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How to configure NDMP authentication in the 'SVM-scope' (previously known as 'Vserver-scope') mode

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  • When using NDMP in the 'SVM-Scope' mode, authentication can be configured either through the Cluster or data SVMs.
  • When authenticating to the cluster, a single NDMP user manages all NDMP backup/restore operations in the cluster.
  • When authenticating to a data SVM, a NDMP user helps manage NDMP backup/restore operations for that data SVM and its resources.
  • An NDMP control connection can be established on different LIF types. In the SVM-scoped NDMP mode, these LIFs belong to either the data SVM or admin SVM. 
  • Availability of volumes and tape devices for backup and restore on different LIF types
  • NDMP data connection types


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