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

Managing backup hosts

A backup host acts as a proxy client which hosts all the backup and restore operations for Microsoft Azure Stack. In case of Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in for NetBackup, backup host performs all the backup and restore operations without any separate agent installed on the Microsoft Azure Stack.

The backup host must be a RHEL 7.4 or later computer. NetBackup supports only the RHEL platform for a backup host.

Consider the following before adding a backup host:

  • For backup operations, you can add one or more backup hosts.

  • For restore operations, you can use only one backup host.

  • A master, media, or client can perform the role of a backup host.

    Note:

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

  • Microsoft Azure Stack plug-in for NetBackup is installed on all the backup hosts.

  • When using multiple backup host, make sure that all backup hosts are communicating with the media server.

  • Azure Stack identity providers

    • For the Azure Active Directory (AAD) identity provider, all backup hosts require connectivity to https://login.microsoftonline.com, Azure Resource Manager endpoints, or Azure blob storage endpoints, which require ports 80 and 443 for communication.

    • For the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) identity provider, all backup hosts require connectivity to Azure Resource Manager endpoints, Azure blob storage endpoints, or ADFS endpoints, which require ports 80 and 443 for communication.

You can add a backup host while configuring BigData policy using the NetBackup Administration Console.

See Creating a BigData policy for Microsoft Azure Stack using the NetBackup Policies utility.