john.stoffel at taec
Mar 2, 2012, 2:30 PM
Scott> Hi All, I've lurked for a long time but never replied so if I'm
RE: Experience with Backup Software using NDMP
[In reply to]
Scott> not doing it correctly (reply all) someone please correct
Scott> me. This list has been a great resource for me. Thanks.
Scott> I've been using CommVault for a long time, 4+ years for NDMP
Scott> against two 3020's. Using this along with SnapManager for SQL
Scott> and snap-shots to a 2050 in DR has been proven rock solid, no
Scott> issues at all, that is besides constantly remembering these are
Scott> getting old and need replacement.
Scott> If you have any Commvault specific questions I'll try to
Scott> help. We're at Version 8 I believe. I use NetApp De-Dupe, not
Scott> Commvault and it has not been an issue thankfully as we are so
Scott> short on disk that without dedupe some volumes would be full :(
Be careful when you upgrade to CommVault 9, it has a nasty bug with
NDMP backups if you are using a Solaris 10 on x86_64 as Media Agent.
We got bit, even though we had waited to upgrade to 9SP3b, it only got
fixed in Service Pack 4b I think. In any case, lots of bugs with
Media Agents running on Solaris 10 x86_64. Sigh...
I'm still not wild about CommVault as software. Way to point and
clicky to me, and hard to get good reports out of. But I'm an old
Networker user and I could make that tool sing. Never did run
Networker with NDMP though.
In general though, I'd say that Networker 6.2.x was miles better.
Faster restores, better media and library handling, and the indexing
was quick and fast to search through. Maybe I just don't get
As for Bacula, I use it at home, but not with NDMP, and the open
source community edition doesn't support NDMP that I'm aware of. But
I don't have a toaster at home to play with.
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