The Incremental Accelerator for NetApp plugin is designed to simplify the backup and restore procedure of your NetApp NAS, hosting a huge number of files.
When using the plugin, Bacula Enterprise will query the NetApp device to get the list of all files modified since the last backup instead of having to walk through the entire filesystem. Once Bacula has the list of all files to back up, it will use a standard network share (such as NFS or CIFS) to access files. In order to compute the file list modified since the last backup, Bacula needs to store few snapshots on the NetApp device. The Incremental Accelerator for NetApp Plugin will manage the snapshot list to minimize resource usage.