Netbackup using SAN / Filer snapshot to backup VMWare VM
I'm trying to find a way to use my Filer (NetApp) snapshots to do VMWare VM backup instead of VMWare snaps.
The idea is to use netbackup default features (like VRay) to do a regular granular VM backup, but instead of using VMWare default Copy-On-Write (performance cost), I would like to use a SAN snapshot (with correct quiescing).
It looks like I should use replication director, but I don't know if I can use something easier (I don't need to replicate or mirror data, just need to backup to dedup volume, then copy to tape).
Any idea ? Any one using it ?
BTW, if I use NDMP, is netbackup able to catalog the files ? Is Search working with a NDMP image ?
Thanks for your feedback,