SnapCenter Plugin for Storage will enable SnapCenter admins to perform Backup, Restore and Clone of data volume on ONTAP storage using Custom Plugin framework built into SnapCenter. Few Benefits of the Plugin.
- User can take consistency group snapshots of storage volumes across ONTAP clusters.
- Users can backup their custom applications using the built in pre and post Scripting framework
- Users can update snapshots taken on the primary to an ONTAP secondary leveraging the existing replication relationship (SnapVault/SnapMirror/Unified Replication) Using SnapCenter Policy. ONTAP primary and secondary can be ONTAP FAS/AFF/Select or Cloud ONTAP
Backup scope can be an ONTAP Volume, LUN or a Qtree. Recovery Scope can be a complete volume, LUN or files . For recovery user needs to provide the respective file path manually as there is no Live browse or Indexing built into the product. Qtree/Directory restore is not supported but we can clone and export Qtree alone if the backup scope is defined at a Qtree level.
Plugin does not support backup to AltaVault.
For information on Install and configuration of custom plugins refer to NetApp SnapCenter Administrator guide