndb), Archive (ndb)

         

        but still getting this

        [root@dfm bin]# ./sdconfcheck detect

        Detected Intel/AMD x64 Architecture

        Detected Linux OS

        Detected NFS FileSystem on Linux

        Detected Software iSCSI on Linux

        Detected   Ext3 File System

        Detected   Linux Native LVM2

        Detected   Linux Native MPIO

        Did not find any supported cluster solutions.

        Did not find any supported HU tool kits.

         

        do i have not the right host utilities ? tools are working !

        [root@dfm ~]# rpm -qai netapp_linux_host_utilities

        Name        : netapp_linux_host_utilities  Relocations: (not relocatable)

        Version     : 6                                 Vendor: NetApp

        Release     : 1                             Build Date: Mon 02 Jul 2012 07:38:55 PM CEST

        Install Date: Mon 25 Mar 2013 12:57:27 PM CET      Build Host: bldlsvl28.eng.netapp.com

        Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: netapp_linux_host_utilities-6-1.src.rpm

        Size        : 619019                           License: NetApp Base SW EULA

        Signature   : (none)

        Summary     : The NetApp sanlun tool.

        Description :

        This package provides the sanlun tool to display information related to NetApp LUNs. It can also display information related to the HBAs on the Linux host connected to a fabric containing NetApp controllers.

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    • Re: change DFM Backup from file to Snap Drive
      IMHOTEPSON
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      okay, finished with that....:

      you need to have:

      SMVI connect (https)

      have a user with access to VSC (vmware)

      check all versions of VSC (vmware), Snapdrive (Netapp), Host Utilities (Netapp) with netapp support Matrix

      freed all FW Port (Infrastructure)

      need to get a disasterrecovery aware solution (snapmirror!?)

       

      looks like a bit overloaded for this component, as it is not enabled to monitor clustered ontap and 7 mode (since 5.2) = more than one of these dfms if you have 7Mode and ClusterMode

      Monitoring is not out of the box for all things of a filer (syslog, audit)

       

      i think there are some things to improve monitoring for netapp, pls...

       

      PS: if you are responsible for all components vmware/netapp/dfm/money this can be a useful solution, if not, try it and choose your solution.

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