Actually this wrongness is contagious Rob.
You can backup from one NetApp to another via the network. So one NetApp
needs to be attached to a tape drive and the others can backup through it
using the NDMP protocol, which is redundant sins the P in NDMP is protocol.
But I digress.
Another But is that the tape drive attached to the NetApp can not be used to
back anything else up nor is it easily put into a shared SSO environment.
NetApp only works in a fiber environment out side of it's chassis through a
specific switch. Which I have played with in a Lab environment and it works
great there, I have not touched it in the real world. And support comes
from the Library and Switch vendors.
From: Rob Worman [mailto:rob AT colltech DOT com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 7:42 AM
To: Rudy Nedved
Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] NetApp/NDMP to non-NetApp connected
>Is anyone using Veritas NetBackup (with NDMP option) to
>perform NDMP based backups over the network from a
>Network Appliance to a tape drive that is not attached to
>another Network Appliance?
>My expectation "was" Veritas has its "tape server" working with
>NDMP and I would simply backup via NDMP from the NetApp to the
>Veritas tape server.... Either I am wrong or I am clueless on
not clueless, just wrong. :)
in spite of the "N" in NDMP, what you want to do is not currently
possible with Netbackup's NDMP add-on product. You gotta
direct-connect those Netapps to the tape drive(s), or else back them
up via NFS/CIFS (yuk!)
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