I have a case open with NetApp because my NDMP backups are failing with internal data mover errors. One of their requests was that I set EXTRACT_ACL to TRUE. In the past with my previous backup software I was able to set NDMP client environment variables. The functionality seems to be missing from Simpana 8 (or atleast well hidden).
This is just some troubleshooting that NetApp is having me do. I don't think they really know what's wrong but I'm willing to set the variable. I also have a case open with CV support about this same issue. CV support is actually looking at my filer's NDMP logs which is more than NetApp is willing to do. :(
About backing up individual files. It is possible to do this. I backup LUN files regularly with CV and my NetApps. It works great. The only problem is that I have to run fulls for each LUN but it works.
All of my configuration is correct. I've been running NDMP backups for sevral months now. This issue is only ocurring on one of my filers.