NetApp Data Protection Software Administration


2 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:

Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration

Course Description:

You will learn how to administer the data protection technologies that are built into Data ONTAP® 7.3 and Data ONTAP 8.0— including how to use Snapshot®, SnapRestore®, SnapVault®, Open Systems SnapVault, and SnapMirror® software to replicate and restore mission-critical enterprise data. Learn how to use the command line to manage data protection and how to use NetApp Protection Manager to automate the complexities of setting up and managing data protection. This course provides lectures and demonstrations that give you the information that you need and engages you in hands-on exercises that give you the experiences that you need.

Who should attend:

  • NetApp customers, support personnel and storage administrators who use SnapMirror, SnapRestore, SnapVault, Open Systems SnapVault, SnapLock®, and LockVault™

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Present an overview of NetApp protection technology to support team members or customers
  • Create and manage Snapshot copies using NetApp System Manager and Protection Manager
  • Create and manage SnapVault relationships
  • Create and manage Open Systems SnapVault relationships
  • Import existing SnapMirror and SnapVault relationships into Protection Manager
  • Create SnapMirror relationships for disaster recovery capability
  • Recall information about additional topics, such as, the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup solution, Symantec Foundation Storage Thin Reclamation, and NetApp SMTape backup functions

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1 Data Protection Overview

  • Explain specific challenges faced relating to data protection
  • Describe NetApp® protection technologies
  • Describe the similarities and differences between the command line and Protection Manager to manage NetApp protection software
  • Describe the features of Protection Manager
  • Describe the features of Provisioning Manager

Module 2 Managing Snapshot Copies and SnapRestore

  • Define consistent Snapshot® copies
  • Explain the interoperability of NetApp® data protection software for application servers
  • Identify the administrative interfaces that are used to manage Snapshot copies and SnapRestore®

Module 3 Managing SnapVault Technology

  • Describe how SnapVault technology works
  • Describe Data ONTAP® 8.0.X 7-Mode and SnapVault
  • Describe how SnapVault® works with NetApp® deduplication
  • Create SnapVault relationships using the command line
  • Create SnapVault relationships using Protection Manager

Module 4 Open Systems SnapVault (OSSV)

  • Explain Open Systems SnapVault® technology
  • Explain how Open Systems SnapVault supports Microsoft® cluster configurations
  • Explain how Open Systems SnapVault supports Microsoft SQL Server™ databases
  • Backup and restore open-system hosts using the command line
  • Backup and restore open-system hosts using Protection Manager

Module 5 Managing Disaster Recovery with NetApp SnapMirror

  • Describe Volume and Qtree SnapMirror® and SnapMirror modes
  • Describe SnapMirror and SnapVault® differences
  • Describe MultiStore® vFiler® units and data protection
  • Manage SnapMirror using the command line
  • Manage SnapMirror using Protection Manager
  • Import SnapMirror relationships into Protection Manager
  • Use a SnapMirror protection policy to recover from loss of a primary storage system

Module 6 Additional Topics

  • NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup Solution
  • NetApp Symantec Thin Reclamation
  • NetApp SMTape backup and restore
  • Failing over with the SnapVault SnapMirror Bundle
  • Disaster Recovery Failover with Protection Manager
  • How Protection Manager selects volumes
  • NetApp Open Systems SnapVault advanced topics
  • Using backup scripts with Protection Manager

Lab Exercises

Lab 1-1Identify the hardware in your lab environment
Lab 1-2 Log into the exercise environment
Lab 1-3 Set up System Manager
Lab 1-4 Install Protection Manager and Provisioning Manager
Lab 1-5 Set up the credentials to access your storage system from Protection Manager
Lab 1-6 vFiler Units (optional)
Lab 2-1 Create Snapshot copies using System Manager
Lab 2-2 Configure Snapshot copy setting using System Manager
Lab 2-3 System Manager volume resize wizard
Lab 2-4 Use the command line to manage aggregate Snapshot copies
Lab 2-5 Create a FlexClone Volume Clone
Lab 2-6 Restore data from SnapShot copies
Lab 2-7 Configure volume settings using Provisioning Manager
Lab 2-8 Create a Protection Policy for local backups
Lab 2-9 Backup data using Protection Manager
Lab 2-10 Restore data using Protection Manager
Lab 3-1 Configure SnapVault relationships using the command line
Lab 3-2 Restore data using the SnapVault restore command
Lab 3-3 Configure remote backups using Protection Manager
Lab 3-4 Configure Protection Policy to use a backup script (optional)
Lab 3-5 Restore data using Protection Manager
Lab 3-6 Import SnapVault relationships into Protection Manager
Lab 3-7 Set Data Fabric Manager (DFM) Options
Lab 4-1 Install NetApp agent software on the open systems host
Lab 4-2 Prepare the NetApp system for Open Systems SnapVault
Lab 4-3 Backup and restore an open systems directory using the command line interface
Lab 4-4Back up and restore open systems using Protection Manager
Lab 5-1 Manage SnapMirror relationships using the command line interface
Lab 5-2 Use the command line interface to test the SnapMirror relationship
Lab 5-3Use the command line interface to failover to the mirror
Lab 5-4 Resynchronize the SnapMirror relationship
Lab 5-5 Configure synchronous SnapMirror
Lab 5-6 Using Protection Manager to set up SnapMirror relationships
Lab 5-7 Using Protection Manager failover
Lab 5-8 Design your own protection using Protection Manager