NDMP default options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu backup and restore

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NDMP default options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu backup and restore

You can set up default options for all backup and restore jobs.

See Setting the default backup and restore options for NDMP.

Table: NDMP default options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu backup and restore



Backup method

Specifies 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

Backs up NetApp Access Control Lists.

Enable 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. This option is selected by default.

Restore Access Control Lists

Restores NetApp Access Control Lists.

Enable Direct Access Recovery

Enables Backup Exec to use Direct Access Recovery (DAR) during the restore job. With DAR-enabled recovery, Backup Exec can specify the exact location of a file in a backup data stream. The NDMP server can then read the data applicable to the single file being restored. This practice reduces the amount of information that is processed and significantly reduces recovery time. If DAR is not available, the restore may take significantly longer.

Restore without writing data to disk (Verify data without doing a restore)

Tests the validity of the data that you selected for the restore job. Backup Exec does not restore the data. For NetApp/IBM filers, you should use this option to verify data instead of Backup Exec's verify backup job option.

Preserve tree

Restores the data with its original directory structure intact. This option is enabled by default. If you clear this option, all data in the directories and the subdirectories is restored to the path you specify in the File Redirection dialog box.

See File Redirection restore options .


This option affects restore jobs for NetApp/IBM data only. For EMC data, use the Preserve treeoption in the EMC group box. For non-NDMP data, use the Preserve tree option on the General Restore Job Properties dialog box.

See General options for restore jobs.

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