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

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

Terminology

Definition

Compound job

A backup job for Microsoft Azure Stack is a compound job.

  • The backup job runs a discovery job for getting information of the data to be backed up.

  • Child jobs are created for each backup host that performs the actual data transfer.

  • After the backup is complete, the job cleans up the snapshots on the Microsoft Azure Stack and is then marked complete.

Discovery 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.

Child job

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.

Parallel streams

The NetBackup parallel streaming framework allows multiple VMs to be backed up using multiple backup hosts simultaneously.

Backup host

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.

BigData policy

The BigData policy is introduced to:

  • Specify the application type.

  • Allow backing up distributed multi-node environments.

  • Associate backup hosts.

  • Perform workload distribution.