Managing NDMP environment variables

In OneFS, you can manage NDMP backup and recovery operations by specifying default NDMP environment variables. You can also override default NDMP environment variables through your data management application (DMA).

You can add, view, edit, and delete environment variables. The environment variables can be managed on a per-backup-path basis. They are appended to the environment variables passed from a DMA in a backup or recovery session.

The following table lists the DMAs that allow you to directly set environment variables:

Table 1. DMA support for environment variable setting
DMA
Supported directly on the DMA
Supported through OneFS command-line interface
Symantec NetBackup
Yes
Yes
Networker
Yes
Yes
Avamar
No
Yes
CommVault Simpana
No
Yes
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
No
Yes
Symantec Backup Exec
No
Yes
Dell NetVault
No
Yes
ASG-Time Navigator
No
Yes

In case you cannot set an environment variable directly on a DMA for your NDMP backup or recovery operation, log in to an Isilon cluster through an SSH client and set the environment variable on the cluster through the isi ndmp settings variables set command.