NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP 11.4.5 - Application Notes for Isilon

Installation and configuration prerequisites

Installation prerequisites

In addition to the installation prerequisites covered in the Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for NDMP User’s Guide, verify that the following requirements are met:

Hardware requirements: For information about Isilon NAS devices, see the EMC Isilon website at: http://www.emc.com/isilon
Software requirements: For information about software requirements and supported filer operating systems, see the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide available at: https://support.quest.com/technical-documents
NOTE: The installation and configuration procedures are described in the Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for NDMP User’s Guide.

Configuration prerequisites

In addition to the configuration prerequisites covered in the Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for NDMP User’s Guide, verify that the following requirements are met:

User account for NDMP backups and restores: Create an NDMP Administrator account for backups and restores.
Direct Access Recovery (DAR) requirements: To use DAR, enable this feature on the filer.
Backup device configuration: Isilon Clusters that are not configured with a Backup Accelerator can only use devices that are attached to the NetVault Backup Server or Client. Isilon Clusters that are configured with a Backup Accelerator can use locally attached devices.

Isilon Backup Accelerator configuration

Before you add Isilon Backup Accelerator-attached devices to NetVault Backup Server, complete the following steps on the Isilon Cluster. These steps verify that the device has been correctly added to the Backup Accelerator:

The --reconcile argument removes tape devices that are no longer detected from the Backup Accelerator devices pool. If this argument is not specified, tape devices are not removed from the devices pool.

 

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