Veritas NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Stack Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
  1. Introduction
    1.  
      Protecting Microsoft Azure Stack VMs using NetBackup
    2.  
      Backing up Microsoft Azure Stack VMs
    3.  
      Restoring Microsoft Azure Stack VMs
    4.  
      NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Stack terminologies
  2. Installing and deploying Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in for NetBackup
    1.  
      About installing and deploying the Microsoft Azure plug-in
    2.  
      Pre-requisites for installing the Microsoft Azure plug-in
    3.  
      Operating system and platform compatibility
    4.  
      License for Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in for NetBackup
    5.  
      Downloading the plug-in
    6.  
      About deployment of NetBackup to protect Microsoft Azure Stack
    7.  
      Installing the Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in
    8.  
      Installing Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in on NetBackup Appliance
  3. Configuring NetBackup and Microsoft Azure Stack
    1.  
      Overview of configuring NetBackup and Microsoft Azure Stack
    2. Managing backup hosts
      1.  
        Whitelisting a backup host on NetBackup master server
    3.  
      Adding a Microsoft Azure Stack custom role to provide access permissions to NetBackup administrator
    4. Configuring the Microsoft Azure plug-in using the azurestack.conf configuration file
      1.  
        Whitelisting the configuration file path on NetBackup master server
    5. Creating a file that contains Microsoft Azure Stack credentials
      1.  
        Configuring proxy settings for communication with Microsoft Azure Stack
    6.  
      Adding Microsoft Azure Stack credentials in NetBackup
    7.  
      Creating a BigData policy for Microsoft Azure Stack using the NetBackup Policies utility
  4. Performing backups and restores of Microsoft Azure Stack
    1.  
      About backing up Microsoft Azure virtual machines
    2.  
      About restoring Microsoft Azure Stack virtual machines
    3. About the restore scenarios for Microsoft Azure Stack VMs from the BAR interface
      1.  
        Considerations for Microsoft Azure Stack VM restore and recovery
    4.  
      Using the BAR interface to restore an Microsoft Azure Stack VM at the same location
    5.  
      Using the bprestore command to restore Microsoft Azure Stack VM at the same location
    6.  
      Using the BAR interface to restore an Microsoft Azure Stack VM with modified metadata at an alternate location
    7.  
      Using the bprestore command to restore Microsoft Azure VM with modified metadata and an alternate location
  5. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      About NetBackup for Microsoft Azure debug logging
    2.  
      Backup fails with error 6662
    3.  
      Backup fails with error 6661
    4.  
      Backup fails with error 6646
    5.  
      Backup fails with error 6629
    6.  
      Backup fails with error 6626
    7.  
      Backup fails with error 6630
    8.  
      Restore fails with error 2850
    9.  
      Backup fails with error 1
    10.  
      Adding Azure Stack credentials to NetBackup fails with error 9101
    11.  
      Adding Azure Stack credentials to NetBackup fails with error 7610

Protecting Microsoft Azure Stack VMs using NetBackup

You can use NetBackup and NetBackup Parallel Streaming Framework (PSF) to protect your Azure Stack VMs.

The following diagram provides an overview of how Microsoft Azure Stack VMs are protected by NetBackup.

Also, review the definitions of terminologies.See NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Stack terminologies.

Figure: Architectural overview

Architectural overview

As illustrated in the diagram:

  • The VMs are backed up in parallel streams wherein, NetBackup fetches blob storage data of VHDs. Each backup host fetches data associated with one or multiple VMs. In case of multiple backup hosts, sets of VMs are distributed to each backup host. The job processing is accelerated due to multiple backup hosts and parallel streams.

    Note:

    One VHD's data is not fetched parallely by multiple backup hosts.

  • The communication between the Microsoft Azure Stack and the NetBackup is enabled using the NetBackup plug-in for Microsoft Azure Stack.

    For this release, the plug-in is available separately and must be installed on all the backup hosts.

  • For NetBackup communication, you need to configure a BigData policy wherein, you need to use Application_Type=azurestack, and add the related backup hosts.

  • You can configure a NetBackup media server, client, or master server as a backup host. Also, depending on the number of VMs, you can add or remove backup hosts. You can scale up your environment easily by adding more backup hosts.

    It is recommended that you use a NetBackup media server or a client as a backup host.

  • The NetBackup Parallel Streaming Framework enables agentless backup wherein the backup and restore operations run on the backup hosts. There is no agent footprint on the Microsoft Azure Stack VMs. Also, NetBackup is not affected by the Microsoft Azure Stack upgrades or maintenance.