add snapvault license

>options snapvault.enable on

>options snapvault.access host

>options ndmpd.preferred_interface e2 #optional


importing existing relationship

-just add the relationship

-schedule/retention not imported



a. First st this at filer

Options ndmpd.enable ON

Options ndmpd.access < dfm host >


b. While DFM is downloaded and installed

Primary storage system

          Primary System Name

         NDMP user  < root >  , if no other users are defined

         NDMP p/w  <  > 


c. Telnet to port 10,000 and make sure that it can talk and not



Diagnosis between DFM host and Filer

At host where DFM is downloaded

C:\> dfm host diag  < primary filer >







DFM database files of windows host machine

C:\> dfm database get

         dbDir     c:/Program files/Network Appliance/Data Fabric Manager/DFM/Data






Vol create src1 L 2

              (at this point question is asked , read that carefully,

               this volume cannot be deleted. It is one time)

vol create dst1 2

vol status

              ( you will see snaplock compliance vol here )

Snapmirror initialize S giardia:src1 L giadia:dst1








Create steps

a. vif create vif1 e0  e7a   e6b   e8  --------single mode



Vif create multi vif0 e4   e10  ----  multi mode


b. ifconfig  vif1 < ip of vif > netmask

    mediatype 100tx  -fd

c. update /etc/rc file

d. reboot


Tip 1

   check filer > routed status

   filer > routed ON


Tip 2

If there is 3 port ( eg : 2 Gig and 1 100 bast T Ethernet ) so that e0 ( default 100 base T ) e0 must be turned off





If the hosting filer administrator does not have CIFS or NFS access to the data contained in V filers, except for that in Vfiler0. After storage unit is assigned to a Vfiler, the hosting filer administrator loses access ot htat storage unit. The Vfiler administration gains access to the Vfiler by rsh to the Vfilers IP address.


As hosting filer administrator, before you create a Vfiler with the /vol/vol1 volume, you can configure the /etc/exports file so that you can mount the /vol/vol1 volume. After you create the Vfiler, an attempt to mount the /vol/vol1 volume would result in the Stale NFS file handle error message. The Vfiler administrator can then edit the Vfilers /etc/exports file to export /vol/vol1, run the exportfs-a command on the Vfiler, tehn mount /vol/vol1, if allowed.



>ipspace create vfiler1-ipspace

>ipspace assign vfiler1 e3a


>ifconfig e3a

>ipspace destroy e3a_ipsapce

>ipspace list

>vfiler create vfiler2 -s vfiler2 -i /vol/vfiler/vfiler2

>vfiler status -a

>vfiler status -r #running


>vfiler run vfiler1 setup

>vfiler stop|start|destroy

does it need to be started after setup?




Filer General              NFS                CIFS                SnapMirror                      SnapVault                NDMPCopy       SM SQL      Search

Cache location

C:\documents and settings \ all users\application data\nuview\storage\server\cache


To change the location of the VFM application directory


<C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\NuView\>, which contains the cache directory:


1.Take a snapshot of the application in case there is a need to return to the working state.  This can be done through VFM in the Tools menu by selecting Take Application Snapshot Now.  Have the user create a snapshot and save it.

2. Save a copy of the VFM application folder < C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\NuView> somewhere for backup purposes.

3.Exit VFM and stop the StorageXReplicationAgent service and the StorageXServer service.

4. Create a folder on a different drive on the VFM server where the application directory should reside in the future.  Please use a local destination for the folder for example D:\VFMAppData.  A mapped drive does not work in this situation.  Create a new subdirectory called NuView in the new location.  Ex:  D:\VFMAppData\NuView

5. Go to the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\NuView directory and copy the StorageX directory to the new location created by the user under the NuView subdirectory.  The new location should look something like this:  D:\VFMAppData\NuView\StorageX

6. Open the registry with regedit.exe and find the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NuView\StorageX key.  Add a new String Value here with the name AppDataDir and set the value data to the root of the new cache location.  Ex: D:\VFMAppData

7. Close regedit and start the StorageX Server and Replication Agent services.

8. Start VFM and wait as it reads through the new cache directory and loads roots and information that were copied to the new location.



 Bakup media fundamentals

Ndmpd should be ON

To check

Filer> ndmpd status

Filer> ndmp probe 0 [ session 0 , can be from 0 5 ]


sysconfig t    ( will give some backup media information )

mt f nrst0a status

restore tf nrst0a display file list, there can be multiple

                              backups in backup file, which is filelist

mt f nrst0a fsf 1

storage disable adapter <port>

storage enable adapter <port>

storage show tape supported  - should show wwn if yes

(sysconfig a will tell port and also shows if adapter card online or offline usually slot 10)

/etc/log/backup   ----- log files


List all the files in backup

Filer> restore tf rst0a rewind (rewind the tape)

Filer> mt f rst0a fsf 6 (move the head to file list6)

Filer> mt f rst0a status ( make sure )

Filer> restore xvbfDH 60 rst0a /vol/vol0/ ( restore )



Dump 0f rst0a /vol/vol0/etc/usermap.cfg   ----- example


SCSI tape diagnostics to send vendor ( more detail messages )

Filer> mt f diag 1      --------  ON

Filer > mt f    diag 0  -------------- OFF


Copy & paste console messages and send to vendor 

( with diag 1 ON, all the messages will go to etc/messages like when any backup job, command is executed like mt f, rewind, offline , erase, status diag  etc  )


Some issues


If veritas is showing RED to LTO tape devices, then reboot LTO and restart veritas services


If backup is done from Veritas software, make sure that no sessions are staying back as cifs share sessions. Go to my computer->Manage->connect to filer->shares->sessions.

Administrative shares of backups are seen here as sticking not going away even after backup is complete and you see huge list here.


Fiber channel backup device


Filer> Fcadmin online adapter 8a

Filer> Fcadmin online adapter 8b

Filer > fcp show adapter


filer> storage show tape


Tape Drive:         FPN[200300051e35353d]:0.80

Description:        HP      Ultrium 2-SCSI 

Serial Number:      HUM2M00009

World Wide Name:    WWN[5:006:0b0000:1e01ae]

Alias Name(s):      st0 

Device State:       available (does not support reservations)


McData Side

CNXNAS*> storage show switch

Switch: WWN[1:000:080088:020751]

Fabric: WWN[1:000:080088:020751]

Name: CNX01

Domain: 97

Type: switch