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Unformatted text preview: Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide Release 8.3 Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide Last updated: 2020-07-28 Legal Notice Copyright © 2020 Veritas Technologies LLC. All rights reserved. Veritas, the Veritas Logo, and NetBackup are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This product may contain third-party software for which Veritas is required to provide attribution to the third party (“Third-party Programs”). Some of the Third-party Programs are available under open source or free software licenses. The License Agreement accompanying the Software does not alter any rights or obligations you may have under those open source or free software licenses. 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Send feedback to: [email protected] You can also see documentation information or ask a question on the Veritas community site: Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools (SORT) is a website that provides information and tools to automate and simplify certain time-consuming administrative tasks. Depending on the product, SORT helps you prepare for installations and upgrades, identify risks in your datacenters, and improve operational efficiency. To see what services and tools SORT provides for your product, see the data sheet: Contents Chapter 1 Introduction .......................................................................... 13 About NetBackup for VMware ......................................................... About the virtual machine backups that include database data ............... About the NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host ................... NetBackup for VMware components ................................................. Appliance as backup host: component overview ................................. Media servers as backup or discovery hosts ...................................... Overview of the VMware backup process .......................................... NetBackup for VMware terminology ................................................. Chapter 2 13 14 14 15 18 18 20 20 Required tasks: overview ................................................ 24 Overview of VMware tasks ............................................................. 24 Overview of NetBackup tasks ......................................................... 25 Chapter 3 Notes and prerequisites .................................................. 26 NetBackup for VMware prerequisites ................................................ NetBackup for VMware: notes and restrictions .................................... Notes on VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) ......................................... NetBackup IPv6 parameter required for backups in VMware IPv6 environments ........................................................................ NetBackup for VMware: notes on Linux virtual machines ...................... Notes on the NetBackup appliance as a VMware backup host ............... NetBackup for VMware support for SAN multi-pathing .......................... NetBackup for VMware support for fault tolerant VMs .......................... NetBackup character restrictions for the Primary VM identifier ............... In the policy Query Builder, display names, resource pool names, and vApp names are case-sensitive ................................................. Notes on the hotadd transport mode ................................................. Notes and limitations for tag usage in VMware Intelligent Policy queries ........................................................................................... Notes and limitations for the backup and restore of VMware tag associations .......................................................................... 26 27 33 33 34 35 35 37 37 39 40 41 42 Contents Chapter 4 Configure NetBackup communication with VMware .......................................................................... Adding the VMware backup host to NetBackup ................................... Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware ........................................ Using the VMware Managed Object Browser to verify the server name ............................................................................. Changing the host name of a VMware server in NetBackup .................. Setting privileges for posting events to vCenter ................................... Authentication token for the NetBackup vSphere plug-ins ..................... Setting global limits on the use of VMware resources ........................... Validating VMware virtualization server certificates in NetBackup ........... ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients ..................................................................................... ECA_CRL_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients ...................... ECA_CRL_PATH_SYNC_HOURS for NetBackup servers and clients ............................................................................ ECA_CRL_CHECK for NetBackup servers and clients ................... VIRTUALIZATION_HOSTS_CONNECT_TIMEOUT for servers and clients ...................................................................... VIRTUALIZATION_HOSTS_SECURE_CONNECT_ENABLED for servers and clients ....................................................... VIRTUALIZATION_CRL_CHECK for NetBackup servers and clients ............................................................................ VMWARE_TLS_MINIMUM_V1_2 for NetBackup servers and clients ............................................................................ Chapter 5 44 44 45 50 50 51 51 52 54 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Configure NetBackup policies for VMware ................ 67 Configuring a VMware policy from the Policy Wizard ........................... Configuring a VMware policy from the Policies utility ............................ Limit jobs per policy on the Attributes tab (for VMware) ........................ Backup options on the VMware tabVMware backup options .................. VMware backup host ............................................................... Optimizations options (VMware) ................................................ Primary VM identifier options (VMware) ...................................... Existing snapshot handling options (VMware) ............................... Transport modes options (VMware) ............................................ Application protection options (VMware) ...................................... VMware - Advanced Attributes dialog ......................................... About the Post vCenter events option (VMware Advanced Attributes) ....................................................................... Exclude Disks tab ......................................................................... About the exclude disk options for virtual disk selection .................. 68 68 72 73 74 74 76 77 78 79 81 85 86 88 5 Contents Exclude disks from backups: an example to avoid ......................... 91 Restoring data from the backups that excluded the boot disk or data disks ....................................................................... 91 Browse for VMware virtual machines ................................................ 91 Limiting the VMware servers that NetBackup searches when browsing for virtual machines ................................................................. 95 Virtual machine host names and display names should be unique if VMs are selected manually in the policy ...................................... 97 Primary VM identifier option and manual selection of virtual machines ........................................................................................... 98 About incremental backups of virtual machines ................................... 99 Configuring incremental backups ................................................... 100 Storage Foundation Volume Manager volumes in the virtual machine .......................................................................................... 100 Chapter 6 Configure a VMware Intelligent Policy ....................... 101 About automatic virtual machine selection for NetBackup for VMware .......................................................................................... Support and use of VMware tag associations ................................... The basics of a NetBackup query rule ............................................. Important notes on automatic virtual machine selection ...................... NetBackup requirements for automatic virtual machine selection .......... Automatic virtual machine selection: Task overview ........................... Options for selecting VMware virtual machines ................................. Configuring automatic virtual machine selection ................................ Editing an existing query in Basic Mode ........................................... Using the Query Builder in Advanced Mode ..................................... AND vs. OR in queries ................................................................. Examples for the NetBackup Query Builder ...................................... The IsSet operator in queries ........................................................ About selecting virtual machines by means of multiple policies ............. Order of operations in queries (precedence rules) ............................. Parentheses in compound queries ................................................. Query rules for resource pools ....................................................... Query rules for datacenter folders (host folder) ................................. Query rules for duplicate names .................................................... Query rules for tags ..................................................................... Query Builder field reference ......................................................... Test Query screen for VMware ...................................................... Test Query: Failed virtual machines ................................................ Effect of Primary VM identifier parameter on Selection column in Test Query results ....................................................................... 102 103 104 105 108 108 109 112 115 116 117 118 120 121 122 124 125 126 127 128 129 139 140 142 6 Contents Effect of Primary VM identifier parameter on VM Name column in Test query results ........................................................................ 144 Refreshing the display of virtual environment changes in the Query Builder ................................................................................ 144 Reducing the time required for VM discovery in a large VMware environment ........................................................................ 146 Chapter 7 Reduce the size of backups ......................................... 147 About reducing the size of VMware backups .................................... 147 Block-level backup (BLIB): full vs incremental ................................... 148 Deleting a vSphere Client snapshot ................................................ 149 Chapter 8 Back up virtual machines .............................................. 151 Backing up virtual machines .......................................................... Using the Activity Monitor to monitor virtual machine backups .............. Restarting jobs individually in the Activity Monitor .............................. Viewing NetBackup activity in vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client (HTML5) ............................................................................. Using OpsCenter to report on virtual machine backups ....................... Chapter 9 Use Accelerator to back up virtual machines 155 157 ......... 159 About the NetBackup Accelerator for virtual machines ........................ Accelerator: full vs. incremental schedules ....................................... How the NetBackup Accelerator works with virtual machines ............... Accelerator notes and requirements for virtual machines ..................... Accelerator forced rescan for virtual machines (schedule attribute) .......................................................................................... Accelerator requires the OptimizedImage attribute ............................ Accelerator backups and the NetBackup catalog ............................... Accelerator messages in the backup job details log ........................... NetBackup logs for Accelerator with virtual machines ......................... About reporting the amount of Accelerator backup data that was transferred over the network ................................................... Replacing the Accelerator image size with the network-transferred data in NetBackup command output ......................................... Chapter 10 151 153 155 159 160 161 161 163 164 164 165 165 166 169 Restore virtual machines ............................................... 173 Restore notes and restrictions ....................................................... 173 Restore notes and restrictions on Linux ........................................... 177 Restoring the full VMware virtual machine ........................................ 179 7 Contents Virtual Machine Recovery dialog boxes (restore to original location) .................................................................................... Virtual Machine Recovery dialogs boxes (restore to alternate location) ........................................................................ About VMware virtual machine disk restore ...................................... Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using Backup, Archive, and Restore ........................................................................ Select Virtual Disks panel ....................................................... Recovery Destination panel .................................................... Virtual Disk Destination panel .................................................. Storage Destination panel ...................................................... Recovery Summary panel ...................................................... Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using NetBackup commands .......................................................................... Determining the backup image ID from which to restore a VMware virtual machine disk ......................................................... Creating the VMware virtual machine disk restore file ................... Modifying the virtual machine disk restore file ............................. Validating the virtual machine disk restore file ............................. Restoring the virtual machine disk or disks by using the nbrestorevm command ................................................... VMware virtual machine disk restore file .................................... About restore of individual filesAbout restoring individual VMware files .......................................................................................... Restoring individual filesRestoring individual VMware virtual machine files .................................................................................... Setting up NetBackup Client Service for restore to a Windows shared virtual machine driveSetting up NetBackup Client Service for VMware restores to a Windows shared virtual machine drive ................................................................ Restore Marked Files dialog for restore of VMware files ................ How NetBackup handles VMware tag associations at restore .............. Browse and search virtual machines for restore ................................ Search Virtual Machines for Restore dialog ................................ Browse the vCloud or vSphere view for virtual machine clients .................................................................................... Search results dialog ............................................................. If the recovery host is not at the same NetBackup release level as the backup host ......................................................................... 182 188 196 197 199 200 201 203 204 204 205 207 208 212 213 214 223 224 227 228 230 232 233 235 236 236 8 Contents Chapter 11 Restore virtual machines with Instant Recovery .......................................................................................... 237 About Instant Recovery for VMware ................................................ Task overview for Instant Recovery for VMware ................................ Performance recommendations for Instant Recovery for VMware ......... Requirements for Instant Recovery for VMware ................................ Notes on Instant Recovery for VMware ........................................... Restarting the Client for NFS service on a Windows restore host .......... Instant Recovery options on the nbrestorevm command ..................... Restoring a virtual machine with Instant Recovery for VMware ............. R...
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