I read that only EMC Celerra/VNX is supported for 3-way NDMP and have been doing this for years. We are now moving to begin backing up multiprotocol shares off of ONTAP in cluster mode, so I’m wondering if NDMP backups can be done similarly - tapeless, but backing up volumes via NDMP to capture both sets of permissions. Or, is this simply not an option with ONTAP and the only way to do NDMP is via tape (direct)?
If NDMP tape-less isn’t supported then I guess that means the NAS client is the only way and we need to pick NFS or SMB, correct? The MA in this particular case in Linux, so NFS it will be if the 3-way isn’t and option direct to disk.