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How to backup your data to NetApp

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Jul 12, 2018

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How to backup your data to NetApp

NetApp is an international data management and storage company based in California, USA. NetApp's premier products FAS (Fabric-Attached Storage) and AFF (All-Flash FAS), which describe the company's proprietary physical storage solution.



StorageGRID is NetApp's clustered storage system that works with IP-based protocols like OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3. The International Data Corporation has praised StorageGRID for being "easy to deploy and to manage" as well as "highly scalable".

Backup4all can access your NetApp storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.

How to set up a new NetApp account

Go to https://www.netapp.com/us/forms/sales-contact.aspx to contact sales and inquire about purchasing the StorageGRID service

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How to backup to NetApp

Steps to follow:

1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).

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2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field, then press Next.

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3. On "Where do you want to save the backup?", select S3 Compatible as the backup destination.

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4. After selecting S3 Compatible, you need to choose the S3 server. Some of the settings will be filled in, just enter the other credentials. Then press Next.

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5. On "What do you want to backup?" add the backup sources. Press Next.

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6. On "How do you want to backup?" you can choose the backup type. Here you can also enable backup encryption. Press Next.

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7. On "When do you want to backup?" you can set the backup job to run automatically on specific days and at specified times.

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8. Press Save -> Save and run.

How to restore from NetApp

Steps to follow:

1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.

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2. Select S3 Compatible, then choose NetApp. Configure the NetApp account.

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3. After the NetApp account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in the destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

4. Press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. The original location is selected by default.
On the same page, you can choose the way in which to restore. You can also filter files before restoring. If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date back to which you want to restore. Press Next.

5. Press Finish to start the restoration process.



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