The NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) service enables the system to participate in NDMP-based backup and restore operations controlled by a remote NDMP client called a Data Management Application (DMA). Using NDMP, appliance user data (i.e., data stored in administrator-created shares on the appliance) can be backed up and restored to both locally attached tape devices and remote systems. Locally-attached tape devices can also be exposed to the DMA for backing up and restoring remote systems.
NDMP cannot be used to backup and restore system configuration data. Instead, use the [[Maintenance:System:ConfigurationBackup|Configuration Backup and Restore]] feature.