Veritas NetBackup™ for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
- Prerequisites, notes, and restrictions
- Configuring NetBackup communication with AHV
- Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
- Managing SSL certificates
- Configuring NetBackup policies for AHV
- Backup and recovery
- Back up the Nutanix AHV virtual machines
- Overview of the Nutanix AHV virtual machines recovery process
- Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the Backup, Archive, and Restore console
- Recovering a Nutanix AHV VM using the command line
- Troubleshooting issues
- Appendix A. NetBackup commands to backup and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
NetBackup character restrictions for virtual machine names
When you configure apolicy to back up an Acropolis cluster, you are required to add clients or virtual machines. To add a virtual machine to the policy, you must provide the name of the virtual machine.
You can obtain the name of the virtual machine from the VM Name column on the Prism web console.
The name of the virtual machine is case-sensitive. Certain characters are not allowed in the virtual machine name. If the name contains wrong or invalid characters, the backup may fail.
For NetBackup, the following characters are allowed in the virtual machine names:
Uppercase and lowercase ASCII characters
Plus sign (+)
Percent sign (%)
Left and right parentheses ()
If the VM name contains a space, substitute the space with "%20". For example, if the VM name is Nutanix VM, you must enter Nutanix%20VM.
However, if the VM name itself contains "%20", it is interpreted as a space, which makes the virtual machine name invalid or non-existent. This interpretation of "%20" may fail the backup.
For example, the name of your virtual machine is "Nutanix%20VM". The policy interprets "Nutanix%20VM" as "Nutanix VM", which is incorrect and does not exist and thus, failing the policy validation.
Further, using a consecutive sequence of "%20" is not allowed.