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Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by jveerd1 » Nov 14, 2014 2:38 pm 2 people like this post

Since the Veeam NetApp partnership, Veeam B&R v8 integrates very well with NetApp as production storage using storage snapshots. Because we often use NetApp as a backup repository we would like to file a NDMP tape support feature request. A very common configuration is connecting a tape library via Fibre Channel or SCSI to the NetApp to perform NDMP tape backup.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Nov 14, 2014 2:51 pm

Hello Joeri,

We will look into your request and explore the possibilities.

Thank you for your feedback!

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by cdl007 » Nov 25, 2014 4:45 pm

Hi,

agree with Joeri, it would be a very usefull features.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Nov 25, 2014 11:49 pm

Frankly speaking, we are discussing this feature - so any input ( like personal use cases or end user scenarios and such ) is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Sloan » Nov 28, 2014 3:25 am

I could get use out of this as well. I have a small subset of the 1600+ VM's that I back up that need quarterly backups retained permanently. As we already use NDMP in our NetApp environment, I could leverage our existing hardware configuration to dump those quarterlies to tape.
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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by mschweitzer » Dec 17, 2014 3:57 pm

We also require this feature. We want to backup NetApp-Filers with NDMP directly (FC) to tape-library.
With this feature, Veeam could be our only backupsystem. Otherwise, we need another backup-tool for that.

This feature would be great!
Thanks.
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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by mschweitzer » Jan 26, 2015 4:15 pm

Hi,
are there any plans for NDMP feature? Has Veeam an information sheet about features planned in later versions?
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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by veremin » Jan 26, 2015 4:30 pm

Has Veeam an information sheet about features planned in later versions?
Nope, unfortunately, we do not disclose our roadmap. Thanks.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by grocanar » Apr 03, 2015 1:45 pm

indeed it would be nice

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by prubner » Jun 08, 2015 7:51 am

Is there any new info about backing up Netapp Cifs share with Veeam like NDMP or another way?
Most of our Netapp customer use NFS für VMware and CIFS for file services.
CIFS is a main feature for our Netapp customer to buy an Netapp storage.
Most of them use other backup software and not veeam.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Jun 08, 2015 11:59 am

Hello Peter,
No updates on this feature, so far. Is it heavily requested by your NetApp customers?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by SPOC » Jun 27, 2015 5:08 pm

Hi all,

we are a big netapp reseller. with veeam integration snapshot managment is great. but what is about cifs and ndmp? VM as file server is not a great solution. is there a plan to ad cifs and ndmp to veeam b&r?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 28, 2015 11:18 am

Hi Oliver,

We keep monitoring the demand for this functionality and based on the feedback will consider adding it to the next major updates.

Thanks!

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Lagcat » Aug 03, 2015 10:14 am

I am looking for this feature as well - would be very helpful to be able to get storage snapshots to tape

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Hi,
to be able to get storage snapshots to tape
Out of curiously why the existing backup to disk to tape is not working for you? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by mschweitzer » Aug 17, 2015 8:09 am

Hi,
is it correct, that new Veeam v9 now supports Backup of NetApp Filer, even if the NetApp isn´t the primary storage for VMware? Can we Backup a standalone NetApp Filer?

Thanks
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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by veremin » Aug 17, 2015 10:29 am

As mentioned above, the said functionality or more specifically demand for is still being monitored. So, version 9 is not going to have it implemented. Do you have any source what different is stated? Thanks.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Aug 21, 2015 7:11 pm

Add another person the list of people asking for NDMP support, specifically for backing up NetApp CIFS shares, trying to avoid VM fileservers.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 24, 2015 1:16 pm

Hi,
backing up NetApp CIFS shares
Have you tried to select a file share as a source in file to tape job?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Sep 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Dima P. wrote:Hi, Have you tried to select a file share as a source in file to tape job?
No I haven't, we do have tape infrastructure at one of our sites but I don't have it set up with Veeam yet, it's still attached to our old commvault system. Is there a way to do a file to disk job with netapp cifs as source?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Sep 03, 2015 6:24 am

Alex,
Yup, possible solution would be to run a File to tape job from Veeam B&R server that has access to the said share: it should be possible to select files that reside on the share in the file to tape job source selection.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Oct 09, 2015 4:01 pm

Dima P. wrote:Alex,
Yup, possible solution would be to run a File to tape job from Veeam B&R server that has access to the said share: it should be possible to select files that reside on the share in the file to tape job source selection.
Dima, none of the attached file shares to the local server are being listed when I try to configure a file to tape job (see attached picture), any suggestions?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Oct 10, 2015 10:07 pm

Hi Alex,

What if you drill down the Network in "browse for files or folders" dialog?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Oct 11, 2015 11:23 pm

Dima P. wrote:Hi Alex,

What if you drill down the Network in "browse for files or folders" dialog?
Only tsclient is listed

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Oct 12, 2015 8:07 am

Can you double check that account you are using for VBR has access to this mapped drive? Thanks

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by veremin » Oct 12, 2015 10:06 am

By the way, what happens if you manually enter there ("Folder" string) the UNC path to the share ? Thanks.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Oct 12, 2015 2:16 pm

Dima P. wrote:Can you double check that account you are using for VBR has access to this mapped drive? Thanks
It does yes

v.Eremin wrote:By the way, what happens if you manually enter there ("Folder" string) the UNC path to the share ? Thanks.
Looks like this worked thanks. I was hoping that there might have been some way to point this file to tape job to a disk target but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by veremin » Oct 12, 2015 3:12 pm

I was hoping that there might have been some way to point this file to tape job to a disk target but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Not sure whether I totally follow you on that. Is the usage of UNC path acceptable for you or you're willing to get something different?

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by airzyk » Oct 15, 2015 5:30 pm

v.Eremin wrote: Not sure whether I totally follow you on that. Is the usage of UNC path acceptable for you or you're willing to get something different?
My goal was to somehow back up a UNC path (CIFS share) to a disk target (backup repository)

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Re: Feature request: NetApp NDMP support

Post by Dima P. » Oct 18, 2015 12:50 pm

UNC path (CIFS share) to a disk target (backup repository)
Just to clarify, you want to perform a file level backup of the files that reside on the share (NAS) to the regular disk repository, correct?

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