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Why are NDMP incremental backups failing with Base_Date of -1?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 
  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • NDMP

Answer

A Base_Date of "-1" indicates a customers DMA (Data Management Application) is requesting a NDMP incremental backup and not an error.  Verify the DMA's Base Date is set to 0 to run full backups first before an incremental.

Additional Information

Reference ONTAP documentation for supported environmental variables.