NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
- Managing VMware servers
- Protecting VMs
- VM recovery and instant access
- Troubleshooting VM recovery
Custom protection settings for an asset
When a plan allows customization, the workload administrator can select the protection method. This user can then change schedules, storage, and other options for their assets, depending on the workload type. The asset maintains its own individual protection and any future changes of the protection plan are not applied to the asset.
More details are available for protection settings:
Custom protection lets the user adjust the following options:
Schedules and retention
Users can add, edit, or delete schedules. Users can select the schedule type, how often it runs, and how long to keep the backup for this custom protection. The available options depend on workload type of the asset.
Users can select the storage to use for custom protection.
Server or host to use for backups
The host that performs backups on behalf of the virtual machines. Users can choose Automatic to have NetBackup pick the media server, based on the storage unit. Or, the user can select another host from the list. These hosts are other media servers in the environment or hosts that are configured as an access host.
If a snapshot exists, perform the following action
Specifies the action that NetBackup takes when a snapshot is discovered before NetBackup creates a new snapshot for the virtual machine backup. For example, users can choose to stop a backup if any snapshots exist. If snapshots are not automatically deleted, the performance of the virtual machine may eventually decline. Undeleted snapshots can cause restore failures due to lack of disk space.
Exclude selected virtual disks from backups
Specifies the virtual disks to exclude from backups.
Allow the restore of application data from virtual machine backups
This option allows users to restore application data from full backups of the virtual machine.
Note that in NetBackup 8.2, application data for Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SharePoint Server must be restored with the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. Data for Microsoft SQL Server must be restored with the NetBackup MS SQL Client. See the documentation for your NetBackup database agent for more details.
Enable virtual machine quiesce
By default, I/O on the virtual machine is quiesced before NetBackup creates the snapshot. In the majority of cases, you should use this default. Without quiescing file activity, data consistency in the snapshot cannot be guaranteed. If you disable the quiesce, you must analyze the backup data for consistency.
Specifies the transport mode to use for backups or how to read the data from the datastore. For more information on transport modes, see the vendor documentation for your virtualization environment.
Snapshot retry options