Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup NDMP Configuration

2010-09-14 06:22:28
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup NDMP Configuration
From: Nic Solomons <Nic.Solomons AT attenda DOT net>
To: David Turner <Dturner AT manh DOT com>, "veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu" <veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:18:42 +0100

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 filer.


Job done.



From: veritas-bu-bounces AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu [mailto:veritas-bu-bounces AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu] On Behalf Of David Turner
Sent: 14 September 2010 05:23
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
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 option).


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 switch




David Turner


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