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Configuring NDMP Backups on VNX 7.0 Rev.A01

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Configuring NDMP Backups on VNXP/N 300-011-830 REV A01

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Preface.....................................................................................................9 Chapter 1: Introduction.........................................................................13System requirements.............................................................................................14 Restrictions.............................................................................................................14 Cautions..................................................................................................................17 User interface choices...........................................................................................17 Related Information..............................................................................................18

Chapter 2: Concept..............................................................................21Basic NDMP backup configuration....................................................................23 Single TLU configuration.....................................................................................24 Dual TLU configuration.......................................................................................24 Three-way backup configuration........................................................................25 Backup levels with VNX and NDMP.................................................................26 Restore PAX file systems......................................................................................27 Dynamic drive sharing.........................................................................................27 VTLUs.....................................................................................................................28 VNX DDAR support feature................................................................................28 FileMover file system backup with NDMP.......................................................28 File system backup with NDMP using an integrated checkpoint using VNX SnapSure.................................................................................................29 Backup/restore with NVB....................................................................................30 NVB requirements.................................................................................................32 NVB restrictions.....................................................................................................33 Filter to exclude directories or files from backup.............................................33 Valid path rules to exclude directories from backup.......................................34

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Valid file-pattern rules to exclude files from backup.......................................35 Tape silvering.........................................................................................................35 Planning considerations.......................................................................................35 Data Mover-to-TLU cabling examples...............................................................36 Implement international character support with NDMP................................37 NDMPcopy.............................................................................................................38 Multithreaded backup and restore design........................................................43

Chapter 3: Configuring.........................................................................45Configure Data Movers .......................................................................................46 Configure the tape buffer size...................................................................46 Configure the read or write block size.....................................................47 Configure an NS series Data Mover.........................................................47 Configure Data Movers for international character sets.......................48 Override the autonegotiated NDMP version..........................................49 Configure the Data Mover to increase the NDMP sessions (Optional)................................................................................................50 Configure the NDMP port range..............................................................51 Set up the TLU.......................................................................................................53 Configure stand-alone tape drives............................................................56 Configure VTLUs........................................................................................56 Assign a username and a password to a Data Mover......................................56 With NIS.......................................................................................................57 Without NIS..................................................................................................57 Set environment variables....................................................................................58

Chapter 4: Managing............................................................................63Manage backup parameters and statistics.........................................................64 View backup parameters............................................................................64 View a specific parameter..........................................................................66 View all parameters....................................................................................67 Modify parameters......................................................................................70 View backup statistics.................................................................................71 Reset backup statistics................................................................................74 Tune backup and restore parameters.......................................................75 Back up a VDM file system with NDMP...........................................................76 Back up a FileMover file system with NDMP...................................................77 Restore a FileMover file system...........................................................................77

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Back up a file system with NDMP by using an integrated checkpoint by using VNX SnapSure.................................................................................78 Perform backup and restore with NVB..............................................................78 Specify NVB in backup vendor software.................................................78 Perform NVB restores...........................................................................................80 Perform full destructive restore.................................................................80 Perform a full destructive restore of a VDM file system.......................88 File-level restore...........................................................................................88 Exclude directories or files from backup by using filtering............................89 Exclude a directory......................................................................................89 Exclude a file................................................................................................91 Perform tape silvering..........................................................................................91 Restore with NetBackup.............................................................................92 Restore with CommVault Galaxy.............................................................96 Restore with NetWorker.............................................................................98

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting................................................................105EMC E-Lab Interoperability Navigator............................................................106 Troubleshooting checklist...................................................................................106 Reporting a problem...........................................................................................107 Known problems and limitations.....................................................................108 Error messages.....................................................................................................108 EMC Training and Professional Services.................................................