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NetApp NDMP allowed configurations

Created: 06 Dec 2012 • Updated: 08 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
KeirL's picture
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Can you tell me if it's possible to have a dual drive library configured with the robot and 1 drive visible to one NetApp filer and the second drive visible to a different NetApp filer?

The Netbackup Master\Media server (Windows) will not have any visibility to the robot or either drive. I assume for this to work then when the second filer needs to do a backup the master\media server will commincate with the first NetApp filer to mount the tape into the second drive.

many thanks

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Will Restore's picture

Each drive can be assigned to a single filer as you wish.

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Robot can be controlled by NDMP host per this technote:

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KeirL's picture

Many thanks for the reply

So just to get this correct in my mind - I'm not using SSO and so will use zoning to only allow each filer to see the relative devices (Filer1  will see robot and 1 drive and Filer2 will see just the second drive) Both drives are in the same tape library.

Do I need to create just a single STU of type NDMP for this configuration with both drives in - clearly each filer will only be able to see one of the two drives and so will always use the desried device - or do I need two storage units in a 'three way' backup configuration that  has only 1 drive in each and I then direct the different backups to the relative STU?

Thanks again


Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

You should create 2 storage unit for each NDMP host. If you configured only one storage unit without specifying dedicated NDMP host, undesired 3 way backup will happen.

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