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

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

Use the following procedure to create a BigData policy with the NetBackup Policies utility.

To create a BigData policy with the NetBackup Policies utility

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, expand NetBackup Management > Policies.
  2. On the Actions menu, click New > Policy.
  3. Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box.

    Click OK.

  4. On the Attributes tab, select BigData as the policy type.
  5. On the Attributes tab, select the storage unit for BigData policy type.
  6. On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.

    You can create a schedule for a Full Backup for your BigData policy. Once you set the schedule, Microsoft Azure data is backed up automatically as per the set schedule without any further user intervention.

  7. On the Clients tab, enter the IP address or the host name of the ARM Endpoint.

    You can add the following ARM Endpoints:

    • Provider subscription

    • Tenant subscription

  8. On the Backup Selections tab, enter the following parameters and their values as shown:
    • Application_Type=azurestack

      The parameter values are case-sensitive.

    • Backup_Host=IP_address or FQDN

      You can specify multiple backup hosts.

    • Specify assets to backup

      • For all the VMs in a subscription: /Subscription ID

      • For all the VMS in a resource group: /Subscription ID/Resource Group

      • For a single VM: /Subscription ID/Resoutrce Group/VM Name

      Note:

      The directory or folder specified for backup selection while defining BigData Policy with Application_Type = azurestack must not contain space or comma in their names.

  9. Click OK to save the changes.