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NDMP functionality in IBM Spectrum Protect and NetApp filers

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Abstract

You can configure IBM® Spectrum Protect™ to use the network data management protocol (NDMP) to back up data that is stored on NetApp filers.

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Tip: Beginning with Version 7.1.3, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is now IBM Spectrum Protect. Some applications such as the software fulfillment systems and IBM License Metric Tool use the new product name. However, the software and its product documentation continue to use the Tivoli Storage Manager product name. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see techdoc 1963634.

For users of IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4, V7.1.5, and V7.1.6: For the latest instructions about configuring IBM Spectrum Protect in a NetApp clustered environment, see techdoc 7048311.

For users of IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4 and all later releases: Before you configure IBM Spectrum Protect to back up data on NetApp filers, review the following tables:


To learn about the availability of specific functionality in IBM Spectrum Protect and NetApp filers, see the appropriate section of Table 1. Table 1 includes the following sections:
Table 1. Overview of NDMP functionality in IBM Spectrum Protect and NetApp filers
NetApp functionality Availability in
IBM Spectrum Protect
Required product versions
Data ONTAP features in a clustered environment
Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) operations Yes IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4 or later and Data ONTAP 8.2 or later, or Data ONTAP 9.1 or later.
Clusterwide backup and restore operations Yes IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4 or later and Data ONTAP 8.2 or later, or Data ONTAP 9.1 or later.
Backup and restore operations at the storage virtual machine (SVM) level Yes IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4 or later and Data ONTAP 8.2 or later, or Data ONTAP 9.1 or later.
Backup operations to a non-collocated node (node-to-node operations) No
Tip: In the following rows, enabled features are also available for CAB operations in a NetApp clustered environment.
Backup methods
Base and differential backup operations
(levels 0 and 1, as defined in the NetApp documentation)
Yes All current releases.
Incremental backup operations
(levels 2 - 9, as defined in the NetApp documentation)
No
Directory-level backup operations Yes All current releases.
SnapMirror to Tape (SMTape) full backup operations Yes All current releases.
For details, see Table 2.
SMTape incremental backup operations No
File recovery
File-level restore operations Yes All current releases.
Direct access recovery (DAR) of files Yes All current releases.
Direct access recovery of directories No
Backup destinations
Backup operations to local tape Yes All current releases.
NetApp filer-to-server backup operations over a local area network (LAN) to native storage pools Yes All current releases.
NetApp filer-to-server SMTape backup over LAN to native storage pools Yes All current releases.
Three-way backup operations (in which a NetApp filer backs up data to another filer, which backs up the data to tape) No
Storage pool protection
Storage pool backup operations and moving NDMP data Yes All current releases.
Replicating NDMP data Yes Tivoli Storage Manager V6.3 or later, or IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.3 or later. Data must reside in a native storage pool.
Data deduplication
Backing up NDMP data to container storage pools No

Table 2. NDMP SMTape features in IBM Spectrum Protect and NetApp Data ONTAP
Mode and level of Data ONTAP Data ONTAP support for SMTape backup operations IBM Spectrum Protect support for SMTape backup operations
Data ONTAP 7-Mode, any level Yes Yes, in all levels of IBM Spectrum Protect.
Clustered Data ONTAP earlier than 8.3 No No.
Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and later, or Clustered Data ONTAP 9.1 or later. Yes (only if an SVM determines the scope of NDMP operations) Yes, in IBM Spectrum Protect V7.1.4 or later. You must configure the data movers by specifying TYPE=NASCLUSTER or TYPE=NASVSERVER.

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect
Server

Software version: 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7046965

Modified date: 17 February 2017