Authorizing access to the NDMP host

Before NetBackup can carry out backups, it must have access to the NDMP host.


Do the following on the master server (not media server) if you plan to create snapshots using the Snapshot Client NAS_Snapshot method.

To authorize NetBackup access to the NDMP host

  1. On the NetBackup server, from the Administration Console: under Media and Device Management > Credentials, click NDMP Hosts.

  2. Under Actions, select New > NDMP Host.

  3. In the NDMP host name dialog box, enter the name of the NDMP server for NetBackup to back up.

    The NDMP host name is case sensitive. Whenever this host name is used, the name must be identical to the name entered here. (For example, when you configure tape drives and storage units for this host.)

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the New NDMP Host dialog box, specify the following:

    (The term credentials refers to the user name and password that NetBackup uses to access the NDMP host.)

    Use global NDMP credentials for this NDMP host

    Select this option to enable all NetBackup media servers under the master server to access this NDMP host using a pre-defined global NDMP login.

    To create this login, click Host Properties > Master Server > Properties > NDMP in the NDMP Global Credentials dialog box.

    Use the following credentials for this NDMP host on all media servers

    This option enables all NetBackup media servers that are connected to the NDMP host to access the NDMP host using the login you specify:

    • Username: the user name under which NetBackup accesses the NDMP server. This user must have permission to run NDMP commands.

    • Password and Confirm Password: enter the password for this user.

    Use different credentials for this NDMP host on each media server

    Select this option to specify NDMP logins for particular NetBackup servers. Then click Advanced Configuration.

    • In the Advanced NDMP Credentials dialog box, click Add.

    • In the Add Credentials dialog box, select a NetBackup server and specify the user name and password it uses to access the NDMP host.

    • Click OK. NetBackup validates the user name and password.

    • The NetBackup server and user name appear in the Advanced NDMP Credentials dialog box.

    • If necessary, click Add again to specify other servers and user

  6. Repeat this procedure for each NDMP host that NetBackup backs up.