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IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) and IBM Spectrum Protect™ Backup-Archive Client supported levels of NetApp Data ONTAP

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Question

Which levels of NetApp Data ONTAP do the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) and IBM Spectrum Protect™ clients support with its NetApp snapshot-assisted progressive incremental functionality ('incremental -snapdiff' command)?

Answer

Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

This table lists which levels of the

  • 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive clients and
  • 8.1 IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive clients

on Windows, AIX, and Linux x86/x86_64 platforms are supported with which levels of NetApp Data ONTAP for the NetApp snapshot assisted progressive incremental functionality.

TSM B/A Client Levels Platforms Supported NetApp Data ONTAP levels
6.2.0 and 6.2.1 Windows, AIX 64-bit 7.3.0, 7.3.1, and 7.3.2
6.2.x (where x is 2 or higher) Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86 7.3.y (where y is 0 or higher)*,
8.0.1
6.3 Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 7.3.y (where y is 0 or higher)*,
8.0.1
6.4 Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 7.3.y (where y is 0 or higher)*, 8.1.1**
7.1 Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 7.3.y (where y is 0 or higher)*, 8.1.1**
7.1.x Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 7.3.y (where y is 0 or higher)*,
8.1.x (or higher)
8.2.x (or higher)
7.1.2 (or higher) Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 8.1.y 7-mode only
8.2.y 7-mode and c-mode

where y is 0 or higher
7.1.3 (or higher) Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 8.1.y 7-mode only
8.2.y 7-mode and c-mode
8.3.y c-mode

where y is 0 or higher
7.1.4 (or higher) Windows, AIX 64-bit, and Linux x86_64 8.1.y 7-mode only
8.2.y 7-mode and c-mode
8.3.y c-mode

where y is 0 or higher
8.1.0 (or higher) Windows, Linux x86_64 8.3.y c-mode
9.1.y c-mode

where y is 0 or higher
Note: Unless otherwise noted, snapshot assisted backup is only supported for supported versions of ONTAP running in 7-mode. c-mode is supported on ONTAP versions 8.2.1 and above (see above table).

*Note: With 6.2.2 or higher clients, TSM recommends using NetApp Data ONTAP level 7.3.3 or higher levels of 7.3 (7.3.y where y=3 or higher), due to the Unicode support at those levels of Data ONTAP.

**Note: Support for backing up vFiler volumes requires ONTAP version 8.1.1 or greater.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect
Client

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1474217

Modified date: 29 June 2015