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NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP 11.4 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP


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About NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP

NetVault Backup Plug‑in for NDMP (Plug‑in for NDMP) is an advanced data protection solution for information stored in network-attached storage (NAS) devices running Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP). It provides efficient backup and recovery options regardless of the NDMP network configuration model in use. The plug-in also offers advanced features, including browsable volume selection and Direct Access Restore (DAR), which lets you quickly find what must be restored to provide rapid time-to-recovery.

Recover faster with Direct Access Restore (DAR): Filers that support DAR can take advantage of this NDMP feature, which enables fast recovery of whole directories, single files, or subsets of files by recording each file’s location within the backup media. This feature eliminates the need for you to read sequentially through the entire backup set to locate and restore individual files.
Operate seamlessly between multiple platforms: The Plug‑in for NDMP supports mixed server environments with integrated data protection for UNIX, Windows, Linux, and NAS devices.
Choose from multiple backup configuration options: Increase NAS and network availability by defining NDMP-based backup functions to meet your existing storage environment. The plug-in supports all five NDMP data transfer models. NetVault Backup and Plug‑in for NDMP work together to support dynamic sharing of tape devices in a NAS/SAN storage environment using existing tape technology investments.
Ensure efficient backup performance: Experience fast NDMP backups regardless of the type or location of secondary storage devices in use. A filer backup can be performed to any machine with a direct attached device — you are not limited to just the backup server or NAS appliance.
Manage and control distributed data centrally: Use data transfer over the network while maintaining centralized backup administration.
Disk-based backups to NetVault SmartDisk®, including the ability to deduplicate data

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About this document

This guide describes the procedures for installing and configuring the Plug‑in for NDMP. The information covered in this guide is common to all supported NAS appliances using NDMP. For additional notes on your particular filer, see the Quest NetVault Backup Plug‑in for NDMP Application Notes which are intended as a supplement to this guide. The Application Notes provide more installation and configuration notes, outline the backup and restore procedures, and contain troubleshooting instructions specific to your filer.


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Target audience

This guide is intended for system administrators responsible for installing, configuring, and using the Plug‑in for NDMP. An understanding of filer administration and the host platform is assumed.


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