NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP 11.4.5 - Application Notes for NetApp ONTAP

Additional notes: BRE

BRE may fail if you restart the filer. Certain circumstances may prevent the filer from correctly continuing a backup restart. When this error occurs, the message “Node Data Missing for File <Filename>” is written to the NetVault Backup logs during the index building stage. If this message is displayed in the log, it implies that the restart has failed and the job cannot be resumed.
ndmpd kill <sessionID>

Backing up data in C-mode

Starting with 10.0.5, NetVault Backup uses the CAB extension to perform backup and restore operations for cluster nodes running Data OnTAP 8.2.2 and later. The CAB extension enables the NDMP server to provide affinity information about volumes and tape devices to the backup application that support the CAB extension. NetVault Backup uses this affinity information to determine the data transfer path used during backup and restore operations. If a target volume and tape device are on same cluster node, a local backup or restore operation is performed; if they are on different cluster nodes, a three-way backup or restore operation is performed.

1
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create Backup Jobs.
2
In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
3
In the Selections list, select an existing Backup Selection Set, or complete the following steps to create a set.
a
Next to the Selections list, click Create New.
b
On the NetVault Backup Selections page, open the NetVault Backup Server, and then open NDMP Client.
c
To display the Volumes node, open the applicable filer in the list of added servers.
Back up all volumes: Select the Volumes node.
Back up individual Vserver: Open the Volumes node, and select the Vserver that you want to back up.
Back up individual volumes: Open the Volumes node, open the Vserver, and select the volumes that you want to back up.
Back up individual files and directories: Open the Volumes node, open the Vserver, and then open the target volume. Select the files and directories that you want to back up.
Back up snapshots: Open the Snapshots node, open the Vserver, and then open the applicable volume to list the snapshots available for a backup. Select the snapshot that you want to back up. You can only select a single snapshot.
4
In the Plugin Options list, select an existing Backup Options Set, or complete the following steps to create a set.
a
Next to the Plugin Options list, click Create New.
NDMP Backup Options: For more information about these options, see NDMP Backup Options
Sub Jobs: For more information about these options, see Sub Jobs.
c
Click Save, and in the Create New Set dialog box, type a name for the set.

Backing up individual data paths in C-mode

In NetApp ONTAP 8.x C-Mode, you cannot open the Volumes node to browse or select the contents. However, you can specify a single data path for a backup.

1
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration, and then on the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create Backup Jobs.
2
In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
3
Next to the Selections list, click Create New.
4
On the NetVault Backup Selections page, open the NetVault Backup Server, and then open NDMP Client.
5
Select the applicable filer, and in the Actions list, click Enter Backup Path.
6
In the NDMP Backup Request dialog box, configure the Directory option.
/<vserverName>/<volumeName>/.snapshot/<snapshotName>
7
Set the Dump Level and the remaining backup options.

Restoring data

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