NDMP also has limitations, though. The main limitation being that it does not support cross-filer recovery. You cannot back up a NetApp and restore it to a BlueArc filer -- even though both support NDMP. This is because NDMP is a communication protocol only; it does not specify the backup format. Each filer vendor therefore creates their own format, making NDMP restores between filer vendors not possible.
In memoriam – 3 - My father-in-law died a few weeks ago, aged 95. This is the story that he wrote for his children and grandchildren a few years ago describing his experienc...
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