About the NDMP Option

The Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers NDMP Option uses the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to back up and restore Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

You can back up data from a NAS device to the following locations:


You cannot back up NDMP data to a simulated tape library or to a tape device that is attached to a Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers.

In addition, you can restore data from a storage device on a Backup Exec media server to a NAS device.

You can share tape devices between single or multiple Backup Exec media servers and NAS devices by using the Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option. In addition, you can mix NDMP data with non-NDMP data in the same backup job.

More Information

About the SAN Shared Storage Option

Requirements for using the NDMP Option

About installing the NDMP Option