Enable node-scoped NDMP on the cluster

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You can back up volumes hosted on a node by enabling node-scoped NDMP, setting up the password for the root user, and configuring a LIF for data and control connection.

You can configure node-scoped NDMP by enabling node-scoped NDMP on the cluster and NDMP service on all nodes of the cluster. You must also configure the root user for NDMP when enabling the NDMP service.

Steps
  1. Enable node-scoped NDMP mode by using the system services ndmp command with the node-scope-mode parameter.

    cluster1::> system services ndmp node-scope-mode on
    NDMP node-scope-mode is enabled.
  2. Enable NDMP service on all nodes in the cluster by using the system services ndmp on command.

    Using the wildcard “*” enables NDMP service on all nodes at the same time.

    You must specify a password for authentication of the NDMP connection by the backup application.

    cluster1::> system services ndmp on -node *
    
    Please enter password:
    Confirm password:
    2 entries were modified.
  3. Disable the -clear-text option for secure communication of the NDMP password by using the system services ndmp modify command.

    Using the wildcard “*” disables the -clear-text option on all nodes at the same time.

    cluster1::> system services ndmp modify -node * -clear-text false
    2 entries were modified.
  4. Verify that NDMP service is enabled and the -clear-text option is disabled by using the system services ndmp show command.

    cluster1::> system services ndmp show
    Node                  Enabled   Clear text  User Id
    --------------------- --------- ----------- ---------
    cluster1-1            true      false        root
    cluster1-2            true      false        root
    2 entries were displayed.