You will need to license one or both of your NetApp controllers depending
on the model, which corresponds to “tier” of NetBackup license. I
believe our 2040s require a single tier-2 license, but our 3160s(?) require two
tier-3 licenses. If I may, I suggest that you look into snapmirror to tape and
snapshots. Snapmirror to tape requires the NDMP license for NetBackup, but does
not require any additional licenses on the NetApp.
Snapmirror to tape will allow you to backup your 8TB very
quickly, but it won’t allow you to do individual file restores. To
counter that, we keep several weeks of snapshots available on the array. If a
user needs a file they can go into a hidden .snapshot folder and see the folder
structure as it existed at the time of snapshot. If they need any data older
than that, we have to restore the entire volume from tape. It’s not
perfect, but we haven’t had to restore a single volume here (other than
for testing) and our users get to go hunt for their own files to “restore”
(aka copy from snapshot) which it about as good as it gets for me here.
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Subject: [Veritas-bu] Advice / Experience - NetApp and NBU
to 7.5 shortly, but there is talk about bringing in a "NetApp"
device, where it will replace our standard file Server.
fully familiar with NetApp and how it talks to NetBackup, I wanted to find out
from any real world experience how it is used and backed up.
example, if it holds 8TB of Data, do I need a License for NBU for NDMP and use
a wizard to configure?
do you backup your NetApp devices? Any pros or cons to the setup?
advice I am after, so to get real world experience is better to fully
understand how it works. I got the NBU NDMP Papers here, and the NetApp papers,
but there is just too much to go through, and I basically want to get an idea
on how good Netapp is, how quick it can backup and more important, recovery?
saw an online Demo of some sort of NetApp Snapshot feature, where some text
files were created, a VSS Snapshot copy was made, the files deleted and then
recovered. But 1kb files is EASY to recover, but wondering how you recover 8TB