SNAPPSAP - SnapProtect Solution Administration

This certification & training course prepares you to operate a NetApp® SnapProtect® CommCell with the following clients: NAS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, VMware® vCenter and other virtual server clients. The administrative best practices for trouble-free operation are emphasized throughout the course

Duration: 2.0

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By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the essential CommCell components: resource pools, storage virtual machine (SVM) peers, and disk libraries
  • Configure SnapProtect software to back up and restore volumes and directories on NAS servers
  • Back up and restore SQL Server databases
  • Back up and restore Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers
  • Back up and restore virtual machines
  • Update the CommCell to the latest SnapProtect service pack
  • Perform CommCell management tasks


Module 1: Getting Started with the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the SnapProtect solution
  • Describe SnapProtect for Open Systems
  • Use the Getting Started tab to configure the initial settings of the CommCell Browser
  • Describe setup configurations that impact SnapProtect operations

Module 2: The NDMP Protocol and the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the NDMP protocol
  • Node-Scoped NDMP for Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Describe Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) operations
  • Configure the NDMP Services for Cluster Data ONTAP 8.2 and later
  • Configure the NDMP protocol in Data ONTAP systems

Module 3: Protecting Data on NAS File Servers

  • Add Data ONTAP clusters and storage virtual machines (SVMs) to a CommCell
  • Create NAS subclients and storage policies
  • Manage NAS backup and restore operations
  • Create schedule policies for NAS data

Module 4: Protecting Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server architecture
  • Backup and restore SQL Server databases
  • Schedule backup operations for SQL Server database and log files

Module 5: Protecting Microsoft Exchange Servers

  • Describe Microsoft Exchange clients
  • Administer SnapProtect backup operations for Exchange mailbox databases
  • Restore Exchange mailbox databases
  • Use snap mining to perform single-mailbox recovery

Module 6: Protecting Virtual Machines

  • Describe the components that protect virtual machines in a SnapProtect solution
  • Define guest machines or virtual machines as subclients
  • Back up and restore guest machines or virtual machines

Module 7: SnapProtect Solution Management Tasks

  • Describe best practices for administering the SnapProtect solution
  • Change access passwords, IP addresses, and host names
  • Upgrade SnapProtect service packs

New Features

  • SnapProtect 10 SP8 New Features
  • Download manager for UNIX installations
  • Warning for NAS client restores
  • Cascade Topology support for SnapProtect for Open Systems (SPOS)
  • Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) extension for clustered data ONTAP
  • VMware view for ALL Versions feature
  • Virtual machines conversion (VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Cloud support with AltaVault appliances
  • SnapProtect Version 10 SP10
  • Single-file restore (SFR)
  • Root file system support for SnapProtect for Open Systems
  • SnapProtect Version 10 SP11
  • Support for two-node MetroCluster configuration Support for MySQL on the UNIX operating system Support for Hyper-V on SMB 3.0 shares


  • Locate Vserver Associations
  • Locate resource pools
  • Manage disk space of resource pools
  • Delegate volume creation to SVMs
  • Tour the CommCell browser
  • Verify that the SnapProtect license file is valid
  • Setting up the Windows domain administrator and administrators’ group
  • Use the getting started tab to create two disk libraries
  • Modify the CommServerDR storage policy
  • Add the OnCommand Unified Manger server to the CommCell
  • Review the NDMP configurations on cluster1 and cluster2
  • Add storage systems to the CommCell
  • Configure a NAS file server as a CommCell client machine
  • Use the detect tool to add the SVMs of a cluster as separate clients
  • Create a NAS subclient
  • Initiate backup operations
  • Restore individual files from the primary (snap) copy
  • Restore individual files from the mirror copy
  • Create and assign a NAS schedule policy
  • Set the database option to full recovery
  • Create a storage policy that is dedicated to a Microsoft SQL database
  • Create a subclient for a Microsoft SQL database
  • Initiate a local backup of the AdventureWorks database subclient
  • Resolve an SQL database backup issue
  • Initiate a mirror replication of the AdventureWorks database subclient
  • Configure iSCSI connection between SQL Server host and SVMs
  • Restore SQL databases
  • Challenge task
  • Configure required Exchange server settings
  • Create an Exchange database subclient and storage policy
  • Initiate local, mirror, and vault back up operations
  • Restore Exchange databases from a SnapMirror copy
  • Schedule backup operations
  • Add the vCenter Server as a virtualization client
  • Create a subclient with a dedicated storage policy
  • Initiate a backup job
  • Restore a virtual machine
  • Create and run an auxiliary vault copy of the VMware datastore
  • Create schedule policies to back up vCenter servers
  • Change user credentials globally
  • Gather log files with the send log files tool – not specifying a Job ID
  • Initiate and schedule the Job Summary Report


  • NetApp Professional Services
  • Partners
  • Customer Success Engineers


  • Technical Overview of the SnapProtect Management Solution
  • Architecting the SnapProtect Management Solution



Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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