BUExec 2010 R3, NDMP and Snapshot restore
Greetings. We have a NetApp FAS2240, and I've created test CIFS shares on the alotted volume. For testing, I'm using the 60 day trial version of NDMP before installing 2012 (waiting for the vendor and license). We are not live yet. We're basically is test mode before the live changeover.
Right now, I use a B2D2T sequence. The tape drive is an older PV114T, and I'm using all 8 slots as a single partition. I do a backup of the shnapshots on this schedule:
Midnight - full
8AM, Noon, 4PM, 8PM - incremental.
As each B2D is completed, the files are copied to tape.
I've deleted some files in the CIFS shares, and now I want to test the restore functionality. The test server doesn't have a lot of hard drive space, so I set the backup jobs to "overwrite" and the tape job to "append".
When I go to conduct a restore, I run it like a standard restore, selecting the files/folders, etc. I select the tape volume (0001-0008) as the source. All other restore varialbles are standard.
When I run the restore job, BUExec doesn't try to use the tape drive, but instead goes directly to the backup folder. I don't know how to set the source as the tape drive/tape.
I'm new to NDMP, but experienced with BUExec.
Thanks in advance for any help and ideas.