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

Configuring the Microsoft Azure plug-in using the azurestack.conf configuration file

NetBackup master server uses the azurestack.conf file to save the configuration settings for communication with Microsoft Azure Stack.

You must create the azurestack.conf file in the /usr/openv/var/global directory.

Configuration definitions must be in the format of "attribute = value"; the single space before and after the '=' is required.

The options and values are case-sensitive.

Note:

You must not provide a blank value for any of the parameters, or the backup job fails.

Here is a sample of the azurestack.conf file:

VM_STATE = Running
SNAPSHOT_RETRY_COUNT = <maximum_retries_count>
FETCH_STORAGE_KEYS = false
CA_FILE_PATH = //directory_path_system_CA_certificate/certificate_name.crt
  • The possible values for VM_STATE are Running, Deallocated, or Stopped.

  • The value for SNAPSHOT_RETRY_COUNT specifies the maximum retries that can happen if a VM snapshot process fails. The value cannot exceed 3.

  • The value for FETCH_STORAGE_KEYS specifies whether the storage account with access key is required in the Azure Stack credentials file. The value can be either true or false. If the value is true, then you do not specify the storage account with access keys in the credential file.

  • The value for CA_FILE_PATH is the directory path of the system CA certificate and the certificate name. For example, /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt. This directory path is the default path for all system CA certificates.

Note:

Do not add VM_STATE in the azurestack.conf file if you want to take a backup if all VMs.