Adding a NAS Server for NDMP Backup Operations

To back up NDMP file system data, you must add a NAS server. (Because the software for the NDMP Agent is installed automatically as part of the MediaAgent installation, no additional software is needed.)

If you want to use IntelliSnap to back up NDMP, add a storage array instead of a NAS server. When the storage array is created, a NAS server is automatically created for you. For information about configuring snapshots, see Snapshots.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File Servers.

    The File servers page appears.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Add server, and then click NAS server.

    The Add NAS server dialog box appears.

  3. In the Server name box, enter the name of the NAS server.

    Note: If the data you want to backup resides on a Storage Virtual Machine (vFiler or Vserver), configure the Storage Virtual Machine as the NAS server.

  4. In the Host name box, enter the fully qualified host name of the NAS server.
  5. Next to Backup method, select the NDMP check box.

    The NDMP options appear.

  6. In the NDMP login box and the NDMP password box, enter the credentials needed to access the NAS server.

    Note: For NetApp C-Mode file servers, run the generate-password command on the file server to obtain an NDMP password. For more information, see the NetApp documentation for your file server.

  7. Optional: To assign a different listen port, in the Listen port box, enter a port number.

    The default value for the listen port is the default computer port socket number assignment.

  8. Optional: If the CommServe host cannot connect directly to the NAS server, from the Access node list, select an access node.

    Access nodes are computers that have the MediaAgent software package installed.

  9. Click Save.

Related Topics

For information about MediaAgents, see MediaAgents.

Last modified: 2/10/2021 10:41:17 PM