Question regarding backup of NetApp Filer with Backup Exec 2012 to Dell ML6030 tape library over FC
Looking for clarification on the following. We have been informed that we need the SAN storage options in order for a NetApp filer and Backup Exec server to be able to share a robotic library, to be able to backup via FC.
We have a NetApp FAS3220 filer running 8.2P5 7-Mode. This is our SnapVault target which we want to backup to the Dell ML6030 tape library so tapes can be removed for offsite storage.
The backup server is a Dell PowerEdge R620 (Win2k8 R2 SP1) connected via fibre to 2x Cisco Nexus 5548. The Filer has 2x FC (ports 0c and 0d) connections with one to each nexus 5548 switch. There are 6 tape drives in the library connected by FC to the Nexus 5548's. Drives 1, 3 and 5 to one nexus and drives 2, 4 and 6 to the other 5548.
Zoning is configured on the 5548's and within the OS tape library/drives are correctly discovered and identified. Backup exec also correclty picks up the tape library/drives.
If I configure the filer as an NDMP server via the Configure Storage - Network Storage - NDMP Storage wizard. The Robotic library and the 6 tape drives then also appear under the NDMP device in the storage tab so it looks like there are 2 libraries listed.
When I attempt to do a test backup from the filer I am successfully able to see the volumes, select a volume and pass credential check. The job is successfully created. However when the job runs the status remains at the Queued stage on the Backup and Restore tab, and on the storage tab the tape drives never seem to load a tape. All that happens is that backup exec seems to be cycling through the available tape drives with the status changing from Online to Active to Online.
At this time the ndmp status on the filer shows the following
blk-ntap3220-01a> ndmpd status
Operating on behalf of primary host.
mover state: Idle
data state: Idle
data operation: None
So it looks like nothing is happening. This is what we have been told we need the SSO for as currently the backup server and the filer cannot determine who has ownership of the tape library.
Is this the case?