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NetVault Plug-in for NDMP 11.4.5 - Application Notes for Dell FluidFS

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 FluidFS Servers, see the Dell website at:
Software requirements: For information about software requirements and supported filer operating systems, see the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide available at:
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 requirements in the following two sections are met.


Verify that the following authentication requirements are met:

NDMP Service: On the FluidFS Server, ensure that the NDMP services are started.
User account for NDMP backups and restores: Assign a password to the default NDMP user (backup_user) or create a user on the filer using either the FluidFS Group Manager or CLI. Consult the relevant filer documentation for instructions on creating a user account.
Networking and infrastructure: Verify that the NAS Cluster IP Addresses are preconfigured so that you can use them when you add the Dell FluidFS NAS to the Plug‑in for NDMP.
Add the NetVault Backup Server to the Dell NAS: In the Configure DMA Servers dialog box for Dell NAS, add the IP address of the NetVault Backup Server.

Local device topology

This section describes local device topology configuration requirements and guidelines.

Before configuring or adding the NAS Filer to the NetVault Backup application, verify that the devices are attached and visible on all nodes in the cluster.


Verify that all aliases have been set and the operational status is “Optimal” by running the command “system data-protection tape-devices list

Reference - Display all device alias:

If the aliases are not set or need modification, see the Dell FluidFS version 5.0 Administrator’s Guide.

The examples provided here are for your reference; these examples are limited and noninclusive. For queries and issues, contact your FluidFS Support team.

Reference - Display all discovered devices:

Reference - Add a device alias:



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