Veritas NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Stack Administrator's Guide
- Installing and deploying Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in for NetBackup
- Configuring NetBackup and Microsoft Azure Stack
- Managing backup hosts
- Configuring the Microsoft Azure plug-in using the azurestack.conf configuration file
- Creating a file that contains Microsoft Azure Stack credentials
- Performing backups and restores of Microsoft Azure Stack
- About the restore scenarios for Microsoft Azure Stack VMs from the BAR interface
NetBackup for Microsoft Azure Stack terminologies
The following table defines the terms you will come across when using NetBackup for protecting Microsoft Azure stack.
Table: NetBackup terminologies
A backup job for Microsoft Azure Stack is a compound job.
When a backup job is executed, first a discovery job is created. The discovery job communicates with the ARM Endpoint and gathers information of VMs and associated VHDs. At the end of the discovery, the job populates a workload discovery file that NetBackup then uses to distribute the workload amongst the backup hosts.
For backup, a separate child job is created for each backup host to transfer data to the storage media.
Workload discovery file
During discovery, when the backup host communicates with the ARM Endpoint, a workload discovery file is created. The file contains information about the VMs and associated VHDs.
The NetBackup parallel streaming framework allows multiple VMs to be backed up using multiple backup hosts simultaneously.
The backup host acts as a proxy client. All the backup and restore operations are executed through the backup host.
You can configure media servers, clients, or a master server as a backup host.
The backup host is also used as destination client during restores.
The BigData policy is introduced to: