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ONTAP Data Protection Administration

Skills Gained This course focuses on enabling you to do the following: Describe and distinguish the data protection features in NetApp ONTAP software Administer the correct ONTAP data protection...

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$2,022 USD
Course Code NA-DATAPROT9
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom

Skills Gained

  • This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:
  • Describe and distinguish the data protection features in NetApp ONTAP software
  • Administer the correct ONTAP data protection feature to address your concern
  • Configure SnapMirror relationships for disaster recovery and data backup
  • Demonstrate SVM DR
  • Describe NDMP-enabled operations to back up NAS data to tape
  • Describe the cloud-based data protection solutions that complement your ONTAP based systems
  • Describe MetroCluster components and functionality
  • Describe SnapMirror Business Continuity components and functionality

Who Can Benefit

  • Backup administrators and data protection specialists


  • ONTAP Cluster Administration (3-day instructor-led course)
  • ONTAP Data Protection Fundamentals (eLearning)

Course Details

ONTAP Data Protection Administration

  • Module 1: Overview of ONTAP data protection
  • Data protection introduction
  • ONTAP data protection solutions
  • ONTAP management solutions
  • Module 2: SnapMirror Fundamentals
  • SnapMirror overview
  • Configuring SnapMirror relationships
  • Guidelines for Intercluster networking
  • Cluster and storage VM peering
  • Module 3: SnapMirror for disaster recovery and backup
  • SnapMirror for FlexVol volumes
  • SnapMirror configuration considerations
  • Using SnapMirror for volumes
  • Interaction between SnapMirror and other ONTAP features
  • S3 SnapMirror
  • FabricPool
  • Load-sharing mirrors
  • Addendum: SnapMirror and other data protection feature interaction
  • Module 4: SnapMirror Synchronous for disaster recovery
  • SnapMirror Synchronous
  • Configuring SnapMirror Synchronous
  • Additional SnapMirror Synchronous configuration
  • Module 5: Storage VM Disaster Recovery (SVM DR)
  • SVM DR introduction
  • SVM DR requirements and configuration
  • SVM data mobility
  • Module 6: ONTAP backup and archive solutions
  • NDMP fundamentals
  • NDMP topologies
  • NDMP management
  • Addendum: NetApp SnapCenter
  • Module 7: Cloud-based data protection
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP
  • SnapMirror Cloud
  • Cloud Backup Service
  • ONTAP data protection with cloud volumes
  • Module 8: ONTAP business continuity solutions
  • MetroCluster fundamentals
  • MetroCluster operations
  • Consistency group management
  • SnapMirror Business Continuity introduction
  • SnapMirror Business Continuity configuration
  • Failover operations and failure scenarios
  • Addendum: SyncMirror feature
  • Configuring cluster peering and Storage VM peering
  • Using SnapMirror software to mirror FlexVol volumes
  • Performing SnapMirror disaster recovery
  • Configuring SnapMirror for unified replication
  • Restoring data from a Snapshot copy
  • Configuring a load-sharing mirror relationship
  • Configuring cluster and storage VM peering for a cascade relationship
  • Configuring a cascade relationship
  • Configuring a SnapMirror synchronous relationship
  • Configuring SVM DR

Module 2: NetApp Mirroring Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror technology
  • Mirror relationships
  • Relationship types
  • Load sharing
  • SnapMirror and SnapVault configuration
  • SnapMirror policies and configuration
  • Automatic transfers
  • Intercluster network connectivity
  • TCP connections
  • Two cluster networking
  • Cluster cascade networking
  • Deployment configuration
  • SnapMirror cascade deployments
  • Cluster Fan-out or Fan-in
  • Intercluster SnapMirror Throttle
  • Network compression
  • Peer relationships

Module 3: Implement SnapMirror Relationships

  • FlexVol volumes mirror copy
  • SnapMirror relationships configuratiom
  • Licensing
  • Language setting
  • Job schedules
  • Monitoring relationships
  • Failover mode
  • Disaster mode
  • Version-independent SnapMirror technology
  • FlexClone technology
  • Tape backup
  • NDMP
  • Volume move

Module 4: Disaster Recovery for Storage Virtual Machines

  • SVM disaster recovery
  • Identity preserve option
  • SVM disaster recovery requirements
  • Selective protection
  • Test and Dev
  • Convert a volume

Module 5: Disk-to-Disk Backup with SnapVault Software

  • SnapVault Soltuion components
  • Snapshot copy policy
  • SnapVault backups
  • Managing SnapMirror and SnapVault updates
  • SnapVault end-to-end storage efficiency
  • Storage compression
  • Space planning requirements
  • Tiered backup
  • Restoring data

Module 6: SyncMirror and MetroCluster Software

  • Data mirroring
  • Plexes and pools to an aggregate relationship
  • Storage type considerations
  • SyncMirror Plex failure
  • MetroCluster overview
  • Nondisruptive operations
  • Local HA failover
  • Protecting data
  • Unmirrored aggregates
  • Node-level QoS
  • Active-active configuration
  • Planned switchover
  • Tiebreaker software

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP technology
  • Terms and concepts
  • Nodes, connections and variables
  • Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP
  • NDMP backup models
  • User authentication
  • SVM-aware NDMP
  • Management commands


  • Ensure connectivity to your ONTAP cluster
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign a network time protocol (NTP) server for SVL-NAU and RTP-NAU
  • Verify that required license codes are installed
  • Create intercluster subnets and LIFs
  • Prepare the storage environment on RTP-NAU as the secondary target
  • Configure cluster peering
  • Configure SVM peering
  • Configure a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Take the source volume offline
  • Activate the destination volume
  • Reactivate the original source volume
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Create an unscheduled Snapshot copy
  • Configure storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Check for space requirements
  • Create the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Create an SVM peer relationship
  • Create the SVM SnapMirror relationship
  • Failover to the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Reverse the SnapMirror relationship
  • Recover the primar SVM
  • Create the SnapVault relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Simulate a disaster and recover data