SMTape capabilities such as backup of Snapshot copies, incremental and differential backups, preservation of deduplication and compression features on restored volumes, and tape seeding help you optimize your tape backup and restore operations.
SMTape provides the following capabilities:
Provides a disaster recovery solution
Enables incremental and differential backups
Backs up Snapshot copies
Enables backup and restore of deduplicated volumes and preserves deduplication on the restored volumes
Backs up compressed volumes and preserves compression on the restored volumes
Enables tape seeding
SMTape supports the blocking factor in multiples of 4 KB, in the range of 4 KB through 256 KB.
You can restore data to volumes created across up to two major consecutive ONTAP releases only.