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brastedd
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Backing up NDMP accelerator

After updating our Avamar to 7.2.1-21 I was told that we can now back up our NDMP accelerator the same as we'd back up any other Linux filesystem client.

Avamar automatically adds the accelerator as a client when I run avregister to register the NDMP clients, but I cannot browse the accelerator from Avamar (Backup, Restore and Manage) and when I try to do a backup it says there's no data.

How do I back up the accelerator?

Thanks.

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ionthegeek
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Re: Backing up NDMP accelerator

This might sound like a stupid question but... why are you trying to back up your NDMP accelerator?

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brastedd
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Re: Backing up NDMP accelerator

Because I was told I could. A backup gives me less re-configuration to do if/when the accelerator fails. It also means that if I mess up the configuration for one of my NDMP clients I can put it back without any hassle.

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brastedd
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Re: Backing up NDMP accelerator

Is it possible to back up the NDMP accelerator?

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ionthegeek
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Re: Backing up NDMP accelerator

In theory, it's just a regular Linux client for the purpose of filesystem backups. In practice... I've never heard of anyone doing this and I can't find anything in the documentation saying it's supported.

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brastedd
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Re: Backing up NDMP accelerator

Hmm, that's strange. The tech who did our upgrade definitely told me it was a new feature that we could back up the NDMP accelerator.

It must be registered differently, or something, because while the client appears to be there in Avamar it's not browsable.

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