Should work fine (I do it...)
Tpautoconf –verify <filer name> --to check NDMP comms (if
this isn’t working, you need to re-do your filer credentials)
Tpautoconf –probe <filer name> --to check the presented
drives (if this doesn’t result, check your zoning)
Then add a path to the non rewind device against the valid tape
drive. (so map nrst<num>a as a drive path)
Then create a storage unit using drives presented from your
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[mailto:veritas-bu-bounces AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu] On Behalf Of David
Sent: 14 September 2010 05:23
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Subject: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup NDMP Configuration
I am working at a site that has 4 LTO tape
drives shared between a Netbackup Master server and 1 media server (SSO
They also have a Netapp Filer. It
appears the vendors have made an attempt to share 2 of the 4 LTO drives
with the filer as well over NDMP.
Can anyone shed some light on whether or
not this configuration works?
Currently all jobs are still queuing
even when a drive is available. The Netbackup speeds are as slow as 2mb/sec all
backups (NDMP and non-NDMP Jobs).
In the past, NDMP drives were
dedicated to the SAN can only be used to backup the SAN.
I have research this and cannot find any
documentation supporting this information. Yet some consultants and sales says
it should work.
Veritas Netbackup 6.5
Windows 2008 64 bit Master Server and Media
Netapp Filer Ontap 7.3.2
IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
All devices are connect via cisco fiber