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How to initiate a dump or SMTape backup

You can initiate a dump or SMTape backup by using the Data ONTAP CLI commands or through NDMP-compliant backup applications.

When you use a backup application to back up your data, you must choose the backup type when initiating a backup.

You can perform a CLI-based dump backup or restore using the Data ONTAP dump and restore commands.

Similarly, you can perform a CLI-based SMTape backup or restore using the Data ONTAP smtape backup and smtape restore commands.