NetApp® SnapCenter® Software is a unified, scalable platform for data protection. SnapCenter provides centralized control and oversight and enables users to manage application-specific backup, restore, and clone jobs. By using SnapCenter, database, storage, and virtualization administrators learn a single tool to manage backup, restore, and clone operations for a variety of applications, databases, and VMs.
You can use SnapCenter to replicate data between on-premise environments, between on-premise environments and the cloud, and between private, hybrid, or public clouds.
The following resources are available to help you learn about SnapCenter, deploy it in your environment, and use it to meet your data protection needs. The resources on this page are for SnapCenter Software 4.0, which is the most recent SnapCenter release.
For previous versions, see these Documentation Centers:
Provides important information about this release of SnapCenter Server and the SnapCenter plug-ins, including fixed issues, known issues, cautions, limitations, and any documentation updates or corrections.
Describes the features and benefits of data protection using SnapCenter software, including the SnapCenter Server and all SnapCenter plug-ins.
Installing and setting up SnapCenter Server and the plug-in packages
Describes the steps required to prepare for installation and to install SnapCenter and the SnapCenter plug-in packages. Also describes how to import data from previous versions of SnapDrive and SnapManager to your SnapCenter environment.
Developing and obtaining custom plug-ins for SnapCenter
Describes how to create a plug-in using different programming languages for your custom applications, export them, and install them on the SnapCenter host.
Provides sample plug-ins to help you develop your own SnapCenter plug-in for any application or database and manage it under the same single pane of glass with other SnapCenter supported applications.
Protecting your data and databases
Describes how to use SnapCenter to perform data protection operations on virtual machines and datastores.
Describes how to use SnapCenter to perform backup and restore operations on Microsoft Exchange Server databases and Database Availability Groups (DAGs).
Describes how to use SnapCenter to to perform backup, restore, clone, and verification operations on Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Describes how to use SnapCenter to perform backup, restore, and clone operations on Windows File Systems.
Describes how to use SnapCenter to perform backup, restore, clone, mount, and unmount operations on Oracle databases.
Describes how to use SnapCenter to perform backup and restore operations on SAP HANA databases.
Describes how to use SnapCenter to to perform backup, restore, and clone operations on custom applications.
Provides information about how to administer SnapCenter, provision Windows hosts with storage, configure and maintain role-based access control (RBAC), and use the centralized reporting options.
Provides reference information about the Linux commands available for Linux plug-ins, including a description of each command, its syntax, and examples of its use. This content is also available through the SnapCenter command-line interface help.
Provides reference information about the Windows PowerShell cmdlets available in SnapCenter, including a description of each cmdlet, its syntax, and examples of its use. This content is also available through the SnapCenter PowerShell cmdlet help.
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