NDMP Policy best practice
While I have some experience with NB, I really haven't done much in terms of NDMP backups, so I have a question...
I just started working in a 7.5 environment (RHEL on the master and media servers). The person who initially setup the policies is no longer around.
The standard policies are what one would expect...one policy encompasses all Linux clients that have the same backup needs in terms of schedule, backup selection, etc... Same for Windows and other policy types. However for NDMP, there is a policy for each subdirectory under /vol. So there are a lot of NDMP polices with the same attributes, schedules, client, but the only distinction is the Backup selection. Since I do not have much experience with NDMP, I'm wondering if this is typical. Why not allow multiple data streams, and use NEW_STREAM directive, and specify the various /vol/dirs in one policy?
We are doing remote NDMP, backing up to a Data Domain, using OST, via a media server. (and SLPs to replicate)