Availability of volumes and tape devices for backup and restore on different LIF types

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You can configure a backup application to establish an NDMP control connection on any of the LIF types in a cluster. In the storage virtual machine (SVM)-scoped NDMP mode, you can determine the availability of volumes and tape devices for backup and restore operations depending upon these LIF types and the status of the CAB extension.

The following tables show the availability of volumes and tape devices for NDMP control connection LIF types and the status of the CAB extension:

Availability of volumes and tape devices when CAB extension is not supported by the backup application

NDMP control connection LIF type Volumes available for backup or restore Tape devices available for backup or restore

Node-management LIF

All volumes hosted by a node

Tape devices connected to the node hosting the node-management LIF

Data LIF

Only volumes that belong to the SVM hosted by a node that hosts the data LIF

None

Cluster-management LIF

All volumes hosted by a node that hosts the cluster-management LIF

None

Intercluster LIF

All volumes hosted by a node that hosts the intercluster LIF

Tape devices connected to the node hosting the intercluster LIF

Availability of volumes and tape devices when CAB extension is supported by the backup application

NDMP control connection LIF type Volumes available for backup or restore Tape devices available for backup or restore

Node-management LIF

All volumes hosted by a node

Tape devices connected to the node hosting the node-management LIF

Data LIF

All volumes that belong to the SVM that hosts the data LIF

None

Cluster-management LIF

All volumes in the cluster

All tape devices in the cluster

Intercluster LIF

All volumes in the cluster

All tape devices in the cluster