Backing up NDMP resources

Article:HOWTO12755  |  Created: 2008-01-02  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO12755
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Backing up NDMP resources

The following limitations exist when creating backup jobs for NDMP resources:

  • The NDMP Option does not exclude folders from the backup job if the parent folder is backed up. Instead, all items in the parent folder are backed up, even if you marked items for exclusion from the backup.

  • Backup Exec cannot gather sufficient file and directory information on an NDMP backup to accurately populate the Job Summary and Set Detail Information sections of the job history with the number of files, directories, files skipped, corrupt files, and files in use. These numbers always appear as 0.

    See Restoring NDMP data.

To back up NDMP resources

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. On the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.

  4. In the backup selections tree, expand either NDMP Servers or User-defined Selections.

    If Backup Exec added the NDMP server to the backup selection list automatically, the NDMP server appears in the NDMP Servers node. If you added the NDMP server to the backup selection list manually, the NDMP server appears in the User-defined Selections node.

  5. Select the NDMP resource you want to back up.

    You may be prompted to select or create a logon account for this resource.

  6. On the Properties pane, under Destination, click Device and Media.

  7. In the Device list, select a storage device.

  8. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click NDMP.

  9. Select any of the following options:

    Backup method (NetApp/IBM)

    Select this option to specify the backup level. Level 0 provides a full backup. Levels 1 through 9 provide various levels of incremental backups. Level 1 backup method backs up new or modified files since the level 0 backup, level 2 backup method backs up new or modified files since the level 1 backup, and so on.

    Back up Access Control Lists

    (NetApp filers only). Select this option to back up NetApp Access Control Lists.

    Enable file history (NetApp/IBM)

    Select this option to enable the generation of file history data. File history is used to optimize recovery of selected subsets of data from the backup image. File history generation and processing increase the backup time. To improve backup time, uncheck Enable file history. If file history is made unavailable and you must restore data later, restore the entire backup image.

    Backup method (EMC)

    Select this option to specify the backup level. Level 0 provides a full backup. Levels 1 through 9 provide various levels of incremental backups. Level 1 backup method backs up new or modified files since the level 0 backup, level 2 backup method backs up new or modified files since the level 1 backup, and so on.

    Backup type

    Select one of the following backup types:

    • VBB (EMC only)

    • Dump

    Back up with integrated checkpoints (SnapSure)

    Select this option to enable Backup Exec to create a backup set that uses the EMC SnapSure feature. This feature applies only to EMC.

    For more information about SnapSure, see your EMC documentation.

    Enable file history (EMC)

    This option is selected by default. File history allows for the recovery of selected subsets of data from the backup history. If you uncheck Enable file history, file history data is not generated, but backup time may be reduced.

    Enable tape silvering

    Select this option to enable Backup Exec to create a backup set that you can use to replicate data by using tape silvering. This option applies only to EMC.

    For more information about tape silvering, see your EMC documentation.


     
  10. Do one of the following:

    • Start the backup job.

    • Select other backup options from the Properties pane, and then start the backup job.

    Configuring logon accounts

    Creating a backup job by setting job properties

    Restoring NDMP data



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