SnapProtect Backup - Support

Table of Contents

Initial SnapProtect Setup

Deployment and a successful initial run of an SnapProtect backup in some complex environments may require customization, due to specific dependencies in your environment. The following parameters are known to affect the deployment and initial run and hence need a thorough evaluation:

  • Firmware versions on the array
  • Device types
  • Mode of access
  • Security configuration
  • Operating Systems interacting with the storage array
  • Application layout on the storage array LUNs

License Requirements

The SnapProtect feature requires the NetApp Snap Management license. This license is consumed when SnapProtect is enabled for a client.

Backup Types

The following table lists the Agents supporting the SnapProtect backup and provides information about the various options supported by each of these Agents.

Agents Full Backup Incremental Backup Differential Backup Notes

Virtual Server (VMware)

  Backup of VM Templates is not supported.

Virtual Server instances configured with ESX server are not supported. Instances should be configured using Virtual Center.

Exchange Database

 

Oracle

  Incremental backups are applicable for Backup copies.

See Backup Copy Operations for more information.

Microsoft SQL Server

  Transactional Log backups always use the traditional backup method. Log backups are stored in the Primary (classic) copy.

Microsoft SharePoint Server

      Snap Mining operations from a snapshot on the computer hosting the snapshot or from a proxy computer are supported.

MySQL

  Only supported in UNIX configurations.

NAS

 

Virtual Server (Hyper-V)

  SnapProtect backups support online virtual machines.

DB2

    Backup of partial databases is not supported.

Log files always use the traditional backup method.

Lotus Notes Database

     

Unix File System

On Demand Backup Set is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.

Raw partitions in Unix are supported.

Mirrored LVM configuration is not supported.

Windows File System

On Demand Backup Set is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.

The SnapProtect feature is not supported for VMware datastores created using local disks. The datastores should be created from RDM LUNs.

Platforms

The following table lists the platforms supported for SnapProtect backup. The latest updates should be installed on all the platforms.

Operating System Cluster Support File Systems Databases

Windows 2003 and Higher

MSCS NTFS SQL version 2005 & 2008 Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 – including DAG

VMware ESX or ESXi

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

  iSCSI, FC, NFS, and VSAN datastores ESX vSphere 4.1 or later, 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 6.0

AIX 5.2 and 5.3

Veritas Cluster JFS, JFS2, VxFS Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

AIX 6.1, 7.1 (LPARS Supported, Virtual SCSI devices not supported)

Veritas Cluster JFS, JFS2, VxFS Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

HP-UX 11 v2/v3 (PA-RISC and Itanium)

Service Guard HFS, VxFS Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2 DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x

  ext2, ext3, reiserfs, VxFS Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

Red Hat/CentOS Linux 4.x and 5.x

Linux Cluster Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, reiserfs, VxFS, GFS2 (5.x only) Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

Red Hat/CentOS Linux 6.x and 7.x**

Linux Cluster Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS, GFS2 Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

Solaris 10 SPARC (Solaris Zones Supported)

Sun Cluster Veritas Cluster UFS, VxFS, ZFS Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher

Solaris 11 Express

  UFS, VxFS, ZFS  

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2 and 11

Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, DB2 version 9 or higher
  • ** To enable Red Hat and CentOS 7.x support:

    1. Disable and stop the lvm2-lvmetad service. To do this, run the following command:

    systemctl disable lvm2-lvmetad
    systemctl stop lvm2-lvmetad

    2. Disable lvmetad in to the LVM config file. To do this, run the following command:

    edit /etc/lvm/lvm.conf to include use_lvmetad = 0

Note that the above list does not provide a comprehensive list of supported platforms for each agent. See System Requirements for information on the platforms supported by the individual Agents.

See List of Deprecated Applications and Platforms for more details.

SnapProtect for Open Systems

Deployment and a successful initial run of an SnapProtect backup in some complex environments may require customization, due to specific dependencies in your environment. The following parameters are known to affect the deployment and initial run and hence need a thorough evaluation:

  • Firmware versions on the array
  • Device types
  • Mode of access
  • Security configuration
  • Operating Systems interacting with the storage array
  • Application layout on the storage array LUNs

The following table lists the Agents supporting Block Level Replication and provides information about the various options supported by each of these Agents.

Agents Full

Backup

Incremental

Backup

Differential

Backup

cluster

support

WORKFLOW Notes

Exchange Database

  Full, Incremental or Differential Exchange 2013 is supported.

No DAG support.

Only database level backups are supported with SPOS enabled storage policy.

Backup of individual mailboxes to a SPOS enabled storage policy is not supported.

Data mining is supported only with a target storage policy that is not SPOS enabled.

To perform single mailbox restore, do an out-of-place restore of the Exchange Database and then using the DB mining tool (setup should have x32 Microsoft Outlook) to get mailboxes/messages list and restore them as MSG/PST format.

Microsoft SQL Server

Incremental backups will be transaction log backups and can only be run from the subclient level

  Workflow will only start FULL backup jobs for SQL subclients that are associated with it. MS SQL 2012 is supported.

Transactional Log backups always use the traditional backup method. Log backups are stored in the Primary (classic) copy.

Oracle

    Workflow will start a SPOS job for a Oracle subclient only if the data storage policy is the same as the storage policy on which the workflow is running or if no data is selected at the subclient level but the log storage policy is set to the storage policy from which the work flow is running. Incremental backups are applicable for Backup copies. See Backup Copy Operations for more information.

Log and data on the same volume is not supported.

No support for partial table backups, i.e., no support for online subset backup option.

RAC and ASM are not supported.

Unix File System

  Full, Incremental or Differential On Demand Backup Set is not supported for SnapProtect Open Systems Backup.

Raw partitions in Unix are not supported

Mirrored LVM configuration is not supported.

Root Volume snap is supported with LVM.

Windows File System

Full, Incremental or Differential On Demand Backup Set is not supported for SnapProtect Backup.

Default subclient is not supported for SPOS

The following table lists the platforms supported for SnapProtect for Open Systems.

Operating System Cluster Support File Systems Databases LOGICAL Volume Managers

Windows 2003 and Higher

Windows 2008 and higher

NTFS, ReFS SQL version 2005 & 2008 Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 Basic and Dynamic volumes supported on Windows.

Red Hat/CentOS Linux 4.x and 5.x

No cluster support ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2 Linux Native LVM, Veritas volume manager

Red Hat/CentOS Linux 6.x

No cluster support ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2 Linux Native LVM, Veritas volume manager

Oracle Enterprise Linux

No cluster support ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2 Linux Native LVM, Veritas volume manager

Solaris 10 SPARC (Solaris Zones Not Supported)

No cluster support UFS via CxBF, VxFS   Veritas volume manager

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2 and 11

No cluster support ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs Oracle 12c, Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2 Linux Native LVM, Veritas volume manager

 

Inline backup copy from workflow is not supported.

Revert from a SnapProtect for Open Systems snapshot is not supported.

No support in the SnapTestTool for SnapProtect for Open Systems backups.

Release Notes

  • Storage policy reassociation will cause a baseline for some or all the volumes in the subclient.
  • No support for NetApp C Mode or OnCommand Unified Manager 6.x1.
  • No support for filtering of pagefile.sys and hiberfile.sys on Windows 2003. Please refer to Skipping Files for Backup for more information.