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DPX | Data Sheet | NetApp | February 2017

Enabling NetApp OSSV Agent Migration to ONTAP 8 and 9

NetApp users have long relied on NetApp Open Systems SnapVault (OSSV) agents to protect data not resident on NetApp storage or in remote sites. However, OSSV does not support disk targets running Data ONTAP 8 and 9, and the software is no longer being updated. As a replacement for OSSV functionality, Catalogic DPX provides OSSV-like features in an ONTAP 8 or 9 environment, and can back up non-NetApp data directly to NetApp devices. Catalogic offers the easiest to use implementation, which also adds significant additional capabilities for data backup and restore not found in OSSV. For more information on Catalogic DPX, watch our three-minute explainer video or visit the DPX product page.

Executive Summary

Catalogic DPX is built on the same OSSV protocol with enhanced support for NFS-based data transfer that are mandated by the NOSB APIs. For NetApp OSSV users, Catalogic DPX offers a seamless, low-risk data protection option during the move to Data ONTAP 8 and 9, while providing many additional benefits that include enhanced application integration, multi-purpose recoveries, and advanced cluster aware tape integration.