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Backup of NetApp Files

Post by mschweitzer » Dec 16, 2014 2:17 pm

Hi@all,
we use Veeam B&R 6.5 to backup our VMware 5.1 cluster (VMs are stored on Datacore storage). This works very good!

Independant to that construct, we have a NetApp FAS2240 connected to our network and we store normal user files on multiple partitions on it.
Now we are looking for a Backup tool, which can backup the files from NetApp to Tapelibrary.

-> Can Veeam B&R v8 backup our VMware environment AND the NetApp-Files on a Tapelibrary? (Veeam is installed on a seperate physical server)

Thanks.
Martin

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Re: Backup of NetApp Files

Post by veremin » Dec 17, 2014 10:14 am

You can use files to tape job to backup individual files to tapes. Since you have VB&R already installed, my recommendation would be to update to the latest version (6.5 is not even supported any longer) and check whether files to tape jobs answer your requirements.

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Re: Backup of NetApp Files

Post by mschweitzer » Dec 17, 2014 11:25 am

OK Thanks, this is one "classic" solution.
But really perfect would be the possibility to use snapshotfunction of NetApp and backup the snapshots inkremental to tapes (NDMP, direct to tape).
Is this possible?

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Martin

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Re: Backup of NetApp Files

Post by veremin » Dec 17, 2014 11:40 am

Currently, it's not. We're investigating possibilities, though. So, if you have any specific request regarding it, feel free to post it in the adjacent thread. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Backup NetApp (as normal NAS in network)

Post by mschweitzer » Feb 11, 2015 12:49 pm

Hi,
we use a NetApp 2240 as a fileserver, and NOT as a SAN storage. It´s used as normal NAS. (we currently use veeam to backup vmware-cluster on datacore-storage and it´s fine!)
Is it possible to backup files or snapshots of a NetApp with veeam, without using the NetApp as Virtualisation-Storage?
And I don´t want to backup the thousands of files via SMB fileshare over LAN.
Thanks.
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Martin

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Re: Backup of NetApp Files

Post by foggy » Feb 11, 2015 1:42 pm

Martin, currently only file copy or file to tape jobs can be used for that.

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