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Created: 15 Oct 2013 • Updated: 29 Oct 2013 | 4 comments
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We Need to take backup of a Volume containing 30 snapshots.

Please let us know that the backup selection entry should be in which format :




While selecting “/vol/VolumeName”, the backups are failing with status 99.

So do we need to select each of those 30 snapshots in the format “/vol/VolumeName/.snapshot/SnapshotName” in order to take the backup.

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Marianne's picture

Please supply all relevant info?

Backup seems to be NDMP type, right?

Which make/model NAS filer?

You have selected NBU 7.6. Is that your NBU version?

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K.Kavi's picture

Yes its NDMP

Make and model : Netapp (FAS 2040 )

No its NBU (version we are using)

Will Restore's picture

from Symantec NetBackup™ for NDMP Administrator's Guide

Required backup selections options for an NDMP policy

The backup selections list must specify directories from the perspective of the NDMP host.

Two examples:



The following backup selections capabilities are NOT supported for an NDMP policy:

■ Wildcards in pathnames. For example, /home/* is an invalid entry.

■ Individual file names. Only directory or volume names are allowed.

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

GV89's picture


/vol/volume can be used as a backup selection.

else raise a case with vendor.