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How to use NDMP-based copy utilities (such as ndmpcopy) to copy data between the same or different modes of Data ONTAP

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode
  • Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.1


  • The Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) is a standardized protocol for controlling backup, recovery, and other types of data transfer between primary and secondary storage devices, such as storage systems and tape libraries.
  • NDMP, and its use of dump and restore, can be used to copy data between different locations within, or between, storage systems.
  • These storage systems can run different releases and/or operate in different modes of Data ONTAP. NetApp, and others, provide several utilities to facilitate copying of data using NDMP.
  • This article describes how to enable to use a few of these techniques to copy data using NDMP.


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