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How to perform volume backups and restores using Active IQ Unified Manager and Workflow Automation

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Applies to

  • Active IQ Unified Manager 9.6+
  • OnCommand Unified Manager 6.x,7.x +
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA)


This article describes the procedure to use OnCommand Unified Manager (UM) as a tool to create SnapVault/SnapMirror relationship for unprotected volumes from
volume and protection page of UM GUI.


  1. Unified Manager must be connected to WFA server from the Unified Manager Web UI. For integrating Unified Manager and WFA
  2. For Mirror protection (requires an active SnapMirror license)
  3. For Backup vault protection (requires an active SnapVault license)
  4. Ports needs to be open for NDMP communication between the following devices:
  • UM server to source and destination cluster mgmt lifs (port 10000)
  • Intercluster (IC) LIF between the clusters (port 11104, 11105 and 18600-18699)
  • For more information, see the How to manage NDMP on storage system guide.
  • User can reduce the port range by using the option 'ndmpd.data_port_range' for IC LIFs.
  • Run the following command:

              vserver services ndmp modify -vserver * -data-port-range 18600-18699”

  1. Vserver scoped needs to be enabled with the NDMP allowed protocols verification. For more information, see How to enable SVM-scoped (Vserver-scoped) NDMP.
  2. Create a Vserver NDMP password. For more information, see How to configure NDMP authentication in the 'SVM-scope'(Vserver-scoped) mode.
  3. Cluster and Vserver peers must be intact and running
  4. Both source and destination clusters must be added to the UM server and have successful inventory without any errors
  5. Users/Permissions involved to setup the protection relationship are:
  • UM: admin with OnCommand Administrator
  • Cluster: Local Cluster Admin Account
  1. Make sure to collect the following information before creating 'SnapMirror' or 'SnapVault' relationships on a source volume:
  • Source volume type should be read-write
  • Destination cluster name
  • Destination Vserver name
  • Destination aggregate

Other Tools:

The following management tools can also enable cluster or storage virtual machines (SVM) administrator to manage SnapMirror or SnapVault protection

  • OnCommand Workflow Automation
  • OnCommand System Manager

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