NDMP backups

this is something i’ve been mulling over for the past few months. most enterprise NAS devices support NDMP backups which is nice. what’s not nice is that most backup software¬†vendor want a fortune (practically) to use the NDMP functionality.

this made me research freeware and open source NDMP backup solutions. the big open source names like bacula and amanda also charge for NDMP functionality. i also found ndmpcopy, but it didn’t seem very straight forward from the docs i found.

the most promising thing i found was “bareos” which seems to be a not so amicable fork of bacula that includes NDMP functionality free of charge.

bareos info:
http://doc.bareos.org/master/html/bareos-manual-main-reference.html
https://github.com/bareos/bareos/blob/master/README.NDMP
http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Free-Enterprise-Backup-with-Bareos

***update 12/16/2016***
forget the above information, i’ve found a method of backing up NAS presented shares with netbackup without incurring additional licensing costs. the netbackup server itself can directly back up SMB shares. the process is detailed in the support article “How to back up CIFS shares on Windows with Netbackup” – https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH198175

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