I'm looking to register our VNX2 a second time with our NDMP accelerator so we have two separate clients for the VNX in Avamar Administrator. That way I'll be able to run more than one backup/restore job at the same time.
Do I register the same data mover to the NDMP accelerator (via avsetupndmp) or does it have to be a different one?
I register our VNX 8 times, On each data set I only specify one path and one stream, that way each volume on the VNX comes out as one "Backup", rather than one large "backup" containing all of the volumes.
I started to do this specifically because I didn't want a giant single export to AER, but there are other advantages, such as, if you have re-run a backup its not re-running everything.
In addition to that, I created a couple additional "Clients" that I use for replication so I don't have to replicate the whole NDMP server but just parts of it.
If you have any other questions please let me know, I can share more details if you need them.
Thanks for the reply. So I understand clearly, do I just run avsetupndmp again and use the exact same details as before (same data mover, same account, same password), but with a different descriptive account name?
The client name can be anything you want, I have abandon host names for mine and called them based on the device names we refer to them internally as. This is helps because we have 3+ VNXs at some sites and 4+ isilon clusters we are backing up.
So my names look like this:
(the ac# is the accelerator number we have 3), and the -1 is the client number (I have -1 to -8 on most NAS devices)