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Options for the ndmpcopy command

You should understand the options available for the ndmpcopy command to successfully transfer data. For more information, see the ndmpcopy man pages available through nodeshell.

The following table lists the available options:

Option Description
-sa username:[password] Sets the source authentication user name and password for connecting to the source storage system.

This is a mandatory option.

For a user without admin privilege, you must specify the user's system-generated NDMP-specific password. The system-generated password is mandatory for both admin and non-admin users.

-da username:[password] Sets the destination authentication user name and password for connecting to the destination storage system.

This is a mandatory option.

-st {md5|text} Sets the source authentication type to be used when connecting to the source storage system.

This is a mandatory option and therefore the user should provide either text or md5 option.

-dt {md5|text} Sets the destination authentication type to be used when connecting to the destination storage system.
-l Sets the dump level used for the transfer to the specified value of level.

Valid values are 0, 1, and 2, where 0 indicates a full transfer and 1 or 2 specifies an incremental transfer. The default is 0.

-d Enables generation of ndmpcopy debug log messages.

The ndmpcopy debug log files are located in the root volume /mroot/etc/log directory. The ndmpcopy debug log file names are in the ndmpcopy.yyyymmdd format.

-f Enables forced mode.

This mode enables system files to be overwritten in the /etc directory on the root of the 7-Mode volume.

-h Prints the help message.
-p Prompts you to enter the password for source and destination authorization.
This password overrides the password specified for -sa and -da options.
Note: You can use this option only when the command is running in an interactive console.
-exclude Excludes specified files or directories from the path specified for data transfer.

The value can be a comma-separated list of directory or file names such as *.pst or *.txt.