Is there a better way? NetApp SnapDiff v3 and SnapMirror Cloud
Today, NetApp are helping customers address the legacy issues with NAS backups with the introduction of the latest version of SnapDiff, v3 (SnapDiff NetApp’s API). The new SnapDiff v3 backup architecture helps NetApp customers efficiently backup up NAS data both on premise and Cloud object storage. This new architecture is a highly efficient method for backing up NAS Devices. NetApp SnapShot and SnapMirror technologies have been utilised for many years by NetApp customers to provide an efficient method to create snapshot copies and transfer between ONTAP systems. SnapDiff v3 uses the same principle to determine the changed data between ONTAP Snapshot copies and then transfer to a backup target.
SnapDifff v3 take advantage of two key technologies in SnapDiff and SnapMirror Cloud. SnapDiff provides the list of changed files between two snapshot copies and SnapMirror Cloud which transfers Snapshot copies from the ONTAP system to a target such as an object storage target. This new architecture offers benefits such as Block-level incremental, Storage efficiency preservation, Forever incremental backup and granular file recovery to name a few.