NetBackup™ Web UI Cloud Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.2)

About protecting cloud assets

Using NetBackup you can now protect your in-cloud workloads. The cloud data protection framework leverages the CloudPoint (version 2.1.0 and later) infrastructure to drive faster proliferation of cloud providers.

The following table describes the tasks.

Table: Configuring protection for cloud assets



Before you begin ensure that you have the appropriate permission.

To manage and protect cloud assets in the web UI you must have the workload administrator role or similar permissions. Contact the NetBackup security administrator.

See the NetBackup Web UI Security Administrator's Guide

Deploy CloudPoint

Install CloudPoint in your environment.

See the Veritas CloudPoint Administrator's Guide.

Review CloudPoint and NetBackup limitations.

See Limitations and considerations.

Configure the CloudPoint server using the NetBackup Administration Console

Register the CloudPoint server in NetBackup.

See Registering the CloudPoint server with NetBackup.

Add a configuration

All the supported cloud providers are displayed in the web UI.

You need to add the cloud account (configure the cloud plug-in) for the cloud provider you need. You can create multiple configurations for each provider.

See Adding configurations for a cloud provider.

Asset discovery

NetBackup retrieves the cloud assets pertaining to cloud accounts that are configured in NetBackup. Assets are populated in NetBackup asset DB.

By default, asset discovery happens every 4 hours and is configurable.

See Configuring cloud asset discovery interval .

Create a snapshot only protection plan

Create a snapshot only protection plan. A protection plan is used to schedule backup start windows.

See the NetBackup Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide.

Choose to protect a virtual machine, application, or volume

For each cloud provider, a list of discovered assets is displayed. Subscribe the assets to a protection plan.

See the NetBackup Web UI Backup Administrator's Guide.

Recover cloud assets


See Troubleshooting cloud workload protection issues.