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The NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS) graphical management interface includes several windows in which you can manage backup and restore workflows, and monitor the current status of data protection relationships.

  • Dashboard
    Provides an overview of the data protection environment, including recent activity, summary of target and cloud backups, and alerts.
    If no disk target and cloud targets are added yet, an option to add them is provided.

  • Data Protection

    • Shows the backup status of all volumes in the peered primary clusters. Clicking on individual tiles displays detailed status for that volume.

    • Three shield icons indicate:

      • Local snapshots – no target or cloud workflow, only Snapshot copies of the volume

      • Protect to disk – disk-to-disk back up to target cluster

      • Protect to cloud – complete disk-disk-cloud in place

        If a volume has no green shields, no default Snapshot policy is in place. NetApp Data Availability Services applies its default Snapshot policy as part of the protection workflow.
        Additional status messages show activities in progress and deleted volumes.

    • Allows data protection workflows to be extended from source to target, and target to cloud.

    • Display options:

      • View; display only desired data protection type

      • Group by; sort by Cluster, Size or Protection type

      • Toggle between tiles and compact tabular listings of protected volumes

  • Targets

    • Shows ONTAP disk targets and cloud targets that have already been configured.

    • Allows a new target to be added.

  • Restore

    • Allows searches of the catalog database by volume, LUN or file name.

    • From the search results, allows volumes, LUNs, and single files from a given Snapshot copy to be restored.

    • Provides search and filter by volume options.

  • Policies

    • Shows data protection policies currently available from NetApp Data Availability Services and any existing custom policies discovered during initial registration.
      The Discover button toggles between default and all available policies.

      • Only an ONTAP administrator can create or delete SnapMirror policies, and this must be done on the secondary cluster using ONTAP System Manager.

      • Policies cannot be created, modified, or deleted in the NDAS app.

      • If policies are added, deleted or changed on the ONTAP target (secondary) after initial NDAS registration, those policy changes will not be applied to existing NDAS backup workflows.

  • Activity

    • Shows details about recent job activity and alerts.

  • Settings (the gear icon in the upper right of the app)
    Displays settings and controls for:

    • Version
      The NDAS app version and available upgrades

    • Support
      Component ID numbers, NetApp Support contact link, and Support Bundle download (including logs for diagnostic purposes)

    • User
      Admin user name and password change facility