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Availability of volumes and tape devices for backup and restore on different LIF types

You can configure a backup application to establish an NDMP control connection on any of the LIF types in a cluster. In the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM)-scoped NDMP mode, you can determine the availability of volumes and tape devices for backup and restore operations depending upon these LIF types and the status of the CAB extension.

The following tables show the availability of volumes and tape devices for NDMP control connection LIF types and the status of the CAB extension:

Availability of volumes and tape devices when CAB extension is not supported by the backup application

NDMP control connection LIF type Volumes available for backup or restore Tape devices available for backup or restore
Node-management LIF All volumes hosted by a node Tape devices connected to the node hosting the node-management LIF
Data LIF Only volumes that belong to the SVM hosted by a node that hosts the data LIF None
Cluster-management LIF All volumes hosted by a node that hosts the cluster-management LIF None
Intercluster LIF All volumes hosted by a node that hosts the intercluster LIF Tape devices connected to the node hosting the intercluster LIF

Availability of volumes and tape devices when CAB extension is supported by the backup application

NDMP control connection LIF type Volumes available for backup or restore Tape devices available for backup or restore
Node-management LIF All volumes hosted by a node Tape devices connected to the node hosting the node-management LIF
Data LIF All volumes that belong to the SVM that hosts the data LIF None
Cluster-management LIF All volumes in the cluster All tape devices in the cluster
Intercluster LIF All volumes in the cluster All tape devices in the cluster