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.

Key benefits

  • The main benefit of using the Incremental Accelerator for NetApp plugin is a vastly improved performance in determining what files must be backed up by getting the list of all files modified since the last backup from the OS instead of having to walk through the entire filesystem. This technique applies to differential and incremental backups.
  • Allows convenient single file restore

 

This plugin is available on RHEL 5 and 6 (32/64 bits), SUSE 11 (64 bits)  and supports NetApp 7.3.6, 8.0 and 8.1.

Incremental Accelerator for NetApp overview

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