NetApp Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline


  • The new course can be viewed at ONTAP 9 Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT9).
  • The updated class includes all relevant cDOT 8.3 content as well as the new ONTAP 9 features.
  • Attend this Fast Lane course and experience a 1:1 student to lab ratio.

About this Course

Become proficient with Data ONTAP Snapshot®, SnapRestore®, SnapMirror®, SnapVault®, Open Systems SnapVault, and NDMP technologies used to replicate and restore mission-critical data in the enterprise. Backup and restore operations are taught using the NetApp storage system command line and OnCommand System Manager.

The course also provides an overview of the Data ONTAP 8.3 MetroCluster solution.

Who should attend

NetApp customers, partners, and employees


Class Prerequisites

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Data ONTAP data protection technologies and data protection management solutions
  • Create and manage Snapshot copies
  • Describe SyncMirror and MetroCluster configuration
  • Create and manage SnapMirror relationships
  • Create and manage SnapVault relationships
  • Configure NDMP for backing up to tape
  • Describe Data ONTAP and third-party management solutions /list]

Follow On Courses

Outline: NetApp Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT)

Module 1: Overview of NetApp Data Protection Technologies

  • Data Protection requirements
  • Technologies and management
  • Aligning technologies to the risk spectrum
  • Data loss risk spectrum
  • Replication technologies
    • Snapshot copy and SnapRestore
    • MetroCluster
    • SnapMirror
    • SnapVault
    • NDMP
  • Management interfaces and solutions
  • Data ONTAP CLI
  • OnCommand system manager
  • NetApp plug-in for Symantec NetBackup
  • Prerequisite Data Protection configurations
  • Intercluster failover group
  • Verify network interface configurations
  • Configure cluster and SVM Peer relationships

Module 2: Data Protection with NetApp Snapshot Copies

  • Snapshot copy
    • Design guidelines
    • Maximum number of copies
    • Manage
    • Obtain information
    • Create manually
    • Modify
  • SnapRestore feature
  • Considerations before restoring data
  • Volume Snapshot restore workflow
  • Perform volume SnapRestore operation
  • Single file SnapRestore
  • Snapshot copy management tasks
    • Guidelines
    • Managing disk space
    • Deleting copies
    • Managing busy copies
    • Autodelet command
  • Snapshot Copy policy
    • Assigning
    • Default policies
    • Workflow
    • Managing policies and schedules
    • Job scheduler
    • Volumes

Module 3: Synchronous Data Protection

  • SyncMirror features and guidelines
  • MetroCluster
    • Range of protection
    • Components
    • Deployment options
    • SnapMirror and SnapVault
    • NDO

Module 4: Using NDMP for Data Protection

  • NDMP technology
    • Concepts
    • Node-scoped
    • SVM-scoped
    • Volume and tape availability with CAB
    • Backup models – local and remote
    • Authentication methods
    • Design considerations
    • Firewall policy
    • Data ONTAP LIFs
    • CAB extension
    • ndmdcopy command
    • Scalability Limits
  • NDMP Services
  • NDMP passwords

Module 5: Implementing and Managing SnapMirror Technology

  • SnapMirror
    • Capabilities
    • Replication workflow
    • Snapshot copies
    • Intracluster and intercluster
    • Volume automatic resizing
    • Volume move
    • Relationships
    • Licensing
    • Test mode
    • Disaster mode
    • Management interfaces
    • Administration
    • FlexClone technology
    • Throttle
    • Network compression
    • Load-sharing
    • Version-independent

Module 6: SnapVault Backup and Recovery

  • Components of SnapVault solution
  • Preconfiguration checklist
    • License codes
    • Language setting
    • Firewall requirements
    • Peer relationship
    • Planning space
    • Snapshot copy policy
  • SnapVault destination volume
  • Modify SnapVault policy
  • Modify relationship
  • Manual update
  • Restore data

Module 7: Using Data Protection Management Solutions

  • Data Protection technologies and management
  • OnCommand console dashboard
  • Protection and provisioning capabilities
  • SnapManager Suite
  • SnapProtect solution overview
  • CommCell components
  • Symantec NetBackup plug-in 2.0


  • Create intercluster subnets and intercluster LIFs
  • Create a CIFs subnet on cluster1
  • Create and aggregate
  • Create a primary SVM
  • Create volumes on the primary SVM
  • Prepare the storage environment on cluster 2 as the secondary target
  • Configure cluster peering
  • Configure SVM peering
  • Create Snapshot copies
  • Restore volume data from Snapshot copies
  • Restore data from Snapshot copies using windows
  • Delete Snapshot copies
  • Create an autodelete policy
  • Create a job schedule
  • Create a Snapshot copy policy
  • Assign a Snapshot copy policy to primary volumes
  • Create a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify Data transfer
  • Take the source volume offline
  • Break the SnapMirror relationship
  • Perform a SnapMirror reverse resynchronization
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify that prerequisites for SnapVault are met
  • Create a SnapVault relationship and SnapVault policy
  • Create a schedule on cluster2
  • Create a SnapVault policy on the destination SVM
  • Create a snapVault relationship from the secondary SVM
  • Perform a SnapVault manual update
  • Edit the retention rules for a SnapVault relationship
  • Simulate date loss
  • Restore SnapVault volume
  • Restore a file from a SnapVault Snapshot copy by using previous versions
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,800
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
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Online Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,800
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
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