Protect your on-premises applications data

BlueXP backup and recovery for applications provides data protection capabilities for application consistent Snapshots from on-premises ONTAP primary to cloud provider.

You can back up Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and SAP HANA applications data from on-premises ONTAP systems to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and StorageGRID.

For more information about BlueXP backup and recovery for applications, refer to:


Read the following requirements to make sure that you have a supported configuration before you start backing up application data to cloud provider.

  • ONTAP 9.8 or later

  • BlueXP

  • SnapCenter Server 4.6 or later
    You should be using SnapCenter Server 4.7 if you want to use the following features:

    • Protect backups from on-premises secondary storage

    • Protect SAP HANA applications

    • Protect Oracle and SQL applications that are on VMware environment

    • Mount backups

    • Deactivate backups

    • Unregister SnapCenter Server

  • At least one backup per application should be available in SnapCenter Server

  • At least one daily, weekly, or monthly policy in SnapCenter with no label or same label as that of the policy in BlueXP.

Note If SVMs are added to SnapCenter using FQDN or IP address, applications running on these SVMs cannot be protected. BlueXP backup and recovery for applications recognizes only the SVMs that are added by name or the SVMs discovered by SnapCenter that were added as part of the ONTAP cluster.

The following image shows each component when backing up to cloud and the connections that you need to prepare between them:

A diagram showing how BlueXP backup and recovery communicates with the on-premises applications and the destination storage where the backup files are located.