HowTo setup Celerra NDMP Backup using Symantec BackupExec

Introduction – what is NDMP
As per Wikipedia August 8th : NDMP, or Network Data Management Protocol, is a protocol invented by the NetApp and Legato companies, meant to transport data between NAS devices and backup devices. This removes the need for transporting the data through the backup server itself, thus enhancing speed and removing load from the backup server.
Most contemporary commercial, multi-platform backup software, such as Amanda, CA ARCserve, EMC Networker, EMC Avamar, Symantec Netbackup and Backup Exec (since v11d), CommVault Simpana, IBM Tivoli, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), and others support this protocol.
Celerra Configuration
Login to the control station using ssh and type the following commands.
Enable Snapsure:

server_param ALL -f NDMP -m snapsure -v 1

Enable MD5:

server_param ALL -f NDMP -m md5 -v 1

Create ndmp user on each active server:

/nas/sbin/server_user server_2 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:
/nas/sbin/server_user server_3 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:
/nas/sbin/server_user server_4 –add –md5 –password ndmp
User ID: 1000
Group ID: 1000
Home directory:
Changing password for user ndmp:
Retype new password:

Backup Exec Installation
To add the CIFS Server as NDMP Backup Source, the NDMP Connection must be entered into Backup Exec and the selected in each Selection List needed.
  • Start Backup Exec
  • Click on Menu “Tools” à “Configure Devices” à “Add NDMP Storage…”
  • As server enter the CIFS server’s IP address
  • As description enter the CIFS server’s name + “ NDMP”
  • As logon account select the “ndmp” user created on the management station
  • Click “ok” and repeat this steps for every CIFS server
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